House Of Marley X Dave’s Wear House Bike Auction

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We kicked off our partnership with Dave’s Wear House in NYC last week with an epic party featuring the Team Marley crew and the uber-exclusive Dubwise on-ear headphones. The crown jewels of the event though were two custom-made bikes from the House of Marley and DWH that were strictly built for our collaboration. These one-of-a-kind bikes are unlike any other cruisers you’ve ever seen before.

To have your chance at owning one of these killer bikes, you’ll have to put on your philanthropic hat on and donate some dough to an awesome charity. Through a special auction going on over at CharityBuzz, DWH and yours truly will be handing over the bike to the highest bidder, and all of the money raised will be given to Stoked. Based in Brooklyn and LA, Stoked is a bi-coastal charity that has been helping kids learn more about themselves through surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding.

Check out these close-up shots of the HOM X DWH bike and see what you could potentially miss out on if you don’t bid right now:

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The HOM X DWH party was a blast as both crews brought out the best of the  skateboarding, biking, basketball and hip-hop world. Couldn’t join us for the #LiveMarleyNYC launch party? Relive the fun below with some sick snaps from the party and head over to CharityBuzz to try and win your HOM X DWH bike, a pair of Liberate on-ear headphones, a leather Scout Pack and our Hitch timepiece.

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House Of Marley Approved: Satori ReLife Skateboard Wheels

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Some people get skateboarding all wrong. They think it’s a destructive lifestyle. The truth is that most skateboarders (like the Satori Movement crew), have an alternative way of looking at how the world works. More concerned with creating something beautiful and making a contribution in the process, Satori has been creating low-impact skate products for over a decade.

Just like the earth-friendly gear we create at the House of Marley, Satori combines hemp, bamboo and organic cotton to make killer t-shirts, hoodies and pants. The company’s sickest achievement are some super slick wheels that actually made from recycled wheels dropped off at skate shops around the country.

Dubbed ReLife, these new wheels feature inner cores that are made from old wheels, as opposed to making completely brand new ones from urethane. Forget just trashing your old wheels, let Satori turn them into something new again.

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House of Marley Teams Up With Dave’s Wear House For #LiveMarleyNYC

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If you have your swag on lockdown in New York City than you probably already know about Dave’s Wear House. For those that are uninitiated, this emporium of killer street style gear in Lower Manhattan has been selling sick t-shirts, sneakers, bags, bikes, skateboards and audio gear since 2011. We’re proud to announce that the House of Marley has teamed up with Dave’s Wear House to bring the #LiveMarley movement to the streets of the Big Apple.

Dubbed #LiveMarleyNYC, we’re kicking off our partnership with Dave’s Wear House by throwing an epic party on October 3. With live DJ sets, giveaways and food from the infamous Miss Lilly’s, the celebration is going to be going off. The Team Marley crew including Mason Ho, Michael Ho, Owen Wright, Tyler Wright, Luis Tolentino, Danny Supa, Makua Rothman, Karl Watson, John Jackson, Tyson Chandler and Trey Burke will be invading Dave’s and mingling with the crowd for a night full of fun.

In honor of our collaboration with Dave’s Wear House, we’ve teamed up together to create some killer gear to giveaway at the #LiveMarleyNYC launch party. Our designers at the House of Marley have created an exclusive pair of on-ear headphones for Dave’s by taking the Positive Vibration headphones and giving them a new twist. Renamed Dubwise, these on ear-headphones feature Dave’s signature bright pink and light blue color scheme and are limited to only 50 pairs. It gets even sicker.

DavesWearHouseDave’s Ware House is known for selling both fixed gear and free wheel bikes that are perfect for tearing up the streets of New York. These bikes are already extremely tricked out, but the House of Marley and DWH have created a new, one-of-a-kind version to celebrate their collaboration. With slick new paint schemes based on both companies colors, 1Love logos on the frame and a #LiveMarleyNYC brand, you’ve got a chance to win one of these killer bikes. Your opportunity to win a new bike comes Monday, October 7. On that day, a live auction will start (Find more info on our Facebook page), the proceeds of which will go to Stoked, a Brooklyn based charity that focuses on help develop the skills of kids who skateboard, surf and snowboard.

It’s all going down October 3 in New York City when we launch the partnership of the House of Marley and Dave’s Wear House. Come hang out with the Team Marley crew and have a chance to walk away with a limited edition HOM/DWH pair of on-ear headphones or one of these unique bikes. We’ll see you in NYC!

