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COACHELLA – APRIL ’15

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MELBOURNE MATES – PART 5

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ASUS AU X COACHELLA ’15

[ASUS Australia x Coachella 2015]

Recently I had the privilege of teaming up with ASUS Australia to try out their limited edition MeMO Pad during my trip to California for Coachella Music Festival.

For someone who doesn’t like to carry much (especially to a music festival in the desert!), the ASUS MeMO Pad is ideal – It barely takes up more space than my iPhone and is almost as light. Along with my camera, wallet, and phone, it was all I took in my handbag to the shows and parties that weekend. Having it on me at all times meant that I could make notes on the musicians playing (to later blog), take pictures, and navigate my way through the schedule and around the festival easily.

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READ: CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE?

By John Vettese for The Key

If you’ve been messing with my site for a while, no doubt you would have seen mention of my friend Dewey Saunders, the incredible Philly-based artist who creates beautifully coloured illustrations and collages, usually depicting culturally relevant musicians. (I’ve interviewed him and also directed you to his awesome online store.)

Yesterday Dewey paid homage to Drake in the wake of his newly released project If You’re Reading this it’s too late by posting the super dope, mint green heavy illustration of Champagne Papi you can see above to his Instagram account. Within a matter of hours, drake had reposted the image to his 7.3 million Instagram followers, however there was no mention of the name Dewey Saunders anywhere to be found.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time a well-known artist has reposted another lesser-known individual’s art without crediting them, and it won’t be the last.

John Vettese has written a great article about the Drake/Dewey situation for Philly music website, The Key, and furthermore, has opened the door for a wider dialogue about why this is such a relevant issue.

Read the article in full here.

Dewey: Website / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook
John Vettese: Articles / Twitter
The Key: Website / Twitter

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MUSIC, PEOPLE

RIP AALIYAH

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Last week the incomparable Aaliyah would have turned 36.

Nearly 14 years after her untimely death, that transcendent beauty and angelic voice are still very much a lasting focal point for fans, music lovers, and pop culture as a whole.

Her legacy is everywhere.

5 ways Aaliyah is still running the game:

  • One of the last singles she released was Rock The Boat, a slow and mesmerising tune which sounds nearly as sweet as it does sexy. In the last few years I’ve heard at least 30 different flips, covers, and remixes of this classic with each artist bringing their own flavour to a song that is undeniably loved the world over. I’ve heard it sped up into a club banger, chopped and screwed down as a nod to the Dirty South, and more recently, given a bouncy soulful sway with hip hop edges.

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