The catchy track “Glassbeadgames” by Martyn (featuring Four Tet) piqued my interest back in May, and I knew I had to write about his upcoming album, The Air Between Words. The single shifts from a fast-paced drum loop, to a female house vocalist, and finally to a thumb piano-esque solo. His style represents a sea change for electronic music; it is in-between and over genre restrictions. Martyn blends cymbals, piano segments, metallic wobbly noises, and outer-space synthesizer sounds. The Air Between Words transports you if...

Canadian artist, designer, and musician Andy Dixon is a true renaissance man. He became known in the '90s Vancouver punk scene, playing in bands like d.b.s. and The Red Light Sting. Later, he would continue making music with solo projects (Secret Mommy), start his own music label, Ache Records, work as a freelance graphic designer and – create art. In recent years, Dixon has been focusing exclusively on painting, developing a body of work that contrasts refined subjects with bold colors and expressionist strokes. Although...

 

 
FEATURING: DJ GLOVER JUNIOR  

FEATURING:
DJ GLOVER JUNIOR
 

Originally from Los Angeles, DJ Glover Junior has had booties poppin' on handstands in NYC for over five years now. His raw mixes will have you see Janet Jackson's "We Go Deep", which happens to be one of our favorite mixes off of his potato chip infused SoundCloud, in a whole new light...

 

 

Analisa Teachworth, alongside partner Slava, recently launched her newest endeavor: 4Real Global, a creative agency that designs and builds cutting edge websites and apps. The multimedia artist is currently in Russia, where she was invited by Moscow Coding School...

 

HELLO MANDY-LYN: "PLATINUM" – A PHOTO SERIES

HELLO MANDY-LYN:
"PLATINUM" – A PHOTO SERIES

"They're total Marilyn recreation photos," says Mandy-Lyn Antoniou. "We were just having some fun...because every blonde wants to be Marilyn, right?" Mandy-Lyn, as she's known, is a 24-year-old East Vancouver-based photographer and DJ. Her body of work, primarily focused on women...

 

 

The story goes: singer Michael Ian Cummings and drummer Noah Rubin were longtime friends, who had talked about forming a band in New York City. They then met English guitarist Josh Hubbard at a house party in L.A., and as they tell it, had that "debaucherous 'let's start a band' conversation...

CONTEMPORARY ARTIST HENRY GUNDERSON ON "+0-000-000-0000"

CONTEMPORARY ARTIST
HENRY GUNDERSON ON "+0-000-000-0000"

Having received his BFA from the Art Institute of San Francisco, Brooklyn-based artist Henry Gunderson, 23, creates masterpieces. Up close and personal or at a distance, you'll find yourself admiring his skill with every blink. His latest work, "+0-000-000-0000", refreshing and thought...

 

 

After meeting their first year at SVA, New York-based artists Mike Bailey-Gates and Claire Christerson – collectively known as Mike and Claire – bonded over mutual interests, began collaborating on projects, and soon found themselves living and working together...

 

 

Born-and-raised Parisians Ruben Nataf, 26, and Arthur Mestrot, 28, met their last year of high school: "We were both always seated in the last row, near the heater and discovered a mutual passion for Jodorowsky and Swedish girls." Soon, they founded Ten Days In Paris, a mega...

 
 

 

Leading up to his debut record release party at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right, Lo-Fang a.k.a. 30-year-old L.A.-based musician Matthew Hemerlein was making frequent trips to New York, playing intimate, packed shows around the city. Tonight, he's back, performing in front of yet another...

 
 

 

Like a dark and complicated relationship, George Griefy's nude portraits are strikingly intimate and sexy, fragile and beautiful. A young photographer from Patras, Greece, Griefy began his foray into the art world by editing photographs from the web "to give them a darker feeling." He now captures...

 

 

Mac DeMarco opens his front door. His hair is disheveled, and his eyes are heavy, as he’s met with the harsh light of day. It’s 3 p.m. in Bushwick.
“I’m hungover,” he says in a husky voice, leading the way through a long, dark hallway and into a large, open space. It's cozy and dusty, filled...

 

 

Maya Fuhr is a Toronto-based photographer whose work has been featured in VICE, BEAT, and a variety of fashion magazines. Her photographs capture the uninhibited side of her subjects with cinematic depth, and the results are utterly seducing...

 

 

 

"The video is a simple short about Topsy, a disaffected Amish girl, who escapes her hometown in Pennsylvania to live at an upscale country club in Palm Springs, California. Much like her Amish community wishes for her to be cut off from the rest of the world, her stay at the club is...

 

 

Photos by Katrin Braga
Styling/Art Direction by Ariana Preece


 

 

 

 

Photos by Wyn Herrick
Styling by Juliann McCandless

 


 

 

 

Malie Huffman is a talented 25-year-old artist from Los Angeles. Below are her newest illustrations, exclusive to IRL. When asked to describe her art, she got right to the point: "Built up sexual frustration. Compensation for my lack of lumps...

