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words and interview by Dersu Rhodes
I hear a honk and startled I turn around. I see a black car and I pause tentatively as the tinted window starts to lower.
“Dersu!” Luiz looks back at me through the window. He’s a big smile of hurtling energy, contagious in his incredible stoke for life, “I got your shades brother!!!” he says laughing.
He tips his bag and empties the boxes onto the seat as I stick my read more >

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by Julia Dalia Amenyogbo

Sometimes my generation appears confused, on the lookout for value orientation. There are many who claim to know which way to go or what is the right thing to do. Too many times capitalistic ambitions predominate the ones that intend to do good because often they don’t yield as much. The world of today does not make it easy knowing who to believe and what to believe. Conclusively, many opt for nothing.
Luckily, there is read more >

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What do Arnold Schwarzenegger, Miley Cyrus and Rufus Wainwright have in common? Not a whole lot per se….other than their love for American summers and a feature on this mixtape! This compilation is an adult capri sun on a hot summers day. Pure auditory confetti. So while the days are still long and the nights even longer, cap off the rest of your summer with some made to order sounds from Room Service. Knock knock, your order is read more >

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Words & interview by Tori White
In a wonderful stroke of creative umami, it’s no surprise that ‘Gomorrah’, one of the most gritty and frighteningly authentic, dramatic TV series to come out of Italy would be set to the score of the most hauntingly mellifluous bands in Italy, Mokadelic.
Mokadelic started as ‘Moka’ back in 2000, before changing their name in 2008 to Mokadelic when their notoriety as a band began to shift it’s focus to composing emotional musical read more >

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Have you ever found yourself standing in line at the bank, enjoying watching people going about their day around you? You’re able to stand patiently, watch the world pass you by, content and calm. You may wait 2 minutes or maybe it’s 15. You’re fine. And then there are the days you shift from side to side, you can’t stop checking your phone, you find yourself using that tone of voice with the teller that you’re read more >

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by Ken Wallraven.
A quote from the movie Memento gave inspiration to this mix:
‘Just because there are things I can’t remember, doesn’t mean my actions are meaningless. The world doesn’t just disappear when you close your eyes.’
Well, the world doesn’t disappear, but it may become clearer. It’s about those special moments. When you listen to a track – and maybe even dance to it. And you don’t just lose yourself to it, you see some sort read more >

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Another one of our favorite paper artists – Berlin’s Amrei Andrasch shows us what you can do with paper, razor blades, and skills galore.
Enjoy some impressions from her work below (an extra ‘whatthefuck’ goes out to her CyBird glasses), and check her website or follow her on facebook if you want to know more.
Also make sure to witness her master’s thesis –
a motion piece that playfully promotes the overcoming of prejudices in gender understanding. Visit read more >

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Inspired by a book with the same title our dear Hamburg-based witness Larissa Sophie Spengler graces us today with ‘Pretty Ugly’, a carefully curated selection of music that pays tribute to that very feeling that something is so beautiful that it almost hurts – yes, we’re talking about our good ol’ friend cheesiness!
Porcellain elephants are winding their trunkets, the sun’s rising above Chernobyl in a snow dome, and cowboy garden gnomes are playing the violin while Kevin is read more >

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Slower Expectations doesn’t lower expectations by any means. Christoph Woerner, responsible for one of my favorite sets of the year has just released a follow up set that is a little more down-tempo yet doesn’t lack detail and keeps you engaged all the way through.
I asked Christoph where the inspiration for his sets comes from, what would he say his influences are and where he seeks out his music.
“I try to play friends, artists that I read more >

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Words & images by Kathryn Hayes
“Have you ever photographed yourself… naked?” had become a common question. Ironically after first entering the space I’d be renting for the summer, I couldn’t seem to ignore the image of a figure lit up by sunlight laying naked on the floor. A good part of me just wanted to pass it off as a metaphor, pointing to the current phase I am in.

Almost two years ago I read more >