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#GUAP30 ‘A Great Day In Ldn’ : 23 Artists Pushing the Bounds of the UK’s sonic landscape Cover Stories #GUAP30 ‘A Great Day In Ldn’ : 23 Artists Pushing the Bounds of the UK’s sonic landscape

For #GUAP30 'A Great Day In Ldn' we profile 23 UK artists pushing the bounds of the UK's sonic landscape. The people contributing to and leading the wave of everything new, innovative and authentic within music and beyond.

by SHENELL Sep 23, 2022
Dr. Martens X NTS Takeover Brick Lane to Celebrate the New Generation of Music Arts & Culture Dr. Martens X NTS Takeover Brick Lane to Celebrate the New Generation of Music

Dr.Martens have always had a central position in London’s fashion culture - being a brand symbolic of rebellion, youth and authenticity. So when they joined forces with NTS Radio for their 'BOOT FAIR' it was bound to be nothing short of all three!

by SHENELL Sep 16, 2022
5 RECENT RELEASES YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT THIS WEEK Five For Friday 5 RECENT RELEASES YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT THIS WEEK

The tide of new music never seems to stop coming in and Friday being one of the most intense days for new music we can understand if it all feels a little overwhelming. That’s why we’ve delved into the deepest and darkest corners of the musical ocean to bring you our weekly round-up of the crème de la crème in new music.

by SHENELL Sep 16, 2022
5 RECENT RELEASES YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT THIS WEEK Five For Friday 5 RECENT RELEASES YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT THIS WEEK

We’ve delved into the deepest and darkest corners of the musical ocean to bring you our weekly round-up of the crème de la crème in new music. From London's Fimiguerrero to New York's Luci - here's the music and the artists you should start keeping up with.

by SHENELL Sep 13, 2022
Amahla is Analysing the World Around Her Through Soul Music Interviews Amahla is Analysing the World Around Her Through Soul Music

Her latest single ‘Reason’ tackles the subject of manipulation and gaslighting - giving the listener a window into her mind as she comes to the realisation ‘that you were and are being manipulated.’

by SHENELL Sep 5, 2022
Exclusive interview with Kwaku Asante who Bares It All In Thinking Of You and Rhodes Interviews Exclusive interview with Kwaku Asante who Bares It All In Thinking Of You and Rhodes

Kwaku Asante speaks to GUAP about his new singles Thinking of You and Rhodes from his forthcoming soulful EP, Wanderlust. We discussed his journey as a creative individual and how he came to be who he is today.

by GUEST CONTRIBUTOR Sep 3, 2022
5 Recent Releases To Check Out This Week Five For Friday 5 Recent Releases To Check Out This Week

We’ve delved into the deepest and darkest corners of the musical ocean to bring you our weekly round-up of the crème de la crème in new music. Featuring Gabzy, Tempest, Kid Apollo and more. D

by SHENELL Aug 31, 2022
Natty Wylah drops latest freestyle with ‘Rap In Paper’ Music Natty Wylah drops latest freestyle with ‘Rap In Paper’

Natty Wylah has been surrounded by creativity and the arts from an early age. He grew up listening to punk, jazz, dub, reggae and rocksteady - thanks to his parents - before discovering his love for music, like grime, East Coast rap and the UK hip-hop scene.

by GUEST CONTRIBUTOR Aug 30, 2022
BNXN sets the bar high in his new EP Bad Since ’97 Music BNXN sets the bar high in his new EP Bad Since ’97

Best known for his features on Mood and Finesse, BNXN (fka Buju) speaks with GUAP about his new EP, Bad Since ‘97 featuring major afrobeats artists, Wizkid, Olamide, and Wande Coal. 

by GUEST CONTRIBUTOR Aug 30, 2022
Kenny Beats Announces Debut Solo Album ‘LOUIE’ Music Kenny Beats Announces Debut Solo Album ‘LOUIE’

on his debit solo Album 'LOUIE' Kenny subverts expectations with an almost entirely instrumental project dedicated to his ailing father

by SHENELL Aug 25, 2022

Fashion

The V&A Africa Fashion Exhibition –  A love letter to the African Renaissance Fashion The V&A Africa Fashion Exhibition – A love letter to the African Renaissance

