Our DIY issue is dedicated to GETTING SHIT DONE. You will find stories on individuals and collectives, the world over, who have dedicated their time to getting something creative off the ground through hard work and a whole lot of resourcefulness. Be it building skate spots on vacant lots or producing music from their bedrooms, the guys (and girls) in this issue will no doubt serve as inspiration for you to stop making excuses and well… do something yourself!
Our general release cover features hyped LA-based Australian rap-star Iggy Azalea, whilst our alternative cover features the mystical artwork of NY artist/designer Dust La Rock.
The LA-based rapper who recently signed to Interscope has come a long way since her high school days in Mullumbimby in Northern NSW. She speaks on how far she’s come and what it took to get there. As well as her soon to be released album, The New Classic.
BUILD & DESTROY
We profile a series of skaters who are schooled in the ways of DIY builds, including the DIY lord himself, Sweden’s Pontus Alv. We even include a step-by-step guide and fundraiser graphic to get you started to do the same.
DUST LA ROCK
NY artist, designer and creative director/co-founder of Fool’s Gold Records, Dust La Rock, tells us how he became one of the most notorious creatives in the music biz, and all with no formal design education… and facing a potential 20-year prison sentence.
The elusive graffiti writer tells us of his latest project, The BNE Water Foundation. Committed to using his profile for positive change, BNE is a true game changer in what can often be a ego-centric scene.
WHILE OTHERS SLEEP
We spotlight four underground Australian ‘bedroom producers’ and discuss the positives and perils of creating within the walls you sleep.
AND MUCH MORE…