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Issue 1650

Words by Tom Parker

Editor’s Note

It is today, All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Eve, the day of Halloween, the end of Spooktober and the start of Nopevember [horrid gag]. It’s the day we give candy and eat candy, it’s the day that we get a little bit goofy and a little bit spooky. Spend the night out, rather than in because it’s not often you get free reign to terrify your peers.

For this horrific issue, we chat to a rising star of Australian hip hop, Kaiit, who’s set for an epic show at Strawberry Fields. She explains how creativity is not always seamless, how there are roadblocks in imagination and design. But that hasn’t stopped her releasing her debut EP, Live From Her Room, to widespread praise.

British rapping queen Nadia Rose drops into the mag this week as well as more hip hop/producing talent in Detroit house-inspired Channel Tres. Then there’s Don Letts and a new festival taking over Abbotsford Convent. Aside from that, we chat to local legends Pseudo Echo, renowned songwriter Wreckless Eric and invite you to a new Melbourne bar Red Betty. Isn’t art and music something special? We certainly think so.