The Year in Crack Magazine Quotes
Issue 60: cover feature with Savages discussing their raw, passionate take on post-punk and the need for love and light. The issue also features a look into the murky world of Atlanta collective Awful Records, an in-depth disco record rummage with Norway’s Prins Thomas and an examination of the aesthetic of Berlin label PAN with its Art Director Bill Kouligas.
Issue 61: Kehlani delves deep into her determination. Also featured are Toronto four-piece Dilly Dally, designer Christopher Shannon, DIY dancefloor killers Golden Teacher, Islam Chipsey & EEK of Cairo’s Elector Chaabi scene, Latvian artist Ivars Gravlejs and minimalist composer William Basinski.
Issue 62: Pusha T discussing how to stay ahead of the game. The issue also features Moderat, Molly Nilsson, Maisie Cousins, Jimmmy Cauty, Plattenbau and that other leviathan of Berlin clubbing: Tresor.
Issue 63: A cover feature with Holly Herndon on her radically progressive approach to making art. Also feautred are the original upsetter: Lee Scratch Perry, Anderson .Paak, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Josey Rebelle and a longread on the triumphantly resurgent zine scene.
Issue 64: Metronomy discusses excitement in making music, Myspace and having a good looking band. Also featuring are John Cale, Apeiron Crew, The Big Moon, Kamasi Washington, Steve Gunn, Sebastiaan Pieter and Thomson & Craighead.
Issue 65: Abra on her imminent blow-up. Also featured are Moritz Von Oswald and Juan Atkins on the lasting communion between Detroit and Berlin, an interview with Luca Lozano on his wild artistic and musical whims, Frankie Cosmos on her unbelievable work rate and a think piece on Hip-Hop’s angry dismissal of its former infatuation with Donald Trump.
Issue 66: Dev Hynes AKA Blood Orange, an interview with the the harbinger of Dancehall’s new wave Popcaan, a chat with the legendary Tony Allen looking backwards and forwards in equal measure, NON Worldwide members sharing their ideas on resistance and revolution and Nikesh Shukla’s rousing cry of hope in post-brexit Britain.
Issue 67: Warpaint reflect on their enduring connection as friends. Also featured is AJ Tracey on taking on America, Preoccupations on moving on from Viet Cong, a look at the style and substance of Kelsey Lu and a visual exploration of the evolution of the black dandy via Ekow Eshun’s documentation of the trend.
Issue 68: A cover feature with the unsurpassable songwriter Björk. The issue also feautres an interview with her visual collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang, a styled shoot with ScHoolboyQ, Mykki Blanco’s bold reflection on subverting hip-hop culture and a longread about how DJ collectives like SIREN are reshaping club culture.
Issue 69: Our ccover story sees experimental electronic luminary Nicolas Jaar unravels the Sirens of his discontent, Diagonal records leader Powell discusses dosing dance music with humour and New Jersey rapper Cakes Da Killa discusses post-breakup partying. There’s also a conversation with ascendant DJ and producer Avalon Emerson.
Issue 70: Teen rap sensation Lil Yachty addresses the haters in his first major cover story. Elsewhere, Nina Kraviz uncovers the ethos behind her Trip label, DJ Earl flies the flag for footwork’s new school, Bristol experimental collective Young Echo assess the evolution of their sound and Iceage frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt clings to underground adolescence in our styled Aesthetic feature.
Issue 71: In an unmoderated conversation, Dean Blunt and GAIKA debate issues ranging from Trump’s victory to the post-apocalyptic essence of modern England in an exclusive dual cover feature. Kelly Lee Owens finds her own voice having spent years embracing the world of electronic music, Japandroid’s battle uncertainty with optimism and London soul singer Jorja Smith preps for stardom.