 

 

Following his European tour with Mykki Blanco and Boy Child, Devin Kyle Cuthbertson AKA Psycho Egyptian found himself in LA for a few weeks, and knowing full well that the artist and rapper is a completely open book – with no filter – we had him meet Echo Park's X-rated Shelby Sells to answer...

 

It was a rainy, gloomy November day, as I made my way through the bustling streets of Chinatown to meet Korakrit Arunanondchai. A quick Internet search of the 26-year-old Bangkok-born artist produces a dozen or so images of a bare-chested Krit – as he’s known – in what seems to be his...

 

Lakutis is Queens rapper Aleksey Weintraub, a New York City-born, first-generation immigrant of Russian descent. If you recognize him, it's because he's been a noticeable part of Das Racist's crew. He's now signed to Greedhead with a new record, Three Seashells, coming out on January...

 

 

"Off the heels" of directing "No Angel" for Beyoncé, work continues to pour in for Lil Internet. Through a smiley faced gold grill, gifted to him by Houston's TV Johnny, the music producer and director talks about personal authenticity via social media and infinite bandwidth. Beyond the meme, beyond...

 

 

San Francisco transplants Kumasi Sadiki, Quinn Arneson, and Kahim Smith have been making waves in New York ever since their LES doors opened just over a year ago. Collaborations with artists and designers alike, these boys continue to show us why The Good Company isn't just... 

 

 

Cuntmafia’s Contessa Stuto is Brooklyn’s wild boss bitch. The stylist, performance artist, rapper, and political personality took IRL around Bushwick to deliver her sermon of realness, discussing cultural appropriation, gentrification, hypebeasts, the misogynist nature of fashion, and why she...


 

Musicians have long been significant music critics. Back in 2001, Chris Richards, 34, was getting his start at the Washington Post, sorting mail and answering phones in the newsroom. By night, he was playing shows in Washington, D.C.’s post-punk band Q and Not U. “The Post had already hired a...

 

 

While Labanna Babalon has gotten most of her attention due to her ass, the philosophy of the Internet’s self-proclaimed sexually awakened woman is one that blends the harnessing of sexual and creative energy with that of the mythology of Babylon. Interactions with alien beings...

 

 

Although stylistically, Jaik Puppyteeth's work can vary drastically, there are themes that tend to overarch everything he creates. These Illustrations draw from his interest in sexuality and physicality, balanced against the playful whimsy of the aesthetic innocence of subjects typically...


 

Musician, performer and all around visionary, Johnny De Courcy is reaching people of all spectrums with his ever-changing, hard-to-nail-down sound that is underlyingly real, honest and leaves you wondering what'll come next. We connected with De Courcy via his landline (NO...

 

 

There's a certain air of cool intensity about Travis Egedy, also known as Pictureplane. It's a mixture of wildness and confidence that radiates from his work and connects fans to his message of individual freedom. Here, the electronic musician discusses his music and art, as he shares his...

 

 

My nose and mouth covered, I disconnect from the space around me as I ride my bike through phoenix tree tunnels and past colonial ephemera. I suck in the insipid late autumn air through the layers of cloth and purported filter, but am only left with a struggling sense of remove from the...

 

 

Photos by Justin Kovacs
Styling by Alexandra Marzella



 

 

 

Neon Music is an artist; he’s a performer, a singer-songwriter, and head designer of stunning headpiece brand House of Triviál (he’s been working on new designs for Beyoncé’s upcoming tour video. Yeah, B’s a fan.). IRL sat with the Youthquake frontman to discuss his life and...

 

 

8prn was the call sign of Concordia, a steel-hulled sailing ship that sank in 2010 following a severe storm off the coast of Brazil. 8prn is also Patrick Holland, the 21-year-old Vancouver-based experimental producer who spent his senior year of high school aboard that very ship (it’s all...

 

 

A former "gay for pay" go-go dancer and cam porn actor amid New York's Club Kids, Canadian photographer Andrew Volk, a core player in the revolution of Vancouver's underground party scene, has quite a few stories to share. He speaks with direct, unabashed honesty about his work...

 

 

Alex Calder is a 24-year-old musician originally from Edmonton, Alberta and currently living in Montreal, a city that’s shown to nurture young creatives. He found his beginnings alongside Mac Demarco (another Edmonton native) in Makeout Videotape and is now signed to Brooklyn-based...

 

 

Photos by Ali Yaqubian 
Styling by Juliann McCandless

 

 

Belle Mare came to fruition a year and a half ago, when 21-year-old London native Amelia Bushell met Thomas Servidone at an open mic night in New York. It took two meetings for the duo to write their first two songs, and after a couple of months, the band, a current five-person lineup, came out...

 

 

Originating from Vancouver and currently based in Montreal, Walter TV is a progressive psych-pop collaboration between three longtime friends, 20-somethings Pierce McGarry, Joe McMurray, and Simon Ankneman. Their eccentric vibes are utterly contagious. Here, we catch up with McGarry to...

 

 

White Poppy is Crystal Dorval, an artist and musician based in British Columbia, Canada. "It's pop hidden in an atmospheric haze," she says of her sound. "I like to make music that lulls or sedates the listener and myself." We get intimate with Dorval, as she describes her work and opens...

 

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