Art

Edwin Raphael’s “Sea Of Things” Offers an Escape From Anxiety

December 9, 2020

Edwin Raphael premiered the music video for his new single “Sea Of Things” today in Flaunt. The song gives a small glimpse into the “spectrum of human indulgence” he explores in his upcoming Staring At Ceilings EP, which is due out in February 2021. The Montreal-via-Dubai based artist parallels most things in life to water … Read More

Nudes for a Cause

December 4, 2020

The idea of “nude” is a vulnerable thing. The color is contentious – nude-colored for one is not necessarily nude for another and the default in fashion remains a pink, beige-like color. When I was a child taking movement classes, my ballet shoes were light pink to match skin I didn’t have. Then there’s the … Read More

Mango Diplomacy

December 3, 2020

I received a Whatsapp message from my mom in May – about two months after our part of the world had gone into a lockdown. “Doesn’t look like there will be any mangoes this year,” she wrote. I could hear her disappointment on the other end, an energetic knowledge of loss extending beyond the screen … Read More

GoodMostlyBad Navigates Heartache With Baby EP

November 19, 2020

In her new EP Baby, Doha-based DJ and producer GoodMostlyBad (aka GMB aka Gurmehar Bedi) takes listeners on an intimate auditory journey through her experience of navigating the aftermath of an abusive relationship. The EP alternates between soft, bedroom beats and vocals that perceptively capture her intermingled experiences of heartache, self-discovery, pain, and healing. A … Read More

One Piece by Umber Majeed, Hypersurface of the Present

October 16, 2020

Green is a loaded color for some of us. Green is Islam. Green is Pakistan. It is the dominant color on the Pakistani flag and consequently inextricably linked to national identity – saturating government seals, corporate logos, athletic uniforms, and more. It appears prominently in Pakistani-American artist Umber Majeed’s work. Majeed’s choice of green, however, … Read More

Two Poems

September 28, 2020

Love Letter to the Biryani at Wahid’s, or A Joyous Poem in the Center Sheets of stapled steel fashion a fast shelter for the city’s appetites. Hungry, hungered, & hungering, may all in one night in these dense tendrils be converged. From all its next-doors, more spills onto the ear than the eye can hold. … Read More

Disco Auntie Sessions 9/20, Day Mixes

September 27, 2020

I’m working from home now. Outside there’s a pandemic on and I have few reasons to leave my desk. Time feels like something that belonged to the people who lived before. Now the days run together. Night bleeds into morning which languishes into the afternoon. The death of the sun, the rise of the moon, … Read More

Humeysha’s “You Always” Is the Beginning of Healing

September 21, 2020

Zain Alam, the artist behind the music project Humeysha, released a new single, “You Always,” on Bandcamp Friday. All proceeds from the track will go to Bed-Stuy Strong and India Against Corona, to organizations responding to an unprecedented global crisis. “You Always” landlessly moves across language and sound and evokes something so effectively unterritorialized, diasporic, … Read More

Diving Deep into Tasneem’s Just Before the World Ends

August 31, 2020

Tasneem is a songwriter, producer, and multidisciplinary artist whose most recent EP, Just Before the World Ends, dropped late last year. Tasneem, who recently relocated from LA to Toronto, produced their own record and is sharing their experience with other artists who may feel isolated in their creative processes. Just before the pandemic took hold … Read More

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