Universal Works 'Lockdown Listening': Calico Jack
"One thing that unites us all and keeps us inspired and motivated, especially in a time of crisis, is the love for music. We asked a few of our stockists and fellow music lovers to share what tracks are keeping them sane during the lockdown." - Universal Works
Calico Jack is the name of a notorious pirate, it is also the name to our new stockist in Venlo, The Netherlands. The collaborative effort of Rolph and Erick: they mix and match Italian sportswear, British modern, street style with football culture and a punk edge.
Rolph, who is the co-owner, DJ and a long time music festival programmer put a playlist together with Sjeng, their art director. The result is as eclectic as their store.
Q: What is your all-time favourite “feel good” track to listen to?
Answer: All-time favourite? Starting with the hard questions, sheesh! We could name track after track after track and argue until our hair turns grey. I think we would settle on our favourite track of the moment: D’Angelo - I Found My Smile Again. It’s funky, disarming and you feel like dancing when the first drum hits your ears. We’ve been doing a few DJ-sets lately and that song has been played in practically every one.
Q: Any musician or DJ you would love to see perform once the quarantine is over?
Answer: We both bought tickets for Lowlands this year. Unfortunately the whole festival season is a mess and it’s pretty clear that festivals are a no-go this summer. A bummer, but we probably don’t have to explain that feeling to anyone. Someone we were dying to see is Liam Gallagher. Just because of his new energy, punk, his on-stage coolness and power. Or simply because he’s one of our biggest store icons.
Q: What are your go-to garments to wear during lockdown?
Answer: Obviously, lockdown should mean a lot of coziness in your clothing. Rolph: I live in the Universal Works Track Trousers. It’s a comfortable pant for an everyday outfit and perfect for spring vibes. Sjeng: As I’m slowly transforming into a guy who takes long walks just to kill time, I’m in need of some sturdy trousers. Guess what? The Universal Works Fatigue Pants are my favourites.