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1.- KORN for the SS22 Gaming Issue 13.
Hardcore in both sound and text, their music cuts through noise with some stark messages about the darkness of the world. Not just the immediate one around us, but the darker ones lurking in our minds and our own histories.
Fast forward to 2022 and they’ve clocked underground clout as well as mainstream success. Korn has carved out a legacy over 3 decades, racked up Grammy’s and MTV awards, sold over 40 million records, and are currently touring their 14th album Requiem across the globe, still ripping apart stadiums.
“If you ask me what my biggest musical achievement is – it’s writing music that touches people on an emotional level. That’s the greatest gift of all. If our music helps people through hard times or reminds them of good times, or it takes them to a place in their life when they were happy, then that’s the greatest thing. Not many bands get to do this for as long as we’ve got to either, so I’m very happy and I don’t take that shit for granted at all”
2.- Jon Rafman for the SS22 Gaming Issue 13.
Technology; bringing us together, or driving us further apart?
“Five corporations control our perception of reality. And their algorithms encourage polarization, create echo chambers, and sow division, partly because it drives engagement and earnings. Yet, they don’t fully understand the profound effects the algorithms have on the human psyche.”
3.- Alewya for the SS22 Gaming Issue 13.
“I think every person on this planet is a vessel and has a gift that they can channel their consciousness, their higher self, whatever it is, through to the world. I think that’s what we are meant to do. I think that’s what being human is. It’s the thing that gives you joy, that’s your thing to give back to the world.”
Transcending the boundaries and limitations of genres, Alewya’s music is expansive, with each offering presenting the authenticity at the heart of her creative practice.
316 pages (24 X 33,3 cm / 9,45 X 13,11 Inches)