If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less, but to dream more, to dream all the time

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IAAF World Challenge Zagreb 2017

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

Zagreb hosts the IAAF World Challenge. Here's the full results. Here's some of the highlights (the last video is the full three hour telecast). Watch now:

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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.

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

KWAYE

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Frighteningly talented KWAYE is back with a new video for his delicious Sweetest Life. Billboard has an interview with him. It happened. Get it.

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us

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It all started out as a mild curiosity in a junkyard, and now it's turned out to be quite a spirit of adventure

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Courage isn't just a matter of not being frightened. It's being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway

"I want to hear them scream till I'm deaf with pleasure..."

Doctor Who in 1985 was a show at the top of its game, and Vengeance on Varos, Phillip Martin's brilliant satire of the '80s "video nasty" market, is surely the season's most original entry.

More than thirty years on, it's also fascinating how episode one's cliffhanger (one of the show's best) predicts the reality TV swamp we now find ourselves in.

The accusations of Varos being "too violent" (and the Doctor, in particular, with the acid bath scene always coming up as an example) are red herrings. It's no more so than in 1963 or 1976.

The show would be this clever, and this imaginative, again, finding its form again in the 1988/9 seasons. But after 1985 it wouldn't be the confident, big swinging dick it was in this vivid, thrilling year. Still high on the twentieth anniversary, Doctor Who was a show that was bigger and better than ever before - until sneering public schoolboy Michael Grade decided he didn't like it. And so he cancelled it.

Of all the gifts Varos bequeathed us, the '80s best monster, Sil, is the most rewarding. Here he is.


Be sure to visit our friend Cathode Ray Tube for a detailed essay on Vengeance On Varos.

Love is a striking example of how little reality means to us

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

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Over the weekend, Frank Ocean slipped out new song Provider on his Beats 1 blonded RADIO show. It happened. Get it.

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“the idea that there’s something to survive is a scary concept
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the land of the free
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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.

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom

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Lose yourself in LA artist HUSH's second single, Waves. Get it.


Waves is out now.

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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.

The Hound

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Los Angeles-based musician John Constantine (The Hound) and model Aram Giragos work their way through a bad break up in the new video for Can't Let You Go. There's a great interview with Constantine here. Get it.

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Boston boy Che Ecru unleashes his latest, Good. It is: get it.


Buries is out now.

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.

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We don't know much about Slyde, who he (or they) are, or what he/they look like. What I do know is that Daydream is lush and dreamy. Get it.

Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were

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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes

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Here's the latest gem from the brilliant Yo Trane, Alone. Get it.

Byron

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London artist Byron says his gorgeous new track So Naive is "noir wave". It's really kind of beautiful. Get it.

IAAF Diamond League Birmingham 2017

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

The IAAF Diamond League returns to Birmingham. As it happenedHere's the full results. Here's some of the highlights (there's a full telecast at the bottom, with a French commentary). Watch now:

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind

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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 .

Pheonix Fellington

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Kill me outright with looks, and rid my pain

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I will unbolt to you

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Elijah Blake new album Audiology is out this week. Here's the new single, Technicolor. Get it.

Though you can guess what temperance should be, You know not what it is

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Out artist MNEK has released a gorgeous acoustic version of his new single Paradise, which samples Ultra Nate's '90s dance classic Free. If you haven't seen the Ciaran Lyons directed video, it's here. For now though, enjoy a stripped back Paradise...

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Vulcan MC collabs with French producer Blaster for Gumbo. It's rowdy. Get it.

It is in us to plant thine honour where We please to have it grow

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Here's Gon Blow, the latest from Cakes Da Killa's debut studio album, Hedonism. Cakes told Vibe: "For me, the track is all about movement, so we included some B-roll from a party Eric and I threw. Ben’s animations helped add some dance sequences to the video, because dance culture influences my music a lot, and I feel there is a disconnect between that and rap culture lately."

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20-year-old Londoner Darnell Depradine's visual EP Dear Male Ego really is something special. "I feel toxic masculinity is almost like a cloak males have to wear to conform with society and be accepted," he says. "Wearing the cloak entails covering one's true self. It's the idea of constantly having to hide yourself in fear of being judged unfairly by society." Get it.

Black and portentous must this humor prove

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Boy Radio's debut album, Neon Romance, is out 18th August. In the meantime, here's new single Golden Boy. Get it.

But look where sadly the poor wretch comes reading

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Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince, And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

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Moses Sumney

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Moses Sumney is back with the staggeringly gorgeous QuarrelHis album Aromanticism is out 22nd September.

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22-year-old Londoner MNEK samples Ultra Nate's '90s dance classic Free on his gorgeous new track Paradise. It is. Here's the stunning new video, which addresses police violence. Director Ciaran Lyons: "What grabbed me was the underlying idea of the different responses elicited by the chaos of the modern world. The desire to escape from the real world into a fantasy paradise vs. the possibility of standing strong and separate from all the madness and cruelty, in the hope of preserving something better."

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Here's queer singer/songwriter Leland's insanely catchy paean to unrequited love, Mattress. He says: "This song wouldn’t exist if I wasn’t a gay artist that’s out and proud, and able to write about the feelings and emotions I’m going through. It’s sort of a sad lyric with a happy beat, and that’s really the tone I’m setting for my music." Get it.

Shine out, fair sun, till I have bought a glass, That I may see my shadow as I pass

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I will deny thee nothing: Whereon, I do beseech thee, grant me this, To leave me but a little to myself

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Galimatias returns with Blowback. Get it.

I don't sleep. I hate those little slices of death

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James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl and Peter Ronson take a trip to the middle world in Jules Verne’s Journey To The Center Of The Earth, 1959.

Shot on location in Cinemascope and Technicolor as only Fox could and with a sumptuous score by Bernard Herrmann, it’s the perfect adventure for a sweltering summer night!  Steve Hayes

Good words are better than bad strokes

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