In this extended version, we give you more time with the Soulection family as they dive deeper into their personal music styles and their connections to the movement.
The Soulection family sits down for an intimate conversation about their personal sounds and the power of their connection.
The voice of Los Angeles, Garth Trinidad, sits down for an intimate conversation about the future of music, personal music style, being between the mainstream and the underbelly, and his earliest memory of music. Check out our last interview with Garth Trinidad here!
Poppy Photos were taken in collaboration with Michael Hepburn (IG: @michael_w_hepburn) and Nabil Khan (IG: @khanfucios / Portfolio: http://www.khanfucious.com/)
V-Day: History, Chocolate, and Aphrodisiacs The Romans To trace the origins of Valentine’s Day, we have to go way back to Lupercalia. This was a Roman festival of sacrifice and virility. The Luperci, or priests, would sacrifice a goat and a dog, and anoint their own heads with the blood. Women were literally hit on…. Read more »
What Did Shakespeare Really Say About Love? (Three Ways We Experience Love) The name Shakespeare has become ubiquitous with love, so much so that the very mention of one of his plays, Romeo and Juliet, invokes timeless visions of eternal and romantic love. While that notion is poetic, I’m afraid to say, it is just… Read more »
“Devotion” is a series composed of interviews with men of faith aimed at educating, not converting, those watching. Father Fredericks is a Jesuit priest, the Venerable Jongmae Kenneth Park is a bishop of the Taego Order of Korean Buddhism, and Sheikh Mustafa Umar leads his community according to the Muslim faith. These educated individuals explore… Read more »
Baloji is a rare artist in his effortless defiance of genre. Belgian raised of Congolese origin, he is a staple in French hip hop. He manages to touch political topics, collaborate with internationally renowned artist, and make you dance. He has spent over half his life in the industry, and today he stands as a… Read more »
Ancient and hip, Mexico City is as traditional as it is modern. It is diverse and constantly evolving but what stays consistent is community. Community can be seen in the streets, in the markets, in the exchange of delicious food, and, of course, in the family.
What is folklore and what is faith? In our first episode we take pilgrimages to La Villa de Guadalupe, Teotihuacan, and La Casa Azul. Each site is spiritual, ancestral, and essential to Mexican identity.
Phocus : The Artrepreneur
Nadeem Marc Haddad “Artrepreneur” 27, Los Angeles, CA https://soundcloud.com/llikofficial We shot our fellow Millennial in our Chicago apartment/studio on a warm rainy evening. “Being in L.A., there are so many creative people around me. Where our generation is right now, ways of expressing your creative self are so accessible, along with so many ways to… Read more »
Tracing The Bikini Line
My landing strip has come and gone as I touch down all over the world. I would call myself an international waxer and near expert at this point. A Los Angeles native now living in Chicago, I have decided to ask the unasked questions, in an attempt to find a deeper understanding of my most… Read more »
Rolling around in bed during those non-coital moments can be the best part of being with someone. Tetris-ing your bodies during the first few days, weeks, and months to find where and how you best fit leaves limbs going numb while you politely decline to complain. Delightful patience and awkward playfulness pave the road of… Read more »
The Bright Barrio Everything is art in Pilsen. Murals are strewn across buildings like storybook pages, windows are effortlessly stuffed with strange objects that somehow fit together perfectly, and left over chalk from children or street artists sink into the crevasses of the sidewalk in sunny streaks. Driving, biking, walking, any encounter with the neighborhood,… Read more »
Las Angelenas in Chicago
Chicago is moody. The perfect curves and angles of downtown (known as The Loop for its intersection of the “L” trains) remain visible from surrounding neighborhoods. This gives the divided, multifaceted city a sense of equilibrium, a center, a start and a reference point. It is the city’s way of reminding you, at all… Read more »
New Wave Road Trip
Our generational limbo feels like driving alone in the dark on a straight endless road. No signs, no maps, no destination. We take part in the drive, equally as lost. Consider this: the way out of that endless road is that same drive. The journey is happening even in those mindless steering moments. It is… Read more »
Silhouettes of palm trees darken as the sun sets over Los Angeles. The orange burning sphere lights every tree tip like a line of matches. From the Westside to the Eastside, this image floods my mind, usually framed by a windshield. Palm trees were once exotic imports, brought into California to embellish gardens along the… Read more »