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Earth Problems - @Upnorthfest

Last weekend (28th-29th of septmber 2013) we were kindly invited to take part in this years ‘Upnorthfest’ in Sunderland, in the north of the UK.

Upnorthfest is the Norths version of Upfest which usually takes part in Bristol every summer. The Upnorthfest is a festival of celebrating street and graffiti art which takes part in Southport and Sunderland. The festival organised by the super sound Frank Styles of Sunderland brought together some great artists from around the UK, painting on 16walls, 7 buildings, and 21 boards over 3 days.

Some of the dope artists included: Kelzo, Irony, Inch, Sune, Razeone, Eyes, Toupe, T rex, Eyes, Id-iom, The super fun Girls on top crew and many more including myself.

I rolled up to the festival on Saturday morning after finding a rather hungover familiar face(Daddy Sune) on the newcastle metro system. We caught up on graffiti, drunken antics, tales and creative projects on our way to Sunderland…Sune was a big inspiration growing up in the city of Leeds, he’s probably one of the greatest writers in country, but still humble as ever.

After getting shown to my spot I commenced unpacking my seriously over stacked paint out of my several bags…I managed to hold onto the scaffold for the day to get the top elements of my ‘Earth Problems’ piece painted up.

Throughout the day I met many new people, writers, excited passers by, some old friends and a quite a few ‘Eject’/ep crew fans, some of which had already purchased a few of our dope tees!! Big ups to everyone who we chilled with and chatted to while painting this piece…big ups Nickos, Razeone, Frank Stlyes, Pepsie, Vigo, Burn, and many more!!

After the first day of painting it was time to load up on tasty buds and drinks with the writers at the jam. Quality night out chilling with Sune, The girls on top, Irony and a few other cats who did’nt get thrown out 😉

Big ups and one love to everyone at the jam…the random sun and everyone who took part. And thanks to Bretski at Artofficial for the extra paint 😉

One love – Eject!!

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Every Day is Play. 'A celebration of the video game' - Fully Funded!

About a month ago I posted on here and our social medias about a kickstarter project to fund a book about about gaming. The book is called: Every Day is Play. ‘A celebration of the video game’ and is as it says on the tin a celebration of all things video games and gaming.

The project created by Matt & Emma two designers/artworkers/consultants and nintendo addicts!!! The book features allsorts of cool interesting contents such as interviews, design, illustration from video game/design goliath’s such as Konami, Build, Buro destruct, The Designers Republic, and many more.

This kickstarter project reached over £10,000 more than expected through various bloggers, gamers, and lots of hard graft and hustle from Matt & Emma. Big ups to Matt and Emma for reaching the goal and to everybody who contributed a few sheckles to the cause.

I’m really looking forward to getting my copy when its available !! So power up that 64bit, eat a mushroom, collect ya self a gold coin, grab a lil’ flag and give your buddy a hardooken high five!!

EPeace and love – Eject – blip blurrrp blip

Andrè x Collette x Orangina

Super cool collaboration between two great creatives :Andrè and Collette (paris) redesigning the iconic Orangina bottle.

Andrè (monsieur hat) has used his worldwide recognised characters to make the Orangina bottle into a super cool character.

This is a super cool collaboration …defo think we’ll be purchasing one for the studio!!

RadioEject x Stereo MC’s ‘Spatial Awareness mixtape’

RadioEject x Stereo MC’s ‘Spatial Awareness mixtape’

This month’s RadioEject exclusive guest mix is a very special one indeed!! This month brings us all a very special ‘Spatial Awareness’ mix tape brought to you by Rob Birch of the brit award winning ‘Stereo MC’s’ .

If you don’t know who the ‘Stereo MC’s’ are you’ve probably been living in a underground tunnel for the past couple of decades, surviving off of licking mossy rock faces for nourishment. Formed in Nottinghamshire between two friends the ‘Stereo MC’s’ have gone a long way from humble streets. The ‘Stereo MC’s’ blew up in the British charts, in the minds of the people and across the globe in the late 80s and 90’s…originally consisting of the two creating members, Rob Birch and Nick Hallam. Stereo MC’s we’re pretty much Britain’s first global rap stars, rocking stages, working with or producing across the globe with the likes of U2, Janes Addiction, De La Soul, Happy Mondays, Peter Gabriel, Madonna and even the Jungle Brothers. And being one of the first Rap/hiphop groups to ever perform at British rock festivals…you young upstarts starting on your journey to festivaldom need to doff your snapbacks in respect to these trailblazers of UK hiphop.

The Stereo MC’s 1992 single ‘Connected’ burst through the speakers and echoed across the globe with their first top 20 hit…rippling them to number 2 in the British album charts and almost a year charting, the Stereo MC’s we’re here!! I remember my brother and I eating our cereal to ‘Connected’ on MTV singing along, then getting to school with the other kids singing it in the yards allday. Mixing breakbeat, funk, hiphop, electro, dub step ,dance, lyrical poetry and neck breaking beats the Stereo MC’s can be a bit tricky to pin down to one sound…a little bit like us here at Ejecto’s…diverse styles and a strong sense of perfectionists working towards some breaking of rules and regulations.

Stick em' up punk

This weekend our Liverpool based buddy ‘Beta’ of TDA klan called us up to see if I wanted some of the Yorkshire massive down to Liverpool…they all flopped apart from myself and fellow can technician Ziel…So we caught a early morning lift to Liverpool via the National depressed.

