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J Carlyle releases highly-praised single ‘Intruder Alert’

Emily Lindsell J Carlyle’s new single ‘Intruder Alert’, released February 5th, has already accumulated huge amounts of praise from listeners and critics alike, with BBC Introducing dubbing the track an “Absolute Banger”! J has been involved in the musical scene since the young age of 15, when he started writing his own songs in-line with a few of the different genres he enjoyed. The influences of these genres have stuck with J as he has begun to release his own music – dancehall, R&B and grime to name a few! Incorporating these styles into his own creations has lead to J feeling as though he’s finally found his place within music, releasing tracks that he was born to make and put out into the world. However, the influences of genres he grew up around aren’t the only thing that can be clearly heard through his music. J has such a positive outlook on life that he’s now bringing to his music as his tracks ooze positive vibes and feel-good tempos, something that is influenced from his ..

How Travel Photography Keeps Our Adventure Spirits High In A Lockdown

2020 was not a great year for travel. Cursed by a global pandemic, summer holidays, new destinations and international explorations were well and truly off the cards. With travel restrictions in place for the last 12 months our appetite for new experiences, places and people has grown immensely. The adventurer in us all has suffered greatly, leaving many down in the dumps and craving the joys of travel. A shining light in all this doom and gloom, and our knights in shining armour, are the travel photographers sharing their works with the world. Keeping our spirits high, travel photographers allow us to experience the wonders of the world through the lens of a camera. Perhaps the best part of travel photography is the way it takes us around the globe in a matter of minutes. We can see art shows of Peru, the streetlights of Singapore and the zoos of Mumbai all whilst sitting at our desks. If only real travel was so quick and easy! Travel photography reminds us of all the incredibl..

How Travel Photography Keeps Our Adventure Spirits High In A Lockdown

2020 was not a great year for travel. Cursed by a global pandemic, summer holidays, new destinations and international explorations were well and truly off the cards. With travel restrictions in place for the last 12 months our appetite for new experiences, places and people has grown immensely. The adventurer in us all has suffered greatly, leaving many down in the dumps and craving the joys of travel. A shining light in all this doom and gloom, and our knights in shining armour, are the travel photographers sharing their works with the world. Keeping our spirits high, travel photographers allow us to experience the wonders of the world through the lens of a camera. Perhaps the best part of travel photography is the way it takes us around the globe in a matter of minutes. We can see art shows of Peru, the streetlights of Singapore and the zoos of Mumbai all whilst sitting at our desks. If only real travel was so quick and easy! Travel photography reminds us of all the incredibl..

You’ll Miss it When It’s Gone – How Lockdown Shows the Need for Photography

The art of photography has both benefitted and suffered since everyone has their own camera in their back pocket. Yes, more people are taking photos than ever but the artistry and skill is largely, put politely, rather lacking. Lockdown has seen us suffer in many ways, ways we would almost certainly never have expected. The simplest things such as the hustle and bustle of your local high street and the oddness, quirkiness and joy of everyday life has been stifled and we find ourselves now missing what we foolishly took for granted. Not so photographer David Hicks, whose skill in capturing transient, fleeting moments of humans and their impact on the world around them shows not just the artistry of the medium but also its importance to our psyche and morale. There’s a particular gallery which caught our attention, entitled ‘Waiting for Something to Happen’ (perhaps in retrospect it should be ‘if only we knew something was going to happen’). Across a series of black and white images, th..

You’ll Miss it When It’s Gone – How Lockdown Shows the Need for Photography

The art of photography has both benefitted and suffered since everyone has their own camera in their back pocket. Yes, more people are taking photos than ever but the artistry and skill is largely, put politely, rather lacking. Lockdown has seen us suffer in many ways, ways we would almost certainly never have expected. The simplest things such as the hustle and bustle of your local high street and the oddness, quirkiness and joy of everyday life has been stifled and we find ourselves now missing what we foolishly took for granted. Not so photographer David Hicks, whose skill in capturing transient, fleeting moments of humans and their impact on the world around them shows not just the artistry of the medium but also its importance to our psyche and morale. There’s a particular gallery which caught our attention, entitled ‘Waiting for Something to Happen’ (perhaps in retrospect it should be ‘if only we knew something was going to happen’). Across a series of black and white images, th..

Science & Art – Ever Realised How Closely Connected They Really Are?

