My wife Eve Ackroyd recently created this excellent artwork for the debut album Romantic Psychology 1 by enigmatic techno sage Levantis, out now on Technicolour Records (an imprint of legendary independent label Ninja Tune). Levantis may or may not be the pseudonym of a well known British electronic music producer.
MAC Culture has now been live for a few months, and is slowly settling into a groove of roughly one story per week – such as the recent Jeremy Scott Q&A I did, plus interviews with the likes of Cakes da Killa, Gareth Pugh & Alex Box in conversation, Felicity Hayward, J-pop superstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and so on… Each story gets pushed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, (plus Pinterest and Tumblr), and a monthly email (pictured). International (translated) versions will be rolled out globally along with the regional websites.
In the next installation in Joburg Party’s increasingly improbable world tour, I was back in LA for a screening at the Standard Hollywood, answering questions in front of the eerily turquoise pool with a few of the other directors.
Thanks to New Filmmakers LA for inviting me out again, and for LA Weekly’s Amy Nicholson for hosting the Q&A. I vaguely remember a conversation about taking it to Nevada later in the year, so who knows…
Chris Saunders and I were interviewed about our film Joburg Party by Gradient Mag, which they were kind enough to describe as “un magnifique projet.” We hope that our ramblings made sense after being translated into French. The film is closing in on 50,000 views since we posted it six months ago, has been featured as part of the Dazed Visionaries video series, and was selected as a Staff Pick by the lovely people at Vimeo. It’s been nice to see a project like this have a little bit of longevity in these fast-moving times.
A shortish interview that I did with Actress (Darren Cunningham) for the winter issue of BEAT magazine went up on their website yesterday, here. Photo by Benedict Brink. I’ll post a longer, rambling and largely uncut version here in a couple of weeks once the album is out (minus a few libellous rants).