Event – ”Slay In the City”

#MyfriendsareDangerous presents #SlayintheCity!

Its about Peeps that are Slaying in their chosen fields to come party & network with other Slayers & what better way to do that while listening to Great Music from our Slaying Dj’s & enjoying Good Food in the City!

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Dj Line Up:

– Love Slave Phola
– Sickmentality
– Keith
– Absa Deep
– Bambatha Jones
– Scooby
– Veta
– Izzy La Vague

Performances

Brino

Mpintshi KwaiJazzy

Venue: Monchhichi, 23 Fox Street, Johannesburg. Opposite the Magistrate Court.

Cost: R30 BEFORE 8PM & R50 AFTER

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”Kylie Jenner” – Woman Crush Galore

The youngster has just turned 18 about a month ago and has been turning heads all over, whether it be on her social media or her famous instagram account.

The Kylie Jenner of this world has been living in the big shadows of her older sisters all these years, but that is no longer the case, as this bombshell has just exploded.

Kylie Jenner has done a photoshoot with the famous Terry Richardson, in which we see her sport off with some pieces from Balmain and Jeremy Scott’s Moschino.

 

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Image: Terry Richardson

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Image: Terry Richardson

Kylie Jenner, Galore Magazine, Photography, Art, Terry Richardson, Photoshoot, Woman Crush

Image: Terry Richardson

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Image: Terry Richardson

What to look for in your 4k TV?

In recent months, UHD TV – also known as 4K TV – has emerged as the mainstream consumer option within the TV market. According to a market forecast by leading global market research and consulting firm, IHS DisplaySearch*, up to 230.8 million flat panel TVs are expected to be sold worldwide in 2015, with UHD TVs constituting 13.3% of the total shipment. This translates to 30.6 million units.

What is 4K Ultra High Definition TV?

4K resolution, also called 4K, refers to a display device or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels.[1]Several 4K resolutions exist in the fields of digital television and digital cinematography. In the movie projection industry, Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) is the dominant 4K standard.

A 4K resolution, as defined by Digital Cinema Initiatives, is 4096 x 2160 pixels (256:135, approximately a 1.9:1 aspect ratio). This standard is widely respected by the film industry along with all other DCI standards.”

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“Considering that the ratio of UHD TVs among the entire TV market was only 5.0% (11.7 million units) last year, it is fair to say that UHD TVs are now revitalising the TV market,” says Matthew Thackrah, Deputy Managing Director and Head of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Electronics SA. “Such explosive market response is largely due to the fact that UHD TVs deliver more life-like images with magnificent detail and a level of precision only comparable to what we can see with the naked eye. The resolution of UHD TVs is four-times greater than that of conventional full HD TVs of equal size, hence the name ‘4K’ TVs.”

He continues that the television industry regards the creation of UHD as the most revolutionary leap forward in visual technology since the development of full HD nearly a decade ago and that with such picture quality at stake, it is important to understand the kind of ‘4K’ to look for in UHD TVs.

Pixel structure can impact native resolution

“A TV display is comprised of pixels as the smallest unit,” Thackrah explains. “Every pixel needs to have all red, green and blue lights for each of them to produce accurate colors. If the red, green and blue lights (RGB) are on together they will make white, while having all of them off makes black.”

When these pixels add up, they look something like this:

 

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“RGBW is a modified version in which parts of RGB are transformed into white lights. However, not only do the whites in RGBW become holes when representing colors, they also distort the pixel structure, making it very difficult to define the sharp lines that are crucial to UHD. In other words, these white pixels restrict and limit the colour palate that a TV is capable of showing on its display panel, all while diluting the overall picture quality by affecting clarity, brightness and sharpness.”

Stricter standards to ensure true UHD images

Thackrah emphasises that industry organisations, including the U.S.’s Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and Digital Europe (DE), recently established clear industry standards and UHD certification programmes.

“Both DE and CEA have clearly defined UHD standards that a pixel must be able to independently reproduce a full range of colours. This means that a pixel is only considered a real pixel if the three primary colours of light – red, green, blue – are included, regardless of additional non-RGB sub pixels. As the industry’s number one TV manufacturer for 9 years running, Samsung has acquired UHD certification marks from both DE and CEA for all of its 2015 UHD TV models. Samsung has been making TVs since the 1970s and we have always strived to offer the best to customers. As a part of this endeavor, Samsung Electronics encourages leaders in the TV industry to commit to an industry-wide effort to deliver the most accurate product information to consumers,” he concludes.

Phuza Thursday: ”Winnie Deep” Mix

Winnie Deep is a young talented DJ and Producer from the Mother City with a love for all notes black and white. Entered the performance art industry as a DJ for 3 years, Soon to realize the love and passion is somewhere else – In the music.

Taking on the task of producing his own original records and with the background knowledge of being a DJ he saw an opportunity, something much more special than DJ’ing – Performing Live. Winnie Deep chose to become a live performer and to perform his own records .

