We’ve got a thing for t-shirts over here at Magnetic. We’re a bit of a snob about them too. Might be a So Cal thing, you can pretty much rock a t-shirt all year long. With so many crappy designs out there to choose from, we’re feeling a bit obligated to give some shine to the ones we’d personally rock. In that spirit, each week on Tuesday we’ll bring you one new “t-shirt of the week.” We might do it more often than that, but that’s what we’re committing as of now. So here’s our first one coming from one of our longtime favorites, UK-based Passarella Death Squad. Dope name, right. Passarella Death Squad started in London by Danny Broddle in 2004 and is named after an Argentinean football player called Daniel Passarella. As for the “Death Squad” part, Broddle says it just sounded nice.
These designs were done to celebrate this years 25th Anniversary of Danny Rampling’s legendary acid house club, Shoom. Passarella Death Squad created 3 new t-shirts, based on the original flyer artwork with a Passarella twist and they are available now at The End and Harvey Nichols. Ben Benoliel (of fashion boutique LN-CC) shot the original acid house DJs Danny Rampling and S-Express’ Mark Moore alongside Dalston Superstore DJs “Legendary Children” wearing the Ts (above).
The Shoom designs above aren't the latest t-shirts from Passarella Death Squad. They had some new designs drop today and our friends over at Lost In A Supermarket have given them some shine. Here's one look, you can check out the rest here.
BTW, Passarella Death Squad also makes music under the same name with Danny Broddle, Emilie Albisser and Kingsley Gratrick. Their debut album was released in December 2010 on The Republic of Desire recordings.
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