Happy birthday to us!! We are celebrating 4 years of KALTBLUT Magazine with our new print issue. 120 Pages featuring artists like Candy Ken, Years & Years, Mykki Blanco, Pip & Pop, Crystal, Patrick de Padua, Strawberry Bubblegums, Aminata, Maisie Cousins .. Plus fashion editorials, interviews, new rubrics, essay and more. Special THX to Negroni.

Candy Ken

Years & Years

Mykki Blanco

Pip & Pop




Earlham Street, Covent Garden



Fashion Editor

Marcel Schlutt


Art Director

Art Editor

Nicolas Simoneau


Art Editors

Amanda M. Jansson


Emma E.K. Jones


Music Editor

Nicola Phillips


Movie Editor

Friedericke Suckert


Fashion Woman Editor

Fashion Assistant

Fashion Uk Editor

Anita Krizanovic


Nico Sutor


Karl Slater


“Do you ever wonder why this music gets you high?

It takes you on a ride, feel it when your body starts to rock

Baby, you can’t stop and the music’s all you got

Baby c’mon, this must be pop, pop“

Photo by Sebastian Pollin

Editor Netherlands

Michelle Hèlena Janssen


Proof reading and editing by Nicola Phillips and

Amanda M.Jansson.

Sebastien Pollin, Suzanna Holtgrave, Tom Wawnik

Candy Ken, Photography by Tom Wawnik

Welcome to our new issue with the theme: POP

Pop music and pop art are part of our culture. We see and hear it

every day. Pop culture artists are the biggest influences nowadays. So

it was about time that we did an issue around POP. I really hope you

like our selection of young musicians, artists and fashion editorials.

Let´s start with CANDY KEN. He is our cover model and I am

a big fan of his music for a few years now. Because of that I am

very happy that we had the chance to produce an editorial with

him. Another outstanding artist in our new issue is Mykki Blanco

who presents C-ORE. Our music editor Nicola Phillips had the

chance to meet the gender-bending queer icon, along with C-ORE

members Yves Tumor and V I O L E N C E, for an interview and

some exclusive photos. Love it or die!

But pop is not only a way to express music, it is also playing a big

part in the fashion world. KALTBLUT´s very first fashion award

winner Patrick de Pádua is using touches of pop colours in his

designs. Read our interview with the upcoming fashion star from


I also wanna say thanks to our team. Without you guys there would

be no KALTBLUT. You guys are my Pop-Stars.


KALTBLUT Magazine is published by KALTBLUT Media UG,

Nicolas Simoneau & Marcel Schlutt

“Sick and tired of hearin’ all these people talk about

What’s the deal with this pop life and when is it gonna fade out?

The thing you got to realize, what we doin’ is not a trend

We got the gift of melody, we gonna bring it ‘til the end.“ NSync -


Marcel Schlutt

KALTBLUT MAGAZINE I Linienstraße 13 I 10178 Berlin I Germany

C o n t e n t


Mykki Blanco

Music Interview


Oh! You Pretty Things

Fashion Interview


Art Interview

Pip &




Fashion Editorial


The Gods



Film Interview



Sympathy For The

The Cocktail Of



Things that makes

you go mmmmmmm


Candy Ken


A Song About A

Chick Named Maria

Fashion Editorial


Art Interview


Beauty Editorial




Passport Pop

Patrick de Pádua


Meet me at the

C a t w a l k



Don’t Go Breaking

My Heart

Fashion Editorial


Years & Years

Music Interview



Unravel Unraval

Fashion Editorial


Introducing: Crystal

Fashion Editorial

Fashion Interview


Bedtime Stories



Denim For Life

Fashion Editorial




The End



More Sneakers

Than a Plumber‘s Got Pliers

Yves Tumor



Finding the

C-ORE with

Mykki Blanco

Interview by Nicola Phillips

Photography by Oliver Blohm on Impossible instant film

Uniting the two worlds of hypermale hip-hop and the gender-bending

queer scene of NYC, Mykki Blanco has been creating swag since his debut

in 2012 with “Mykki Blanco and the Mutant Angels EP”. The multi-talented

art-activist declared in early 2015 that he would be stepping away from

his solo project to focus on something new. After a short panic amongst

his fans and as always, the media, it was announced that Blanco had

teamed up with !K7 to launch Dogfood Music Group. In an era where “the

next big thing” appears every time we hit refresh, Dogfood was finally the

answer we were looking for. A label that gives a voice to underground

artists and shares Blanco’s vision in transcending conventional cultural

boundaries and constructs. A platform that doesn’t exist just to create

zeroes and ones to fill up yet more space on the internet. A project that is

anything but the norm. The very beginning, the C-ORE.


