Category: music


WATCH AMANDLA STENBERG CROON IN SELF-DIRECTED & EDITED VIDEO FOR “LET MY BABY STAY”

Posted on May 11th, by Dominique in magazine, music, video. No Comments

Amandla Stenberg decided that ready or not, it’s time to fully inform the world that next to acting, writing and showing the next generation how to be fully woke and fabulous; she has singing, directing and editing skills to boot.

Watch the pretty video she made for her Mac DeMarco’s (great interview on WTF btw) cover of “Let My Baby Stay” below.

And who knew YouTube comment threads don’t have to be awful?  



FRANK OCEAN DEBUTS “LENS” (LISTEN)

Posted on April 24th, by immi in magazine, music. Comments Off on FRANK OCEAN DEBUTS “LENS” (LISTEN)

Frank Ocean’s Beats 1 radio show ‘Blonded Radio’ is like a gift certificate for intermittent spirit pick-me-ups when you most need it. What started off with the release of personal favourite single “Chanel” and “Biking” featuring Jay Z and Tyler The Creator, has now been supplemented with the drop of Frank’s third solo single of 2017 called “Lens”.

The lyrics are somewhat cryptic as per usual, but no one but Frank could talk about being unabashed when faced with spirits ogling us with our pants down. The cover art is seemingly inspired by the work of the incredible artist Kerry James Marshall, whose work has been crucial in reflecting the visibility and invisibility of the black identity in society. A retrospective of Marshall’s work at the Met wrapped in January, which you can find out more about here.

Kerry James Marshall “A Portrait of … Read More »



MYKKI BLANCO “HIDEAWAY” VIDEO (WATCH)

Posted on April 10th, by immi in magazine, music, video. Comments Off on MYKKI BLANCO “HIDEAWAY” VIDEO (WATCH)

The video for the inimitable Mykki Blanco’s “Hideaway”, directed by Daisy Zhou (“How To Be a Black Panther”), has dropped and it’s so important.

Made in collaboration with W Magazine (shout-out to W’s long-time style director Edward Enninful on the historic British Vogue EIC appointment!) and amfAR in honour of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the video sees a despondent lover fall to pieces in her room while Mykki shadows her in a couture gown. It symbolises the effect the HIV stigma can have on a relationship.

In an interview last year, Mykki Blanco crowned “Hideaway” as a personal favourite on the “Mykki” album, describing the song as “hard-core but also blatantly queer”. The video is accompanied by a candid interview that delves into the damage HIV stigmatisation can cause, as well as what we can do to keep the fight alive through grassroots activism.

Learn more … Read More »



THINGS TO BE HERE FOR THIS WEEK: DON’T DO IT

Posted on April 6th, by immi in magazine, music, style. Comments Off on THINGS TO BE HERE FOR THIS WEEK: DON’T DO IT

Honestly The Mood™ has never been this strong. This. Girl. Gets. It.

The following little box of gems is yours to open and rummage through if a random meme on your timeline about problematic relationship patterns got too close for comfort and you need some soul relief, for instance. Or if you have even just as much as glanced at the news lately. Things to be here for, they do still exist!

MYKKI BLANCO “HIDEAWAY”

New Mykki is approaching, I can feel my skin clear up, I suddenly have 20/20 vision, there’s a glow upon me not yet before seen. Hyperbole aside, a Mykki Blanco video is something to take time out for and we’re lucky Mykki took a breath in between dangling from stage ceilings (don’t do it!) to create a new visual for the track “Hideaway” which drops on April 10, directed by … Read More »



WATCH THE NEW KENDRICK LAMAR VIDEO ‘HUMBLE’

Posted on March 31st, by Dominique in magazine, music, video. 1 Comment

What does your household discuss over breakfast?

The three of us talked about the new Kendrick Lamar video for ‘Humble’, the second drop of the artist’s highly anticipated new project.

