Issue #1: Birth: A Final Announcement and Update

Several months ago, we announced our first physical zine. Since that announcement, Benjamin and I have been working hard to makeย Issue #1: Birthย a reality. On the same day as this post’s publication, we’ve made our final order for the complete batch of debut issues. Once we’ve received them,ย we’ll send out individual copies to our subscribers. With its release just a few days away, this post will take a look at each of the zine’s talented contributors. In addition, I’ll detail a few of the difficulties we’ve encountered in the process, and how they’ve helped us to develop.…   [continue reading]

Goldie Lookin Chain – Fear of a Welsh Planet [ANNOUNCEMENT]

Just a couple of months ago, we spoke to Goldie Lookin Chain’s principle lyricist, Eggsy. How he kept quiet about new material, I’ll never know. But, going against his strategic silence, today sees the announcement of the collective’sย twentiethย LP,ย Fear of a Welsh Planet. Last year brought us a wealth of GLC to enjoy, from a Christmas album to a live recording of their compressedย Legends of GLCย show. Now they’re back, and it’s with some extra ambition.

For the first time since their debut wide-release,ย Greatest Hits, they come with a considered manifesto; even if it’s one they’ve largely forgotten.…   [continue reading]

The Myriad Talents of Doug Lussenhop

This article ties in to a podcast I recorded with Doug Lussenhop, available here.

Doug Lussenhop, also known as DJ Douggpound, is someone with far more output than many might expect. Mostly, he’s remembered as the editor who helped shapeย Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! into its distinctive and influential form. While his editing work represents a huge catalogue, it’s the tip of an incredibly intriguing iceberg. Lussenhop is never content to sit back, comfortable, in any one box. His creativity has branches in almost all forms of media, from music and writing to innovative live performances and apps.…   [continue reading]