Onyx Collective, a rotating group of NYC musicians turning the Lower East Side’s D.I.Y. art and skate scenes on to jazz culture, has dropped a new music video and a lookbook for its first merch offering.
The collective has gained cult status for its old-school free jazz sound, after dropping their first album “2nd Avenue Rundown” via Know Wave and Supreme last year to rave reviews, hosting a popular weekly radio show on Know Wave, and organizing NYXO, a D.I.Y live showcase series where acts such as Dev Hynes, Show Me The Body and Nick Hakim all performed.
Now, the group redefining jazz culture with contemporary conviction has dropped its very first merch offering. It’s no surprise, given the group’s Know Wave affiliation as Aaron “A-ron” Bondaroff’s community radio station has long delivered a range of Skepta-approved steezy staples.
Onyx stays true to its skate roots with its first clothing drop. Long sleeve T-shirts come in a few different colorways, and the collective’s logo gets some creative graphical treatments.
Take a look at Onyx Collective’s first lookbook above featuring Supreme alumni such as A-ron and Sage Elsesser and watch the group’s latest video below if you haven’t heard their new take on classic jazz.
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- Photography: Chris and Chandler Kennedy