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Interviews

PARATODO: Clothing Brand

Noah Rosenfeld

PARA TODOS MEANS FOR ALL IN SPANISH. PARATODO IS THE PHILADELPHIA-BASED BRAND MAKING CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES FOR ALL OF HUMANITY, AND OUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS, WITH A PHILANTHROPIC BUSINESS MODEL THAT GIVES BACK TO WORTHY AND IMPORTANT CAUSES SO THAT THE WORLD IS A BETTER PLACE FOR ALL OF US(THEY DONATE 25% OF PROFITS TO CHARITY). IT DOESN’T TAKE A LONG TIME BROWSING THROUGH THE PARATODO WEBSITE OR THROUGH THE RACK OF CLOTHES IN THEIR DESIGN STUDIO TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE BRAND ISN’T ABOUT TRENDS OR FLASHY GRAPHICS. IT’S CLEAR FROM THE JUMP THAT PARATODO IS ABOUT MAKING PRODUCTS THAT LOOK GOOD, FEEL GOOD, LAST LONG, AND HELP US TO CONNECT MORE MEANINGFULLY WITH THE WORLD AROUND US. THE COLORS OF THE GARMENTS AND ACCESSORIES HARKEN TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE URBAN WORLD AND GREAT-OUTDOORS, A SPACE THAT FOUNDERS SAEED FERGUSON AND FRAN YOUNG LIVE IN EVERY DAY. THE FABRICS SERVE AS A REMINDER THAT QUALITY DOESN’T IMPLY STICKER-SHOCK AND THAT, YES, A SIMPLE PULLOVER HOODIE CAN BE THAT NICE. EVEN PAST THE CLOTHES AND THE BUSINESS MODEL, IT IS CLEAR THAT EVERY ASPECT OF THE BRAND’S PRESENTATION AND CONCEPT HAS BEEN WELL THOUGHT OUT AND CRAFTED WITH CARE AND PASSION. THE LOOKBOOKS AND EVEN THE COPY ON THE WEBSITE IS BEAUTIFULLY LAID OUT AND CONSIDERED. WITH SUCH GREAT PRAISE ABLE TO BE SUNG ABOUT A BRAND SO YOUNG, WE SAT DOWN WITH SAEED AND FRAN TO TALK ABOUT THE DRIVE BEHIND THE BRAND, THEIR CREATIVE PROCESS, AND THE BUSINESS ASPECTS OF RUNNING A CLOTHING COMPANY.

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Moosh and Twist: Hip-Hop Duo

Noah Rosenfeld

MOOSH AND TWIST HAVE BEEN ACTIVE IN THE PHILADELPHIA MUSIC SCENE SINCE THEY RELEASED THEIR FIRST MIXTAPE UP BEFORE THE WORLD IN 2011 WHILE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL. SINCE THEN THE DUO HAS GONE ON MULTIPLE NORTH AMERICAN TOURS IN ADDITION TO A HEADLINING TOUR IN EUROPE. THEY’VE GARNERED A CULT FOLLOWING IN “A LOT OF LITTLE POCKETS AROUND THE COUNTRY… EVEN OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTRY.” THEY CULTIVATED THIS FOLLOWING BY OFFERING A UNIQUE TAKE ON HIP-HOP, INFUSING IT WITH MORE POSITIVE AND UPBEAT ENERGY AND MORE POP-INFLUENCED INSTRUMENTALS. ON THEIR LAST PROJECT, THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM GROWING PAINS, MOOSH AND TWIST RETAIN THE ESSENCE THAT HAS MADE UP THE CORE OF THEIR SOUND FOR THE PAST 6 YEARS WHILE ADDING A SLIGHTLY MORE SOMBER TONE TO SOME OF THE SONGS AS THEY OPEN UP MORE TO THEIR FANS. WE HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING INVITED BACKSTAGE BEFORE THE FINAL SHOW OF THEIR MOST RECENT TOUR AT THE FILLMORE’S FOUNDRY VENUE IN PHILADELPHIA TO SIT DOWN AND TALK TO THEM ABOUT TOURING, MAKING MUSIC, THEIR RELATIONSHIP, WORKING WITH LIL UZI VERT, AND WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR THEM.

