Interview by Joana Meurkens Photography by India Coombs Summer Breeze is an LA born and bred musician on her journey to expressing her truest self through her art. Summer Breeze talks to artistic director, Joana Meurkens, about how her rigorous dance training has shaped her as an artist and how she celebrates the eccentricity of…Read More
Dwany is an NYC based singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor who has just released his debut single “AZRAEL”. An introduction to the world of the illuminated man, a concept birthed by Dwany over quarantine highlighting the issues with idolizing a toxic lover. This time of isolation allowed him to get in touch with his first-ever passion, making music. He took the time to teach himself how to start producing and mixing vocals and AZRAEL was his first product. With soft harmonies and many-layered vocals, he explores the power of just using his voice with minimalistic production. Growing up, Dwany took after artists such as Beyonce and Whitney Houston, recently adding Frank Ocean and Brent Fiyaz to the list of who he draws inspiration from. He is an aspiring artist ready to make a name for himself in the popular music scene. You can check out his music on all streaming platformsRead More
Gayathri Krishnan is a singer/songwriter from Irvine, California. Her musical roots lie in Indian classical music(Carnatic) as she creates a unique sound, a fusion of her culture and R&B. She stands by the phrase Create to Express as her intention when making music is to empower other creatives to express themselves freely. Her songs carry…Read More
BY: Marc-Andrea Fiorina
Who’s allowed to be angry?
Anger isn’t becoming. It should be kept inside the walls of the home. It shouldn’t be anywhere where someone could see it. “Stop being so emotional,” you hear. If you need to raise your voice to make a point, it can’t be that valid, can it?
About the Artist: Sam East is a triple threat Korean American singer, songwriter, and music producer hailing from the Greater NY Area. Son of parents who immigrated to Brooklyn in the late 70s, Sam East represents the new wave of contemporary R&B. Crafted from the sounds of a gospel loving mother and a hip-hop loving father, Sam East’s melodic voice…Read More
Growing up in New York to Japanese and Irish parents, 21 year old Cecilia Gault’s diverse cultural traditions informed her musical tastes as well as her own artistic output. Experimenting with complex musical stylings, her new single “Hanasuto” (produced by Dominic Florio) was penned playing into the hyper-sexualisation of the Japanese schoolgirl stereotype. Effortlessly blending together traditional…Read More
Hello it’s me, Joana Meurkens, your Artistic Director and reigning Music Editor here to deliver a monthly curated list of albums for all of you! Tune in each issue to see what albums have been on my mind for the past 6 weeks… each month will have a specific theme as I welcome you all…Read More
Interview by Joana Meurkens Creative Direction by Taylor Mew Photography by Maia Bertrand Murielle (Mu-ree-elle) is a Belgian born, American raised, NYC based singer/songwriter/producer/dancer with strong Congolese roots. Murielle recently released her self written and produced mixtape “Cancer Moon Child”, which stemmed from deep rooted personal growth and showcases the personal and powerful art that…Read More
About the Artist: Abby T. is a singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who presents tender jazz-inspired vocals with a refreshing perspective on rap. She draws influences from artists like Lauryn Hill, Noname, and Tierra Whack. She is steadily plowing her way through the alternative R&B/Hip-Hop scene in New York and has had the pleasure of opening…Read More
The first time I heard Sola by J Balvin, my tía showed me. Sandra was one of several tías that I would come to know over the course of my stay in Medellin over the summer of 2015, as I bore witness to the fragmented pieces of family precariously joined by place, time, and good…Read More