Carhartt WIP has collaborated with a host of iconic independent record labels for RELEVANT PARTIES Vol. 1 – A Capsule Compilation.
Teaming up with the likes of Tokyo-based Jazzy Sport, UK pioneers Ninja Tune, Los Angeles tastemakers Stones Throw, Munich’s Public Possession, and two NYC imprints, DFA Records and Ghostly International, Carhartt WIP will release a series of limited edition T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts and gadgets, that pay tribute to some of the foremost independent record labels across the globe.
Each design was created in collaboration with its respective record label, and has been applied across a series of jersey-based garments. In addition, the release will also include a cassette tape dedicated to the work of each label.
Initially launched earlier this year as a podcast series, RELEVANT PARTIES is part love-letter, part deep-dive, exploring the idiosyncratic worlds of some of Carhartt WIP’s favorite labels. Hosted by UK music journalist Chal Ravens, each episode speaks to the people behind the music, known for their enduring idealism and singular vision, which has helped shape their respective imprints.
To mark the launch of RELEVANT PARTIES Vol. 1 capsule collection, NTS Radio will also feature 12 hours of continuous programming on November 12, with a two-hour show curated by each label and hosted by the likes of DFA’s James Murphy, Little Dragon from Ninja Tune, and Sudan Archives of Stones Throw. Visit the NTS website for more.