Hip-hop's essence fuses independent thinking, creative opportunities, partnership and friendship.
uchi and Vice have slowly but surely been intertwining their musical and design ideas, and with uchi Clothing. WIth big plans for 2016 and beyond,
Order Out Of Chaos is one of the many amazing albums created by Bristol based clothing label Uchi. The brand's identity is synonymous with hip-hop, so combining music with art seemed a natural progression.
So, uchi and Vice are very proud to present The Order Out Of Chaos Mix. We're not following trends, playing what's "hot right now" or following the masses, we've built a tracklist of incredible musicians who have shaped Vice's view of music, and in turn inspired future creations from uchi, thus continuing the creative cycle. If you enjoy the mix, please take the time to share it, show friends, and most of all enjoy it and support the artists involved.
Thank you, truly, for supporting our scene and crafts.
Peace and blessings
Michael (uchi) and James (Vice)
released December 1, 2015
Introduced by Donnie Numeric of DOR -
uchi Clothing and Vice do not own the rights to any of the music in this music, excluding tracks 10, 18 and 21 (10 - J.Kennaby, 18 - P.Jeong & J.Kennaby and 21 - L.Edmundson, P.Jeong & J.Kennaby) we just want to illustrate the incredible music that this amazing scene produces.
A massive thank you to all of the artists who submitted tracks, made shouts and support.
uchi Clothing (described by it's creator):
"uchi: from the Japanese word for "home". The art forms we love expressed with integrity, passion and skill.
uchi clothing was born out of a desire to express the lifestyles, sciences and art that inspire us.
Growing up immersed in Hip hop culture, I've always believed that Hip Hop is more than the usual depiction of rap music, dance and graffiti, etc. I wanted to create a brand that showed an intelligent and deeper understanding of the culture, and so, began uchi clothing. Originally it was to be called "house" clothing, but the name was quickly changed whilst I was working as a typesetter of Japanese manuals and learning the language. The Japanese word for home and family, "uchi", has a much deeper and cultural meaning, and represents a more universal concept of 'where someone belongs to'. It was exactly how I saw Hip Hop and so it was a perfect fit for the brand!
Sometimes uchi is not recognised as a Hip Hop brand at all, and considered mainstream. Other times it is too hardcore for the high street and considered underground.
Regardless, the skills and dedication to master crafts and disciplines, and to be true and authentic when delivered, is Hip Hop. This essence of Hip hop is why we do what we do, and how it is expressed.
We are Hip-Hop, so whatever uchi does, is Hip-Hop!"
Vice is a producer based in Bristol, UK.
As a workshop leader, the creator of the Arts Council funded Basement Sessions, owner of the Street Soul Productions record label, and a regular supporter of local events, Vice is well established as a musician within the local and national Hip Hop community. Specialising in music workshops, Vice has facilitated workshops for Birmingham Childrens Hospital, Punch Records, The Symphony Hall (Birmingham), West Ham United FC, The BBC and many more,
Vice's production style is varied whilst remaining rooted in Soul and Jazz influenced vibes.