It’s always good to go back to my old stomping/stamping grounds to see the scouseside writers!! Many of the younger wave of writers were influenced by some of my demon buddies throughout their cool city…and seeing these guys now painting and painting burners is really good to see. Top chaps the lot of em!!

Ziel and I then met up with Beta and Cruel and commenced to prime our wall in the nasty British rain…Several soaked sketchbooks later, a few knocked over Heinekens and soggy rizlas later we persevered through the rain and painted a nice wall.

Big ups to Beta, Cruel, Ziel, Fish, Nate, Sy, and any others who I have forgot. Good day, now to dry off the sketchbook!

KAWS VMA

Just found out KAWS redesigned the MTV VMA’s moonman and graphics. I’m a lil slow on the mark on things like the VMA’s…We stopped watching years ago when weak videos were winning over the likes of Video Legends such as ‘Spike Jonze’ .

Saying that though it’s dope to see Kaws stealing the show with his dope character. We’ve been big fans of Kaws ever since we first his works and It’s crazy to see KAWS redesigning the VMA moonman, that’s big things for the graffiti community.

Big ups Kaws keep smashing the world!!

Everyday is Play

Everyday is Play

‘Everyday is play’ is a proposed publication about the culture of bashing buttons, losing lives, and inserting more coins aka ‘gaming’. 

This book is a beautiful publication filled with many added extras and power ups, featuring design/Interviews/love from : The designers republic, Build, Konami, Universal Everything, Human Studio, Andreas Pihlström, Matthew Kenyon, Robert Cooper, Daniel Gray, Everyday Something, Buro Destruct, Timothy Saccenti, Jeff Donaldson, Mike Sullivan, UNIT, Gary J Lucken, Golden, 123Klan, and even our goodselves here at Ejecto’s. 

Matthew Kenyon formally of Attik and Golden brings together some great minds, designers, thinkers and gamers to explore the love of ‘Play’ and the gaming community.

So please support a great project from a cool northern dude. So far the project is 5and a half g’s shy of its funding goal with 3days to go…can you get us to the next level…Please insert more coins – Eject@Ejecto’s 

DELINQUENT HORNS SCRATCH/TURNTABLISM ROUTINE

Collaborative video between clothing label EJECTOS, videographer PAUL COCKROFT, and DJ P-NUTS. The video was shot at Brimham Rocks in Yorkshire and features one of DJ P-NUTS 2013 DMC routines that snagged him 3rd place at the UK final.

P-NUTS:

Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/p-nuts
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/deejaypnuts
Twitter: @Tommy_P_Nuts
Bookings: djpnuts@gmail.com

Ejecto’s Performer Sessions x PNUTS x Paul Cockcroft Films

Shot + Cut by Paul Cockcroft
The first installment of our Ejecto’s – Performer Sessions brought to you in collaboration with Ejecto’s clothing/lifestyle company. Featuring DJ/Turntabilist P-Nuts from the North-west of the UK, Bboy and beatmaker, who’s been rocking some pretty dope sets the past few months.

Good friend of Ejecto’s P-nuts gives those DJ toys a run for their money with these beat jugglin’ powermoves.

P-nuts was first introduced to Ejecto’s on a random hiphop hookup between friends and fellow graf writers…we we’re sent to Bulgaria to give locals a taste of British graffiti and breakdancing.

P-nuts is good friend to the Ejecto’s fam and always rocks a serious hiphop set…lover of 90’s ‘real’ hiphop…we’re gunna be seeing more of P-nuts!!

Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/p-nuts
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/deejaypnuts
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tompasquill
Twitter: @Tommy_P_Nuts
Bookings: djpnuts@gmail.com

Who we are?

“Ejecto’s is a clothing, design and lifestyle brand from the U.K, which launched in mid 2012 and is the creation of a underground U.K graffiti artist who goes by the name of ‘Eject’. 

 In the past 8 months since Ejecto’s launched, we have gained a good solid following of customers, who always come back for more, we have love from people such as Maxi Jazz (faithless), plus many up and coming mc’s, dj’s, producers, bboys, forward thinkers, designers and fans of Eject’s design and underground graffiti ARE SHOUTING THE BRANDS PRAISES. 

 Ejecto’s is a energetic brand with a massive focus on quality, colour combinations, fun, design and illustration…and when our trademark demons are involved there’s always a bit of quirkyness or rebellion put into the mix . 

 Our roots deeply IMBEDDED in hiphop, skate, graffiti, reggae and even punkculture…basically anything with youthful rebellion. Our inspiration comes from typography, characters/cartoons, fast food culture, breaking the system, mass consumerism, cereal packaging, free toys, BUY now PAY for it later, advertising signs, sticker packs, panini stickers, holograms, 3d glasses, hand painted signs, street –observations and slogans with strong or quirky meanings. 

 We create a experience that is missing with online sales, all our products are sent out in cool EjectPacks!! which are stitched sealed and hand stamped…these are work’s of art in themselves and arrive with badges, stickers or other cool bits.  

Our online store offers free monthly mixtapes from some well known and up and coming artists such as Maxi Jazz(Faithless), LSK and many others, which are exclusive only to Ejecto’s …it’s kinda all going off really”. 

Eject from reality – Ejecto’s

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