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The Many Faces of Mos Def

‘I’m a pirate on an island seeking treasure known as silence’ – ‘Habitat’, Black On Both Sides

Like the seafarer talked of in his lyrics, Dante Smith is an individual made up of many guises, a person subject to the mysterious, prone to the ecstatic. Musician, activist, actor, icon

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BOTW Playlist: Close

Rounding out our week-long love-in with Aus Music and Simple Records leader, and DJ extraordinaire, Will Saul, we asked the much lauded producer to take us on a musical tour of his life to date. From his formative years in rural Somerset, growing up on a diet of Paul

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News: A. Sauvage AW13 & Photo Shoot

Sauvage or Suavage? One is the successful, uber-fashionable clothing brand; the other is a word I made up for the sake of beginning the article with a pun. London designer Adrien Sauvage has just hit us double with a preview of his upcoming Autumn/Winter 2013 collection and a special photo …

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My #RSD13: Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory

With their debut album, Hybrid Theory, re-released for this year’s Record Store Day, Liz Ward took a look at the pre-adolescent musical zeitgeist formed by Linkin Park at the start of the 21st century. Here, she details how though the band and herself have taken greatly differing musical

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Ben Sherman VIP Auction Raises Money For Trekstock and LifeBeat

The Ben Sherman VIP Auction was launched recently and plans to raise money for charities, Trekstock and LifeBeat, by auctioning off plectrums which have been signed by fantastic musicians from both, the past and present. The campaign was launched via three major events in three different countries: Mos Def in …

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Mos Def-initely a good night

Mos Def’s special performance at XOYO was an – unsurprising – roadblock. Notion writer Erika Soliven was was of the lucky few who got to see the living legend in action.

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