Genesis Owusu: Same Thing

Ghanaian-Australian artist Genesis Owusu (aka Kofi Owusu-Ansah) released his debut album Smiling with No Teeth just months ago, but quickly follows it with the dazzling, synth- and funk-drenched “Same Thing”—a song that was recorded during the SWNT sessions, but ultimately didn’t make the record. Owusu says the band made some 60 hours of music. “The songs chosen for the album conveyed a very specific narrative, but …

Interview: Australian Vegan Chef Shannon Martinez

After finishing her third cookbook, the plant-based professional was diagnosed with cancer and embarked on two new endeavors

For over 20 years, Shannon Martinez has been cooking professionally, but it was a moment of good will—stepping into the kitchen of Melbourne pub the East Brunswick Club to make vegan food after the chef “went to the bank and never came back”—that started her on the path to becoming Australia’s plant-based poster girl. The owner and head chef of beloved restaurant Smith & Daughters …

Interview: Multi-Instrumentalist + Producer Alice Ivy

Out tomorrow, "Don't Sleep" features countless collaborations and amplifies less-heard voices

Two years ago, Australian musician, songwriter and producer Alice Ivy (aka Annika Schmarsel) released her acclaimed debut album, I’m Dreaming—an ethereal, textured, synth-heavy record concurrently tranquil and dynamic. Tomorrow she shares Don’t Sleep, her second full-length album, consisting of songs crafted all over the world—from London to Los Angeles, Toronto to Sydney—with an endless parade of rappers and singers. Featuring the gauzy “In My Mind” with Ecca …