haunting surreal photography by Silvia Grav. Check out more of her works HERE
100s - IVRY
Adding to the list of dope west-coast hip-hop releases, bay area rapper 100s drops his free mixtape titled IVRY. For those of you who have been missing that raunchy Too $hort sex vibe, 100s delivers just that and more. You can grab the project HERE
100s is bringing West Coast rap back to the future. His new release, IVRY, is a glimpse into a melodic new chapter for the Berkeley MC, taking classic mack vibes to chic new heights. From the smoothed out “Ten Freaky Hoes” and the Rick James-worthy “Different Type Of Love” to the ice cold flows of “Inglish Outro” and “Thru My Veins,” 100s spits X-rated bedtime stories worthy of classic Too $hort, but with a modern attitude, approach, and peerless sense of style all his own.
photo-realistic paintings by Joshua Suda
I paint pictures. I’ve been born with an innate requirement to create, and by circumstance paint is the vehicle I have chosen. At the easel there is meditation, maybe some insanity that takes place. Sometimes I praise it, sometimes it’s my scapegoat. It’s a yin and yang thing going on. Whatever it is, there is a drive to get the cerebral into the physical without the ultimate concept ever fully unveiled
For those who don’t know,BROODS are a brother-sister duo from New Zealand, who recently dropped their stunning (self-titled) debut EP earlier this year. ‘Never Gonna Change’ is by far the stand out track, it’sdark, brooding aesthetic was up until now sonically perfect; but now, we’re treated to an equally equivocal visual. The waterlogged clip focuses on a rather confusing relationship to say the least; we’ll leave what actually happens to you. But for now, consider yourself introduced to BROODS.
Easy (Switch Screens) feat. Lorde
Presenting, Lorde’s first feature. It’s for Son Lux’s elaborately sophisticated and intricately constructed ‘Easy’, taken from last year’s Lanterns. Adding her husk musings to the already haunting track, the teen sensation brings a certain air of mystery to the record. Take that, and the utterly chilling instrumentation, and you have a perfect pop track.Take a peek up top!
PartyNextDoor - R A I N (Feat. Rochelle Jordan)
Songstress Rochelle Jordan offers her lush, silky vocals to PARTYNEXTDOOR’s dreamy single ‘Let it Rain’, now stylised as just ‘R A I N’. Stirring with celestial harmonies, the track is fronted by sharp,kicking drums and smooth synths; invigorating a nostalgic feel as you find yourself transported to the laid-back R&B phase of the 90’s. Swoon.
Movement - Like Lust
Encompassing a soft, breezy R&B aesthetic, is Movement, an up and coming trio from Sydney. Their latest single ‘Like Lust’, is penned by ILLANGELO (the guy behind The Weeknd’s Trilogy tapes), so with that in mind,you can imagine it’s pretty dope. Over a fleeting array of smooth,electronic sonics, a distant yet profoundly piercing vocals soars through. Take a listen up top, and be sure to catch the debut self-titled EP out soon.
Raz Simone - Cognitive Dissonance: Part One
Seattle rap is not confined to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, trust. Raz Simone, significantly more street than Macklemore, has only been rapping for two years but has the skill of a hungry emcee that’s been around for a decade. His newest project Cognitive Dissonance: Part One comes out on March 6, but if you peep Raz’s soundcloud now you can give it a listen. You won’t be disappointed.
Three pieces from French photographer Ben Sandler's 'AI' series. Concept + Art Direction by Bonsoir Paris. Check out the rest of the series HERE