Interview: Kirklandd

Originally published at The Interns. Photo by Victor Tawagi. During its boom in the nineties, hip-hop was a loud, colourful genre of characters. It was simply a prerequisite for any rap star to have a sharp eye for fashion and a bundle of charisma. Rappers were faithfully communal, representing their city proudly and working to immerse … Continue reading Interview: Kirklandd

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Review: ‘We Got It From Here…’ – A Tribe Called Quest

Originally published as The Interns' Album of the Week. Death and tragedy invoke strong reactions in people. For some, the natural reaction is to close the world out and focus inwards whilst others crave the rigors of normalcy to distract them from their grief. When their 2015 reunion on The Late Show With Jimmy Fallon … Continue reading Review: ‘We Got It From Here…’ – A Tribe Called Quest

Review: ‘Atrocity Exhibition’ – Danny Brown

Originally published at The Interns The opening track of Joy Division’s Closer, the last album before Ian Curtis’ tragic suicide, is Atrocity Exhibition. It’s an apocalyptic, gnarling song that writhes ferociously underneath the vacuous vocals of Curtis, who grapples with a descent into what ultimately became his end. At one point, Curtis sings of tourists peering … Continue reading Review: ‘Atrocity Exhibition’ – Danny Brown

Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge Join Forces For An Album, Drop A New Single

Originally published at The Interns If your September wasn’t sexy enough already, Listen Out headliner Anderson .Paak and  his mate Knxwledge are here to alleviate your woes. In a double treat, the duo known as NxWorries have dropped a soulful new single Lyk Dis and given us a release date for their long awaited album, … Continue reading Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge Join Forces For An Album, Drop A New Single

Interview: Jai Wolf

Originally posted at The Interns. In each year of his career, New York’s Jai Wolf has taken another huge step forward with his music. In 2014, his bootleg remix of Skrillex’s Ease My Mind caught the EDM superstar’s attention and Wolf became one of the hottest remix artists in the business. The following year he released … Continue reading Interview: Jai Wolf

Early risers, savvy buyers beat the Christmas rush

Originally published on the Herald Sun, appearing in print on December 18, 2016. Words by Tamsin Rose and Reece Hooker. THEY’RE as frantic as ever, but this year’s Christmas shoppers are also proving to be smart. Shopping centres across Melbourne were bulging with last-minute gift-buyers yesterday, in what was tipped to be a $3.5 billion … Continue reading Early risers, savvy buyers beat the Christmas rush

Aussie classics: Could you spot our homegrown favourite foods in a blind taste test?

Original article posted December 24, 2016 at the Herald Sun CHRISTMAS time is an excellent opportunity to feast on some classic Aussie foods, but do the brand names still do it best? We put two of our finest journalists turned taste testers to the task to see if they could separate the brand names from … Continue reading Aussie classics: Could you spot our homegrown favourite foods in a blind taste test?

Kanye West shoes: Hundreds queue in Melbourne for limited-edition sneakers

Original article posted December 15, 2016 at the Herald Sun HUNDREDS of sneaker freaks queued for hours hoping to buy a pair of Kanye West exclusive limited-edition designer shoes. Punters formed long queues outside Adidas’ Emporium and Chadstone stores with lines stretching out the door and around the corner. But getting to the front didn’t … Continue reading Kanye West shoes: Hundreds queue in Melbourne for limited-edition sneakers