The Prodigy: Firestarter

The Prodigy’s vocalist/musician/frontman Keith Flint sadly passed away over the weekend—he was 49 years old. Known for his blistering live performances, Flint was the electronic group’s frontman (first as a dancer) since its inception in 1990, after meeting DJ Liam Howlett at a local club in Braintree, Essex. Wildly influential in the rave scene, The Prodigy then found mainstream success with their debut LP Experience, …

Premiere: “Stranger” by VOWWS

The music video for the darkly sweet, industrial song strings together ghosts of memories

With their journey beginning in Sydney, Matt and Rizz of the Australian/Iranian duo VOWWS are now settled in LA and casting sublime, carefree West Coast temperaments into their shadowy, distortion-filled pop songs. Through bold spunk, they wrote a song specifically for Gary Numan, “Losing Myself In You,” and got the pioneering “industrial” artist to sing on it—simply by asking someone who knew someone who knew …

Nanovo

The source for Communist-era Czech vintage design treasures

Adam Štěch Providing arguably the most comprehensive collection of salvaged modernist design from the former Czechoslovakia or Eastern and Central Europe is Prague-based Nanovo. Founded by Adam Karásek and Jiří Mrázek two years ago, the online shop is a platform for collecting and selling vintage, mostly anonymous pieces from furniture and lighting to glass, ceramics and other accessories. Czech modernist design from the 1950s through …