The influence of African talent is immeasurable, and the last few years have seen the continent go through a shift where the once untapped and ignored creative scene now has all eyes on it. From artists selling out major stadiums like the O2 and Madison Square Garden to designers receiving prestigious awards from the global fashion industry; the innovation of this new generation of African talent is being recognised on a level never seen before- something that the V&A’s Africa Fashion exhibition is doing.

by SAYO OLUKOGA Aug 26, 2022
Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) Pays Homage to Jamaica In His New Collection With Clarks Fashion Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) Pays Homage to Jamaica In His New Collection With Clarks

One of the most famous faces in football today, Raheem Sterling has slowly been making waves in the fashion industry. 

by SAYO OLUKOGA Aug 19, 2022
Idris Elba [@idriselba] and Labrum [@LabrumLondon] join forces to design Sierra Leone’s Commonwealth Games kit Fashion Idris Elba [@idriselba] and Labrum [@LabrumLondon] join forces to design Sierra Leone’s Commonwealth Games kit

In light of the commonwealth games, Idris Elba and Foday Dumbuya, founder of menswear brand LABRUM London, have joined forces to design the Commonwealth Games kit for their home country – Sierra Leone.  A common thread in Labrum’s design is its foundation and influence from Sierra Leone’s heritage and culture. This collection is no different […]

by GUAP Aug 16, 2022
@evssofficial Collabs with ASOS For Her First Collection Fashion @evssofficial Collabs with ASOS For Her First Collection

In a few short years, Eva Apio has become one of the most recognisable Black women in fashion. Covering magazines like Wonderland and L’Officiel, her portfolio grows daily- and this time, she’s adding designer to her already long list of titles.

by SAYO OLUKOGA Aug 2, 2022
Backroad Gee Is Puma’s Newest Ambassador Fashion Backroad Gee Is Puma’s Newest Ambassador

It's been a busy couple of months for the MC; in June, Backroad Gee performed at a PUMA store in Berlin, foreshadowing the partnership as the newest ambassador for the German brand. Earlier this month, Backroad Gee made debut performances at Wireless in London and Birmingham and recently completed shooting for his first campaign with PUMA in Malta. It seems the "Party Popper" artist has his sights set on significant achievements in both music and fashion. 

by TERNA JOGO Jul 29, 2022
The Amalgamation of ABAGA VELLI Fashion The Amalgamation of ABAGA VELLI

ABAGA VELLI's power lies in its emotive communication, which is distilled into various expressions. Right now, the most prominent element of the brand is the clothing which is depicted meticulously in photo editorials and fashion films. The brand first came onto the scene in 2019, very much working towards progress in the public eye, refining its visual codes and tightening its storytelling until it was ready to launch officially on its own terms this year. 

by TERNA JOGO Jul 28, 2022
Dr. Martens Are Working With CSM to Champion Emerging Designers Fashion Dr. Martens Are Working With CSM to Champion Emerging Designers

Five CSM MA Fashion course students have been handpicked by course director Fabio Piras to partner with Dr. Martens for their ‘All Access Summer’ campaign.

by SAYO OLUKOGA Jul 27, 2022

Arts & culture

#GUAP30 ‘A Great Day In Ldn’ : MEET THE COVER STARS Cover Stories #GUAP30 ‘A Great Day In Ldn’ : MEET THE COVER STARS

#GUAP30 is an ode to the people contributing to and leading the wave of everything new, innovative and authentic within music and beyond. We've featured 23 artists pushing the bounds of the UK's sonic landscape - from hyper pop to hyper hip hop , Punk Rock, Soul, Rnb, Folk and ,to be honest, genres which are yet to be defined. There is something here for and by everyone. Get to know them all below

by SHENELL Sep 23, 2022
Dr. Martens X NTS Takeover Brick Lane to Celebrate the New Generation of Music Arts & Culture Dr. Martens X NTS Takeover Brick Lane to Celebrate the New Generation of Music

Dr.Martens have always had a central position in London’s fashion culture - being a brand symbolic of rebellion, youth and authenticity. So when they joined forces with NTS Radio for their 'BOOT FAIR' it was bound to be nothing short of all three!

by SHENELL Sep 16, 2022
Creative Business of the year category at the GUAP GALA sponsored by @squarespace Arts & Culture Creative Business of the year category at the GUAP GALA sponsored by @squarespace

In mid September GUAP will be honouring emerging creatives from their community and beyond in a night to remember at the Natural History Museum.

by GUAP Aug 31, 2022
HOW ‘BEAUTIFUL’ IS THE GAME OF FOOTBALL FOR BLACK WOMEN? Arts & Culture HOW ‘BEAUTIFUL’ IS THE GAME OF FOOTBALL FOR BLACK WOMEN?

