Over the past several years, Bronx natives Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs have become authoritative figures in the world of men's fashion. With their renowned blog, strong online presence, avant-garde projects in travel, film and photography, and the never-ending stream of photos snapped of them on the street, the duo consistently injects their unique and ever-evolving style and outlook into an industry that constantly pines for the next big trends, many of which they have arguably started. However, followers of Josh and Trav know that it's never been just about clothes to them. It's about authentic lifestyle, culture and art. Needless to say, music plays a big role in all three. In their stride toward finding the artistic meeting point between style and music, Josh has been curating a series of Audio Visual mixes, the third of which we are proud to premiere today.
How did you approach this mix? What was the inspiration behind it?
I approached the mix by selecting songs I came across randomly via YouTube, SoundCloud and from personal friends of mine. A lot of people don't know this, but my first love for art was in music. I grew up playing the drums and piano. The inspiration for this mainly stemmed from wanting to provide great musical vibes for people to listen to.
You popped up in a lot of places all over the world in 2013. What was your personal highlight?
My personal favorite had to be between Bangkok, Thailand or Johannesburg, South Africa. It's truly difficult to only select one because each experience brings on different perspectives. Jo-burg had an incredible Afrofunk scene.
What's your goal for 2014?
My goal is to keep building and attempting new ideas the best way I know how to.
Most anticipated album of this year?
It's between Jesse Boykins III's Love Apparatus and Mick Jenkins' new project.