What is a piece of clothing that “works”? Who is working whom? Is the one who poses the one who actually “works” hardest? The S/S 2017 collection of Berlin-based, Swedish- Vietnamese designer NHU DUONG entitled ‘WORK COLLECTION’ plays with the ideas of professionalism, leisure and appropriateness through a range of garments that are inspired by work outfits and hobby uniforms. Overalls, raw denim outfits, kung-fu pyjamas, biker pants, baggy tights and gloves, bomber-jackets, bomber suits,… [read more »]
The latest drop from Nguzunguzu implicates its title in the production itself: like a celestial molecule amputated from the organism of the sky, it brims with heavenly harmonies. For all its astral qualities, Skycell isn’t all atmospheric and weightless, but rather it manages to fuse its space oddity-like eeriness with deeply grounded rhythmic roots. The constellations of chopped samples and dark matter orbit around a common point of gravity — the inexhaustible beats. Amid the unheard of timbres and fibers, what is most fascinating consists in the seamless transmutation of percussive materials: how glass sublimates to metal and bold kicks fizzle to thin air, as if governed by supernatural, extra-terrestrial laws. Even at their most violently fractured and threatening moments, Nguzunguzu never lose the listener’s trust when it comes to physically driven, body-oriented music. By composing their own heterodox cosmology, these kids were definitely the hot ones in astrophysics class — and they definitely put the ‘bang’ in Big Banger.
You can stream Nguzunguzu’s full EP, out now on Fade to Mind, by clicking here.