It references TV shows, movies and other pop culture visuals like the Destiny’s Child ‘Bills, Bills, Bills’ video, The Wire, DOPE, the ‘Grey Poupon’ commercial, The Last Supper, Being John Malkovich and The Young Pope. (Shout out to Jude Law for giving me all the life playing Pope Lenny and working those papal robes. I went to a school reigned by evil nuns and I absolutely hated it, so I’m lmao watching that show.)

Mike Will Made-It -who just dropped a fine album himself- produced the track and the video is directed by Dave Meyers and The Little Homies. Dave Meyers is responsible for a slew of amazing videos like Pink – ‘There You Go’ (I remember screaming at the TV when she … Read More »



KENDRICK LAMAR RELEASES “THE HEART PART 4”, PUTS THE INDUSTRY ON NOTICE

Posted on March 24th, by immi in magazine, music. 1 Comment

Kendrick Lamar has dropped his first single of 2017 and Black Twitter/every other rapper currently working has been left aquiver. “The Heart Part 4” is a scorching take on the state of rap today, the White House’s hot messes and the artist’s own career but it’s mostly a warning to other rappers to shape up. Not only has Kendrick’s entire Instagram been cleared – the usual sign of impending new work –  the release of the highly acclaimed artist’s new album is all but blatantly announced in the song’s lyrics: “Y’all got till April the 7th to get ya’ll shit together”. Well, damn.

The artwork for “The Heart Part 4” consists of a Roman numeral IV, which was used as a teaser image for the song first. The song features vocals by young up and comer Khalid, who just dropped his … Read More »



KNOTORYUS TALKS TO VJEZE FUR & PERRE VAN DEN BRINK AKA TRATLEHNER

Posted on March 21st, by Dominique in interview, magazine, music, style. Comments Off on KNOTORYUS TALKS TO VJEZE FUR & PERRE VAN DEN BRINK AKA TRATLEHNER

(Image: Perre van den Brink & Freddy Tratlehner at Avenue © Kelly Fober)

The morning I’m interviewing the two creative polymaths behind TRATLEHNER, the Amsterdam-based clothing label that had a succesful run in 2014, but then fell silent, two things happen: I receive a years-old Facebook-memory that had me quoting a VjezeFur/De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig lyric and I receive the first mail of the year from the great Walter Van Beirendonck to set up a new work project. My co-workers who are deeply aware of my admiration for both these men deem these coincidences pretty weird, but as someone who on one hand isn’t superstitious at all, I have also learned to accept that when it comes to the people that have provided me with loud laughter, comfort and great art at points in my life when I needed it the most, the universe … Read More »



LET’S TALK ABOUT THE NEW SOULWAX ALBUM “FROM DEEWEE”

Posted on March 20th, by immi in magazine, music. Comments Off on LET’S TALK ABOUT THE NEW SOULWAX ALBUM “FROM DEEWEE”

With their first studio effort in 12 (!) years burning a hole in whichever digital port much-anticipated releases are stocked in, brothers Stephen and David Dewaele and Stefaan Van Leuven of Soulwax are slated to remain the GOATs of Belgo-international alternative rock/electronic music. Since the inception of Soulwax in ’95, they’ve been irrepressible. They headline around the planet as 2manydjs (first known as ‘The Fucking/Flying Dewaele Brothers’), created their own Beats 1 radio show “2×2” and visual radio station plus app for Radio Soulwax, own an independent record label and studio, co-created a sound system project called Despacio (‘slowly’) and their remixes mostly eclipse the originals (you don’t want to know how foolish I went to their “Standing In The Way of Control” remix age sixteen, there should be lo-fi footage out there somewhere). As from Friday March 24, “FROM DEEWEE” – the duo’s … Read More »



WATCH ARCA – ‘REVERIE’

Posted on March 17th, by legrandfromage in magazine, music, video. Comments Off on WATCH ARCA – ‘REVERIE’

An almost uncomfortably intimate and tender exploration of desire, death, self-doubt and the beauty of owning your struggle. Directed by Jesse Kanda.



