"The Luxury Boy" is Paolo Azarraga's latest addition to his on-going editorial series; albeit, this time it is in collaboration with singer, Julian Cruz, and his song, "Step by Step." Both of these guys are based out of Toronto and have been working with one another ever since Julian's music (ie: the eponymous "Black Heart") first popped up on the 'net. Visit www.JulianCruzMusic.com for more music and www.PaoloAzarraga.com for more photography/film.
The Toronto native's self-titled debut mixtape is available now through the newly established OVO Sound for free or iTunes for purchase. As a whole, it's short and to the point and PARTYNEXTDOOR's deliberately auto-tuned/manipulated vocals are more enjoyable than one would imagine. It's the type of music best listened to during a long summer night. Overall, it's an impressive first release and it should satisfy any open-minded R&B fan.
Available in four different colourways, Reigning Champ's Hybrid Sweatshort is one of the most interesting pair of shorts I've ever owned. Made in Canada, the quality of this piece is superbly crafted in Vancouver by CYC Design with a poly top layer residing over a twill terry under layer. It's described as a running short but I've yet to test them out under such conditions. Alternatively, I've been wearing them with running tights/sweatpants underneath to test their versatility.