Paris-based mostly DJ, producer and Seem Pellegrino co-founder, Teki Latex, expended his early days as a rapper above 20 decades in the past, in advance of transferring into a far more club-centered career. These days, he’s recognised as the “king of blends”, masterfully mixing every little thing from avant-garde electronica to qualified garage and hip-hop heaters. Born in the French cash, the DJ, real title Julien Pradeyrol, is also curator for Boiler Room France, and much more not too long ago joined the likes of Eris Drew & Octo Octa, Denis Sulta and Sherelle as a host on BBC Radio 1’s Residency reveals. Prior to winding down amid the pandemic, Teki took his vivid and eclectic sets to festivals like Brunch In The Metropolis, Unsound and Kallida, and teamed up with Digging in The Carts audio historian, Nick Dwyer, for ‘Teki and Nick’s Mixtape Quest Adventure’ — a selection of online video recreation soundtracks, hip-hop acapellas and bass-significant dance music. We caught up with Teki at household in Paris to chat about his love of streetwear.
Explain to us about this outfit!
Grey Mask (Meanswhile)
“During lockdown I was taking part in Animal Crossing, and re-making some of my favourite outfits to gown my avatar, which include some from Japanese brand name Meanswhile. They saw it, contacted me, and asked if they could use me to recreate much more of their garments in the game. I did it, and as thanks, they sent a bunch of things which includes a backpack designed from spectra ripstop, a specialized hat, and that wonderful deal with mask.”
Fishing vest (Filson)
“Filson is a ‘heritage’ American outside manufacturer. At present, just about every designer is building ‘utility vests’ that are just rip-offs of the traditional. I have been rocking vests like this for several years and people today believed I was crazy, now all people has one. I received this one particular at the Brokedown Palace in London.”
White/grey electronic camo jacket (The North Confront)
“I acquired this in 2002 at The North Confront Harajuku flagship shop the to start with time I performed in Tokyo. I’ll in no way forget it, I really preferred to get a North Encounter jacket no just one else experienced. 18 years afterwards, I’m nonetheless rocking it. It is tremendous reliable and it has that form of proto-techwear design individuals seem to be to be seeking for now.”
Eco-friendly Pants (Gramicci)
“Just some good previous Gramicci Trousers I acquired in Paris the other working day. I have a ton of Nike ACG trail pants, but I have a major personalized issue with cross-branding. So if I am donning New Balances, like, nowadays, I are not able to have a Nike piece in the exact same outfit. These Gramicci trousers are the subsequent ideal point.”
Sneakers (New Balance Structure Studio x Snowpeak)
“I acquired these on the net the other working day. This collaboration between New Stability and Snowpeak is absolutely extraordinary. It’s two shoes in one: you can change between two booties that link to the exact same exoskeleton in buy to transform the shoe from a rugged boot (as pictured) to an outdoor mule perfect for chillin’ at your basecamp just after a day of hiking (or going out for a moment to get your morning baguette in wet Paris).”
What is your inspiration when you happen to be deciding upon outfits?
“I tap into an abstract flow of strength, which is the same as the one which conjures up me when I find music and blends. It can be also connected to foodstuff and elements, the thought of assembling collectively points that are even bigger or ‘more impactful’ than the sum of their sections. It is subconsciously informed by many years of hunting at ‘90s/’00s rap movies and Japanese outerwear publications, as well as photographs of pop culture, Robin Williams outfits, Seinfeld episodes, Patagonia advertisements.”
Is there any person over the several years whose design you’ve genuinely beloved?
“Armand Van Helden is a dapper God. In latest decades youthful stylists and designers like Jordan Page, Phillip T Annand and Nicolas ‘Yuthanan’ Chalmeau.”
If you could possess 1 garment that you at this time really don’t, what would it be?
“The current Futurelight model of the 94 Himalayan down jacket by The North Confront.”
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