I’m a filmmaker, director/editor reppin' Richmond, BC with an affinity for stories that explore music-centric underground worlds in the Asian diaspora. I’ve recently decided that I'm going to do a fun little music doc about Richmond’s/Vancouver’s/Lower Mainland’s new wave Asian rap scene, and I’m developing my first feature, a coming of age, hip-hopera, and crime drama, "Chinatown Diner".
We speak to our good friend Ms. Junko Shimada, owner of the Tokyo gallery, Gallery Side 2. She represents a strong roster of predominantly Japanese artists, and is an avid bon vivant of life. She has contributed to one of our favorite, 'Music Is Playing' playlists, and is always a great host and conversation, every time we meet.
We check in with our good friend, Nicolò Talignani, co-founder of the Italian brand, Waxman Brothers to make sure he is good, and see how they have responded to the Covid-19 epidemic.
Eff Yoo just dropped and it was made during his Covid-19 lockdown in Peru. We took the opportunity to talk to him about this relevant experience while reviewing, 'Spicaso On Lockdown.' Keeping with our theme during the pandemic era our 'takeaways' from the EP are cut into the interview itself.
One of the freshest collections to come from Hong Kong in recent times is the unexpected collaboration between accessories brand, Frequent Flyer, and KA WA KEY. The collection of six pieces is a stylish combination of imagination and function. At first glance, the bags are typical of KA WA KEY's ouvre. Who else to put a cowskin pattern on a bag? Fun fur? Yeah no doubt. When to get to the nuts and bolts though, the genius of Frequent Flyer comes through. Sturdy zips, functional pockets, and stash spots, all with robust makings. We had to get to the bottom of this brilliant marriage of worlds. Here what the chief conspirators had to say. Mr. Patrick So, Creative Director of Frequent Flyer,...