LISTEN TO STUFF. – ‘STRATA’

Posted on March 15th, by legrandfromage in magazine, music. Comments Off on LISTEN TO STUFF. – ‘STRATA’

Fans of Kaytranada, Karriem Riggins, BadBadNotGood will be chuffed with STUFF.





MOMO SOLO EXHIBITION “BEST PICTURE” AT ALICE GALLERY

Unlike the weather, you can always count on our faves over at ALICE Gallery to warm the depths of your heart. This time, they bring...

WATCH AMANDLA STENBERG CROON IN SELF-DIRECTED & EDITED VIDEO FOR “LET MY BABY STAY”

Amandla Stenberg decided that ready or not, it’s time to fully inform the world that next to acting, writing and showing the next generation how...

BEST OF THE ANTWERP + BRUSSELS STOCK SALES

There’s no sensation quite like picking up an item of discounted clothing from your fave Belgian designer, staring ahead both misty-eyed and blank-eyed while...

JOIN KNOTORYUS AT THE ANTWERP FASHION DEPARTMENT’S “SHOW2017” + “EXPO2017”

How do you measure a year? Is it in 525,600 minutes or the time before and after the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy...

5 LESSONS FROM REI KAWAKUBO TO PREPARE YOU FOR #METKAWAKUBO

#METKAWAKUBO hovers over all of us like an oversized, oblong-shaped Comme cloud and I’m ready for the deluge. The show will feature pieces from...

JOIN KNOTORYUS AT THE RAF SIMONS 2017 ANTWERP STOCK SALE

Raf Simons has announced a new Antwerp archive and stock sale from Wednesday May 10 till Saturday May 13 and the acolytes are buzzing. If...

FRANK OCEAN DEBUTS “LENS” (LISTEN)

Frank Ocean’s Beats 1 radio show ‘Blonded Radio’ is like a gift certificate for intermittent spirit pick-me-ups when you most need it. What started...

‘SOUL SCENE’: GUCCI (PRE-FALL) CAMPAIGN BY GLEN LUCHFORD

The Florentine house of Gucci has known many rebirths (and a notable death). Ever since Alessandro Michele was appointed creative director in January 2015,...

MYKKI BLANCO “HIDEAWAY” VIDEO (WATCH)

The video for the inimitable Mykki Blanco’s “Hideaway”, directed by Daisy Zhou (“How To Be a Black Panther”), has dropped and it’s so important.

Made...

THINGS TO BE HERE FOR THIS WEEK: DON’T DO IT

Honestly The Mood™ has never been this strong. This. Girl. Gets. It.

The following little box of gems is yours to open and rummage through if...

KNOTORYUS TALKS TO VEJA FOUNDER SÉBASTIEN KOPP

The fashion versus sustainability imbroglio is one that has been tainting the industry for years. We don’t need the vast amount of clothes that are being churned...

JOIN KNOTORYUS AT THE “MAYA ANGELOU – AND STILL I RISE” PREMIERE IN BRUSSELS

The Brussels art project RECOGNITION, which has showcased African and African diaspora art since it was created in 2016 by event organiser and photographer Lyse Ishimwe, is doing...

WATCH THE NEW KENDRICK LAMAR VIDEO ‘HUMBLE’

What does your household discuss over breakfast?

The three of us talked about the new Kendrick Lamar video for ‘Humble’, the second drop of the artist’s highly anticipated...

KNOTORYUS TALKS TO DIRECTOR/CURATOR KAAT DEBO ABOUT THE MIND OF MARTIN MARGIELA

(Hermès Autumn-Winter 2002) 

One of our favourite museums in the world, MoMu, the institution that is housed in the same building as the Royal Academy of...

BALENCIAGA SS17 UNOFFICIAL DIRECTOR’S CUT + SEASON TOP 3

Photographer Harley Weir gave us the Balenciaga SS17 drama that we are compelled to mimic every time there’s a monochrome curtain in sight. Dare...