The C-ORE compilation is the first of its

kind to be released on the newly founded

Dogfood Music Group label, could you

tell us how you put all of your influences

together and how the process worked


Sean: The record was proposed by

Mykki and !K7. They wanted to do some

things with Mykki and kind of offered a

platform. We’ve all been close with him

for different amounts of time, but the

album basically consists of older and

newer music, like Yves Tumor which is

one of my side projects, V I O L E N C

E [Palmtrees] and PsychoEgyptian is a

New York based artist. All the songs they

just happened to fit really well together, it

was kind of weird.

So did you take pieces from different


Sean: Not exactly, there’s different pieces

of unreleased music from all of us. Some

of it has already been out but we took

it offline and then we went over a few

songs, mastered it and everything.

Palmtrees: I made all my songs pretty

much that week, only one of them I’d

started earlier.

Sean: Yeah same actually, I made mine a

week or two prior. When you made “This

Is Unholy”, that was for the project?

Palmtrees: That is the only one that

started before.

You were all working in different places

at the time in your own individual ways

and then put it together?

Palmtrees: Well Sean organised it.

It’s very fragmented in the sense that

it has all these different energies and

tracks, but still has one really fluid thing

that ties it all together

Mykki: I toured with each other them, but

not at the same time. So in 2013 I toured

with PsychoEgyptian. Sean and I had

toured together the longest, basically

almost a year from like the end of 2013

until all of 2014 basically. Then V I O L

E N C E and I did kind of a West coast

tour in March and well, I thought of the

project during that time because first of

all I was going to do this Asia tour and

then when I got the deal with !K7 Sean

said one of the options they gave me

was that I could start working on my

own solo album or I could start my own

label which would be a part of !K7. So I

thought that was a cool idea and now

we’re doing it!


Also you have more of a freedom to

really curate something and build

another movement, rather than just

doing your own album where you focus

solely on yourself

Mykki: I personally thought that I needed

a break from Mykki Blanco.

But it’s great, because you get a lot more

creative input from these guys and then

when it’s out there it inspires a new

thread of conversation amongst your

fans, I mean how have they perceived

this collective approach?

Mykki: I actually think it’s interesting, I feel like I have

these two groups of fans. I have people who are hyped for

Dogfood Music Group, who are hyped for the album and then

I feel like I have Mykki Blanco fans who think it’s a really cool

thing, but kind of like what dance songs and dance music.

It’s a bit a darker, industrial and more inspired by the

electronic. It’s not quite as accessible, maybe not to a

certain listener

Mykki: But it’s not like a pop-dance song. So like, I

acknowledge that, but I have my own idea of what is a

celebrity and what is important. I’ve seen what it’s like to be

rich and not famous. [Laughs] And I feel like once you see

that, once you realise what that is, you know you can do your

own thing and not have to be part of this particular group.

I mean, I would consider even the indie community to be

similar. It’s okay to do your own thing and flex a little bit. I

mean, I am still working on Mykki Blanco stuff but this is my

focus right now.

Your mission statement was to disrupt things a little bit in

the music industry, do you have examples of how you’re

planning to do that or is it all very organic?

Sean: I’ve thought about it, I think it’s going to be very

organic yeah. We’re not very like contrived. We do a lot of

plotting and scheming creatively but nothing like contrived.

Palmtrees: We’re more about being ourselves. The things

that we stand for and the things we already believe in are

put into whatever we make.

Mykki: You know, when you make a press release you have

to try to encapsulate in words what really is the feeling

and I think that already what’s going to happen is that you

know, the album comes out, you have this visual idea of

something we’re trying to communicate but still that kind

of moment that I’ve been waiting for is the tour. Seeing the

show live is going to translate everything, you know what I

mean? It’s going to be the link between what you’ve heard

on SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes, however you got the album,

what you’ve seen on YouTube vs real life. I had to write a

press release to describe my vision, but what it is that we

embody I think people will really understand with this tour.

Is that part of the reason why you decided to make that

short film? To give people more of a feeling of what things

were about, unlike the written text that just declares what

you’re doing?

Mykki: When you have three artists, the idea of picking and

choosing who is single is going to go out okay, and who gets

the video. That’s not how I wanted to approach the project.

