Everybody loves a list. According to the folk who really like to overthink stuff, making a list quells anxiety and breeds creativity. On the flip, reading them means you don't have to commit to endless paragraphs of wittering nonsense, you can just scan straight to the point of interest.
With that in mind, I thought I'd start putting together a weekly list* of that stuff online that's appealed to me that week. This seems to be common practice amongst them-wot-blog so I'm doing anything revolutionary here; I'm just sharing the things talented people have created that have floated my boat in this deep sea of cool we call the Internet.
Trust me, there'll be no clickbait and no thuglife cat content – sorry.
*Nailed myself to the cross a bit there. I'll be impressed if I actually post one list per week.
So without further rambling, here's the first Rhythmic Rates list for you to click through…
- Skate Cuba with Lucien Clarke, Andrew Reynolds and Ishod Wair
I know everyone's going buck wild for Palace's V NICE film right now — and rightly so — but this mini doc about Cuba's rough and ready skate scene is a little more low key but beautifully presented. Fucc Bois don't panic though as it also features Palace top boy Clarke.
- See what the lads from Oi Polloi got up to in New York
It's partly down to the regular 'Dispatches From…' blog posts from main Manc menswear mandem Oi Polloi that inspired me to pick up a 35mm camera a few months back. This latest collection of snaps come straight from the streets of NYC during a recent buying trip.
- Soak up this 120 minute mix from Tama Sumo
Despite never seeing Tama Sumo play out live, the Panorama Bar resident is probably one of my favourite DJs. I always revisit this Boiler Room session straight from Sumo's living froom and now you and I both can get stuck into a new mix of house and disco from the selector herself that celebrates 10 years of the XLR8R music blog's series of podcasts.
- Get to know the Red Light Radio & Records family
Broadcasting live and direct from an old brothel in Amsterdam's Red Light District, Red Light Radio (see what they did there) is one of my favourite digital radio stations around right now. This film produced by the discerning Dutch electronic festival Dekmantel sheds some light on the founders behind the eclectic station and its sister record shop.
- Make a new Freunde Von Freunden
I should write an ode dedicated entirely the excellent international interview magazine Freunde Von Freunden. If Rhythmic Clicking is the scruffy, illiterate oik that always shows up late and without beers to the big content bash then FvF is the captivating cat in the corner who's cool with everyone. I don't know what I'm going on about here but you might get the point. If not, then check out the latest inspirational interview with Cali-based photographer Dylan Gordon.
- Read about style and subculture with Harris Elliott
The good folk from the menswear trade-show Jacket Required recently posted up this insightful interview with Harris Elliott; a multi-skilled creative bloke who's well into exploring subcultures and who also put together the excellent 'Return Of The Rudeboy' exhibition that I, along with just about everyone else interested in #menswear, went nuts for last year. Thanks to Proper Magazine for putting me onto this.
- Listen to Hyponik mix 271 by Earl Jeffers
Earl Jeffers makes the kind of records that I can buy without even listening to them first. Jeffers' recent Gloria EP still finds itself at the front of my record crate so it didn't take me long to start dancing around my apartment in nowt but my boxers upon hearing this recent mix for Hyponik.
- Hear the brains behind Apartamento Magazine share their A-Z of publishing
I could endlessly post Nicer Tuesdays talks, and I'll be posting my top-five sometime soon, but this particular presentation from Barcelona-based art director Omar Sosa and Milan-based editor-in-chief Marco Velardi sees the pair share their A-Z of creative dos and don’ts, concerns and process behind the Apartamento Magazine that celebrates the beauty of everyday interiors.
Words: Elliott Lewis-George