Posts Tagged ‘music’

The Style and Music of Michael Kiwanuka

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I found myself in the little town of Hapeville, Georgia today, working out of Drip Coffee Shop. As I was there preparing the final looks for a wedding I'm styling (the groom and groomsmen of course)  the song, "Cold Little Heart" calmly started playing in the background. The mood of the shop shifted from bustling energy to a sort of 70s haven of soulful soft rock. I decided to figure out who the person was captivating us all– I swore the song had to be from the 70s or 80s, but nope 2016. The artist is Michael Kiwanuka. After a mini youtube study session of his music, I make the preemptive conclusion that he's the UK version of our US country soul singer Leon Bridges. Some even say he gives them Otis Redding vibes. He's a talented guy, so today we listen to his music and analyze his style.

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Urban Gentleman Music: Calling All Bands.

Got Music? Well, let's talk….

The Urban Gentleman Summer Feature, here. 

TUG Family —  if you're a musician (singer, rapper, guitarist, etc) basically if you have music, a band, or friends with music (all genres) that you wouldn't mind being featured in Urban Gent videos please submit to info@theurbangent.com

MUSIC TYPES: We're looking for ALL types of music but for immediate use bands/music favoring/sounding similar to Cee-Lo Green, Two Door Cinema Club, Outkast, Mumford & Sons, Skrillex, Diplo, Nico & Vinz, Future, James Brown, Bob Marley, Iyanya, Kendrick Lamar, Lupe Fiasco, Post Malone, Drake, Vampire Weekend, general 60s/70s vibes, and general Atlanta vibes. 

 

New Jamaica Vibes + Round Frames.

For the past week, I've been jamming to the tunes of fellow yardie – Proteje. And I must say it's been quite refreshing. We all love Bob Marley, but I had been wondering when another artist would come along and offer a modern alternative. I did a little digging and learned that, "there's an exciting resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica" and artist like Protoje are leading the pack. It's a Reggae Revival. Stay Tuned for our Protoje interview. 

 

 

ROUND / CIRCLE FRAMES

If you have't already you gotta get a pair of round frame sunglasses. They're going to be important for the next several seasons, so you might as well get a pair a now. Maybe you've been thinking about it, but have decided to hold on to your aviator or wayfarer styles. I dig that, but round frames gives most looks a smart stylishness… add atleast one pair. Check out our selections below ranging from $18 – $815 (a pair for all budgets):

Fell in the Sun.

It's starting to get a little chilly out there, so our wardrobes are undergoing slight modifications. One item that luckily doesn't have to be packed away from season to season are sunglasses… shades… sunnies – whatever they call them in your part of the world. Browse a few of our top pics below, as you listen to "Fell in the SUn" by Big Grams. 

$50 and Under

 

$100 and Under

 

$100++

Taariq Tut sporting Smoke X Mirror "Golden Brown" Sunglasses

See the entire Early Fall 2015 LookBook, here.

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