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KICKS LAB. presents “Bring The Kicks Back” Curated by DJ VIBLAM ~Hip-Hop Album/Single Covers featuring Sneakers~

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This is the world's first attempt, planned by KICKS LAB., a premium sneaker boutique based in Harajuku, Tokyo, the mecca of Japanese street fashion, and selected by hip-hop producer/DJ DJ VIBLAM. We will be releasing a photo book of hip-hop records that focuses on sneakers, “KICKS LAB. presents “Bring The Kicks Back.”

This photo book “KICKS LAB. presents “Bring The Kicks Back”” is about the artist who is involved as a producer in the works of various hip-hop artists such as NITRO MICROPHONE UNDERGROUND, and is also the owner of “Still Diggin’”, a select shop that has been around since the 90s. DJ VIBLAM, who has a deep relationship with <KICKS LAB.>, will participate as a curator. A total of 123 hip-hop albums released in the 80s and 90s, selected from DJ VIBLAM's vast collection of hip-hop records that feature sneakers and boots on the jacket cover. and singles were published. In addition to the masterpieces that all hip-hop fans know, it also includes many rare records that are only known to those in the know.The book covers hip-hop fashion from the 80s and 90s, with a focus on sneakers/boots. Not only can you enjoy it, but it is also a photo book filled with the charm of hip-hop culture itself.

Furthermore, at the end of the book, there is a conversation page with DJ VIBLAM, as well as MURO and GORE-TEX (NITRO MICROPHONE UNDERGROUND). Please enjoy this special, one-time conversation between these three, who are members of KODP (King Of Diggin' Production) led by MURO, and all have deep knowledge of hip-hop, sneakers, and fashion. The conversation page was photographed by photographer cherry chill will., who has a close connection with them, and the text is posted bilingually (Japanese and English) for hip-hop and sneaker fans overseas.

In addition to the size of the book, which matches a 10-inch record jacket, and the volume of 184 pages (all color), the book also has a luxurious design, with special attention to paper quality and printing, and embossed finishing on the cover and case. It becomes.


Editor: Kiwamu Omae
Book Design: Masashi Funatsu
Cover: Keita Suzuki
Illustration: Kantaro Suzuki
Translation: Hashim Kotaro Bharoocha
Production: Hajime Oshiro (GRIDDY Inc.)
Publication: KICKS LAB. / LOWTEX. INC.
Printing, Binding and Sales: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.



From the staple of fashion in Harajuku Tokyo, KICKS LAB presents Premium Sneakers collaborating with Hip Hop producer DJ VIBLAM. The release of “KICKS LAB. Presents BRING THE KICKS BACK Curated by DJ VIBLAM ~Hip Hop Album/Single Covers Feat. Sneakers~” brings selective life works of DJ VIBLAM collating together with sneakers.

This photo collection will represent various influential people with a strong connection with DJ VIBLAM, such as the Hip Hop artists NITRO MICROPHONE UNDERGROUND and owners of the 90s selective shop STILL DIGGIN. It will include compilation of sneakers and boots that were featured on his album covers that were released in the 80s and 90s totaling of 123 albums and singles. From diehard Hip Hop fans to mainstream, the collection of numerous rare finds and/or fashion icon of sneakers and boots will be displayed highlighting the culture of the 80s and 90s Hip Hop sphere.

Plus, DJ VIBLAM sits down with MURO (KODP aka KING OF DIGGIN' PRODUCTION) and GORE-TEX (INTRO MICROPHONE UNDERSROUND) conversing on Hip Hop culture and more, as they are the exemplars of Hip Hop fashion. On top of that, they were able to collaborate with Photographer, CHERRY CHILL WILL who also has a deep tie with the three artists. In addition, for all those Hip Hop fashion fans around the world, this photo collection will be available with Japanese and English texts.

Production emphasized on representing 184 pages of all color prints on a 10 inch book size strongly with high quality paper and printing work. Not only is this a photo collection, it is a luxurious piece of art.

TITLE
KICKS LAB. presents “Bring The Kicks Back”
Curated by DJ VIBLAM
~Hip Hop Album/Single covers featuring Sneakers~

Retail: 6050 YEN
Release Date: 4 March 2023

Credit
Editor: Kiwamu Omae
Book Design: Masashi Funatsu
Cover: Keita Suzuki
Illustration: Kantaro Suzuki
Translation: Hashim Kotaro Bharoocha
Production: Hajime Oshiro (GRIDDY Inc.)
Publication: KICKS LAB. / LOWTEX. INC.
Printing, Binding and Sales: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.




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