Life is a journey, with many stops and challenges and at the end it always also about the search of oneself. Born to Jamaican and Nigerian parents, rapper and musician JyellowL has already had many different chapters along his way but never lost himself in the process.
“My love story with disco started early.” Kylie Minogue was around nine years old and already had a knack for spinning tunes on the turntables. Her favorite records back then? Everything from Abba, Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor to Chic. And because the world needs defintely more Disco we are giving away 3×1 KYLIE “DISCO: Guest List Edition” CD’S!
“Originally from Paris, I have been living in London for 6 years. Naomi and I met through Instagram a year ago. We’ve always loved each others aesthetics, and were dying to shoot together.” remembers Stephane Boubert, who catched our eyes with his incredible portrait style photography and expressive fashion shootings.
We had an exclusive photoshooting and quick 3 questions chat with super talented Brooklyn based songwriter, singer and producer EVAN GIIA.
At the moment, life is really an up and down. Unpredictable like approaching waves that rebel and break with all their power in all directions only to sink back into the sea. It is all the more important not to lose one’s inner compass and to trust one’s gut feeling in between all those turbulences. This is also the main theme of the new song “Gut Feeling” of the twin sisters from Norway, Maren and Charlotte alias The Ella Sisters.
“We took this images on one of the last summer days in a secret cove of Ibiza.” reveals photographer and art director Romain Servens. “We went for a hike, and we came across this fabulous cove that made us want to undress. Alone with the echoes of the waves and sundance on our skin.”
On Cloud 9 at Head in the Clouds 2021 hosted by 88rising in Pasadena, CA. Performances ranged from Asian talents such as Joji, Rich Brian, CL, and DPR to well known EDM acts such as Illenium and Elephante. Overall, an incredible showcase of talent, good vibes, delicious food vendors, and amazing people.
A big welcome to Leander Brandstädt on C-Heads. The currently Bali based photographer “loves to create.” And together with model Antonella Mazzola of Cast Away Model Management he created a soft sunkissed fairy tale story. “Inspired by analog works, this series is meant to embody the morning glow. Using analog filters, the effect of blending is intentionally enhanced. A visual experiment inspired by analog, translated in digital.”
A debut EP is probably one of the most special moments in the life of an artist. And the moment of bringing one’s own work to the public is probably also one of the most challenging. This will perhaps also be the case for Toronto based singer POLUN (寶麟), who has definitely been around in the music business for a while, but a debut is a debut, right?
We immediately fell in love with Rachele Moretti of Loversmanagement. The 24 year young beauty enchants us with her terrific charisma and profound thoughts about life. Even if it sounds trivial, but the world needs more of this kind of people who walk through life with a good and open heart as well as empathy for others.
Their new song “Noisy Floor, Silent Room” immediately draws you in. Soft at first, the song turns more and more into a genre-mixing piece that takes you on a deep journey through a psychedelic riot of sound. Speaking about it, they share: “The song tells a story of betrayal, that took place at the end of a relationship. The breaking of trust, helped putting and end to the relationship which had been dragging on for too long. Sometimes you need to get lost, to be able to find something new.”
“Living in an utopian society that wants to be „dystopian” searching for perfection on social media made me want to shoot different people that have something to say through their bodies. No filters, just skin, pores, flaws and life. Because life is outside the box.” explains Roxana Neacsu, 26-year young photographer based in Bucharest, Romania the inspiration of her work. And we immediately get caught by her shooting with Georgiana Timus. A unique intimacy comes into being between the model and the viewer and not just because of the nudeness.
She walks trough the commonly busy city streets, but today it feels like the place is all hers. Mahi Kabra of IMG Models tells her own story while being surrounded by new tall buildings and old statues that tell their own stories. Alternating between colour and black and white, photographer Dina Gad manages to achieve a gripping and varied photo series, with a hint of nostalgia and a young, strong woman embodied by model Dina. Styling done by Dalia Maged.
CONVERSATIONS is a new project inspired by the global lack of and need for meaningful dialogue and true empathy. The exchange between individual groups, views and ways of life is as important as never before. Because precisely due to the large amount of diversity in our society, it often happens that one needs fewer and fewer points of contact with other groups. Honest communication at eye level, coupled with authentic interest in other people definitely belongs more in the spotlight again.
“There’s a story in ‘Left to My Own Devices,’ though like a lot of the best stories, I don’t think you need to understand exactly what the story is to understanding what the feeling is. In some ways it’s a love letter to both the canon of American electronic music and my younger self, giving that person a way forward, saying that all the struggles were worth it, to keep going.