Regularfantasy, aka Olivia Meek, is a musician & dj based out of Vancouver. Her aesthetic can be summed up as “21st century petroleum based culture,” which is actually the basis for the name of one of her musical collaborations, Plush Throw. The humor and satire of her Regularfantasy persona hide tasty leftfield productions, which are regularly shared on Soundcloud and hint at finding the sweet spot between headphones and the dance floor. Her recent band Ciao (w/ Void Mirror) is a continuation of her productions, but re-imagined as live compositions with influences from genres such as Italo and New Beat. With a handful of feature releases on labels such as Pacific Rhythm, Genero, and Heart to Heart, Olivia is just getting started on her musical journey.
Ads are everywhere in both digital and physical forms. They are surprisingly effective and often misleading. In most cases there is no avoiding them, especially outside where billboards and signs are in abundance. ‘Art in Ad Places’ is a response to the idea that anyone with a big marketing budget can dictate our environments. The response was manifested by a 52-week campaign that replaced New York City telephone ads with artwork from weekly rotated artists. The ‘Art in Ad Places’ team is made up of co-curators Caroline Caldwell and RJ Rushmore, along with photographer Luna Park. Below, RJ gives us the scoop…
Things don’t get any more plush than the music from DJ/producer, D. Tiffany. Her Blue Dreams EP took underground electronic music by storm in 2017 and was one of our favorite releases for the year. We talked to the Vancouver artist about her projects, new music, and creative process.
We spoke to the creative minds behind the Mixed Rice Zine series in their secret San Francisco practice space. Bosses Jess Wu-O and Monika Skelton are the creators of their most recent zine 100% Mixed, a project working to voice the seldom heard narratives of mixed race Asians through peer interviews and community contributions.
Hercules Records is quickly becoming the hub for Berkeley’s vinyl and DIY music scene. Located in South Berkeley, the store sells vinyl records with the mentality that a good record is forever.
Jeff Hamada is from the global city of Vancouver, British Columbia, where he currently resides and enjoys riding his bike to unwind. Among many other things, he is the father of BOOOOOOOM!, the internationally acclaimed art blog that has shed light on many many talented and undiscovered artists.
Based in Berlin, Chrissy aka Rahel Süßkind is an illustrator who we discovered through the artwork she did for Money$ex Records and Ninja Tune. Her illustrations are vibrant and unexpected, and usually on the more humorous side.
We had the chance to talk to LA based collagist and photographer Kevin Burzynski to find out how his move from NYC came about and what his creative process is like. http://www.boredonvacation.com