Category: music


BELGIAN VIDEOS TO BE HERE FOR: DARRELL COLE & COELY

Posted on June 12th, by Dominique in magazine, music, video. No Comments

2017 has already proven to be a great year for Belgian hip hop with artists like Hamza and Damso -whose rise in particular seems unstoppable with his video for “N.J. Respect R” being on the verge of 10 million (!) views as we speak- busting through the noise.

Two of our fellow compatriots just dropped new visuals, the first one being Darrell Cole giving us the beautiful and vulnerable “BOATS.”, which stands for “Based On A True Story”.

The video is gorgeously directed and animated by Remy m. Ndow and tells the story about young Darrell’s chaotic and brave journey from Sierra Leone to Antwerp.

Watch and subsequently count your blessings.

The second drop is from that other Antwerp gem Coely, who let “A Polaroid Story” ‘s Elisabeth Ouni earn her first full director’s credit on the video for her ode to her Mama called “Celebrate”, a song we’ve … Read More »



PLAY THIS EXCLUSIVE ANTWERP FASHION DEPARTMENT SHOW2017 SOUNDTRACK

Posted on June 6th, by legrandfromage in magazine, mixtape, music, style. No Comments

This weekend, we got to witness a piece of fashion history as the biggest group of masters ever graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts – Antwerp Fashion Department.

I warned our London visitor beforehand: “SHOW2017 won’t be what you are used to seeing during fashion month. This is a full 4(!) hours of looks.”

To be quite honest, even I, who had interviewed all 18 graduating masters for the Magazine (more on where to get your copy soon), was a bit worried about the sheer volume of work we were about to be presented with. But although I have no clue how Walter Van Beirendonck and his team pull it off and at the end I felt like I had been slapped around by the ghosts of couture past, present and future, the quality was high, time flew by and it was a pleasure watching the creations of both bachelors and masters. So a … Read More »



SOULWAX – “DO YOU WANT TO GET INTO TROUBLE?” (WATCH)

Posted on June 1st, by immi in magazine, music. No Comments

Fresh off the already classic Soulwax album “FROM DEEWEE” (you’re still replaying this record like it’s paying the rent, right?) comes the amped-up new video for the track “Do You Want To Get Into Trouble?”

Shot in Paris, the video was directed by Ill-Studio who – as Soulwax’s visual go-to’s – got free range to create what they envisioned. A quote from director Thomas Subreville: “This video is our visual interpretation of this idea of duality and contrast between your imagination as a teenager and the world you really live in.”

It gives you Magritte nods, Gustave Courbet’s “Woman with a Parrot“, power graffiti and general Eat The Rich shit-kicking. Excellent.

Credits:
Directed by: Thomas Subreville (Ill-Studio)
Produced by DIVISION
Cast: Phénix Brossard

Read more about “FROM DEEWEE” here.



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

Posted on May 11th, by Dominique in magazine, music, video. Comments Off on 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 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 »





KNOTORYUS TALKS TO BRECHT VANDENBROUCKE ABOUT ‘ART IS COMIC’ AT MIMA

Allow me to paint you a picture. The wildly talented visual artist and illustrator Brecht Vandenbroucke has had his work splashed over anything from...

WHAT KNOTORYUS SAW AT “SHOW 2017” THE HAGUE

The Royal Academy of Fine Art The Hague’s Fashion & Textile Department held its annual graduate show this weekend and you know we were...

THE 1ST CALVIN KLEIN EYEWEAR COLLECTION BY RAF SIMONS IS HERE

Our fellow countryman Raf Simons, who took home both Mens- and Womenswear Designer of the Year 2017 CFDA Awards for his collections at Calvin Klein a...

BELGIAN VIDEOS TO BE HERE FOR: DARRELL COLE & COELY

2017 has already proven to be a great year for Belgian hip hop with artists like Hamza and Damso -whose rise in particular seems unstoppable...

PLAY THIS EXCLUSIVE ANTWERP FASHION DEPARTMENT SHOW2017 SOUNDTRACK

This weekend, we got to witness a piece of fashion history as the biggest group of masters ever graduated from the Royal Academy of...

IKEA COLLABORATES WITH OFF-WHITE & DONDA’S VIRGIL ABLOH

Looks like it’s finally happening, folks!

Remember a little over a year ago when Kanye was spotted at the Swedish IKEA HQ and everybody was speculating about...

SOULWAX – “DO YOU WANT TO GET INTO TROUBLE?” (WATCH)

Fresh off the already classic Soulwax album “FROM DEEWEE” (you’re still replaying this record like it’s paying the rent, right?) comes the amped-up new video for the track “Do...

JOIN KNOTORYUS AT ROYAL ACADEMY OF ART THE HAGUE’S “SHOW 2017”

As is custom around this time of year, we’re all eagerly awaiting the Royal Academy of Fine Arts – Antwerp Fashion Department show (which is...

KNOTORYUS TALKS TO AVENUE FOUNDER LINA FREDRIKSSON ABOUT HER VERY OWN ADIDAS SNEAKER, HYPE VS INNOVATION AND THE ‘MEH’ OF THE RESELLER

If you’d do a poll among young fashion killers on IG or Snapchat and ask them what item they’d mostly like to release carrying...

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...