Modern Mystics

 Words Emily Carson Photography George Voronov We went in search of the people making a living from tarot, astrology and mediumship to find out what it means to forge a career in mysticism in the modern world. A first tarot reading is an experience filled with trepidation and nervous laughter. This particular table is set,…

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The Exchange: B+ x Eddie Otchere

Illustration by James Neilson The photographers had two phone conversations over two weeks. They spoke about finding their styles while shooting hip hop legends, crossing over jobs with Mos Def and capturing the moment a love heart cloud appeared over J Dilla’s grave. B+ (aka Brian Cross) is one of Limerick’s greatest exports. Since 1990,…

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The Exchange: ELLLL x Sunil Sharpe

Artwork by Mel Keane Sunil Sharpe cut his teeth in Dublin’s techno scene before moving on to regular gigs in the likes of Berghain, Fabric and Concrete. He regularly releases his own tracks and others’ on his imprints Earwiggle, Tinfoil and On the Hoof. ELLLL is a producer, DJ and musician from Cork and a…

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The Art of the Sample

By Paddy O’Mahoney    Illustration by Noel Feeney  We pay homage to the craftsmen propping up the backbone of hip hop. Any hip hop fan worth their salt has a top 5 ready to go at all times. That is, a constantly tinkered with, passionately argued about personal list of the five best MCs that…

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AVA, Belfast and a Shining Scene

Words by Emily Carson Northern Ireland’s electronic music scene is in rude health and as AVA Festival and Conference comes back for a third year, never has this been more apparent. At Belfast’s T13, barbed wire fences, shipping containers and giant cranes soar into the white sky, forming a backdrop to several hundred people who…

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