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DJ SYLO: DJ/Producer/Event Organizer

Noah Rosenfeld

CREATIVITY ONLY THRIVES WHEN IT IS SUPPORTED BY A COMMUNITY OF FELLOW VISIONARIES. NO ONE PERSON CAN EXIST IN A CREATIVE SPACE ALL ON THEIR OWN. DJ SYLO HAS BEEN CRUCIAL IN FOSTERING A STRONG CREATIVE COMMUNITY IN PHILADELPHIA. HE DESCRIBES HIMSELF AS “AN ORGANIZER IN ALL THE SENSES”. AS A DJ, PRODUCER, AND EVENT PLANNER, A LOT OF WHAT SYLO DOES COMES DOWN TO ORGANIZATION, BUT WHAT TRULY SETS HIM APART IS THE INTENTION WITH WHICH HE ORGANIZES AND CREATES. THE FOCUS OF HIS WORK IS ALWAYS TO CREATE A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FOR THE CONSUMER OF THAT WORK “IN A WAY THAT MAKES SENSE AND THAT MAKES PEOPLE FEEL SOMETHING”. WHETHER IT’S HIS EXTENSIVE INVOLVEMENT WITH THE PARTY SCENE IN PHILLY, HIS WORK AS A PRODUCER, OR HIS OWN DJ’ING EFFORTS, THIS INTENTION AND FOCUS SHINES THROUGH. 

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Astro 8000: Sound Selector/DJ

Noah Rosenfeld

TAKE A QUICK GLANCE AT ANY ONE OF ASTRO 8000S PARTY POSTERS AND YOU WILL IMMEDIATELY UNDERSTAND HIS AESTHETIC. THE COOL PINK, WHITE, AND PURPLE TONES THAT ADORN HIS FLYERS EFFORTLESSLY CONVEY HIS UNIQUE STYLE OF MODERN CHIC MIXED WITH PLAYFUL SPACE-Y VIBES. THIS THEME CARRIES THROUGH HIS ENTIRE PERSONA. HE DESCRIBES HIS EFFORTS AS A DJ AS “TRYING TO CREATE AN EXPERIENCE” RATHER THAN BLASTING WHATEVER ATLANTA TRAP RECORD IS HOT AT THE MOMENT. HE WEARS TIMELESS STREETWEAR TEES WITH HIS SIGNATURE COLOR COMBO MIXED WITH BAPESTAS AND BLACK PIN-ROLLED JEANS. BUT BEHIND ASTRO’S UNDERSPOKEN, COOL-GUY AESTHETICS, THERE LIES SOMEONE WHO TRULY UNDERSTANDS THE NUANCES OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CULTURAL FIGURE IN THE MODERN WORLD WITHOUT LOSING THE NICHE OF WHAT GOT YOU THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE. WE SAT DOWN WITH ASTRO TO TALK ABOUT HOW HE VIEWS HIMSELF IN THE MUSIC SCENE, HIS JOURNEY TO AND THROUGH PHILADELPHIA CULTURE, AND THE FUTURE.

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Justin Wolfe: Photographer

Noah Rosenfeld

JUSTIN WOLFE’S WORK WITH 35MM PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWS HIM TO EXPRESS THE REALITY HE SEES THROUGH FILM. HE’S THE IN-HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR PHILADELPHIA MENSWEAR AND SNEAKER BOUTIQUE UBIQ, BUT HIS TRUE PASSION LIES IN CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF THE PAST. HIS JOURNEY INTO PHOTOGRAPHY BEGAN WITH A LOVE FOR CLASSIC CARS AND A DESIRE TO CAPTURE THEIR SPIRIT. HE SAYS PART OF THE ALLURE OF FILM PHOTOGRAPHY IS TRYING TO FIND “SOMETHING THAT REALLY COMPLIMENTS FILM SO THAT WHEN I GET THAT PHOTO BACK I FEEL LIKE WOW, SOMEONE COULD LOOK AT THIS PHOTO AND FEEL LIKE IT WAS TAKEN 20, 30 YEARS AGO.” YOU CAN FEEL THIS PASSION FOR CAPTURING SCENES OF THE PAST WITHIN OUR MODERN WORLD BY TAKING A LOOK AT JUSTIN’S WEBSITE OR INSTAGRAM. BOTH PLATFORMS SHOWCASE HIS EFFORTLESS COMBINATION OF OLD-SCHOOL FILM TECHNIQUES WITH ELEMENTS OF THE MODERN WORLD. WE SAT DOWN WITH JUSTIN TO TALK ABOUT HIS APPROACH TO PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY, HIS VIEWS ON THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY IN PHILADELPHIA, AND WHAT INSPIRES HIM ABOUT THE CITY.

