Slight Motif Issue 5 out now. With this drop, we also finally launch our interactive website which will contain all things urban, all things slight motif, all things Ireland.
Well, it has been a minute! From the first to the fourth issue, Slight Motif have more or less released monthly magazine issues. The last was released in march, why the long wait? one word; Students. Summer break is upon us now and you know what that means-- we've been working! Presenting Slight Motif's fifth issue. We hope this issue makes up for the wait aswell as alot more projects and developments to come pretty soon
The Irish urban scene is ever evolving and Why-Axis is living proof. His latest work, Airplane Mode, an eighteen minutes long album made up of six songs was enough to reveal a refreshing sound and style in the hip-hop genre. The upcoming vocalist has progressed from producing unique instrumentals and beats to rapping to and performing his very own creations. We talk the process and Airplane Mode in this issue.
'See True’ was a poetic and dramatic showcase hosted by FeliSpeaks and fellow spoken word artist Dagogo Hart which took place on the 13th of May at Workman’s Club here in Dublin, where the artistic and challenging perspectives of the hosts were visualised through dramatic poetry. We talk with Felicia in this issue.
One of many-to-come Afro-Irish award ceremonies was hosted earlier this year by Dublin City University (DCU)’s Africa Society. The aim of the event was to recognise and award upcoming musicians, creatives, businesses and athletes in Ireland. The show not only promoted and awarded upcoming innovators; it also introduced London based comedians and Twitter sensations; YomsTV and Uncle Ed, to Dublin for the first time as hosts for the evening. The slight motif team talked to the comedians with the intention of gathering their thoughts and opinions about Ireland but ended up having a conversation on white people, girls in ireland and prejudice against bald people.
Within the last couple of years, Ireland has witnessed a wave of extremely talented artists coming from all parts of the country. It feels like the only things needed now, are more exposure and the expansion of this niche fan base to a wider audience in ireland.
At Slight Motif, this is what we try to do with the artists that we cover - Yes, you're welcome! We introduce you to new artists and try to capture their unique style through interviews and shoots. In this issue, we sit down with upcoming Afro-swing artist Olamide Fazaz AKA Andre Fazaz to talk about experiences and hindrances in Irish music industry; as well as his desires to break into UK scene.
DJ and Co-Founder of Gxrl-Code, DJ Mona-Lxsa shows us her playlist of the month.
"So instead of cultivating a playlist filled with your typical drake and migos bangers, I’ve decided to highlight some of the artists that are pushing the boundaries and building the music scene in Ireland. These are some of the talented artists who are taking over my library these days. I am so proud of the music being produced here!
Lastly, In this Issues photography corner, Tessy takes us on a trip to our world and style of editing with a few sample pictures.
To sign off, I want to thank every single act we’ve worked with. Thank you for your willingness to do whatever crazy concept we had for you, for your professionalism and the amazing content we hope you continue to make. Stay tuned.