Thursday, June 16, 2011

Secret Wars hits OSLO this weekend!

Back in the late 8th century Norwegian Vikings invaded a little green island in the Atlantic ocean..
And then they did it again ..and again ..and again ..and again ..and it wasn't until 300 years later that they stopped being so naughty!?
Well it's been a long time coming but now it's finally PAYBACK TIME!!

The fighting Irish are coming to town looking for revenge..

Old School Secret Wars Rules all the way.
Team Oslo: Sinnsykshit + Mr. Miedo
Team Dublin: Danleo + Mick Minogue
Facebook event here!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Little Something

Helloooo I'm here so regular music will be back for you soon. So here is a little something to get you ready. Mr Mayor Hawthorne makes some pretty dope music, it's pretty soulful stuff. He just brought out a free ep which covers some of his favourite tracks as usual I'm gonna keep this short.

Take a listen to it HERE
Download it HERE


Monday, June 06, 2011

Paint For Japan

Pete Fowler x Best Ever wall (Village Underground)

Monorex decided months ago to do something creative for the Japanese quake disaster - We had already been involved in a few design poster comps etc but wanted to do an eye catching event curated by ourselves and a few friends..... Along came "Paint for Japan", a creation in collaboration with the famous Matsuri / Holic crew.

The aim was to put on a multi faced interactive event that offered art to buy, food & drink and a host of cool artists and djs... We asked a few of our high profile friends to get involved like Pete Fowler, Reeps One and Eliza Doolittle to come down and perform at the Secret Wars part of the event. VNA magazine and others also set up and sold product on little stalls all in the name of Japan.

All in all it was a very fun night and we went on to raise around 4k for Japan and the rebuild of its wonderful country! Big thanks to everyone involved including Casio, Red Bull & Courvoisier


Check the tasty cake pops below... Baked by Big Mama's Cake Pops!

Hicks and co in action

Tasty Courvoisier punch drinks

Monorex silent auction - everything sold and we raised around 2k on this alone!

Our cute and talented friend Eliza

Secret Wars battle - Team England (left) vs Team Japan (right)

Starring Pete Fowler, Hicks and more

Reeps One killing it as usual

The Japanese went on to win and the boys were ecstatic...

London HQ studio move... Shoreditch >> Clapton

Last week was a very busy and strange week all round - Not only did we have the Paint for Japan event to organise, but we also moved studio the day after! Mad planning I know...

It was a long day of mixed emotions, feeling sad we were leaving the very location that has helped shape Monorex and Secret Wars what it is today. But after 5 years in this area, the time felt right to move on and embark on a new adventure... Hello Clapton

As most Shoreditch locals know, the area is becoming less and less cool, with drunk herds, tacky bars and glass giants rapidly moving in... Shoreditch has finally evolved from a once little village into an extension of the West end. For these reasons and also for us to keep up with the young creative circles, moving deeper East into a larger space felt right.

Our new space is an old toy factory and is hidden peacefully near the canal - We have 1500 sqft to play with and space to grow... The team has already tripled in size and the future looks very bright.

2011/2012 will be a very interesting and exciting period for Monorex, as we slowly grow on a global scale.. Watch this space!

StreetFest 2011

Had fun last week down at StreetFest - Secret Wars featured alongside a wicked line up of artists and musicians.