Alfredo Violante

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This is definitely NOT an attack on any artist or song

Str8 2.mp3 is a satirical mixtape intended to critique modern day consumerism, particularly its effect on music. It is hopefully a way of manifesting …

Rap & Hip-Hop

30 days totally blind: Bryan Lewis Saunders

“From time to time, I do these long drawings and life experiments where I focus on the senses, or things that can change my consciousness and …

Logging

Dizraeli’s new project is a vital voice in the conversation about mental health

OK. Deep breath. Whooo… I had a pretty terrible year in 2016 and hit a hefty wall. I’ve struggled to find the right word for it, but it feels like …

Mental Health

An impossible interview with Bad Breeding

<b>You know when you meet someone you always loved and you don’t know what to say? This is how we feel with Bad Breeding. Maybe other fanzines find it</b> …

London techno goes underground again

It’s no secret that rave culture has been under serious threat over the last few decades. Following its initial heyday in the late 80s and early 90s, …

Microbrewery

Mother Mess is a song about my experience with an aggressor

This song shouldn’t happen really. It’s barely a song but rather a testimonial. A testimony after-damage, after everything was done. There’s no child …

Time I

Dead Tribe is scavenging recycled synths

The unique and analogue feel of Dead Tribe owes something to his DIY approach. He’s a known collector of broken old synths, which he takes apart and …

Microbrewery

Sombras is one of the most disturbing releases I have heard this year

Brazilian artist G. Paim’s new double-sided EP ‘Sombras’ is darker than the depths of hell. It doesn’t belong within fire and brimstone though, …

Cover Art

Evangelists #12

Public Pressure best of Urban on SoundCloud<p>Compiled by Sam Goodwin<p>Featuring:<br>BANG ON! / BENADDICT / MR SLIPTZ / SONNY MAC / THE MOUSE OUTFIT / LEGION …

Playlist

Starsha Lee on nipples and nudity on stage

First of all, and before I address all the mess created about my body on social media, I would like to put myself in the position of a polite …

IC3 is the British police identity code for black male

Hailing from the grime hotbed of North London’s Tottenham – where artists like Skepta and Wretch 32 first began to thrive – Oscar #worldpeace has …

The soundtrack to the revolution

Anticipation for Bad Breeding’s new EP Abandonment is finally over.<p>The band have moved to label One Little Indian Records for the release, and their …

Secure the perimeter

Back in 2016, Xenomars’ video ‘Secure The Perimeter’ felt out of place. Trump had just won the election, the US wanted out of the Middle East and …

Behind the Sudden Death of a $1 Billion Secret C.I.A. War in Syria

WASHINGTON — The end came quickly for one of the costliest covert action programs in the history of the C.I.A.<p>During a White House briefing early last month, the C.I.A. director, Mike Pompeo, recommended to President Trump that he shut down a four-year-old effort to arm and train Syrian rebels. The …

I saw myself sensing people’s lives

As a child, I used to know people’s lives through the atmosphere of their houses when I visited them with my parents. There was never a mystery on …

Why we must stop the isolation of Julian Assange

I’m reading a New Yorker profile published in 2010, written by Raffi Khatchadourian, titled ‘No Secrets.’ About halfway through the article, I’m …

Are we living in an algorithm prison?

You go around in circles with no direction / Photoshop every imperfection / Live your life in automatic / Tell me, can you see through the static? / …

Mahdyar: Hip Hop in exile

Mahdyar has been a crucial figure in Iran’s underground music scene since he was a teenager. At just 16, he was producing much of the music of the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Are we marching towards technological slavery?

‘The technophiles are taking us all on an utterly reckless ride into the unknown. Many people understand something of what technological progress is …

Box Office

Sweat, noise and sibling rivalry

“When Loz was 3 years old he jumped out of our first floor bedroom window after our mum sent him to his room for standing in front of the TV while …

Self-awareness

Social attack: SoundCloud

We will be releasing a number of articles over the following weeks, each focusing on a different social media platform and brimming with handy …

SoundCloud

Axian and the end of ideology

In a growing landscape of ideological uncertainty, lofi hip-hop occupies a transitional space where experimentalism can inform a penetrating, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Eevee and the collapse of civilization

Imagine loneliness as a house situated somewhere quiet and romantic, like a forest in upstate Montana. Then, imagine you’re twelve years old playing …

David Foster Wallace

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

The cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman uses evolutionary game theory to show that our perceptions of an independent reality must be illusions.<p>As we …

Babylon Dead taking over

2000 BD by Babylon Dead<p>2000 BD is the highly anticipated debut album from Babylon Dead, released through RLD Records (Real.Life.Drama founded by Leaf …

People are strange when you’re Strange Cages

There’s something worryingly Charles Manson-esque about Strange Cages frontman Charlie McConnochie, whose peculiar revelations leave me wondering …

Inside Tel Aviv’s LGBTQ community

“Photograph what you want” was the instruction given to Nora Savosnick while working as an intern for Israel’s leading picture agency, Flash 90. …

London’s free cassette tapes experiment

North London microbrewery Brewheadz is working with Public Pressure to create a DIY space where bands and artists can produce their first small run …

Ian Chang releases debut Spiritual Leader

Spiritual Leader, the debut EP from genre-bending drummer Ian Chang, has been released on Kowloon Records, with single Inhaler the first release from …

Do you know the One Day Band project?

Trestle Records is a London label with a difference. Not only are they dedicated to new instrumental music, they also run the wonderful One Day Band …