Science and Art, at surface value, may be taken as polar opposites. Physics is a precise, complex and heavily numerical subject. Art however is expressive, a show of human creativity and emotion. With the rapid approach of British Science Week (5th March-12th March 2021) I began to consider just how different the two were. When you delve a little deeper, you’ll be surprised to find actually how much the two really do have in common. British Science Week champions the innovation of the sciences and their immensely progressive nature. Both Physics and Art also require that innovation, a bravery to think beyond what is known and discover the new, the exciting. Science is an attempt to explain the world around us, and art is an attempt to express and interpret the world around us. When you examine the two closely, their paths greatly intersect. And I’m not the only one to reach this conclusion! Artwork Abode put it best, ‘Though these subjects and methods have different traditions, an..

Lexxicon set to release hit EP ‘Bashment SZN’

Bashment SZN, the multi-genre EP curated by Lexxicon, is set to release April 7th. With a perfect mix of Bashment, Dancehall, Tropical R&B and Grime, Lexxicon touches up on his long time influences, PartyNextDoor and Swae Lee, to bring a sound that is familiar yet so distinctly him. Lexxicon’s music style and production are heavily influenced by his Jamaican roots, as he’s mastered the skill of mixing multiple genre’s and styles with sounds found within his home and culture. Bashment SZN is the type of music you want to hear when you’re in a good mood and feeling motivated, as you won’t be able to stop yourself from jumping and dancing to the upbeat tracks. This type of feel-good energy is exactly what is needed to get through the rest of the pandemic! The lead single from the EP, Pon di Floor, was released on February 26th – which you can listen to here. Pon di Floor is the perfect teaser for what the rest of Bashment SZN will bring, giving you a taste of the high energy, uptempo st..

Lexxicon set to release hit EP ‘Bashment SZN’

Bashment SZN, the multi-genre EP curated by Lexxicon, is set to release April 7th. With a perfect mix of Bashment, Dancehall, Tropical R&B and Grime, Lexxicon touches up on his long time influences, PartyNextDoor and Swae Lee, to bring a sound that is familiar yet so distinctly him. Lexxicon’s music style and production are heavily influenced by his Jamaican roots, as he’s mastered the skill of mixing multiple genre’s and styles with sounds found within his home and culture. Bashment SZN is the type of music you want to hear when you’re in a good mood and feeling motivated, as you won’t be able to stop yourself from jumping and dancing to the upbeat tracks. This type of feel-good energy is exactly what is needed to get through the rest of the pandemic! The lead single from the EP, Pon di Floor, was released on February 26th – which you can listen to here. Pon di Floor is the perfect teaser for what the rest of Bashment SZN will bring, giving you a taste of the high energy, uptempo st..

Feeling The Chaos? Discover The Artist Who Wants To Prove That Art Really Does Relieve Stress & Motivates – Dmitry Tells All

The combination of a background in Physics & Maths as well as a PHD focusing on brain and nerve fibre dynamics, may not immediately shout art & emotions to many but read on! Contemporary abstract artist Dmitry has successfully managed to overcome his own personal challenge of analytical control combined with natural emotions to release the power of emotional art. It is as if these two opposite spectrums have collided to create a moment of powerful realisation for Dmitry’s art – he captures a moment and expresses his feelings of harmony between the intangible and the tangible through his ‘Emotional Painting’. Dmitry is an honest and passionate artist who truly believes that art can help us to create positive and powerful emotions. When we sit in front of a piece of art that magically captures our attention it can ignite so many different emotions translated from the artist to us. The German Expressionist Kandinsky reminded us how ‘The artist must train not only his eye but also his sou..

Feeling The Chaos? Discover The Artist Who Wants To Prove That Art Really Does Relieve Stress & Motivates – Dmitry Tells All

The combination of a background in Physics & Maths as well as a PHD focusing on brain and nerve fibre dynamics, may not immediately shout art & emotions to many but read on! Contemporary abstract artist Dmitry has successfully managed to overcome his own personal challenge of analytical control combined with natural emotions to release the power of emotional art. It is as if these two opposite spectrums have collided to create a moment of powerful realisation for Dmitry’s art – he captures a moment and expresses his feelings of harmony between the intangible and the tangible through his ‘Emotional Painting’. Dmitry is an honest and passionate artist who truly believes that art can help us to create positive and powerful emotions. When we sit in front of a piece of art that magically captures our attention it can ignite so many different emotions translated from the artist to us. The German Expressionist Kandinsky reminded us how ‘The artist must train not only his eye but also his sou..