“Showing the vulnerability is something I’ve always taken pride in, but you also don’t want to only show what’s wrong and fucked up in the situation. You want to be able to give someone escapism through music...”
Dylan Murphy caught up with Malaki to discuss friendship, inspiration and imagery.
On 30 April we announced the launch of A New Normal, an open call in partnership with our friends at PhotoIreland and Junior Magazine. This Open Call was created in response to an unprecedented event in any of our life-times. We all became temporarily stuck within our homes and isolated from our friends and family.
Flohio is a hard one to pin down. Just as her music darts about, crouching and leaping, encompassing South to West London, subject matters and genres, so does the artist. Last year we interviewed the rising artist for the cover of Issue 006.
“I want to be known for my music and anything creative I put out,” this is the answer to the first question put to Aminé as he sits opposite, hood up and slightly slumped in a chair, tired from the previous night’s show in Glasgow and the subsequent six-hour ferry from Scotland to Dublin. Hannah O'Connell interviews the Portland artist for the cover of Issue 006.
An MC who was once touted as the greatest of all time by Skepta and noted as the man who made Dizzee Rascal pick up the mic, D Double E is one of the most influential names in grime. For the cover of January's GUIDE Cóilí Collins got some phone time with the influential artist, featuring a shoot by Thomas Chatt.
Ahead of slowthai's Brexit Bandit tour, culminating in his biggest London show to-date at York Hall, get to know the artist from Bush. His EP 'RUNT' and string of singles since, including a collaboration with Mura Masa, have made him one of the most talked about voices in UK rap. This shoot and interview is from the cover story of District Issue 005.
Craig Connolly sat down with Greentea Peng in her North London flat to talk about finding her guardian angel in Mexico, healing and spirituality. Taken from District Issue 005: Rebirth, it also features a shoot by our London-based photographer Thomas Chatt. Peng's 'Sensi' EP is out now on Spotify.
George Miller has lived many lives despite his tender age. Under his now defunct alias 'Filthy Frank' he was the figurehead for disposable internet pop-culture, being the man responsible for the 'Harlem Shake' craze. In recent times, Miller has been quick to distance himself from that alias and that part of his life, instead focusing on music output and his new alias, Joji. Craig Connolly spoke with him over a patchy telephone line for Issue 005, featuring a shoot by District's LA-based photographer Caitlin Dennis.
Thundercat graced the cover of Issue 004: Rebirth, featuring an interview and shoot by Ellius Grace. The LA artist discussed his love for Japanese culture, his formative years with close friend Kamasi Washington and working with Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald.