Panorama Bar resident Virginia marks the release of her latest LP by talking about one of her longtime heroes: Sade Adu.
Missy Elliott made progressive pop and club-minded hip-hop years before it became mainstream. Art-pop phenom Yen Tech puts her influence in perspective.
Scuba explains how His Purpleness helped him embrace the shape-shifting tendencies that have inspired him to move beyond dubstep.
The frontman of British pop outfit Frankie Goes to Hollywood talks about how David Bowie inspired his coming out in the ’70s.
Max Dax found out why Chilly Gonzales loves the “game changing” and often cranky tennis icon John McEnroe.
Jessy Lanza transcended the unfunky origins of Ontario to become one of R&B’s most interesting prospects. She told us about her style icon, John Carpenter.
Hudson Mohawke discusses working with musical style icon, the man behind the man in the mirror, Quincy Jones.
Before it became cool to like Johnny Cash in the nineties, it was decidedly uncool. At least according to Trent Reznor, who grew up in small-town America trying to escape the country music establishment.
The Not Not Fun affiliate/100% Silk label head looks at one of fashion’s most visually enduring women of the ’80s, more than 20 years after her tragic death.
The Scooter frontman describes how The KLF taught him that you don’t have to get the joke to laugh all the way to the bank.
The frontman of the severe haircut heartthrobs discusses his style icon—another man with great hair and a penchant for dark roles.
Activist, computer musician and Comatonse label owner Terre Thaemlitz pays respect to Akihiro Miwa’s critical voice and uncompromising self-image.
Over time, as the influencers eventually became influenced by those they influenced, a special hermeneutics of pop music was born. Today, pioneers seem to constantly be reinterpreting themselves through the filter of artistic progress they helped create. In Numan’s case, this would be the music and image of style icon Trent Reznor. Here, Numan candidly discusses rediscovering himself … Continued
Ever since she was a kid, former political journalist turned singer Annika Henderson, aka Anika, has been intrigued by the power and androgyny of Marlene Dietrich.
While some artists do their damndest to identify themselves with the coolest possible influences and constantly update a carefully curated list of musical forebearers, Grimes just doesn’t give a fuck. That’s something she learned from her style icon, Marilyn Manson—a master of popularizing the subversive.