This past Wednesday night, we invited friends and family to The General for drinks and to listen to some classic Blue Note vinyl. We celebrated our recent footwear collaboration with Blue Note Records and recognized 75 years of the iconic jazz label’s existence - an inspiring achievement to say the least! Thanks to all who came out, especially all of our new friends at Blue Note. Photography by Peter Pabon.
DQM has collaborated with Vans this Summer to produce a very special project with the iconic Blue Note Records. Following last month’s initial release, the second color way in the footwear project, ‘The Blues’, will release this Friday, June 5th. Produced exclusively for DQM; ‘The Blues’ pack consists of an OG Era LX and an OG Sk8-Hi LX style each constructed in 6oz canvas printed with a blue tone collage featuring authentic cover art from Blue Note’s epic catalog. The Sk8-Hi LX’s have black suede detailing and the Era LX’s are finished with white laces through black metal eyelets; both styles have a true white vulc midsole, classic waffle sole and feature DQM labeling at the heel and insole.
It was amazing to work with the legendary skateboarder and musician Ray Barbee during the making of the short film, The Blue Era, that we produced for this project. Ray has inspired generations of skateboarders with his style, innovation, photography and music for over two decades now. Check out Ray’s ‘Blue Note Essentials’ playlist to find out what inspires him.