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Behind the Overground curtain: in conversation with Wrisk

The whole entourage sat about 20-deep at a table in Checkpoint, drinking overpriced, delicious beers out of chilled mugs, gentle house pulsing throughout the room. The dinner was to celebrate one year of the Overground club night, and also to host the only non-vicenarian, and most-wizardly looking at the table, Danny Wolfers, alias Legowelt. Next […]

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Live Music

Hip-hop Jet Set tour brings Kaytranada to Buenos Aires

Niceto Club, Buenos Aires: 7th September The problem with electronic music tends to be a lack of representation. The internet is full of exciting, innovative new projects spread across every corner of the globe, deconstructing style, history, and rhythm on the daily. The evolving musical landscape is difficult to keep track of, and artists feel […]

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DIY, from small to big time with Kagoule

The Nottingham trio Kagoule first gained critical acclaim as an honest, fresh reflection on the spirit of punk and grunge when they were just 17. Still barely legal in the United States, where the band recently played their first international shows, I spoke with guitarist and principle songwriter Cai about being an energetic new voice in […]

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Art Culture

Martin Creed at Edinburgh Modern

In the middle of Edinburgh’s Modern One, a giddy crowd cram themselves into awkward seats. The room is cramped, and latecomers position themselves awkwardly along the wall as to avoid leaning against the paintings that hang there, awaiting the artist Martin Creed. Until I saw Martin Creed in all his Doc Brown-ish exuberance, being the […]

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Edinburgh’s decision not to divest fully is only a backward step

Edinburgh University had the opportunity to make a massive statement yesterday. Had they decided to fully divest from fossil fuels, the news would have circled the globe fast as the carrier pigeons could carry it. Followers of Edinburgh and the UK’s divestment campaign – newspapers outside of the NewsCorp solar system – would commend them. […]