RAEN Presents: A Day In Montauk

To celebrate the launch of RAEN's new collection they caught up with Mikey DeTemple. The day was filled with clean waves and crisp air, it was classic Montauk. This serene short embodies the spirit of what keeps RAEN evolving and inventive.

 

Featuring: Mikey DeTemple
Video: Brandon Kuzma
Music: Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Seefu Lilac"

RAEN - Handmade For Today

RAEN is handmade and independent – driven by the horizons we seek. Designed in California RAEN are undeniably influenced by the salt in the air and the lives we lead. Our search for an authentic and yet modern classic style keeps us evolving and inventive. We are passionate about every step of our process and are committed to making eyewear that makes you proud to wear.

 

 

 

The Creepy Crawl - Poler Stuff

 

A bike-packing trip from Albany, New York to New York City.

Director: Matthew James Thompson
Producer: Anneliese Kristedja
Additional filming by: Ian Durkin, Gerry Weber, Elori Saxle
Composer: Elori Saxle
Titlecards: Ashley Gould & Erinn Springer
Shot entirely on 16mm.

Thanks to Poler Stuff.

Clae x Pone

 

FOR THE RELEASE OF HIS LONG AWAITED ALBUM,”RADIANT”,  WE CAUGHT UP WITH PONE TO TALK ABOUT HIS INSPIRATIONS AND THE ACHIEVEMENT OF HIS FIRST SOLO ALBUM. HE DID ALSO PUT TOGETHER A NICE MIX FOR CLAE TITLED "WAITING FOR THE SUN" TO PLEASE OUR EARS.

There are parties, then there are those standout unforgettable parties. When it comes to nights like these and getting a crowd jumping, there’s no one better than Pone. Working with volumes and with a cool self-assurance, he effortlessly shifts from electro to hip-hop and back to rap, delivering sets that keep you wanting more track after track. 

Born Thomas Parent, Pone has been at the forefront of the music scene for more than 20 years. Now approaching his 40th birthday, he’s still a renowned, internationally-acclaimed DJ, known for his work with Double H, Scred Connexion, Svinkels, Triptik and Birdy Nam Nam to name a few. He’s also one half of the band SARH, a melodic electro-pop duo he formed with indie rocker José Reis Fontao.
 
Still, it’s his solo work that is the most representative of who he is as an artist and creator. To introduce his new albumRadiant,” Pone provided CLAE with an exclusive mix titled, “Waiting for the Sun.” He also took time out to answer a few questions.

WHAT IS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THIS NEW ALBUM? HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM YOUR PREVIOUS WORK?

After a period of doubt and solitude I wanted to start from scratch, and so I conducted a sort-of musical self-examination. I decided that I wanted to make energetic, intense and more solar electronic sounds; a cosmic ride of some sort. Also, working alone, without a band or crew, gave me the freedom to express myself differently this time around. 

HOW DID THE MOBB DEEP SAMPLE (PONE SAMPLES “SHOOK ONES PART II” ON THE TRACK, “M.F.C.”) COME ABOUT? 

My area of expertise is hip-hop and Mobb Deep were major artists who inspired my interest in rap many years ago. I’ve been actively engaged and working in hip-hop ever since. The voice and the meaning of his song fit perfectly on the track. I didn’t have to look too long; it was obvious.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF TOURING? WHAT KIND OF CROWD OR LISTENER GETS YOU THE MOST EXCITED?

I like to play my music and share it with the public; it doesn’t matter if they are many or few. The stage is, by far, the place where I feel the best. This pleasure, for me, comes from an entire process. A flawless routine and obsessive training, right up to the tiniest details, so I can feel perfectly ready when the time comes. In fact, I don’t believe that changing a set, night after night is really what creates the live experience. It is more so our ability to capture the atmosphere, the mood and those little indescribable details that make the experience unique.

TELL US ABOUT THE “WAITING FOR THE SUN” MIX YOU’VE MADE FOR CLAE. WHAT CAN LISTENERS EXPECT? 

I have a very emotional relationship to music and eclecticism is very important to me. That’s why I try to be consistent in my mixes while taking people on a journey. It’s all about creating an atmosphere.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR MUSICAL STYLE AND HOW IT HAS EVOLVED? 

I would say that trip-hop has an eclecticism in which I recognize myself under. I like how we can link a very electronic sound with a rap or hip hop beat and also tie it in with pop culture. I think my album belongs to this family of diverse yet uniting styles.
Photo's: Kid Santo

Harrison Roach Chasing Morocco

 

With the bare necessities in hand, Harrison Roach took off to Morocco to chase a dream swell with the SurfStitch crew. This edit features footage from SurfStich's short film The Last Flight to Agadir.

Presented by - SurfStitch & RAEN
Cinematography & Edit - Andrew Gough
Photography - Woody Gooch
Soundtrack - Wish Someone Would Care by Irma Thomas