Back then [in January 1993] I lived with my parents, and I had money from my 18th birthday, 7,000 or 8,000 francs, which let me buy a Juno 106 synthesizer and a small Akai S01 sampler, with a single mono output. My father had also given me a Minimoog and we had found a sequencer, a mixer, and a small compressor. I plugged all of it into a Ghetto Blaster that I had had since I was 11. Everything was put in my room on a folding table, and I had moved my bed into the guest room. In fact, we started doing things with that equipment even before the Darlin’ record came out…
—  Thomas on Daft House, his bedroom and DP’s first studio. From Les Inrockuptibles, July 2003 (x)
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Full interview of Chloe and Jamie for TFC Balitang America and ABS-CBN News Philippines

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"I cant tell you where I would see myself in five years, but I can tell you that I will work my best to be the most successful artist that I can be in five years."


Kyle W. Smith

Where are you from?  I live in San Francisco

How long have you been taking photos?  Taking photos for about 5-10 years. For the past few years, I’ve only really been shooting with 35mm color.

Do you have a favourite camera to work with?  My fav camera is whatever can fit snug in my pocket, but I seem to stick with Olympus point n shoots. Right now I have an Olympus accura 80s.

What crosses your mind when pairing/grouping your photos?  For pairings, a number of things can go through my head as to what I think is “aesthetically pleasing”. Similarities in shape and color are usually what draws me to pair photos. I try not to make it too complicated in my head when thinking about it. I’ll see two images. It clicks. And that’s that. Other times, I’ll pair photos that have some kind of connection, or relationship with one another.

Favourite book?  As of recently, my fav book is probably Martin Parr’s “Life’s A Beach”. He sure can capture color! Some books that ring in my head often are Rinko Kawauchi’s “AILA”, and Kazuyoshu Usui’s “Showa 88”. I like the Contemporary Japanese “photoscene”. There’s some good stuff comin out of there!

See more of his work here and his tumblr here 

Travi$ Scott Freestyles on Sway In The Morning

While in NYC promoting his free album, Days Before Rodeo, Travi$ Scott checked into Sway In The Morning where he spoke about the project, his relationship with Kanye West, and more. Watch the interview down below and check out his “Off The Top” freestyle above.

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Interview with P-Ne!

Could we get an introduction of yourself?
I am P-Ne from the 912 crew.
1. What’s your real name?
My real name is Park Hyun Ji.
2. When is your birthday?
I was born on February 21, 1993!
3. Where were you born?
South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province, Gwangmyeon city.
4. In what agency or crew are you in? (if any)
I’m not in an agency, but I’m active in the 912 crew.
5. Do you have a YouTube channel?
I don’t have a personal account, but my crew’s account is:
6. What is your twitter?
My twitter is @912p_ne.
7. Do you have a Sound Cloud?
My Sound Cloud is also
8. Who are your favorite artists?
Outside of Korea, it’s B.o.B!!!! Within Korea, it’s Swings and Gray!
9. When did you start rapping or writing lyrics?
I started it as a hobby since 2009, but I officially made up my mind to become a rapper since 2011.
10. What made you want to be a rapper?
Rather than listening to rap, it was after watching a performance. In 2009, my friend took me to a hip hop concert for my birthday, and there was a team that looked so awesome on stage. I thought, “Wow, that’s amazing. Hip hop is great…” Then, the following team’s performance was the worst. I thought, “I paid money to see this performance, but do I have to watch trash like this… Instead of watching that, I could do a better job.” And that’s how I started.
11. What are your future activities?
I’m working on some songs—I may release them all at once, or release them slowly, one at a time. It depends on my mood.. haha. I’m frequently performing, and that’s what I’ll keep doing! I’ve recently got into video-making, so I’m thinking about releasing my songs through videos.
12. As a rapper, is there a goal you would like to achieve?
It may sound weird, but I don’t have the intentions of being a rapper while creating a goal. I just wish that a lot of people can remember the rapper P-Ne. Personally, I would like to see at my solo concert, the audience rapping my rap better than me haha.
13. Is there anything you would like to say to your overseas fans?Please continue to look forward to me! I will become greater!!

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Interview with City Kitty


City Kitty is a New York-based Street Artist who creates unique, one of a kind pieces, often featuring the cats he’s become so well known for. He’s amazingly prolific for an artist whose work is all hand-done, rather than relying on prints.

Over the years, I’ve often been asked about City City, and recently I went over to this elusive artist’s studio to learn more about his process. While I photographed him working on one of his large-scale pieces—as well as our collaboration for the Murder Lounge’s Downtown Denim show—we talked about his perspective and the origins of City Kitty.


                                  [City Kitty at work in the studio]

TheDustyRebel: First, I’m curious to know the origin of City Kitty? Where does the name come from and how did it come to be?

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