While we all reflect on our relationship with race, it is important to consider institutional attitudes
in Britain that have shaped our perceptions. British academic institutions, for example, have done
little to disentangle themselves from the nation’s colonial history.
Since the UK went into lockdown on the 23rd March, many clubs and concert halls have been forced to close their doors permanently, whilst others have resorted to crowdfunding initiatives in the fight for survival. The outlook is bleak, but many have been creative in searching for solutions and adapting their approach to stay afloat.
Taking down statues has nothing to do with erasing our past. They’re a way of convincing ourselves that we can listen to history as we deem fit, rather than as it actually unfolded.
The reusable mug – a small act of defiance in a disposable culture. But what was once the hero in our hands in the fight against single-use plastics, has become an object of suspicion – an unexpected victim of COVID-19’s collateral damage.
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NSG Ft. Unknown T
The NSG guys team up with Unknown T for some feel good music, with Unknown T showing off a slightly different side to his vocals. Playing homage to their hometowns Hackney and Ghana, the visuals directed by Kevin Hudson are a taste of a summer far away.
Northampton rapper Slowthai announces his new album, TYRON, which is set to release in February 2021. Slowthai teases of what's to come with latest release 'nhs', paying tribute to the National Health Service. The single delves into recent events, and shares Slowthai's experience in coming to terms with what we've been given, and how to show gratitude for life before it's too late.
Bonobo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Bonobo, aka Simon Green, launched his own record label OUTLIER in collaboration with Ninja Tune in September, with the lively debut release ‘Heartbreak’ – a collab track with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. The pair have joined forces again for the second OUTLIER release ‘6000 Ft.’, which is more relaxed in feel; a lovely slow-builder with soft vocals, piano trills and a signature Bonobo beat.
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