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Style & Culture

A round-up of style and cultural articles that have a prominent feature within music

Film Review: 12 Years A Slave

12 Years a Slave Poster

After making only two feature films, both critically acclaimed, ‘Hunger’ (2008) and ‘Shame’ (2011), British film director Steve McQueen on his third outing has delivered both an astonishing and an outstanding piece of work which has been heralded by some as the greatest movie ever made to deal with the reality of slavery in America. ’12 Years A Slave’ is …

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News: Exclusive – ‘Wale: I Am From’ Documentary Trailer

DC Rapper Wale

Photography courtesy: Nikki Kahn/TWP   The DC  Rapper, Wale took time out of his busy schedule to travel to Nigeria, his parents home.   He managed to connect with family members he’d never met and fans he never knew he had.   Sean “Diddy”  Combs last October, sent a crew along to film the trip.  This is now a soon to be …

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Rampage Sound – Mike Anthony

Venue: Notting Hill Carnival Host: Mike Anthony Date: August Bank Holiday Festival 2013 Photography Courtesy: Robert Mcdowall (carnival pics) Celebrating Carnival with one of London’s hottest Sound System is a must for Carnival ‘newbies’! With Hip-Hop Banging anthems, High energy Jungle, Dancehall, Soul, RnB, Old skool reggae clearly reflecting the cross-section of the audience that Rampage Sound, has entertained for …

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Review: Kingsley Davis Flips the Script!

Cover Art for Flip the Script Book

A Photographers Music Diary Author: Flip the Script by Kingsley Davis Art Direction by David Grant. “Ultimately you’re listening to a feeling” Pharrell Williams Author Kingsley former DJ and Postgraduate student of Art and Media, began documenting images from his first initial picture Credit of ‘Ledisi’ that was later published in Blues and Soul magazine. His book documents a spectrum …

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Film: Mandela – The Long Walk to Freedom

It would seem a near impossible task to tell the story of one of the greatest statesmen the world has ever seen, Nelson Mandela, in a mere two and a half hours and give it full justice. After all this was no ordinary man. His mammoth journey took him from a boy being born in a small village (Mvezo) in …

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Book Launch: Lloyd Bradley – “Sounds Like London”

Date: Wednesday 21st August 2013 Venue: Housmans Bookshop London N1   “Writes with Panache…this exceptional work can sit proudly beside the author’s earlier Bass Culture! The Independent 2013 Lloyd Bradley’s book has achieved remarkable success, this passionate and definitive author makes no apology for his clear-cut historical and cultural content. References explode onto the page from the pen of a solid creator and …

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