$ 24.00The basis of sound is rooted in nature and math; concepts that were sketched out by the early Greek, Indian and Chinese philosophers. From the first caveman banging on a drum to a modern producer using software to make elegantly precise soundscapes; math is the skeleton key. This design is inspired by how math is researched and charted in the chalkboard style that many creatives and scientists work in when they are in the idea stage of a project. Instead of numbers we took music genres, images, concepts and laid them out like a complicated theorem from the realm of astro-physics. This design is for the music geeks, aesthetic connoisseurs, and those with an eye for innovation in composition and design.
BEATS PER MINUTE
$ 24.00Beats Per Minute is how DJ’s and producers figure out the tempo and pulse of a style that they will be playing out that night. Back in the old days, BPM within the dance and hip-hop community was used to seek out records that were similar in pace so they were easier to beat match. Whole styles of dance music have centered around BPM like slo-mo disco, drum and bass, hardcore, and techno. Once Serato came into play it made mixing tracks with varied tempos as easy as clicking a button - a BPM game changer. This design pays tribute to BPM as it’s had a huge influence on how tracks are produced and how DJ’s have used BPM to manipulate dance-floors.
BEATS PER MINUTE
DIGGIN FOR A LIVIN
$ 24.00There is nothing sweeter than spending a lazy afternoon going through dusty bins seeking out that rare funky tune to play out and get inspired by. Whether you are a musician looking for sonic stimulation, a producer looking for a sample, or a DJ digging for new sounds - you know that you have to put in time going through the crates. This design pays tribute to those who put in the work discovering the artifacts of yesterday that will influence the music of tomorrow. This one is for the record collectors, music nerds, sound archivists, and those for a love of those vintage tunes.
DIGGIN FOR A LIVIN
$ 24.00The 90’s were a fun time where the electronic music scene was starting to percolate and there was a sense of optimism, hope and naivete around the sound and dance music community. Electronica was a part of that - the term was something that was written into the history by the critics and hype machine- but nonetheless it had a major impact and influence. That era where many of those bands/artists were performing at parties and concerts was something that was a seminal part of our own lives. Some of the music from that period sounds dated to our ears and some of it is certifiably classic. This design is a nod to that time period and the scene that birthed it. The shirt uses the term “Electronica” with abstract creative shapes and fonts.
$ 24.00The 80’s Underground was a singular time in history for art and music that was incredibly fertile - one could argue the most creative time for music since the 60s. Hip-hop, house, techno, post-punk, acid house, new wave, synth-wave---and the list goes on. When you add the advent of graffiti and street art ala Basquiat and Keith Haring its clear ; the 80s underground continues to have a crucial effect on the music/art and street culture of today. This design pays homage to that era by arranging a composition that includes spontaneous squiggles inside a record with the text “80’s underground” and “80”.
$ 24.00The Modern Classic is a design that takes the ethos of 101 Apparel and implements it via creative aesthetics and innovative structure. We have always been influenced by designers who have pushed the envelope forward while being firmly rooted in their own unique history. This is the “Modern Classic” feel that you can sense in architecture, film, design, and photography- a living piece of timeless futurism. This design takes the text “MODERN” and connects it through abstract shapes and experimental cut and paste techniques. This one is essential for the design junkies and those with an eye towards vanguard visual composition.
101 APPAREL COLLECTIONS
Thank you for visiting the new 101 Apparel website experience, you will see accurate inventory and faster order processing. 101 Apparel releases its new collection of Men's and Women's T-shirts, tanktops, and accessories. Keeping the theme consistant with the past, clean simple designs inspired by all the musical styles across the globe. As usual all styles are designed and printed in California using the highest quality materials.
Check the 12 min sampler below of our new Mix CD collaboration with DJ LeFtO