Bekon – Against The Clock

The Kendrick Lamar producer makes a track in 10 minutes. 

When Kendrick Lamar released DAMN. last year, one name stood out on the credits among familiar producers like James Blake and Mike Will Made It: Bekon, who contributed to eight songs on the album, including stand-outs ‘Element’, ‘Fear’ and ‘Duckworth’.

Bekon has since been revealed as Danny Tannenbaum, aka Danny Keyz, a producer who’d already received a Grammy nomination in 2017 for his songwriting work with BJ the Chicago Kid and worked on Eminem’s The Recovery, Snoop Dogg’s Doggumentary and RZA’s Digi Snacks. Continue reading

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Product Design Director Lionel Favre on the New Polaris Collection

Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced an all-new collection, called Polaris, at SIHH 2018, with each of the new models bearing the direct aesthetic influence of the now-classic Memovox Polaris, a mechanical alarm-equipped dive watch launched in 1968. During the salon in Geneva, I had the opportunity to speak about how a 1960s classic becomes a 21st-century collection with the man who spearheaded the modern Polaris’s design and development, Jaeger-LeCoultre Product Design Director Lionel Favre.

Lionel Favre - Jaeger-LeCoultre Product Design Director

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Get To Know: Mantra

You might already know Mantra. If you’ve been to a Rupture night in London you will definitely know her. A founding and driving force – alongside her partner David Double O – behind one of the city’s most consistent and long-running underground drum & bass nights, she’s been dedicated to the craft for over a decade as a promoter, DJ and artist.

Exclusively championing innovation, Rupture line-ups have always cherry picked from the most exciting fringes of 170 music; Paradox to Equinox, Forest Drive West to Dead Man’s Chest, Fabio to Loxy, selectors across the underground spectrum who know how to draw deep to a loyal passionately headsy crowd who command no theatrics, no big bangers, no obvious tunes. Continue reading

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People Are Freaking Out Over This Dog with a Disturbingly Human Face

Yogi, a one-year-old brown Shih Tzu- poodle mix, has become a social media sensation due to his uncanny, almost human-like facial expression.

Photos of this ‘dog with a man’s face’ have been doing the rounds online, and people can’t stop talking about him. It all started when Chantal Desjardins, from Massachusetts, posted a photo of her freshly groomed pooch Yogi, on Facebook. It wasn’t long before her friends started pointing out that his face looked uncannily human-like, and some even asked her if she used editing software like Photoshop or one of those popular ‘face swap’ apps to create the eerie effect. Chantal insisted that she had not manipulated the photo at all, but after examining the photo again, she understood why people were asking her that. Continue reading

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