"Dj Drewbyrd of Los Angeles, California who Dj’s for Dom Kennedy and plays at some of the illest parties in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York collaborated with us on this new mix he designed for the Festivals that start to take place in March like SXSW, Coachella, Noise Pop, Outside Lands and Burning Man.
This project made perfect sense to us and to release it on Black-Scale.com because we are always digging for newer sounds to compliment our website and for the festivals to pop off, Drewbyrd came super clean with the perfect mix.”
1. The Black Keys – Dead and Gone
2. Santigold – Disparate Youth
3. Thundercat – Daylight
4. Pictureplane – Post Physical (Little Star Dweller Remix)
5. M83 – New Map
6. Two Inch Punch – Love You Up
7. Lana Del Rey – Diet Mountain Dew
8. Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?
9. Toro Y Moi – Talamak
10. Kaskade – Waste Love feat. Quadron (Ice Mix)
11. Backseat Dreamer – Consider
12. Madeon – The Killers (Smile Like You Mean It Remix)
13. SBTRKT – Pharaohs
14. Damu – L.O.V.E
15. Frank Ocean – Voodoo
16. The XX – Islands (CHLLNGR Remix)
17. WZRD – Live and Learn
18. Machinedrum X Azealia Banks – NeedSumLuv (SXLND)
19. Koreless – MTI
20. Sampha – Indecisions
21. James Blake – Love What Happened Here
Toshiro Mifune’s Relaxed Style
My favorite genre of film is older Japanese samurai movies. And you can’t really be a fan without watching the catalogue of director Akira Kurosawa. An appreciation of Kurosawa’s directing will eventually lead you to one of his most-cast actors, Toshiro Mifune.
It might be cliche to use the term “explosive” when it comes to acting, but it fits Mifune quite well. On screen he can go from calm to violently angry and make it appear quite natural. His stare has a rare intensity. Kurosawa once said of Mifune, “I found that I could not control Mifune. When I saw this, I let him do as he wanted.”
While his on-screen manner is better known, I recently stumbled across a few candid photos of Mifune, taken at a time when he’s not working on a movie set. Instead of the brooding man in a samurai robe, he actually looks more relaxed and calm.
And his clothing reflects this demeanor as well. While there are a few publicity events where he wears a suit and tie, I found his casual attire more interesting.
Mifune often wore a white polo shirt — short or long-sleeved — with cuffed trousers that aren’t too baggy or too skinny. Sometimes, he will layer a dark (presumably navy, charcoal or black) v-neck sweater over his polo.
It’s a simple look that he wears while walking to the set of a film, playing cards or riding in a gondola in Venice. I really enjoyed the relaxed nature and it changed the way I saw him in comparison to the intense characters he plays on film. Looking at these photos, I’m convinced it’s a casual uniform done quite well.