”I see this as a way to connect with the audience on a personal level , Giving them “You” in a language that is spoken globally, That everyone understands – Music.”

Winnie Deep Is Not Only Just A DJ but a Deep House Enthusiast,Lover and Fanatic. Creating his own Deep house compositions of soul and dance is where his great true love and passion lies.

”A fully South African inspired mix including tracks by Dj Fortee, Gemini Boyz, Ralf Gum and Zakes Bantwini just to name a few. The mix is a afro jazzy soulful blend for the first part mixing into a more deep African vocal side.” – Winnie Deep

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The guide to Sneaker Terminology

The Sneaker Exchange – Johannesburg event is just a day away from the biggest gathering of sneakerheads from all over Mzansi. I have decided to do something abit different this time around, which is both suited for the beginner and the OG level sneakerheads.

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So do you really know the meaning and the terminology which is most likely to be used at the event, whether you speak to anyone and everyone, it would more or less consist of the terms listed below. Whether you are a beginner in the sneaker game, this would be a good place to start and get up to date but also if you an OG level in the game why not test your knowledge.

  1. Aglets: are the little things that are on the end of your shoelaces. They used to be made of simple plastic but now, they come in everything from carbon fiber to custom labeled versions to Jesus piece-matching gold on the Nike Air Yeezy II.

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  2. Beaters: are those kicks you always choose to wear, even after they’ve been worn over and over again. In fact, at a certain point, you start to love every bit of  its character that its shows in the form of creases, scuffs, stains, and that always lovely stench. Well, maybe not the stench. And without fail, even if you have 1,000 pairs of sneakers, you wind up with a pair of beaters. This is the one pair of sneaker that if it could talk, would tell a story of its own.
  3. Colorway: A sneaker’s colorway is the particular combination of colors applied to a sneaker. It’s also a vastly annoying term, but a necessary evil in this world of ours. Often times, a nickname is associated with the colorway that’s found on the box. For instance, the Oregon, the Black Cements and the True Blues are all different colorways of the Jordan III silhouette. Come on people, can’t we just memorize the color codes?The-Jordan-Colourway
  4. Deadstock: often shortened to just DS, is a term used to say that a pair of sneakers has never been worn. We’re not exactly sure how it went from “dead stock” to “deadstock,” but sometimes you just have to say, “It’s a sneakerhead thing.” Contrary to what eBay may lead you to believe, a sneaker that has been tried on, let alone “worn only inside” is NOT deadstock.
  5. Deubré: Nike is always on top of adding details to their sneakers. The iconic Air Force 1 features on of the most misnamed details in the sneaker world, the deubré (or dubray). Sure, “lacetag” works just as well to describe that little label at the base of the shoelaces, but deubré, the name just makes you sound so much cooler. We think it’s French for “whale’s vagina.”
  6. Grails: A bucket list is a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket. For sneakerheads, grails are the same, in the sense that they’re the shoes you have to have before you die. Most grails tend to be uber-rare and extremely limited sneakers but for some sneakerheads, it can be that colorway that you can wear everyday and for others it’s that old pair you had as a kid that you wish you would have held onto. Grails are the shoe that complete you… and your sneaker collection. (Not that your collection will ever be “complete” — stop lying to yourself already.)joe-haden-sneaker-collection-cleveland-browns-02
  7. High Top: not rooftops-high like Wiz Khalifa, more like thunderous slam dunks and roughing people up in the paint high like David Robinson, Moses Malone and Darryl Dawkins. High-tops back in the day were made to give additional ankle support. They were also actual high-tops, meaning the height of the sneaker was well above the top of the ankle. There are very few true high-tops made today, the Supra TK Society in fact, is the first one that comes to mind and it’s a skate shoe. Sigh. What passes for a “high” today would have been a low back in the day. Call us lame sneakerheads, but sometimes we miss those days.
  8. Lows: This one is pretty self explanatory, with the exception of, well, all sorts of things. Lows, or low-tops, are typically cut below the top of the ankle or lower. Or if it’s late in the day and you ain’t been on the court yet, call them a short set. Just like with high tops, back in the day lows were higher — the Charles Barkley worn Air Force 180 was actually the Air Force 180 Low, which it decidedly isn’t.adidas-originals-2013-spring-packk-1
  9. Mids: hated by most, loved by few, worn by all. When it comes to mids, silhouettes like the Dunk and Air Force 1 are an “acquired taste.” They were also latecomers to the party, created due to popular demand. However, trainers and many basketball shoes fall into the mid-cut category without the label, which somehow makes them better. Many high tops have been retroed AS mids, however, which is simply unacceptable.
  10. NIB (New in the Box) is short for new in box, or new in the box. Period. If a shoe has been taken out of the box, as long as you didn’t try them on and you put them back exactly as they were, they can still qualify. But they’re no longer deadstock, though. Sorry. (“NIB” is also a great Black Sabbath song that we’re pretty sure has nothing to do with sneakers.)
  11. OGsOriginals: Not a retro, not a re-release, but the first time a shoe released is the only time a sneaker is called OG. It’s like code, for original. Don’t get caught slippin’ and say a retro is an OG because the Twitter sneaker police will ridicule you, because, you know, they have nothing better to do.sneaker-pimps-2012-los-angeles-recap-14-620x413
  12. Player Edition: A player-edition sneaker is one that is designed for a specific player, and then made available at retail, often times as a quickstrike or limited release. The Ray Allen Air Jordan XIII is a great example of this, Boston Celtics colors, Sugar Ray’s signature on the tongue and released in limited quantities so that some fans get a chane to wear their hero’s shoes.
  13. Reseller: A reseller is someone who buys sneakers (usually in bulk) with the intent to sell them. Love them or hate them, they’re a part of this sneaker thing and they’re not going away. They make it hard  Some of them provide you with a chance to get OG releases that you won’t find anywhere else. Others, they walk out of the local mall carting a full size run of those retros you won’t be able to get, gloating and taking pics for Instagram along the way. Guess which type makes us bitter?
  14. Retro: A retro model is a sneaker that came out previously that is released again. Retro sneakers are simultaneously the best and worst thing about sneakers. On the one hand, a retro model (aka bring-back, throwback, re-release) gives most of us the chance to grab a pair of shoes we either couldn’t get before, or we wore so much we gotta have another pair. On the other hand, it’s retros that seem to be the highest in demand on the resale market, making them harder to come by because of the quick buck people think they can make off of them. But we’ll take any retros we can get, really.
  15. Hypebeast: You know that friend of yours that has to have every new limited release, even if it means selling the pair they just bought last week? The one that buys sneakers based on how many people on Twitter say it’s cool? Yep, we all have them. A Hypebeast consumes hype and reacts accordingly. Never forget, as PM Dawn once said: “Don’t believe the hype because if you do it might deceive you.” And you thought they were one-hit wonders. And, as someone else once said about hype, “as an equal can I get this through to you?”

