I grew up on the Spice Girls. Wearing awkward crop tops, jelly shoes and glitter lip gloss,
while my sister played Pac from the bedroom. Cassette tapes rolling as I dance to “sweet
like chocolate boy” with a Gameboy Colour on charge, waiting for my hips to
“See something you want, take it for a ride, have some fun with it and then ditch it. That’s
what we do with everything these days.” Viper met Finnish artist Annu Kilpeläinen just
before the opening of her new solo show, Joyride, which is full of angular
You were originally a B-girl, what was it like being a part of the culture so early on?
It was amazing, when you're young and doing your thing, you're not thinking about being a part of a culture, you're just doing your thing. So it
In a U.K. music scene that’s thriving with young, hungry talent ready to claim thrones, the seemingly revolving door can keep attentions away from some real gems. Ones that may not make as much noise as their peers, but whose very calculated movements lead to
Firstly, briefly introduce yourself.
I’m Spryo, I'm from East London and I’ve been DJ-ing for the best part of 20 years. I started producing records around the year 2000 inspired by jungle, garage and the early grime sound.
What would you say are the most popular beats you've
Once I managed to find hip hop culture in Hong Kong, I felt like I’d never left home. Before travelling to Hong Kong, South Korea and Tokyo, my knowledge of hip hop in Asia went as far as Keith Ape’s viral hit ‘It G Ma’.
A Nomad by definition is someone who is never home, or thought not to have any roots to a particular place. Often, they are discredited with claims that say their lives lack true motivation and may even be said to have no direction. In America,
1. What do you smell like right now?
Greatness mixed with a lil B.O, looool.
2. How would your last partner sum you up in 3 words?
Gentle but senile.
3. What’s the most troublesome thing you did as a child?
Can't even remember. I wasn't too much of a
Individuality in music is something a lot of artists struggle with. In a current climate where the Internet is the main influencer, artists can pick and choose whatever persona they want for the sake of recognition. Not UK rapper Knucks, who is blazing a trail
UK Grime and Afrobeats. Two strictly opposing genres. One, saturated by the gritty tales and brutal bass lines of inner city life; the other, a movement of percussive celebration. Despite the contention of the originating environments, Britain is witnessing a compelling merge of Afrobeats and