Paths Unknown

In the lead up to its 20th Anniversary, Red Bull Music Academy brought Paths Unknown to London and Sheffield this winter: a double-header of live shows, lectures and workshops in celebration of the moments of inspiration that occur when an artist steps beyond their comfort zone. Whilst Toddla T descended on his native Steel City Read more…

December 13th, 2017
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Black Map Friday

Two years ago to the week we launched the New York Music Map.  A collaboration with long time KC friend/writer Frank Broughton (DJ History, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life) and illustrator Adam Hayes, we set out to visually represent one of our favourite cities in the form of a typographical map comprising some Read more…

November 24th, 2017
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KC Thinks: The Importance of Place

Within PR or marketing, authenticity rules. No matter how much money or out-of-the box thinking you throw at something, without a real and believable narrative to tell, you don’t have much to go on. This is as true for music and culture as anywhere else. After all, we’re not selling boxes of cereal, but something Read more…

November 21st, 2017
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KC Talks To: Moscoman

One of our favourite DJs and producers, we sit down with Tel Aviv-native Moscoman for a quick chat amidst his hectic touring schedule. The rising artist has been turning heads with his unique ear for bringing the sound of the Middle East to the dance floors of today, via his Disco Halal imprint. Hey Mosco, Read more…

November 15th, 2017
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Diggin’ in the Carts

Japanese video game music has had an immeasurable impact on today’s electronic music. A subject explored in Nick Dwyer’s 2014 Red Bull Music Academy documentary series “Diggin’ in the Carts”, the project returns this winter in a brand new format. A collaboration between Nick and label boss Kode9, Hyperdub is set to release a compilation Read more…

October 24th, 2017
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Atlanta Clash

Red Bull Culture Clash made its debut in Atlanta over the Bank Holiday weekend, with the Unruly crew crowned Clash champions, despite missing their leader Popcaan. Beating off Tinie Tempah’s Disturbing London, hometown heroes Eardrummers with Mike-WILL-Made-It and the Wondagurl-fronted EnjoyLife, the Jamaican squad won the affection of the three-thousand strong crowd on the night. Read more…

September 19th, 2017
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Adriatic Delights

As the summer draws to a close, we reflect on a second season on Obonjan, which returned to the Adriatic coast this year. The unique, 500-capacity hideaway, surrounded by crystal blue sea, was borne out of a desire to create an intimate, cultural destination. Bringing a healthy take on hedonism to Croatia, an extensive wellness Read more…

September 7th, 2017
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It’s Called Art Mum

Though Red Bull Studios are better known for their commitment to music, the platform supports artists across a variety of mediums.  The latest project, taking place at Protein Studios, is a collaboration with illustrator Polly Nor for her second solo exhibition titled “It’s Called Art Mum, Look It Up.” Best known for her dark satirical images of women and their Read more…

August 15th, 2017
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The Beat Hotel checks-out

A mud-free Glastonbury made this year one of our best yet. Weekend guests included Jamie xx, Peaking Lights, Seth Troxler, Throwing Shade, Metronomy and more, who all soundtracked an unforgettable sixth year of the Beat Hotel at Worthy Farm. Selection of photo highlights by Dan Medhurst See you in 2019 Beatniks…

June 27th, 2017
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Sónar 2017

Always a highlight of our summer, we joined Red Bull Music Academy in Barcelona for another year at one of Europe’s most innovative festivals, Sónar.  Fresh from the release of his new record, Thundercat joined RBMA’s three-day billing alongside Robert Hood’s live alias Floorplan, Pan Daijing, Suzanne Ciani and many more. A high point from the weekend Read more…

June 19th, 2017
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