If you’ve ever been to Murdok then sure enough you’re very much aware that the sounds you hear have a certain musical maturity that makes you want to stay a little longer to discover which musical journey is coming next.
Coming from a musical background, Murdok owner Ben Stacey stemmed from a DJ and musician background (Bodyjar) and it’s not unusual for him to be spending countless hours noodling on a Serato club set, piecing together a re-edit or creating play lists for the store.
Ben explains, I’ve always been open with my musical tastes even as a little boy. I have a particular love for good groove and funk of all styles. Funk is the back bone to most of my Dj sets and most certainly comes across within the store play lists alongside indie rock, electronica, disco, beats and a general mash bag of what I like to call eklectika.
That said, hours upon hours are invested creating the play lists for the store, downloading tunes to create the right modes and vibes for every hour throughout each individual day of the week.
So then, we thought this might be a nice opportunity to pay props to some of the stand out front men who have not just helped shape the sound of Murdok but bring inspiration to the fashion style in which Murdok’s men’s clothing lines are directed and influenced by over the years.
James Lavelle promoted his image, his label Mo Wax and his band UNKLE through utilizing Japanese hipster label A Bathing Ape throughout the 90′s.
Mike was always the more stylish one of the 3 and always super creative being super original and defining himself and creating an original style that every cool skate / beats kid around the globe tried to mirror at one stage or another. Many of which had no idea it stemed from Mike and his label X-Large.
Ian Brown helped shape his image in the 90′s from having the freshest wardrobe wearing high end reputable street wear designer label A Bathing Ape, Adidas, Carhaart, X-Large and Speiwak .
David Byrne was always unique in every way particularly with his fashion. Always looking super clean cut and sporting a suit both tailored and mega over sized causing him to dance flippy floppy.
David Bowie throughout Aliddan Sane and Space Oddity periods had the most incredible wardobes. His make up and outfits made you convinced that this cat was actually a spider from Mars
Damon’s get up in the early 90′s dripped of raving indie kid from the burbs regularly sporting traditional indie op shop zip ups, baggy skate jeans, fitted tee’s and trainers.
Thom Yorke along with Ian Brown and James Lavelle enjoyed sporting the oversized hooded jacket with uber high neckline which became the stalwart jacket to have for every indie guy turned beats kid in the mid to late 90′s.
Robert Smith is solely responsible for super oversized mohair jumpers, extremely teased hairdos and platforms however in early 80′s around Faith / Seventeen Seconds period Roberts look was well striped back and natural taking inspiration from Sid Vicious and the general 70′s UK punk rock movement.
Mick Jagger in particular gave the Strokes among many other indie artists their identity. Mick regularly wore fitted jeans, op shop college tees, tasteful draped shirting and volley sneaks.