Fashion Scout announced that the London based Eponymous brand Tolu Coker, as the winner of the AW19 coveted Merit Award. Created in 2009, the new talent initiative is worth £20,000 across three seasons and has been created to support and develop new designer businesses on a global level.
Recent graduate collection from Sarah Passman from Solent University Southampton.
Everything is manipulated to appear perfect online when reality can be far from it. Ugliness challenges this fascination with synthetic lifestyles
There are barely any ethnic minorities at the top of the hierarchy that are decision makers, so it makes it difficult to implement change within the industry.
The 2019 Line-up for Lovebox Festival is here and we couldn’t me be more excited.
It’s another week and another new music Friday which brings around the new tunes that we are loving at the moment.
At the end of the last year we were hit with an announcement of a new music festival set to hit London this year. The Ends Festival which is to take place at LLoyd Park in Croydon in London is set to be one to look out for this coming festival season. Taking place over three days May 31st - June 2nd headliners of the festival include Nas, Wizkid as well as Damian Marley. if those names didn’t excite you just last night Live Nation released an additional number of artist to the lineup with more still to come.
He has been described as the next sound of Neo-Soul but really he is just a London born artist by way of Liverpool who is experimenting with the different sounds of Jazz, Soul and all these different genres. After release two Eps which have shown him as an artist who is doing things differently. With just one week until he releases his debut album ‘All The Sweetness On The Surface’ ASBO caught up with XamVolo to discuss everything from his process to making music, instrumentation, his new album and everything in between.
After what was a great year in terms of live shows that the ABO Music team attended. We couldn’t wait to get right back into in the New Year and kicking off what is looking to be another good year of shows coming to London we went down to catch songstress of the moment Ella Mai as she played her first of two shows at London’s O2 Shepard’s Bush Empire.
One week into the New Year and we were graced with the announcement of the line to this years Coachella Music Festival which will be taking place in April in the Coachella dessert in Palm Springs California.
It is safe to say that 2018 has been a very busy year. As it comes to ends and we reflect back on everything that has happened over the past year we can’t help but feel like we are ready for 2019! This year the ASBO music team has been introduced to many new artists from a variety of genres and we compiled 4 artists to watch come 2019.
When ASBO first came across Mabel she played a show to a couple of people in a room as part of the Selfridges Music Matter event series last year. Since then she has gone to release a string of successful singles and collaborations. Release a mixtape Ivy to Roses and embark on two headline tours and this is has been in the space of one year. We were more than happy to head to Brixton’s O2 Academy last night to check out Mabel’s sold out show on the last night of her tour.
Liam Bailey first stepped on to the music scene back in 2010. He released 2 EPS under Amy Whinehouse’s label and has worked with some of the UK's finest including Chase & Status, Gorillaz, Salaam Remi and Shy FX and has hit the road with artist such as Paloma Faith, Ellie Goulding, Plan B and Jessie J. Now Liam is getting ready for his next chapter, with a new EP ‘Brand New’ on the way come 2019 and a new single Brother, Why You Gotta Love Her. ASBO Meets caught up with Liam to talk all things music and his journey so far.
Faris is a musician whose music goes beyond borders, both stylistically and geographically. ASBO magazine spoke to him from Berlin to find out more about his current pursuits.
Team Kumba is a group of six young multi-disciplinary artists on a mission “to change or to challenge the music industry in Rwanda and within the region”. Formed about six months ago, the group comprises two DJs, a drummer, two dancers, and a videographer. We caught up with those group to find out more.
A nitid expedition through the alternative realities of artist Jason Ebeyer
With 70% of Palestine’s population still under the age of 30, the almost 70-year conflict has cost many young people their freedom
In the past, the youth didn’t have the opportunity to make a sound or have any right to speak. Today, everyone can express themselves.
Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another & feeling emotions with the heart of another.
Disregarding the youth’s desire for freedom of expression, China opts to censor a burgeoning hip hop culture.
Suspended between life and death, these buildings remind us of the power that architecture can possess upon its inception
If you can’t express yourself with the ones you love, there must be something wrong.