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Pharrell: Behind the Scenes on our LA Cover Shoot

So I don’t know if you’ve heard or anything yet, but we’ve only got Pharrell on the cover of the next issue. I mean: Pharrell! Does it get any more exciting? Well, yes actually: while we were shooting him in a picturesque canyon in the hills north of LA earlier …

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Interview: Redinho

 It’s an exciting time for DJ, producer, songwriter and talkbox aficionado Redinho. After three years in the oven, his eponymous debut album is ready…and we all know that slow cooking is the key to a flavorsome entrée. We catch up with him to chat 80s funk, childhood soul heroes, the

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Office Mad Ting: Socrates X Micachu

At the end of 2009, up popped a video on Youtube and, frankly, it was the best video-song combo of the year. ‘Fine’ was a collab between wonky pop genius Micachu and grime boys Brother May and Baker Trouble: a filthy, addictive, raging track that’s all impossible scuzzy guitar riffs …

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Rethinking: Woodkid

Reminding ourselves of what one man thought of director Woodkid’s sensational music-video project.

Sat in the Southbank Centre, watching the meticulous maestro soundcheck, Alex Lee Thomson ponders a unique journey from music video director to cinematic soundscape creator that befits a truly unique artist.

Certain artists come and go from …

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Vases for Vase

Vase is a joint creative venture between Jacques Greene, a Montreal-based producer, and Joe Coghill, who had a hand in LuckyMe and affiliated events in Glasgow, who now resides in London. Vase looks to cross lines of medium and expectation and simply release interesting creative work throughout any format that …

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We Heart: Hattie Stewart

The contemporary illustrator is lucky to be working right now: never has our appetite for original imagery been so great, nor are we so excited by it. Not only will your work be tumbld and pinned widely online, our hunger is sated everywhere IRL on walls and in windows. We

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We Heart: Stephin Merritt’s My Place

Our fave series My Apartamento has rebranded as My Place and the first ep features our actual absolute hero, Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields (and the Gothic Archies, and the Future Bible Heroes, and so on and so on…). Watch, share, enjoy, etc:

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Grub’s Up, Scrubs Up: Jeremy Lee & Giles Deacon

This is totally a We heart post but decided the puntitle was worth it. Bon vivant and Quo Vadis chef supreme Jeremy Lee entertains dear old friend, GoT significant other and fashion designer Giles Deacon at QV for a spot of eel cooking and a wide ranging conversation about the …

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We heart: Kelis’ Apartamento

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Rhapsody in Blue – Don’t Call It A Moodboard

A new semi-regular feature for you now: Don’t Call It A Moodboard is a series of posts of pictures around a theme of some sort. This one is a colour, blue and there’s a record to go with it. Your vibe for the first week of a new year: cautious …

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