This issue, we dedicate to the art of slowing down, retreating from the harsh din of the outside world, and the joy of crafting. Feel the freedom from society‘s temporal constraints, a freedom that allows you to immerse yourself in what you do. Take a deep breath. Trust in your unique rhythm. Welcome the uncertain.
“All I know is I’ll still be here, making music I love, trying to inspire the next generations to follow their dreams. If that means Grammys and stadium shows, then hell yeah!” With this sense of passion and resolve, Oliver Cronin introduces us to the world that he has created through his music. Hailing from Byron Bay, Australia, Cronin is not just an artist; he’s a producer and songwriter who wears his heart on his sleeve, pouring raw emotion into every chord and lyric. In our interview, we delve deeper into his inspirations, aspirations, and the art of collaboration.
Singer, songwriter, producer and all-round artist Jozem is no stranger to diving deep into the psyche of oneself. Venturing in between the folds, he depicts and dissects the many layers, thoughts and feelings we traverse as human beings on the planet at this time. Referring to his own unique journey throughout this life he writes with flair, depth and sophistication often channeling lyrics via a philosophical and spiritual lens.
It’s been 4 years since the first Head in the Clouds festival in Pasadena, CA at the The Rose Bowl. 88rising has yet again exceeded the expectations of attendees by bringing together the perfect balance of cleanliness, a great roster of artists, and amazing food catered by vendors from Southern California’s very own 626 market.
The festival didn’t stop there and brought the likes of huge mainstream acts like Megan Thee Stallion and Lil Uzi Vert to top off the festivities. Insomniac continues to take things to the next level each year to create an unforgettable experience even for the most inebriated of ravers!
“I want to be remembered for helping people and putting people on, teaching people, helping my friends, help my family. Just being nice, genuine. That’s what I’d like to be known for.” During our “sidewalk talk” interview, Softest Hard speaks about her work ethic, the importance of generosity, and how showing gratitude has positively impacted her perspective on life. Her positive mindset radiates inspiration to everyone around her.
A Love Affair. Devoting your time with heart and soul to something you love can unveil elusive energy, undreamt possibilities. This issue we dedicate to passion. The passion and love for what you do. The sort of passion that once it enters your life, you can‘t relinquish. It catches you, and like a wave, carries you up and down, impels you, and guides you to countless opportunities, endless like the vast ocean. Who knows where it carries you?
“The more time that passes, the more I grow into who I really want ARI to be.” We sat down with Toronto based singer-songwriter ARI to talk about her new EP, growing as an artist and what her fans can expect next from her.
Over the next weeks, my life was busy, stressful and full of the tedious responsibilities of being an adult. I didn’t open my notebook back to that page where I had quickly scribbled “youth is wasted on the young”, but more often than not, the quote would appear when I closed my eyes, as I drifted off to sleep.
The boundaries between myself and other people have always been treacherous to navigate. I can rarely tell if my emotions belong to me or someone else. And so I like to imagine my brain like a kaleidoscope: a colourful hall of mirrors in which the only way out is to parse the real from the reflection.
“I’m beat driven a lot but sometimes I’m really into writing down words and different things I have in my head that I went through.” We caught up with super talented Compton-born, Los Angeles-based artist Channel Tres.
“2020 is a year of uncertainty and confusion. I think it’s cool to give presence to yourself outside of the internet. I’ve been trying to relax more and just take in things around me.” We sat down with talented producer and artist Shawn Wasabi.
Some songs just don´t leave your mind anymore. Like the new single by Fusilier, a project by Brooklyn based, Atlanta born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Blake Fusilier. Two years after his debut EP, he’s back with a new track titled “Upstream” which is out via Brassland (the label ran by National members Bryce and Aaron Dessner) and shows his warm and embracing vocals.
Danny Scott Lane’s second solo album Memory Record is a spacey, synth-forward exploration of memories and memory-making. Danny Scott Lane was talking with a friend about some of their shared…
This is not a love story.It’s a story that takes places at three o’clock in the afternoon in the city’s imperfect silence, where cars speed by and voices call out from the street; all these disparate sounds coming through the open windows as we crash against each other like waves smacking against the shore.