Every motherf**kin’ day homie.
We were recently blessed to have our man the internationally known street artist OD visit Balmores HQ, and while he was here he made sure to throw up an insane piece on the one and only Tupac Shakur right outside our building.
Having graced walls around the world with his art, including the famous 5 Pointz in NYC and Melbourne’s own Hosier Lane, NZ-born OD has been killing it armed with nothing but some spray cans and a love for the culture.
Salute to OD and the dope 2Pac piece outside Balmores HQ; Pac now watches over us.
Shoutout to Jason Manukau and ThaBrotherz for helping to make it happen.
Artwork by OD
Check out the links below for more:
› Jason Manukau
Over the past few weeks, Balmores has been involved in the ARTillery Human Rights Arts Festival, run by Amnesty International.
Balmores provided support in the ways that we could for the following events as part of ARTillery:
› Poetry Slam themed around Freedom of Expression hosted at the Dancing Dog Cafe
› Hip Hop For Amnesty showcase representing fundamentals of hip hop culture and the importance of human rights at First Floor 393
› Risk – 48 hour Performance Generator performance pieces based on Amnesty International Campaign Individuals at Risk at the Collingwood Underground Arts Park
Over the course of 10 days, we were blessed to witness the skills of great local poets, emcees, producers and performing artists amongst other talents focusing their energies for a collective aim. Human rights are something that we in western society often overlook and too often take for granted. But we have … Read More »
Balmores is proudly supporting Hip Hop For Amnesty, part of the ARTillery Human Rights Arts Festival.
We’ll be there on the night, and we’ll have giveaways so come past for the chance to score some free stuff, see some mad talent and champion a good cause!
Check out the links below for more:
› Artillery Human Rights Arts Festival
› First Floor 393
Cockatoo Island in Sydney was the destination for Balmores last weekend as we made our journey up for the Outpost Project, a huge street art festival. Skateboards, spraypaint, stickers, stencils, shirts; anything and everything street was being celebrated in this menagerie of creativity and self-expression.
Balmores might have its origins in Melbourne, but living, breathing and celebrating the street culture around us, it becomes obvious that our swagger is, distinctly Australian.
The Ironlak bus
Left: By Ha-Ha, Right: By Shida
Next By T-World
By Shannon Crees
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› Outpost Project
Last week it all changed for us at Balmores as we moved into our own studio space in Williamstown, Melbourne, taking one big step closer towards living the dream that we’ve been chasing.
Walking in armed with broomsticks, leftover paint and a youthful determination, we rolled up our sleeves and got to work turning a dusty room into what was to ultimately become the Balmores creative hub.
A few days later and we had it all set out. Furniture in position, computers in place, music bumping and creativity set to high!
All of us here at Balmores would like to take the chance to thank all of our fans and supporters who have been down with us over the years; you have all helped make this possible!
So come with us and let us show you around, and hopefully we can keep you looking … Read More »
Searching through vinyls in hope for a good sample to use for a beat, we can’t help but admire the enrichment to life that music provides.
Here at Balmores hip hop has definitely been a huge influence in all of our lives and we really believe in the unifying power that it holds.
Beats, barbeques, beverages and friends. That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?
Last weekend we hit up a local dyno day charity event to see some beautiful metal and hear the engines roar.
Shoutout to Caroline and her team for representing and keeping the ladies looking good as the engines kept the fellas excited.
All for a good cause.
Check out at the links below for more:
› Caroline Du Makeup Artistry
› DMS Dragon Motorsport
Earlier this year, we had a chance to catch up with the fellas out in North Hollywood at KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles.
Much love for the time and support — Breakbeats & Rhymes staying blessed.
Check it out!
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Balmores Clothing – Breakbeats & Rhymes Interview On KPFK 90.7 FM
For more information, visit the following links:
› Breakbeats & Rhymes
› KPFK Radio
Recently one of our own at Balmores was invited to speak to students at a local high school about making career choices for the future.
Speaking as an ex-student, he explained his background as a graphic designer, what led to the formation of Balmores and the idea that anything was truly possible.
Answering many eager questions and speaking about our triumphs and lessons, influences and aspirations, we explained to the students that despite all of the dreams that we were turning into reality with Balmores, all of it began with just a single sketch and a great idea.
We were humbled to be able to kick some knowledge to the next generation, and it’s important to remember that those in the classroom now, will be shining the brightest when they carry the torch for the future…