Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees

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Saturn Rising

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Darkest Dream is the impressive debut EP from San Francisco's Saturn Rising. It "juxtaposes Saturn's oppressive Catholic background and liberating journey through go-go dancing in San Francisco clubs. Each track aggressively wrestles between both lived experiences, highlighting his difficult quest for love as a sexually guarded queer."

There's a great interview with him here. Get it.

...Hard people are weak people whom nobody wants, and the strong, caring little whether they are wanted or not, have alone that meekness which the common herd mistake for weakness




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Phillip Swarbrick

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A r t  i s  n o t  a  t h i n g ,  i t  i s  a  w a y .

Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible

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ArQuez

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Gay porn star ArQuez (now in a relationship with Rico Pruitt, forming gay porn's ultimate power couple) serves a credible slice of hip hop with #DON'T. Get it.

Issue 265: Dexter Pottinger, Gemmel Moore, DACA, Colin Jackson, Karamo Brown, Simon Webbe, Sean Zevran, and more...


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Left &
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What happens to black gay activists after forty?

Twenty-one celebrities you didn’t know were patrons of LGBT charities.

The world’s most dangerous Pride demonstrations.

At last men are joining our conversation about toxic masculinity.


My fellow white people: if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. "Munroe Bergdorf’s assertion that all white people are racist has upset many, but society is skewed in our favour and it is right to acknowledge that."


Why your grief over a celebrity’s death is real.

Seven truisms creatives will appreciate.

It’s all about Me, Inc – how to get ahead in the age of egonomics. "In a world ruled by social media, online image is the key to success, and now a host of services are springing up to optimise your personal brand – by supplying fake followers, monetising your pets or revealing how to write an Amazon bestseller overnight."

We are all of us obliged, if we are to make reality endurable, to nurse a few little follies in ourselves

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The Crossrhodes

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“the idea that there’s something to survive is a scary concept
especially here
the land of the free
in America
makes you ask: what is America?”

Together, Raheem DeVaughn and Wes Felton are The Crossrhodes. "With the current state of political uncertainty, creatives have a responsibility to be the voice and reflection of the people. Music with a message is a much needed and welcomed disruption. Footprints On The Moon plans to inspire and incite positive and catalytic change," says Raheem Devaughn.

"We come from a rich legacy of black artists who created music to wake the consciousness of the masses. Music is supposed to inspire. We do not promote escapism or a fantasy. We have created reality music. Footprints On The Moon will expose racial and social injustices, economic disparities, and issues that affect real people. It is our hope that the people to support artists and movements that reflect the changes needed for our communities," says Wes Felton.


Footprints On The Moon is out 22nd September.

To be an artist is to fail, as no other dare to fail... failure is his world and the shrink from it desertion

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Moses Sumney

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The incredible Moses Sumney sings Indulge Me, and it's simply beautiful.

His new album, Aromanticism, is out 22nd September, and there's plenty more Moses to see here at KAOS.

The summer sun was not meant for boys like me. Boys like me belonged to the rain

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Shamir

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Shamir is back with a nostalgic video for 90's Kids. New for you. Get it.

His new album, Revelations, drops 3rd November.

Our desires cut across one another, and in this confused existence it is rare for happiness to coincide with the desire that clamoured for it


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Jonas Rathsman

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Get carried away on the ethereal synth of Swede Jonas Rathsman's Within Borders EP. Feel it. Get it.

The bonds that unite us to another human being are sanctified when he or she adopts the same point of view as ourselves in judging one of our imperfections



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L I M

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Out Italian musician L I M's new video features male models faces subtly morphing into each other. It's very strange. Get it.

The only true paradise is paradise lost

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Morilla

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Out R&B artist Darren Morilla has just dropped his debut single, the gorgeous and sensual Impossible. He says, “Impossible is (broadly) about putting your all into a relationship, but not knowing how the other person feels or knows what they want. As a gay man, I think one of the most important things for the ‘equality’ movement is visibility. The experiences and emotions I was experiencing were real when I was writing this song. I wanted people to know that I wrote this song when I was falling in love with another man, and show that what I experience as a gay man is no different to any other relationship. I wanted to stay true to myself and write about my experiences.” Get it.

All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last

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Grime artist Karnage is working hard to make sure bottoms everywhere are getting pregnant. Here's Fuck Me Harder, his latest sexcapade. Get it.

I wished to see storms only on those coasts where they raged with most violence...

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Duckwrth

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Here's LA's Duckwrth with Michuul. "When I was a young Duck, one of my favorite super heroes was Michael Jackson," Duckwrth says. "This is an ode to disco nights, art school chicks, and the moon walker himself." His XTRA UUGLY MIXTAPE drops soon. Get it.

One cannot change, that is to say become a different person, while continuing to acquiesce to the feelings of the person one has ceased to be


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B•R•A•U•N transports us back to the '80s with this dreamy slice of synth pop, from his debut album Silent Science, out 6th October. Get it.

Man is the creature who cannot escape from himself, who knows other people only in himself, and when he asserts the contrary, he is lying

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IAAF Diamond League Brussels 2017

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IF IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO WINS OR LOSES, THEN WHY DO THEY KEEP SCORE?

Athletes descended on Brussels' Memorial Van Damme as a summer of athletics draws to a close. It was a story of tired legs, expected champions, and triumphant newcomers

Here's the full results. Watch some of the key races (the last video is the full three hour telecast).

The summer sun was not meant for boys like me. Boys like me belonged to the rain

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Rosehardt

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Rosehardt wants to Fall Into You. KAOS strongly recommends you let him do so. Get it.

If we are to make reality endurable, we must all nourish a fantasy or two

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Lex Allen wants you to know about Venus and Serena. "Our inspiration behind this dance track was one of empowerment and self acceptance, letting each listener know to make their own way, and not let the judging eye of others stop you from living your life. Gay, straight, black, white, or bi. Serve and swerve on the haters," Lex says. Get it.

I don't care what you think unless it is about me

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Love is space and time measured by the heart

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New Le1f, anyone? It's Drop Down. You're welcome.

There is no one, no matter how wise he is, who has not in his youth said things or done things that are so unpleasant to recall in later life that he would expunge them entirely from his memory if that were possible




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ABSLM VLTN

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Immerse yourself in the sublime electro-soul of Love, from London's ABSLM VLTN. It's gorgeous. More of this, please.

The more pity that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly

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Moses Sumney

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Indulge me
All my old lovers have found others
I was lost in the rapture
Dead sea as barren as a stutter
And colored laughter
I don’t trouble nobody
Nobody troubles my body after
All my old others have found lovers

Indulge me


Moses Sumney latest is here. His debut album, Aromanticism, is out 22nd September.

It comes so soon, the moment when there is nothing left to wait for

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Now are the woods all black, But still the sky is blue

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Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have of them

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Amir Miles

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Here's a nice R&B jam from Amir Miles. Get it.

 
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