Lous and the Yakuza is dreaming up her own boundaryless universe

Lous and the Yakuza builds worlds with her music. We connect with the Congolese-Rwandan artist for Issue 134’s Aesthetic feature

MIKE is striving for sincerity

We meet the Brooklyn rapper for Issue 128’s Aesthetic feature

POiSON ANNA is finding the most extreme version of herself through sound

The London born-and-raised musician talks self-expression, trusting the universe and treating every day like a fashion show. Taken from Issue 125’s Aesthetic feature

Kam-Bu raps with a wisdom and clarity beyond his years

The 24-year-old rapper is ready to take the next step in his life. For Issue 124’s Aesthetic feature, he discusses racial profiling, sustainability and wanting to be remembered for his sound

Layla is here to switch things up

We meet ascendent Berlin-based rapper Layla for this month’s Aesthetic

Joviale is coming into their own

In Issue 122’s Aesthetic feature, the north London artists talks YouTube tangents, vulnerability and creative curiosity

Maria Isabel

María Isabel is following her own path

We meet rising LA-based singer-songwriter María Isabel for this month’s Aesthetic

BackRoad Gee walks his own way

In Issue 119’s Aesthetic feature, the east London rapper talks not being boxed in musically, his visual style and why he’s called BackRoad Gee

Ojerime is looking towards the future

The south London singer-songwriter talks mastering Nigerian food, her visuals and sound. Taken from Issue 117’s Aesthetic feature

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Lord Apex is the cult MC floating to the top

We interview the cult MC for Issue 113’s Aesthetic feature


Shaybo is ready to take South London’s crown

It’s been a long road to the top for Shaybo, but now the South London MC is ready to rule


Aesthetic: Bbymutha

We meet Chattanooga, Tennessee’s outrageous, sex-positive superstar Bbymutha for this month’s Aesthetic

LSDXOXO Aesthetic Parallax

LSDXOXO is expanding his sound towards new frontiers

Rashaad Glasgow talks his upcoming LP, New York’s club scene, and finding his sound within Tumblr’s golden era


Aesthetic: Bakar

We catch up with the Camden born and raised artist to talk Paris Fashion Week, collaborations and his trajectory so far

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Aesthetic: Coucou Chloe

For our latest styled Aesthetic feature, we catch up with NUXXE affiliate Coucou Chloe to talk fashion, music and where the two worlds collide

Aesthetic: Obongjayar

Obongjayar is finding his voice in public, the results are fascinating

6 London creatives forecast the future of festivals

We caught up with six rising creatives at Field Day to ask them what the future of festivals might look like

CHAI are redefining cute with their Neo-Kawaii ethos

In a London studio, the dance punk band let us in on how their sound is connected to their style

Virgen María’s powerful performance art blends music, sex and spirituality

María Forqué takes a naked stroll through Madrid and delves into the link between techno and meditation

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Aesthetic: Theophilus London

We speak with the Kanye-tipped artist and fashion favourite on retreating from social media to feel closer to his heritage

Aesthetic: Greentea Peng

We meet with the Bermondsey-born artist to find out how her music is tied to her visual aesthetic – and, of course, her love for the colour green

Aesthetic: Lava La Rue

We catch up with the multi-hyphenate outside a Brixton studio to talk founding the nine8collective and forming her music from real life experiences

Aesthetic: Mahalia

We caught up with the rising artist in a London studio to talk self-assurance, wigs and carving out a sound of her own


Aesthetic: Nakhane

In our styled editorial, the South African artist discusses overcoming his fears, and constructing his own sense of power through coded fashions

Aesthetic: Sega Bodega

We sat down with the NUXXE label founder to discuss the search for a visual aesthetic, and how fashion matches his meandering soundscapes

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Aesthetic: Bad Gyal

Sewing a range of influences into her sound, the Barcelona rap rebel’s music is hard to pin down. She talks discovering dancehall parties and cooking up a different flavour

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Aesthetic: serpentwithfeet

Josiah Wise’s confrontational appearance makes for a striking contrast against the smooth beauty of his gospel-influenced music. In this fashion editorial, we scratch the surface of an intriguing artist

Aesthetic: Jason Williamson

As firmly stated by the Sleaford Mods frontman, tower blocks and chip shops were among the list of no-go’s for this shoot. Augustin Macellari finds out why


Aesthetic: Klein

Klein gatecrashed the experimental scene with her multilayered, montage-like compositions. Her style proves equally hard to pin down

Aesthetic: Bala Club

Extreme, apocalyptic, indefinable… The style of London’s Bala Club crew is a continuation of their unique approach to club music

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Yves Tumor

Clothes, whether they’re borrowed or bought, form a big part of Yves Tumor’s life. His fierce eclecticism is explored in our extended styled editorial

Jorja Smith

She may have only just finished school but this ascendant soul singer is poised for stardom. Smith opens up to Will Pritchard in our extended fashion editorial

Elias Bender Rønnenfelt

Iceage and Marching Church frontman, Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, flaunts his rugged punk romanticism for our regular styled shoot

Schoolboy Q

The Black Hippy rapper flaunts his trippy charisma for our darkly psychedelic shoot

Kelsey Lu

Through both modelling and music, Kelsey Lu embodies a philosophy of authentic expressionism. Lakeisha Goedluck surveys her creative vision


As a creator of otherworldly future pop, Sevdaliza thrives off intuitive artistic innovation. Lakeisha Goedluck explores the depths of her vision alongside our fashion editorial

George Mitchell

Mitchell’s charming mixture of laconic ambivalence and swaggering bravado is captured in our styled shoot


This Madrid four piece are the girl gang you wish you were part of. We capture the infectious energy of Hinds for this month’s Aesthetic

In Photos:
McQ x Warp Records

Last night, McQ Alexander McQueen announced their new Spitafields store with a Warp Records curated…

Skinny Girl Diet

Skinny Girl Diet are a band who inspire confidence. See the outspoken North Londoners in our Aesthetic shoot now

D Double E

We shot and interviewed D Double E, London’s most evergreen grime MC

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Siobhan Bell

We shot ascendant DJ and entrepreneur Siobhan Bell for our monthly fashion feature

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The legacy of R&B luminary Aaliyah has reached new heights as fans are trying to…

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Jaakko Eino Kalevi composes himself amongst serene surroundings

Kali Uchis

Kali Uchis

Kali Uchis looks like her music sounds.

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Yukimi Nagano

Keeping it bold and bright with Little Dragon’s frontwoman

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Jimmy Edgar

Esoteric philosophies and surrealist symbolism inform Jimmy Edgar’s unique vision

Deep In Vogue:
Zebra Katz

Zebra Katz has consistently proven himself to be one of the most divisive and interesting…


Fatima wears her influences on her sleeve

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Aesthetic: Bo Ningen

Style and substance with London’s best Japanese band

Aesthetic: Joey Bada$$

The native New Yorker rocks street style naturally