 

 

Phuza Thursday: ”Robin Would B2B Kyle Russouw” mix

Its that time of the week again, when we are one day closer to the weekend and we get to listen to that good good in our Phuza Thursday mix.

I am a avid music lover, more of the deep house or just house music being my genre of choice. And in that i love finding the coolest, dopest and deepest mixes on the web. This time around it is no different at all. I have been away from Cape Town for almost 2 years now and there have been many new kids on the block which is pushing and pumping the deep hard.

This week Phuza Thursday mix is from ”Robin Would” and ”Kyle Russouw” with a 2 hour set which was recorded at the Private Life event hosted at ERA Main Room.

How do you enjoy your Phuza Thursday to be mixed?

”Gorejous Man” Fashion Collection

I have always seen and noticed so many gorejous ladies been dressed by ”Tracy Gore”. Who i soon got to know as a fashion owner and a designer for the brand ”Gorejous”. The brand was started out by Tracy who after losing her job in the film industry had to go and seek alternative employee, which in her case ended up in a business and fashion brand.

Gorejous-Man-Cover-Banner”Being a fashion designer has always been a dream of mine so after getting retrenched from the film industry, unable to find a job, i decided to create one and finally take the step of building my dream job. I taught myself to sew and through hard work and determination Gorejous was born. 

I’ve dressed some of the most Gorejous women in South Africa as well as being featured in Elle and Cosmopolitan magazine.

For the past 5 years I have been asked countless times by guys when I was going to cater for the Gorejous men in South Africa but I have always been a little afraid.Finally this year I decided it was time to step out of my comfort zone and launch Gorejous Man If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough… springs to mind 

The line is full of prints which I’m known for but also a subtle way for men to introduce colour into their wardrobes, slowly allowing guys to be a little more daring and have some fun with basics tees and sweatshirts.”

Check out the complete ”Gorejous Man” summer collection. If you want to place an order, you can place orders which can be delivered all over Mzansi on her website.

Adidas Original ”Yeezy 350” Boost Black

The next big thing and one of the most anticipated sneakers to be released following the success of the ”Kanye West x Adidas Original” collaboration.  The sneaker which will be released on the 22nd of August 2015 at selected stores throughout Mzansi.

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”A black Primeknit upper with hints of grey throughout, the latest low-top Yeezys boast thick rope lacing and see a canvas heel pull tab with selvedge-esque stitching, a black rubber outsole, and full-length Boost cushioning. Capped off with co-branded footbeds and “YZY” embossing on the medial sides’ suede arch panels.”

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The sneaker will be released and available from Shelflife (Long Street, Cape Town) and the Adidas Area 3 (Smit Street, Johannesburg)

The sneakers are rumoured to be retailing at R2999.00 and mentioned that only 30 pairs are available at both stores.

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