The streets of New York City are plastered with advertisements showing neon-toothed celebrities, airbrushed physiques and products we’re told we must have. It’s enough to make Tyler Durden heave, and for many these adverts have become an unwanted intrusion on the streets. So much so for one man, that you might come across a billboard [...]
With the infectious Bada Bing blaring out of speakers everywhere, Benny Banks discusses plans for his new album after signing to Warner, whether he’d sell out to the mainstream and why he quit crime for music.
Being one of the first producers outside of London to make a name for himself in the grime scene, Mr Snowman rose to notoriety with instrumentals like Lethal Procedure and Tetris Riddim in the early days grime. He’s now signed to the Sidewinder Raw label and making beats for some of the best in the genre.
Since February 15 2003, when tens of millions of people lined the streets all over the world in protest against the Iraq war, to the recent Arab spring uprising and Occupy movements, director Amir Amirani has been documenting the events of the seemingly unstoppable force of public protest in modern times.
It looks as if the curtain is finally closing in on the Occupy London protest outside of St. Pauls, as the deadline of 17 November to pack up and move on was delivered by the high court.
He’s opened shows for the Wu Tang Clan, toured the world with Lowkey, Jehst and Gangstarr, been deemed “awesome” by BBC Radio One’s Huw Stephens and a “legend” by 1xtra’s Charlie Sloth, and has shared the stage with Damon Albarn, Flea from The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Babyshambles. But you still probably haven’t heard of him. Here’s what The Last Skeptik had to say to about his disdain for the music industry, Wes Anderson films and his new video that depicts multiple train crashes.
The self-titled “physicist” and tin foil hat enthusiast Bob Lazar has claimed many outlandish things in his time – most famously his involvement in a secret military base called S-4, where he claims to have reverse engineered extra-terrestrial aircraft for the US government.
In these times of high polygon hypnotics and lucid dreamlike sprite animations, it’s refreshing when a game like The Dream Machine is winning awards with the most primitive of graphic environments. The Dream Machine is a new point-and-click adventure game made almost entirely out of clay and cardboard.
Grime music has always been a genre naturally dominated by Londoners, it was of course born in the lesser privileged areas of the East end and has since thrived on the rapid fire lifestyle that the capital brings.
Whilst the migrants of Shoreditch and Dalton hold Banksy in the highest esteem, looking to him as the god-king of street art with his political sentiment and class mockery, other more hardened graffiti writers and street artists consider him a plagiarising vandal; painting over legendary graffiti pieces with his contrived stencils and allegedly stolen ideas. On the face of it, Banksy creates stunning propaganda depicting the state of the world’s affairs in large art pieces daubed illegally throughout the streets of Europe.
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