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Interview with Photographer Julia Skobeleva

HESO: Who are you and where are you from? Give us some background please. Julia: I was born an only child in an ordinary Soviet family from Kazakhstan. I graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and worked as an editor in glossy magazines for a long time. I had no dream of becoming a professional […]


Musical Revolution in Angola – Interview with Activist Luaty Beirão

November 11th, 2012 was the 37th anniversary of Angola gaining independence from Portugal. But independence sparked off a long and bloody civil war between the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA) and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) against the the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), […]


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Labrinth to headline 2012 Brownstock Music Festival in Essex

It’s arguable that Britain has always been way ahead of the curve when it comes to dance music, djs, festivals and therefore fun. So it should come as no surprise that doing it once again (for the eighth time) is Brownstock Festival, the annual Music Festival run by the Brown family on their farm in […]

Kasar & Piano

En Automn by Kasar

Video single of “En Automn”, from Piano Has Been Smoking, the latest album from Arnold Kasar, classically trained pianist making beats with just a Steinway grand piano and a sequencer. Known for his work with Sonar Kollektiv, Berlin pianist and electro-producer Arnold Kasar has worked with Micatone, a member of the band Nylon and has […]

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The Beard – EP 3 – Punk Pt. I – Protopunk

You have to go out there and do it for yourself, because no one’s going to give it to you. –Joe Strummer To whom it may concern, Hello. During the closing moments of last week’s Beard show on Elvis Presley, it may have sounded as if I were endorsing the lifestyle choices of certain pop […]

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Shuya Okino Interview

Shuya Okino has been DJing on the international scene for more than two decades, bringing the best Crossover Jazz to the Americas, Europe and Asia in a soulful effort to bridge musical as well as cultural divides. Garnering early acclaim with Kyoto Jazz Massive’s first single, “Eclipse/Silent Messenger” and the release of the subsequent album […]