Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Frieze Week

For those of you who have never heard about it. Frieze week is an annual event that takes place within London's art world and has been doing so for 13 years. The main event during this week is the massive art fair (one of the biggest of it's kind) it tends to draw attention to some of the biggest international collectors. With this amount  of excitement and interest the art world goes into a frenzy and a few other fairs pop up across the city. Most galleries will be putting on a show with their leading or signature artists, so basically it's London Fashion Week but for art. 

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Music Videos: Adian Coker, Hayley Cassidy and Rukhsana Merrise

It's been a big week in the UK industry for the release of new music videos and I'm definitely not complaining about it! 

Click for the visuals below.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Darling and King Presents... Adian Coker (Teaser)

Darling and King Presents...

Here is the first teaser of my brand new series, showcasing the best in up coming talent. We kick off our first episode with the ridiculously talented @adiancoker. 

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Saturday, 12 September 2015


Two years ago, a visit to his old Bronx neighborhood prompted some questions in artist Joshua Kissi’s mind: What would it take to alter perceptions of these spaces that many people write off as “poverty-stricken” and “dangerous”? What if everyone who lived there looked different? The idea clicked and led to an examination of black and poor stereotypes through clothing.  

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Mini Spotlight

Hey!! It's been a while since I've posted anything on here and I thought I would create a mini spotlight post on a few songs/artists that I've been listening to. As always you can always hear good music on my Saturday afternoon radio show, Darling and King (2-4pm, Buzz FM).
In no particular order...

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The Hip Hop Fellow

The Hip Hop Fellow is a 78 minute documentary following Grammy Award winning producer, 9th Wonder's tenure at Harvard University as he teaches "The Standards of Hip-Hop" course, conducts research for his thesis and explores Hip-Hop's history, culture and role in academia.

The film centres on the emerging significance of incorporating Hip-Hop studies into the academy and spotlights the scholars and musicians at the forefront of preserving the 40 years of Hip-Hop culture.


Saturday, 16 May 2015

"Hitters" - Scott Carthy

Directed by the award winning, Scott Carthy, "Hitters" is a documentary that brilliantly showcases New York's B-Boy culture. It features interviews with the next generation of dancers and the founders of the art form as they discuss the history and the current state of this street dance phenomenon. 

The 22 year old director graduated from Kingston University last year and is really making a name for himself as he has already released a film prior to "Hitter", entitled; "Litefeet" and it was picked as a Vimeo Pick of the Day. 

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Boderick Batts - "2001 Odyssey EP"

L.A based rapper, Boderick Batts just released a his debut project, "2001 Odyssey".
The four track EP showcases Batts' other talents as a producer and sometimes singer, his very chilled introduction is creating a bit of a buzz and I want to know your thoughts.

Yay or Nay?

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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Amos Chapple's Birds Eye View

      The Star Fort at Bourtange

 Armed with his drone, Amos Chapple has taken photo's of some of the world's most breathtaking architectural wonders. Recording sights from Barcelona to Mumbai, many of these images from his series were taken before drone photography restrictions were introduced thus possibly making them the last aerial images of this type.

      The Lotus Temple, New Dehli


Monday, 4 May 2015

Spotlight: 0002

As promised, here is the second instalment of "Spotlight" - a round up of a few artists and new music that i'm currently listening to. If you enjoy the music I've posted please support the artists with the links I have provided below. You can also tune into my weekly radio show and follow me on soundcloud to hear more!
First up is the East London based talent that is Nao (pronounced Nayo), I started paying attention to her after the release of her EP, "So Good" last year. Since then she's been getting support from the likes of Chet Faker and Jacques Greene; she even toured with Little Dragon on the European leg of their tour.   
After working with the ridiculously talented, A.K. Paul and more recently, Mura Masa on "Firefly". Nao has just dropped an EP entitled, February 15th and her new single, "Inhale Exhale" is a clear indication that this girl is someone we should all have her on our radar.

A while ago I mentioned on Twitter that Australia and New Zealand were producing a lot of soul and R&B vocalists; Nai Palm, Hollie Smith, Kimbra and Mara TK to name a few. Enter, singer-songwriter and producer, Janine and the Mixtape. The New Zealand native fuses R&B, Electronica and a bit of pop. I'm interested in hearing a bit more of her stuff as she's gearing up for the release of her second EP, which should be dropping soon.

 This man needs no introduction, Ahmir Mohamed el Khalifah aka Oddisee has probably worked with all your favourites, Jazzy Jeff, Eric Lau, The Foreign Exchange, Joey Badass and more! The Rapper/Producer just released his new project, "The Good Fight" and you can stream/buy it right now on his Bandcamp page.

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