 

House Of Marley Approved: Civilware

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They say, “It’s the little things in life that matter,” and at the House of Marley, we definitely agree with that sentiment. When you’re heading out on your next camping expedition, consider the bare minimum of what you need. An ax, a little coffee and a dry place to put some kindling, a flint stick or your in-ear headphones. Sound about right? If so, then Civilware and the House of Marley have your needs covered.

Taking a similar back to basics approach as the House of Marley, Civilware is creating unique goods that are perfect for the trail, mountain or just about any adventure you can handle. This gear has all been handcrafted and the gem of the collection is the Civilware Pathfinder Axe. Limited to only 12 axes, this tool is perfect for salvaging fallen wood, splitting logs and just about any job you can offer up to it. Another sick addition to the line are the service tins of coffee that will easily fit in a scout pack and keep all of your tiny needs dry in the event of rain.

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House Of Marley Approved: Bogobrush

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It’s time to keep brushing locally, but start thinking globally. The House of Marley recently found Bogobrush, a killer company that is focused on creating well-made earth-friendly toothbrushes. Just like our Chant Bluetooth Portable Audio System, these toothbrushes are made using bamboo, which is a material that grows fast and is also completely biodegradable. Once you’re done with your Bogobrush, you can simply throw it in your backyard and the brush will literally dispose of itself.

Why would you want to get rid of an awesome tooth brush? Simple. For every Bogobrush purchased, the company gives away a brush to a person in need, hence the name Bogo (Buy One Get One). With an initial goal of giving away 10,000 brushes, the company has already achieved a hefty sum of 8,000 and they aren’t finished yet. Give the boot to plaque and toothbrushes made from plastic in one fell swoop by helping to protect the environment and your next door neighbor.

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Take To The Trail With A Playlist Of Hiking Music

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Your gear is packed and you’re ready to hit the trail. Whether your heart leads you to the mountains, oceanside or the forest is your choice. No matter which adventure you decide on, check out our hiking music playlist for some songs that will have you feeling inspired.

Through the beauty of nature and the incredible music coming from your Zion in-ear headphones,  your path down the road seldom traveled will be joyous. From soul-stirring dub to bright, shiny electro-pop, you’ll keep moving to the spirit of the sounds.

Brian Jonestown Massacre “Super-Sonic”

With the morning sun breaking through the sky, BJM’s sitar-filled psychedelic sounds will evoke a sense of rebirth during the first moments of your trip.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra “Thought Ballune”

Carrying on with a similar floating vibe, “Thought Ballune” from Unknown Mortal Orchestra offers the perfect bouncing walking beat.

Young Dreams “First Day of Something”

This young UK band blends indie pop and world music together perfectly. Fit for a hiking music playlist on the beach or in the woods, the strings and anthemic drums offer up an upbeat soundtrack.

The G.G. All Stars “Mosquito — Dub”

With epic bass bubbling up from underneath reverb-laden drums, this dub classic from Alvin Ranglin’s group is perfect for deep forest hiking. Protect yourself with the bass and keep the real mosquitos away.

Bob Marley and the Wailers “Sun is Shining

Bob put it best, “Sun is shining / The weather is sweet / Yeah make you wanna move your dancing feet.” Get outside — take in all of Mother Nature’s beauty.

Doldrums “Egypt”

Let’s start picking up the pace of this hiking playlist. Doldrums, a one-man electronic experiment from Montreal, will have you practically dancing through the scenic landscape.

Frankie Rose “Daylight Sky”

The dreamy pop of Frankie Rose feels like the clouds that set in while trekking up the side of the mountain. The music is captivating, but light and airy.

Augustus Pablo “Nature Dub”

Even before Dub-Step, Augustus Pablo has been making unworldly sounds for Earth since the 1970s. Pablo reels his sounds down to the forest floor for the essential “Nature Dub.”

The Black Angels “Melanie’s Melody”

With their ethereal sound, the Black Angels match the meaning of their heavenly name. “Melanie’s Melody” combines swirling vocals and soundscapes with tight 1960s pop.

Lee “Scratch” Perry “Dreadlocks In Moonlight”

As Bob Marley’s infamous producer, Lee Perry’s sounds are the stuff of legend. “Dreadlocks In Moonlight,” will round out your nature music playlist with a bouncing reggae classic from the master.

House of Marley Approved: Kite Patch

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There is nothing like getting back to basics and hitting the trail for a hike. However, there is also nothing like the experience of becoming a human pin cushion and getting a million mosquito bites. Kick harmful bug sprays to the curb, and make a unique contribution to society, by picking up a Kite Patch. All it takes is sticking one of these small squares on your clothing and mosquitos will keep on buzzing by.

