Paris-centered DJ, producer and Audio Pellegrino co-founder, Teki Latex, used his early days as a rapper about 20 yrs in the past, in advance of transferring into a more club-concentrated vocation. At present, he’s recognized as the “king of blends”, masterfully mixing everything from avant-garde electronica to licensed garage and hip-hop heaters. Born in the French money, the DJ, genuine name Julien Pradeyrol, is also curator for Boiler Room France, and much more just lately joined the likes of Eris Drew & Octo Octa, Denis Sulta and Sherelle as a host on BBC Radio 1’s Residency demonstrates. 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 new music historian, Nick Dwyer, for ‘Teki and Nick’s Mixtape Quest Adventure’ — a selection of online video video game soundtracks, hip-hop acapellas and bass-large dance audio. We caught up with Teki at household in Paris to communicate about his love of streetwear.
Inform us about this outfit!
Gray Mask (Meanswhile)
“During lockdown I was enjoying Animal Crossing, and re-making some of my favourite outfits to gown my avatar, like some from Japanese model Meanswhile. They noticed it, contacted me, and questioned if they could retain the services of me to recreate extra of their apparel in the sport. I did it, and as thanks, they despatched a bunch of things including a backpack made from spectra ripstop, a complex hat, and that incredible facial area mask.”
Fishing vest (Filson)
“Filson is a ‘heritage’ American out of doors manufacturer. These days, every designer is earning ‘utility vests’ that are just rip-offs of the vintage. I’ve been rocking vests like this for a long time and men and women considered I was crazy, now everybody has a single. I acquired this one at the Brokedown Palace in London.”
White/gray electronic camo jacket (The North Encounter)
“I bought this in 2002 at The North Face Harajuku flagship store the very first time I performed in Tokyo. I’ll in no way overlook it, I seriously required to get a North Encounter jacket no just one else experienced. 18 several years later on, I’m nevertheless rocking it. It’s tremendous reliable and it has that kind of proto-techwear design folks seem to be seeking for now.”
Environmentally friendly Trousers (Gramicci)
“Just some very good old Gramicci Trousers I bought in Paris the other working day. I have a ton of Nike ACG trail trousers, but I have a major particular dilemma with cross-branding. So if I’m putting on New Balances, like, currently, I are not able to have a Nike piece in the very same outfit. These Gramicci trousers are the following ideal thing.”
Shoes (New Stability Style and design Studio x Snowpeak)
“I bought these online the other day. This collaboration between New Harmony and Snowpeak is totally remarkable. It can be two sneakers in one particular: you can swap concerning two booties that connect to the same exoskeleton in order to completely transform the shoe from a rugged boot (as pictured) to an outdoor mule excellent for chillin’ at your basecamp right after a working day of mountaineering (or likely out for a minute to get your morning baguette in wet Paris).”
What is your inspiration when you happen to be picking out outfits?
“I tap into an summary flow of vitality, which is the exact as the a single which evokes me when I find songs and blends. It truly is also linked to meals and substances, the plan of assembling collectively factors that are bigger or ‘more impactful’ than the sum of their pieces. It’s subconsciously informed by years of hunting at ‘90s/’00s rap films and Japanese outerwear journals, as nicely as illustrations or photos of pop culture, Robin Williams outfits, Seinfeld episodes, Patagonia ads.”
Is there everyone more than the several years whose design and style you have truly beloved?
“Armand Van Helden is a dapper God. In latest years younger stylists and designers like Jordan Site, Phillip T Annand and Nicolas ‘Yuthanan’ Chalmeau.”
If you could own 1 garment that you at the moment really don’t, what would it be?
“The modern Futurelight version of the 94 Himalayan down jacket by The North Encounter.”
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