Tennis: Runner

Lustful and romantic, “Runner” by Tennis (aka husband and wife Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley) sets the tone for the duo’s forthcoming album, Swimmer, which is set for release in February. The song—which happens to be the first tune written for the new record—is paired with a video directed by long-time collaborator Luca Venter. Inspired by a “love for old musicals and all things Gene …

Interview: NTS Radio’s Sean McAuliffe and Lizzy King on the Work In Progress Program

How the online radio platform can award six artists with equipment, mentors, showtime, and more each year

In London, NTS (which was founded in 2011) has grown from a digital radio station into a far-reaching, charitable organization with goals of ushering a new generation of artists from fledgling to internationally acclaimed. Alongside the shows—which broadcast live from Manchester, London and Los Angeles—and their Infinite Mixtapes (themed radio stations comprised of tracks from NTS resident and guest shows), they also actively work to …

Ivory Coast Artist O’Plérou Grebet’s Africa-Centric Emojis

21-year-old Ivory Coast-based O’Plérou Grebet noticed a lack of applicable emojis for many Africans to use in everyday instant messaging and did something about it. Grebet’s emoji library Zouzoukwa (meaning “picture” in his first language Bété) includes 200+ images from food to furniture, facial reactions, tools, and more. “I love it because it’s exactly why my project is useful to an African, it fills a …