The ghoulish, deep voice of Del the Funky Homosapien (aka Teren Delvon Jones) has a clarity even uninitiated hip hop listeners could differentiate from the crowded MC scene. And last night’s Deltron 3030 concert at the Electric Ballroom, Camden, he reminded the audience just what it means to go to a hip hop show that puts the audience before ego, such was the near-faultless tone and precision of his raps. Continue reading
Space is a cold, lonely place. Which is why, whenever filmmakers blast actors into the fictional heavens in search of strange new worlds, they’re always after focal points that will make events more human.
That’s certainly director Christopher Nolan’s aim with Interstellar, a film of humongous scope that boldly goes to forth to tell another tale of mankind’s struggle for survival, but is ultimately about a father-daughter relationship. Continue reading
Digital Revolution is a celebration of computing and all things interactive. By bringing together artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers, it hopes to give you a sense of the breakthroughs that digital creatives are making across culture, as well as remind you just how dramatically digital technology has changed all our lives in less than 50 years.
What follows are some of the moments that fascinated me most as I explored the chambers of this computing archive and its digital delights. Continue reading
Shock attraction isn’t Kelis’ style. And touring material for her latest album, Food, you get the sense that her biggest obstacle has been getting those hungry for the days of her reign as queen of the alternative bad girls to quit jilting her and get with the vibe. Her collection of soulful vignettes has been well received, and at Somerset House she exhibited exactly the confidence that has seen her win crowds and remind listeners just why they feel in love with her in the first place. Continue reading
The art of making music and how it affects the lives of people who choose to make it is the question explored in a feature-length documentary, What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music, by director Ralf Schmerberg. It’s a thoroughly captivity look at the creative process and how we define our own worth. Continue reading
It was a night of beats, breaks and hip hop worship for the devotees that made their way to the Scala for this annual tribute to the one and only J Dilla on Sunday. Continue reading