FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETS

A while ago I did some grading for Aidan Tobias, while I was working I wanted to be able to switch between grades quickly so I created three presets to facilitate that workflow. What we've got here are three presets for Adobe Lightroom that are free for you to download...

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FLOORS FADE EP LAUNCH

In describing what Floors plays you can't avoid descriptions like: "lush, mood-based electronica" because their compositions are infused with elements of acoustic, experimental, and electronic sounds that create an immersive soundscape...

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5LIVE: KHULI CHANA

Khuli Chana had a very busy weekend! He was in Red Bull Studios for #5LIVEKhuliChana with 5fm and then hit Jozi for #SAMA23 the same night. He's an undeniable tour de force and a resilient performer. I've spent a long anticipating the day when I'd get to shoot with him for the 5Live series - having worked together...

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PHFAT(RACKSUITS)

“I’ve been working on really smooth hip hop joints on the sly since about 2012, really just for me to listen to,” says beat maker Mac Motel, also better known for his darker work with Sedge Warbler, and as Dank. “I showed some of it to Mike and it was obvious that he’d been...

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AN ENGAGEMENT IN PARIS

After what felt like ages and many a month spent on opposite ends of the earth; Jono finally touched down in Paris for a glorious 3 week visit. We filled every moment we had with adventures, tourist attractions, so many hamburgers, and the odd few lazy days in bed. By the time we had to say goodbye again, I couldn’t believe that our time ran out so quickly but he left me with the most amazing present...

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RED BULL STUDIOS: LAPRÉ

Lapré is a two-piece electronic act in Cape Town better known Rowan Blem and Benjamin McCarthy. Combining electronic elements with spaced out layers, vocals, and instrumental textures they create a virtual experience. I was hella lucky to hang out with them while they recorded some new music at Red Bull Studios...

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FIRST THURSDAY: RURAMAI MUSEKIWA

Ruramai Musekiwa is a driven creative who describes herself as a ‘creative activist’ and has been selected as a participant for Red Bull Amaphiko in Gauteng in May. In her own words: "I was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and spent a small portion of my childhood in Australia, the remainder to date, in Gauteng, South Africa. I am a Graphic Designer by trade..."

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SOUNDS: APRIL OST

It's my birthday month! It's been a real wild ride on the streets... I've found some nice music and I'm stoked with that. My birthday is never really the reason for any celebration - every year there's something radical that I can look forward to (apart from the fact that i have a whole public holiday to myself) and this year it is Paris...

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PHFATMAN'S PEAK

One time I saw a group of men try to exorcise the demons out of someone on the hill there. I was just walking around and looking for cool stuff to shoot when I heard them chanting and singing... I ended up almost part of the ceremony but the sun dipped a little too quickly for my liking...

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RED BULL STUDIOS: THE SUNFLOWERS

As part of the Inner City Psych Festival presented by Psych Night & Vans South Africa, this year the team premiered the Endless Daze 2016 Festival film – a carefully crafted recount of Psych Night & Vans South Africa’s first outdoor music festival, which took place from the 11-13 November 2016. Another welcome guest was The Sunflowers, a two-piece garage/punk/wtv from Portugal...

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RED BULL STUDIOS DEEP END: IKONIKA

Both her debut 12", "Please/Simulacrum", and debut album, "Contact, Love, Want, Have" were released on Hyperdub. The label emerged from the unlikely environs of a flat above a hair salon in Camberwell and was the breeding ground for the bass-heavy music that gave garage a new voice...

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PHFAT & THE CLOAKS

One dark night, we went out into the street to take some photos. PHFAT and two cloaks terrorising neighbourhoods. Punny. The problem with having only two cloaked figures is that the ominous nature of a gang doesn't really communicate when you're only a trio. Through the magic of editing and a little clever planning there is a mob...

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BOILER ROOM & BALLANTINES: STAY TRUE SOUTH AFRICA, PART II

Way back when (24 March), Boiler Room & Ballantines hosted "Stay True South Africa, Part II" in Langa at the Guga S'Thebe Cultural Centre. One year after "Stay True Journey to Johannesburg", they returned to South Africa with an all-star cast of international house DJs alongside yet more incredible local talent...

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