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New year, new merch: 7 label items you need to get your hands on this year

From sweatshirts to slipmats, feast your festive eyes on the label goods sure to take you through 2018

  • Jasmine Kent-Smith
  • 2 January 2018

In case you’ve been living in a content-less, christmas-avoidant universe over the past few weeks – ‘tis the season to get spendy!

And if like us, your festive trek to your hometown has resulted in many a pub trip, cheesy small town club soundtracks and just a sprinkling of spending money, you’ll be in the mood for merchandise sure to start your New Year in style.

So from sweatshirts to slipmats to satchels, we’ve plucked seven of our top picks to get your hands on this New Year...

1
XL Recordings MA1 Flight Jacket

Made in collaboration with cutting-edge fashion house Maharishi, this XL number is a reworked version of an old-school classic, complete with a patterned lining, embroidered logo and of course, the XL roster seal of approval.

£150, http://xlrecordings.com

2
Drumcode ‘TECHNO’ T-Shirt

Got Techno?

This Drumcode dream first made its debut at London's Tobacco Docks back in 2015, and has quickly become an instant favourite amongst fans and followers of the label. Simple and undeniably effective, to top it all off a proportion of profits from the shirt and indeed the rest of TECHNO range are donated to charity.

£25, https://drumcode.backstreetmerch.com

3
Discwoman Embroidered Logo Hat

It’s only right that as one of the most innovative collectives around, Discwoman’s selection of affirmative, aesthetically pleasing merch has everyone filling their baskets to the max. This blue denim cap is sure to be a hit come festival season.

$34, http://discwoman.bigcartel.com

4
Ninja Tune Mug

A bright alternative to your childhood china, why not embrace flu season in style with this mug from our Label of the Year Ninja Tune – available in a variety of colours sure to cheer up your dreary mid-morning coffee break.

£10, https://ninjatune.net

5
Lobster Theremin Logo Sweatshirt

London label Lobster Theremin is known for having an effortlessly cool, often a little off-kilter roster, so of course the imprint's merchandise follows suit in a similar creative fashion, as seen in this winter-ready sweatshirt.

£35, https://lobsterrecords.co.uk

6
Hyperdub Burial Slipmats

With a design overseen by Burial himself, these monochrome slipmats, emblazoned with that undeniably mysterious logo, are a headsy pick for fans and followers of Hyperdub’s mysterious mainstay.

£15.99, https://burial.bandcamp.com/merch

7
Circadian Rhythms Satchel

Another London collective, and one of our Labels of the Year, Circadian Rhythms continues to make wave in both the underground electronic scene and the fashion world with ever-growing innovation in both sound and fashion design. And this technical satchel from the CR drop earlier this year would fit just as aptly in murky basement clubs as it would on the front row.

£80, http://circadian-rhythms.com

Jasmine Kent-Smith is Mixmag's Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter

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