Wanna know the best part? Kite is working to take their patches to third-world countries. The company will donate a patch to someone who truly needs it every time you buy one for yourself. At the House of Marley, we believe that giving back and helping the world is one of the most important things a person can do. Thankfully, because of companies like Kite, it just became easier to make a difference on a personal level.

House Of Marley Celebrates Playing For Change Day

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You’ve probably heard the statistics about the impact of music on young ears. Forget about the stats though. Remember the first time you heard a Bob Marley song? Think about the feeling it sent through your body. Think about how it shaped your values. Think about where you would be now if you didn’t hear that one song. Music shapes us in a special way rarely seen or heard elsewhere. Hence, the birth of Playing For Change Day.

Created by 1Love and the Playing For Change Foundation, the third annual Playing For Change Day is a holiday that aims to bring together the global community with music. All over the world on September 21, 2013, there will be music events sprouting up to bring about change. From musicians on big stages to buskers on street corners, artists of all levels of will unite with the hope of raising money to give music instruction and instruments to kids who really deserve them.

Do you want to get involved in the action? Playing For Change Day is open to everyone, whether you can play guitar like Bob Marley or not. Find out about the many different ways you can contribute and make your voice heard on September 21 below:

Attend An Event

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There are currently 167 events happening in 42 countries on Playing For Change Day and that means there is most likely a concert near you. Join in on the fun, listen to some new artists and make a contribution that will help kids around the world learn more about the magic of music. A donation as small as $15 can help to fix music equipment while a $1000 gift can fund three music programs in Nepal for a month.

Create Your Own Event

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If you are a musician and would love an opportunity to contribute to the community, put on your own show in your hometown. Playing For Change Day is a grassroots movement that anyone can get involved, no matter your level of musicianship. Grab some buds, come up with a set list, create some tickets and make an impactful donation to Playing For Change that will help kids around the world receive a proper introduction to music. Here are some tips for creating and registering your own event through the PFC organization.

Fundraise Online

playingforchangeday3Maybe you can’t play any instruments, but you still love music. You can still make an impact on September 21. Take to your social network accounts and spread the message of Playing For Change Day by sharing links, informing your friends and bringing new light to the cause of musical education.

Pick Up Some PFCD Swag

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Available through our charity partner 1Love, you can pick up a killer Playing For Change Day action kit and celebrate music in your own special way. You’ll get some awesome buttons, stickers, guitar picks and a PFC t-shirt to show your support on September 21.

At the House of Marley, our focus is primarily on music and making an impact in the world. With that being said, the idea of Playing For Change Day is what we are all about. Just by simply strumming a guitar or making a beat, you can unite the world in song.

IF you take part in Playing For Change Day, you can make an impact here and now. By helping to educate the next generation of new musicians, you’ll guarantee that you have something to listen to on your House of Marley headphones for the rest of your life.

Legend: Remixed Documentary Debuts At El Rey Theatre

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The House of Marley was out in force at the debut of the Making of Bob Marley Legend: Remixed. The documentary, which showcases modern musicians and producers remixing classic Bob Marley tracks, premiered at the beautiful El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, California to a huge crowd.

The party went off before the movie even started with hype DJ sets from Beat Antique and Photek. Some of the crew taking in the sights and sounds of the House of Marley, 1Love and Tuff Gong party included Ziggy Marley, Team Marley member skate ambassador Karl Watson, The Heavy, Jim James and Legend: Remixed producer Jason Bentley.

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While introducing the film, Jason Bentley talked about the process that he went through in assembling the artists to create this tribute to Bob Marley. With the idea of modernizing the revolutionary message of Marley’s music, the main concept focused on bringing a new appeal to music with a peaceful message.

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The party may be over, but the new legacy of the Legend: Remixed album has just begun. The documentary is now available online for free (Check out the bonus section of this blog!), and to celebrate we are offering you a chance to win a copy of the Legend: Remixed album and a pair of our earth-friendly headphones. Head over to the House of Marley Facebook contest page, sign up and you’ll be automatically entered to be one of 25 winners.

Bonus: As we mentioned above, the Making of Bob Marley Legend: Remixed is now available online. Watch the full documentary below and learn more about all of the work that went into remixing the classic greatest hits album, Legend.

House of Marley Approved: Kinfolk Magazine

Kinfolk4The concept of #LiveMarley is all about living life to the fullest, while being responsible for the environment and community around you. Kinfolk, a magazine based in Portland, also embraces this concept of free and easy living with a conscious mind. With stark photography, interesting essays and epic how-tos, Kinfolk depicts life as it was meant to be — simple. Head to the Kinfolk Online Pass now and check out the incredible magazine that editor Nathan Williams and his team have created.

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