ESTELLE

ESTELLE

photographer / Kareem Black writer / Ariel Gearhart stylist / Rose Garcia hair + makeup / Joanna Simkin stylist assistant / Savannah White With a sexy new single of an undefined genre and a much anticipated album to look forward to, UK singer/song writer Estelle celebrates personal renewal, redefines what raw beauty is, and how [...]

Catey Shaw

Catey Shaw

story / Erica Russell   Sure, her name doesn’t jump off the screen just yet, but best believe that you won’t be forgetting Catey Shaw after you hear her for the first time. The New Yorker by-way-of Virgina Beach has been making waves this summer with her anthemic ode to New York City’s hippest borough, [...]

PREMIERE: Youthquaker / “Projections”

PREMIERE: Youthquaker / “Projections”

story / Jordan Blakeman photos / Red Bull Content Pool Earlier in the month I got a sneak peek at performance group Youthquaker, a collaboration between vocalist Phlo Finister and Grammy Award-winning producer Illangelo of The Weeknd fame. Launched on BitTorrent, the artists side-stepped the traditional EP approach in favor of offering listeners an immersive [...]

CUNT MAFIA

CUNT MAFIA

photos / Anna Bloda story / Gina Tron Cunt Mafia, who goes by Contessa, is not only a self-described extreme feminist who wants to level the playing fields. She is a proponent that women need to love themselves and each other more and realize how powerful as a gender they are. She says, “It’s not [...]

New Obsession: PHOX

New Obsession: PHOX

story / Tiffany Diane Tso photos / Pip We are always ecstatic to discover new sounds and were definitely happily surprised at the introduction of still under-the-radar Wisconsin band Phox. The band’s visibility might be slightly obscured because they hail from small town Baraboo, Wis. (pop. 12,000), rather than the metropolises most pop bands emerge [...]

GUEST PLAYLIST: Sophia Black’s Smooth R&B Jams

GUEST PLAYLIST: Sophia Black’s Smooth R&B Jams

by Erica Russell Japanese/Native American artist Sophia Black creates the kind of soulful, timeless R&B that steeps slowly into the cerebellum, infusing a sense of warmth and sensual atmosphere. We asked the emerging Los Angeleno to curate a rhythmic guest playlist of her favorite hip-hop, R&B, and experimental electronica. And just for good measure, don’t [...]

Moxie Raia

by / Erica Russell When emerging NJ-bred, LA-based pop artist Moxie Raia’s press release first landed in my inbox, I was immediately hooked. With an earthy voice oozing with honesty and sensuality, Moxie’s sexy, rhythmic mid-tempo summer love anthem, “Buffalo Bill,” was an instant earworm. Currently, the Capitol Records artist (who even grabbed the attention [...]

LIVE REVIEW : PANDORA PRESENTS IGGY AZALEA WITH RITA ORA & MAGIC!

LIVE REVIEW : PANDORA PRESENTS IGGY AZALEA WITH RITA ORA & MAGIC!

story / Heather Seidler photos / Mallory Turner Aug 9th, 9pm on an end-of-summer Saturday night, Iggy Azalea–one of the hottest pop stars on the planet, enters the stage on the pier of Santa Monica. Peacocking in skin-tight neon high-waisted pants and crop top, she rapid fire raps through her first song like the reigning superstar she [...]