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Made In L.A. 2014: And The Winners Are…

Made In L.A. 2014 winners Jennifer Moon

Where has the Summer gone? It has passed by us and, as it goes with time, is drawing to an end. With it’s end has brought another inevitable conclusion that we completely forgot about: the ending of Los Angeles’ art biennial at the Hammer. This means that you need to hustle if you want to see the show—and that the winners of the three prizes have been announced. Who could they be? What does it mean? Let us discuss.

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Youth Code’s “Consuming Guilt”

Youth Code Consuming Guilt Los Angeles

I know many of you guys can’t fit your ears around Youth Code, which I learned when excitedly glowing over their debut LP. They make electronic industrial productions that local duo Ryan William George or Sara Taylor literally scream over: it is not for everyone. I get that. Since we’re having a bit of a goth Monday, it only felt appropriate to share a new song from them called “Consuming Guilt.” Yes, it’s loud—but it’s good, if you can move beyond the surface of the sound.

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LOAK ANGELES

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When news broke that OAK was finally making the hop from East coast to West coast, I’m pretty sure I wet my pants a little bit. The brand is known for making and finding and selling a mixture of goth, androgynous, upscale streetwear that come in black, black, some grays, black, white, black, silver, black, and black. Their stores in New York are nice and intimate and, while I have yet to visit their Downtown outpost, I have a feeling that it is somewhat New York-ish still.

Without any pretense (Surprisingly.), the brand popped up in a weird Mid-City location this week, blocks from where I live, like a bizarre white castle amidst historically Hasidic establishments and a smattering of design destinations. What does it mean? Well, the brand has gone full Los Angeles, opening up a sprawling L-shaped building that surely is going to be one of the more popular and successful retailers in town.

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Newsbites

Knit Wit Los Angeles

Knit Wit is a new local knitting culture magazine that we’re digging and The Fox Is Black did an interview with the founders.

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Hohokum

Despite locally made PS4 game Hohokum getting meh reviews, some game play is leaking and it still looks cool. We want to play it still!

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Apparently Los Angeles’ bad voter numbers is going to turn our elections into a lottery. Literally! Apparently the city council wants to have a big lottery to entice voters to get out there. Is this a good or bad thing? Kind of a lazy way to entice voters but it will help…

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