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Alex Drafter: Visual Artist

Noah Rosenfeld

ALEX DRAFTER SEES THE WORLD AROUND HIM IN A DIFFERENT WAY AND EXPRESSES THAT UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE THROUGH HIS LAYERED AND ARTICULATE PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS. HIS DEEP GENUINITY AND DRIVE TO CREATE MEANING FROM THE MANY FACETS OF MODERN LIFE ALLOW FOR HIS WORK TO TAKE ON A MASSIVE PRESENCE WHILE OFTEN BEING ONLY A SINGLE FOOT IN HEIGHT. WHEN WE FIRST ENCOUNTERED DRAFTER’S WORK WE WERE COMPELLED TO REVISIT IT OVER AND OVER THROUGHOUT THE SHOW, TAKING AWAY SOMETHING NEW AFTER EACH VIEWING. ALTHOUGH DRAFTER IS A NEW JERSEY NATIVE, HE IS A REGULAR PRESENCE IN THE PHILADELPHIA ART-SHOW SCENE. STUDYING GRAPHIC DESIGN AT THE PHILADELPHIA ART INSTITUTE, HAS ALLOWED HIM TO CONSISTENTLY HAVE A PRESENCE AT THE PHILLY ART COLLECTIVE SHOWCASES AND OTHER EVENTS. WE SAT DOWN WITH DRAFTER IN RITTENHOUSE SQUARE TO TALK ABOUT LIFE AS AN ARTIST, THE CREATIVE EXPERIENCE, INSPIRATION, AND THE PHILADELPHIA ART COMMUNITY.

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Rajy: Visual Artist

Noah Rosenfeld

SIRAJ TACUMA HAS BEEN ON A ROLL AS OF LATE. HIS COLORFUL AND ENERGETIC PAINTINGS HAVE TAKEN THE PHILLY ART SCENE BY STORM, LEADING TACUMA, WHO GOES BY RAJY, TO LEAVE HIS JOB TO PURSUE ART FULL TIME. HE HAS ALSO BEEN ABLE TO STEADILY EXPAND HIS OFFERING OF CUSTOM JACKETS, T-SHIRTS, AND SNEAKERS, DONE UP IN A SIMILAR STYLE AS HIS PAINTINGS, CULMINATING IN THE LAUNCH OF HIS CLOTHING LINE RAJY5. THE LINE OFFERS PAINT-SPLATTERED AND HAND-DISTRESSED TEES, FLANNELS, AND DENIM JACKETS, ALL WITH THE SIGNATURE RAJY5 LOGO. THE YOUNG ARTIST HAS BIG GOALS FOR THE FUTURE AND A CLEAR VISION OF HOW HE WILL REACH THOSE GOALS. WE SAT DOWN WITH RAJY TO TALK ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROCESS, THE TOUGH NATURE OF THE PHILADELPHIA ART SCENE, LIFE AS AN ARTIST, HIS PLANS FOR THE FUTURE, AND MORE.

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Shot By Cones: Photographer

Noah Rosenfeld

SAM CONANT LIVES AND BREATHES MUSIC. HE SPENDS MOST OF HIS NIGHTS HANGING OUT BACKSTAGE AT CONCERTS WITH ARTISTS SUCH AS PHILADELPHIA’S OWN ASAAD, LIL UZI VERT AND THEODORE GRAMS, AS WELL AS ARTISTS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, SUCH AS DASH, G-EAZY, CAM’RON, CURREN$Y AND THE A$AP MOB. HE USED TO PLAY SQUASH AND HAS AN ENVIABLE COLLECTION OF SUPREME. CONANT, WHO GOES BY THE MONIKER SHOT BY CONES, IS A PHOTOGRAPHER. HE HAS BUILT HIS CAREER AROUND STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH ARTISTS AND A MOTIF OF POLAROID PORTRAITS WITH HIS SIGNATURE IN THE CORNER. WE SAT DOWN WITH CONES TO TALK ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY, PHILADELPHIA MUSIC, AND CATCHING LAST MINUTE BUS RIDES TO SHOOT WIZ KHALIFA.

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Bside Music: Music Producer/Engineer

Noah Rosenfeld

BEN THOMAS FELL IN LOVE WITH THE VIBRANT CULTURE SURROUNDING THE PHILADELPHIA MUSIC SCENE SHORTLY AFTER MOVING HERE FROM NEW YORK IN 8TH GRADE. SINCE THEN, THOMAS, NOW 20, HAS STAKED HIS CLAIM IN THE REBIRTH OF THE LOCAL INDUSTRY, PRODUCING AND ENGINEERING MUSIC UNDER THE NAME BSIDE MUSIC FOR THE LIKES OF CHILL MOODY, THEODORE GRAMS, ASAAD, AND MANY OTHERS. IN EARLY 2014, THOMAS FOUNDED AFTER5 STUDIOS, A FULL-SERVICE RECORDING, PRODUCTION, AND MIXING STUDIO WITH A COMFORTABLE, LAID-BACK VIBE. SINCE OUR CONVERSATION, THOMAS HAS ENTERED INTO A PARTNERSHIP WITH PHILADELPHIA MUSIC INCUBATOR REC PHILLY AS AN IN HOUSE ENGINEER AND PRODUCER. WE SAT DOWN WITH THOMAS TO TALK ABOUT HIS INSIGHTS ON CREATIVITY, LIFE, BUSINESS, AND MUSIC IN PHILADELPHIA.

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