Monthly Archives: June 2010

graniph x (Onra + Ricky Powell) = Don’t Ask For Janice

I’m a bit slow off the mark here ┬ábut graniph are quite the grand tee-shirt company. Fan-boying it up for the Onra album, I found the graniph Sydney store and copped this

And a bit of this

For $70. And that price is alright with me. Thick cotton, fitted and sensible sizing. There’s more in the Ricky Powell series (including a nice Rev Run Eiffel Tower jobee) and another Beastie Boys one. If you don’t know who Ricky Powell is, then you probably shouldn’t be on this blog.

Shop locater for your convenience.

Onra: Old Skool, New Skool, RnB or Hip-Hop?

French producer Onra joins Flying Lotus for me this year in the category of ‘Beat guys who want to make the world a better place.’ His record ‘Long Distance’ (All City) is a beautiful slice of summery soul with 80s influence, not unlike 90s Hip Hop, yet still looks to the future with more optimism than chin-stroke.

My review at the wonderful soundnotseen blog sums it up a lot better.

Actually, my interview with Onra sums it up even better than that.

Buy the album

And while you’re in the spending mood, grab yourself a tee shirt, too.

If you’re in Sydney, get to graniph Sydney
Shop RG09, The Galeries Victoria, 500 George Street Sydney.

(ROW – find your nearest graniph retailer here)

And if you’re still feeling saucy, buy up on those Ricky Powell Tee shirts or throw in the towel before your girlfriend gets dicked.

Huwston @ Tan Crackers Soul Club Mix


A monthly soul club where friends and music lovers from all walks of life get to hang out, dance and have a good time to music that the Sydney scene doesn’t hear too often. Rare 45’s aka 7″ records that need to be heard alongside staple classics, to create an incredible atmosphere unlike any other in this city. I got down with a mostly contemporary funk set all live, all on 45s on Saturday 29th June. Big up a man like Gian Arpino.