The whole idea of music and dancing is an African concept. They would dance to clear their mind and enter some kind of trance, or meditation state.
I think a true artist really understands that he succeeds in his art because of the people who understand his art, and it’s those people who should get the credit. Without them, the artist wouldn’t be where they are.
When the music’s good and everything’s set up properly, everyone is no longer there to pick up the girls or look cool. If everyone’s engaged properly in the music, they forget about sex, looking good, who’s ‘cool,’ and “am I standing behind the DJ booth?”
I think the more diverse the crowd, the better.
RECKON shares coffee + sweet words/bold ideas with musician, Genesis Owusu. He talks The Cardrive EP, Kanye West, brotherhood a la Citizen Kay and why the Australian hip hop scene is experiencing its own Renaissance. Genesis is on tour this week.
Collage artist, Kubi Vasak, speaks to RECKON Mag about the ‘random act of finding;’ a practice which has informed his work and his connections to his art family. No man is an island.
In light of the recent passing of Hugh Hefner, the robe clad founder of Playboy magazine whose empire sparked controversy a-plenty, we thought it was an apt time to drop this little baby.
The ‘80s are back and it’s come to teach us how to be bold again. Meet Shannon Dooley, creator and founder of RETROSWEAT, the authentic ‘80s Freestyle Aerobics class that has people packing studios in droves.
HoMie chats to RECKON Mag about creating pathways out of homelessness through the creation of their sick streetwear brand. So long shallow excess, hello to the young pioneers ushering in conscious consumerism for the greater good (with style).
Artists don’t talk about money or business, or so the old adage goes. MULGA finds that philosophy unrealistic. To him, art’s not precious and neither is the artist.