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What’s In Yr Fridge, Island Boy?

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What’s In Yr Fridge, Island Boy?

The musician and producer Richard Hunter-Rivera adds a new track to his ongoing project Island Boy.

In “The Sea Between,” the ethereal track out of Island Boy’s upcoming LP, the San Juan native musician Richard Hunter-Riviera draws us in a surreal soundscape by layering crooning vocals over a reggaeton influenced house beat. Island Boy is the ongoing project by the San Diego-based Hunter-Rivera. The project, which the musician and producer describes as “Erotic-Tropic”, explores complex recording […]

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Q&A: Joan Snyder

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Q&A: Joan Snyder

We speak to the established Expressionist painter on the eve of her first L.A. exhibition

“At the time my idea was studying the anatomy of a stroke, isolating them and using them almost like creating a symphony or a piece of music. My whole idea was to have more, not less in a painting.” So says Joan Snyder, the septuagenarian painter from New York whose show Womansong is currently on view at Parrasch Heijnen. Snyder […]

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Charlotte Cardin – “Like It Doesn’t Hurt” (Heartfelt Remix) Track Premiere

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Charlotte Cardin – “Like It Doesn’t Hurt” (Heartfelt Remix) Track Premiere

Heartfelt's remix of Charlotte Cardin's recently released single "Like It Doesn't Hurt" premieres today.

While we wait for French Canadian artist Charlotte Cardin’s new EP to be released this month on Cult Nation, we can enjoy her producer Heartfelt’s beat-heavy remix of “Like It Doesn’t Hurt.” The sultry single featured Husser, and premiered in late March, earning over 20k plays on Soundcloud. Here, though, we get more vocal modulations, and a sort of “toy-piano meets […]

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A Major Ed Moses Retrospective Opens in Santa Monica

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A Major Ed Moses Retrospective Opens in Santa Monica

90 is the new f'ing legendary

“The point is not to be in control, but to be in tune.” — Ed Moses On Saturday, April 30th the William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Museum of Art at the Bergamot Station became remarkably occupied by art enthusiast both young and old. All were in attendance for the reveal of the expansive survey exhibition […]

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0 Pounds Given

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0 Pounds Given

This British uni student is having fun with binaries and fun with her overdraft.

Being a student in Manchester, I wanted to photograph the lifestyle that comes with it. My inspiration for most of my shoots and styling aesthetic comes from what I do for fun: going to galleries or grime and garage events, mixing with different creatives, even traveling Asia when I can. I take my camera everywhere with me because you never know […]

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What’s In Yr Fridge, RY X?

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What’s In Yr Fridge, RY X?

Indie ballader RY X shares a new remix, and the panoramic seaside surrounding his studio.

In RY X’s latest single, the Australian singer-songwriter-wanderluster invites listeners in, cautiously, carefully. It’s a sumptuous palette, earning a tropicalia-techno remix by Fort Romeau. Repetitious vocal samplings swell in this version, as spacious piano chords delineate spacious boundaries. A dance beat, bit by bit, takes control, driving a satisfying dance/trance listening experience. Ry X, soft and elegant in his delivery, […]

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I’m not interested in being liked

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I’m not interested in being liked

Flaunt X McQ celebrate the launch of Swallow pop-up store in WeHo lastnight

When it comes to popping, the best way is up, and last night we put extra spring into the bounce as we joined McQ and Liberty Fairs in catapulting open their new Los Angeles pop-up at Concept 8366 1/2 on 3rd street, where they are bringing their stylish Swallow capsule collection to the West Coast. LAFAWNDAH dropped the tunes, and Snow Leopard threw down some […]

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Were The ‘90s L.A.’S Golden Age?

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Were The ‘90s L.A.’S Golden Age?

On the 24th anniversary of the Rodney King Riots, we consider this through the lens of MOCA’S Don’t Look Back exhibition

Would the turmoil of ’90s—riots, earthquakes, and lack of diversity—be called L.A.’s “Golden Age?” Last night at the MOCA Museum, speaker Gregory Rodriguez introduced curator Helen Molesworth and four other professors and doctors to give a personal insight on this subject. Pontificating on how rapidly the city had changed, it was agreed that L.A. had endured what most thought as […]

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FRAME Brings Cult Couture Jeans To New L.A. Storefront

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FRAME Brings Cult Couture Jeans To New L.A. Storefront

And we caught up with Erik Torstensson & Jens Grede of FRAME at their new L.A. location on Melrose.

What’s your favorite thing about having a cult denim label?  Firstly, it’s incredibly flattering and humbling to have FRAME described as a “cult” label, neither of us – nor our team who work so tirelessly on the creation of our pieces – would ever have expected for FRAME to take off so successfully the way it has thus far. If we think about […]

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Kolomensky — “Illumination” Track Premiere

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Kolomensky — “Illumination” Track Premiere

The Moscow producer and DJ shares his new acid house track, from Russia, with love.

Russian DJ Kolomensky shares his airy acid house single with us and I’m really disappointed. Mostly because that track doesn’t automatically come with a private Ibizan dancehall, a mile wide open bar, and a steaming indoor waterfall. This is the sound of you slamming Red Bull vodkas, crowding through throngs of wealthy revelers, till you’re dripping with self confidence (and other […]

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