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| Interview | Ambient reveries with sexinadream

‘Deep, dark and mysterious’ is how Cape Town’s ambi-electro-dreampop duo – sexinadream – describe their sound. After the successful release of their first single titled ‘Pink Box‘, founding members Mavis Vermaak and Wessel Albertse are ready to release new sounds to the world’s ears. We decided to find out how this electro-duo goes about making...

M.I.A. uncovered: Documentary Teaser

The 37-year-old English artist M.I.A (real name Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam) is well known for her controversial and provocative techniques. Unwilling to be swayed by the media, she has firmly expressed her views in shocking and intriguing ways. With aggressive lyrics and catchy beats M.I.A. has carved a permanent and revered spot in music history. Steve...

#bottomrightcorner: The Contributor Edition

Every week we compile a selection of music to sing you into the weekend and list them in a post called #bottomrightcorner. Sometimes new tunes, sometimes themed tunes and sometimes we ask a music aficionado to choose the tunes for us. This week, we hand over the selection process to our unofficial Detroit contributor, Mr...

Painting Austria: Highlights from the 15th World Bodypainting Festival

Body art takes on a new level in the 15th annual World Bodypainting Festival held in Austria. The week-long festival functions as the Academy Awards of body paint. Hundreds of artists from around the world gathered to strut their stuff with intricate and colourful designs. Artists competed for the world title in five categories and...

Babatunde: Capulana Fever

The word Babatunde is a Yoruba (Nigerian) name and when translated it means ‘the father returns.’ Born in the heart of Johannesburg’s CBD, Babatunde has grown from a headwear experiment into a concept brand. Babatunde launched in July 2010 with a range of hats and caps but has since grown into a concept brand including...

JOBURG PARTY! – A snapshot of SA’s new youth underground

Over two days and nights in Johannesburg, South Africa, Rod Stanley & Chris Saunders travelled to illegal rooftop parties, warehouse raves, street fashion shoots and poolside jams to meet some of the young musicians, DJs, zine publishers and artists set on taking the SA scene global, and asked them how the city’s youth culture is...

#FYI: Floating Bathtubs and other cool shit

At one small seed we believe in the power of unique ideas and novel concepts. Ranging from technology, design, art and music, we’ve compiled a collection of crazy, fascinating, funny and bizarre findings that we think would be of interest to you. Here are some of our favourite finds this past week. Stay tuned for...

American photography icon Bert Stern dies age 83

What do Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, and Brigitte Bardot have in common besides eternal fame? They were all clients of the late fashion photographer icon Bert Stern, who passed away on June 26 2013.

12 Greatest Designs of the Century

In the past century we have gone from handwritten letters and snail mail to social media obsessed zombies with iPhone apps for every situation in life. That’s why it’s not a surprise that the Apple Macintosh was recently selected as one of the greatest designs of the past century. What is shocking, are some of...

Backstage Epilepsy by Photographer Waldo Pretorius

Only some witness the final product and the few moments of perfection from the viewers’ seats of the catwalk. Designers spend months immersed in their work to bring their visions to life at the show. Filmed at the 2013 SA Fashion Week and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, photographer Waldo Pretorius‘ short film, Backstage Epilepsy, offers a...

Coarse Presents “A Voyage of No Return”

On July 6 2013 Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk aka COARSE will release their latest creation ‘The Passage’ through Coarselife.com, a new and never-before-seen sculpture, which boasts a total length of 16” [40 cm] and height of 11” [27.5 cm]. The characters in this figure group include the catch Ruth, the seducer Void, and an...

Dancing for Money: Documenting the Wedding DJ’s

MJ Lourens’ documentary, Dancing for Money, follows the successful Cape Town-based Wedding DJs duo consisting of Charles Miller aka Chopper Charley and Donald Swanepoel as Super Deluxe 3000. (Length: 40:18)

The Hives and Skunk Anansie to perform in SA!

That’s right ladies and gents! Swedish rock sensation The Hives and revived iconic British band Skunk Anansie are coming to South Africa! These two powerful and dynamic music forces now join alt-j and Boys Noize for the Vodacom In the City one-day music festival on 4 October in downtown Jozi, moving on to Rocking the...
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