Research states that around 61% of women have never watched a football game and numbers for black women are considerably lower, but why?

by GUEST CONTRIBUTOR Aug 23, 2022
The Endz: a story of friendship, love, violence, and reconciliation in the heart of the city Arts & Culture The Endz: a story of friendship, love, violence, and reconciliation in the heart of the city

The Endz is a collaboration between local secondary schools, Harris Academy Peckham,
Charter School East Dulwich, Harris Academy Girl's East Dulwich and The Multi-Story
Orchestra, who have been bringing professional musicians and young people together to create
extraordinary performances since 2011.

by GUEST CONTRIBUTOR Jul 21, 2022
“Luxe in the Community” The New Series Highlighting Local Male Inspirations Arts & Culture “Luxe in the Community” The New Series Highlighting Local Male Inspirations

Not only is Luxe Grooming an e-commerce brand but they also focus on the importance of community, uplifting, educating, and celebrating those around them through collaboration, sponsorship, and advice.

by ELSIE CULLEN Jul 19, 2022
‘Piece of Mind’ Exhibition – Students’ Viewpoint Arts & Culture ‘Piece of Mind’ Exhibition – Students’ Viewpoint

Every so often GUAP take on two students for a week-long work experience, where they learn what it takes to run and contribute to a new-media platform like ours. Read on for a student-led perspective on the 'Piece of Mind' exhibition currently on at Somerset House.

by ELSIE CULLEN Jul 15, 2022
Meet the incredible Tyreis Holder, a multi-disciplinary artist, visual storyteller and more
Arts & Culture Meet the incredible Tyreis Holder, a multi-disciplinary artist, visual storyteller and more

We had the pleasure of catching up with Tyreis Holder, a multi-disciplinary artist, performance poet and visual storyteller to talk about her current work up at the 'Piece of Mind' Somerset House exhibition curated by Lucía Ríos González and Jonny Tanna of Harlesden High Street.

by ELSIE CULLEN Jul 14, 2022
Tour De Moon – An immersive free festival like no other  Arts & Culture Tour De Moon – An immersive free festival like no other 

Bringing together talks, cinema, music, and games all under one theme - Tour de Moon was a festival like no other.

by ELSIE CULLEN Jul 13, 2022
Upcoming Theatre shows to see in July Arts & Culture Upcoming Theatre shows to see in July

The arrival of summer brings new shows to London's best theatre venues. With a play exploring black masculinity and vulnerability through movement and a comedic one woman show about the ebbs and flows of dating, this list has got you covered for the best theatre shows to watch in the next month.

by JK ABUAH Jun 28, 2022
Upcoming

Events

11 Jun
11 Jun / Saturday / 11:00 - 23:00 pm PARKLIFE FESTIVAL 2022 Parklife is back taking over Manchester’s Heaton Park on 11th-12th June 2022 with some of the biggest names in world music as well as some ones to watch. Today, Parklife has announced the lineup for the Manchester festival that prides itself on putting on one of the biggest and most diverse line-ups you can experience. They have kept up that reputation this year with some absolutely huge names with the likes of Tyler, The Creator, who is making his UK festival headline debut, as well as a UK festival exclusive performance from 50 Cent. Speaking of international talent you can also expect to see performances from Tems, Megan Thee Stallion, and Jayda G.
24 Jun
24 Jun / Friday / 11:00 - 23:00 pm MADE IN AFRICA 2022 Trace Made In Africa is set to be the biggest celebration of Afro-Caribbean music and culture this Summer taking place from June 24th-26th 2022 in Porto, Portugal. Last week Trace officially revealed Trace Made In Africa which is set to take over Portugal for a 72 hour non-stop celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture in partnership with Apollon. Early headliners already announced include Mr Eazi, Spice, Yemi Alade, TAYC amongst others. The three day festival will be taking place on the lush Douro riverbank in Porto, Portugal, with a view that draws you to the emblematic iron bridge that was designed by a disciple of Gustave Eiffel.