Proper deep tech house. I would write abbreviated DTH on the vinyl promos, this is a piece of vinyl I recently purchased from a Berlin store that I have been playing all over. It rolls deep and lush, and holds that special groove that attracted me to this style of music in the first place. Nostalgic vibes, with current production skills. … [Read more...] about Something for the weekend from Bushwacka!
In coming out, Nas joined a growing cohort of young entertainers challenging the idea that queer rappers cannot experience mainstream success, from Kevin Abstract of hip hop “boy band” Brockhampton, to the experimental Tyler, the Creator, to the openly bisexual female rapper Doja Cat. Grateful that the announcement hadn’t killed his career, he began pushing the limits with increasingly outlandish red-carpet looks. He wore a neon-green suit, created by the hip black designer Christopher John Rogers, paired with feminine leopard print gloves to the American Music Awards in November last year. Two months later, he was at the Grammys in a leather, Barbie-pink Versace suit, with a harness and see-through mesh T-shirt. As the red carpet looks grew campier, the reactions became more extreme. Pastor Troy, a hardcore rapper, also from Georgia, went on a homophobic rant in response to Nas’s Grammys look, writing on Instagram and Twitter: “Welp I guess I won’t … [Read more...] about Lil Nas X: ‘I 100% want to represent the LGBT community’
But sales are just one part of art’s fragile ecology. Spreading ideas and keeping people engaged is essential. Commercial galleries, from international big gun Pace to smaller operations such as London’s Kate MacGarry are now organising shows and talks online. The charity Art UK, meanwhile, is inviting everyone to curate their own virtual exhibitions from the 216,000+ artworks it lists from the UK’s public collections. For original digital art commissions, there are a few institutions that have long led the way in terms of what is achievable in the virtual world. Among the Serpentine Galleries’ current web projects, you can navigate Suzanne Treister’s The Escapist BHST (Black Hole Space Time). With its promise of inter-dimensional travel to see painting archives in new universes via your computer screen, The Escapist … certainly feels like art for our housebound moment. … [Read more...] about How to help struggling artists – and take in some great culture
Isle of Wight Festival was set to be headlined by the likes of Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, The Chemical Brothers, and Duran Duran, with Download featuring sets from KISS, Iron Maiden and System Of A Down. … [Read more...] about Isle Of Wight Festival 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic
12. Mr & Mrs Smith John and Jane Smith seem like the ordinary suburban couple who live their lives day to day without pestering anyone else. But they're both harbouring secrets as they are secretly working as assassins, praised in their lines of work. … [Read more...] about The 25 best films on Amazon Prime to watch right now