Wednesday, June 26The Voice of London


Q&A With Joshua Benjamin – Life As An Unsigned Artist

Celebrity, Entertainment, Music
Reporter: Raynor Fry | Subeditor: Martina Di Gregorio Joshua Benjamin, a 22-year-old musician from a small village in Hertfordshire, who now resides in London, is gifted in singing and playing the piano, guitar and drums, with the piano being his main instrument, describes his sound as alternative R&B. He writes, records and produces all of his own tracks that are noticeably of high quality despite his lack of professional help being an unsigned artist. I asked him a series of questions to understand what it is like to be an aspiring musician in this difficult industry especially when you’re unsigned. Click on the YouTube link below to see the interview.
Best albums of 2016

Best albums of 2016

Celebrity, Entertainment, Music
2016 has been an epic year for music with releases from the biggest names in music. In no particular order here are some of the best releases from the past 12 months. Reporter: Frances Cullen | Sub-editor: Hannah Grafton Kanye West – The Life of Pablo There was always going to be a tonne of hype around this album. The Life of Pablo brought Kanye’s music to a wider audience and Famous was probably one of the most talked about songs this year thanks to all the Taylor Swift drama. Frank Ocean – Blonde Probably the most anticipated album ever. After the immense success of Channel Orange, everybody has been desperate for a follow up and after 4 long years he finally delivered. It’s minimalistic, lo-fi sound demonstrate perfectly his time away from the spotlight and his insecuriti

Petra Collins’ impact on the world of fashion aesthetics

art, Celebrity, Music, photography
The New York City based visual artist and photographer is a trailblazer for creating a creative safe space for girls to be protected from the male gaze. Through pastel touched images that capture the female perception of authority, beauty and otherworldly nature of the young female experience. Reporter: Andrew Whiteford | Sub-Editor: Hannah Grafton Definite, the candid 23-year-old spends most of her creative energy into snapping other people, but she also believes that because you are taking photo of somebody else, that it does not mean it does not reflect you. “The selfie, particularly, has revolutionised the way that we are able to characterise ourselves,” she says. “It makes it possible for people who have little representation to create images of their own, and because of social medi

PC Music at Heaven: hyperactive pop high’s and lows

Music, Uncategorized
In a time where pop music is recycled, dull and mediocre, PC music might be the eruption of colour we need in a black and white industry. Reporter: Andrew Whiteford | Sub-Editor: Hannah Grafton PC Music first presented its ridiculously sugary and relentlessly weird sonic movement to the world three years ago and was received with a mixture of enthusiasm, loathing and uncertainty. The question was asked whether was it a deliberately crap parody of today’s music or overly digitised music taken to invigorating new boundaries? Despite never properly breaking through to the charting mainstream, Carly Rae Jepsen and Charli XCX have now collaborated with artists under the PC music brand – allowing for the cult-like fan base to continuously keep evolving. Their niche is tinny synth