Let me put it like this, if I had $50K that I could have put

behind the project I actually would’ve had separate videos

for each individual artist, you know what I mean? But I don’t

exist in that world, so I had to think of an idea that would

incorporate everyone. To be honest, I think we might do

a second part to the C-ORE video of some kind, which is

shorter [laughs] but I think that 11 minute video is kind of


It’s so intense! No one really has the energy anymore to

make those types of videos, especially due to people’s short

attention spans

Sean: We all knew that too! I can barely sit down for a 2

minute video, I always skip. Our director was really good at

what he does.

Mykki: Yeah, Jude MC. He was able to string a narrative that

worked. I mean, it’s an 11 minute video! But I also think at

the same time the people that are going to latch onto it, will.


I think really it’s a bit of a statement that fits with your

collective. If there’s 11 minutes of video that you should

watch, you’ll sit the fuck down and watch it!

Palmtrees: It’s also kind of like, because we’ve been in the

mire of everything since May, actually April, the project feels

like it’s existed longer for us because it technically has, but

I always have to remind myself this tour is actually for most

people, the beginning of everything.

People just see the tip of the iceberg really. So

you’re playing at Prince Charles here in Berlin,

have you played there before?

Mykki: I’ve played Prince Charles, Berghain and


What did you think of playing at Berghain?

Mykki: I opened for Tricky and that’s the reason

why I’m now with !K7, so I liked it! [Laughs]

Would you get anyone else involved in your


Mykki: Well a lot of new artists that I’ve heard

have kind of gone through Sean.

So we should follow you on SoundCloud then?

Sean: I actually purposely don’t like things on


Mykki: It’s kind of like, I’m becoming more and

more aware of people in a certain way but it’s

interesting because it’s really hard to find good

people. And I’ve tried to do that search through

Facebook thing, SoundCloud, even following

people randomly and it’s just not the right

thing. Even all my friends, I think especially with

C-ORE I think they’re all amazing musicians

and they have this star quality. I don’t mean in a

superficial way, I mean in a magnetism way, like

you want to watch them. Finding that online is

difficult, you have to see it. I really want to find a

female producer or a female artist who has that

quality and sound that hasn’t been latched onto

yet. My hope is that through Dogfood people will

realise, “Oh wait, who is that?”. I’d just be super

happy with that. You know, because booking

agents I really don’t get them. Some of the new

acts that their booking don’t make sense. I don’t

get it because they’re not special! [Laughs]

That’s honest though. With so many similar

acts being pushed onto you it’s rare you’ll find

something different, something that really

excites you. It’s a problem though. I don’t know

if it’s something you agree on, maybe because

you’ve mentioned this “punk” upbringing that

you see this different energy or having different


Mykki: I think it’s more open than that. I guess

when I say punk I refer to the way of handling

business than an ideology. What do you think?

What do you feel?

Palmtrees: When you say you come from a punk

background, I don’t think of like the actual punk

scene, I think of the mindset, the attitude. You

know, kind of exploring more. We all come from

that type of background. I come from liking

death metal but being in a gospel choir [laughs]

so that’s what I carry into everything, this idea of

just interacting with things and understanding

them rather than limiting myself. I think we’re all

like that.

I think that’s refreshing especially since now

the internet culture dominates so much. We’re

always influenced by other people just because

it’s forced down your throat every day, it’s

actually quite narrowing. It’s good to think about

what’s going on outside of your immediate

screen, but how would you advise people to

combat that?

Sean: Delete your Instagram. [Laughs] Just like,

delete all your friends online.

Mykki: I’ve always wanted to unplug. I have the

“We’re more about being

ourselves. The things

that we stand for and the

things we already

believe in are put into

whatever we make.”

chance soon to just be far away in these mountains. I’ve always wanted to do

it and I never have the time to do it. Once the hussle starts, it never stops. With

Dogfood I’ve been on the outskirts of Mykki Blanco world, but once this tour is

over I have to brace myself to get back in. I don’t even know if I can deliver to the

rate that the internet requires you to, you know?

Palmtrees: I think the internet is just another library. There are just so many

different kinds of archives. Like, he’s [points to Sean] super private, but I’m

reclusive. I have like a real tendency to disappear and not talk to anyone. You can

see that even on V I O L E N C E, you can’t find it on Google search immediately.

I just think that the internet you can interact with one of many ideas. It’s just

another library.

It’s fine if you can just dip in and out of the internet, but not so much if you have

an addictive personality

Mykki: People are addicted to the Likes!

Sean: We were just talking about a rapper who asks for Likes all of the 9time.

[Laughs] It’s kind of funny though.

Mykki: This is what I learned, it took me a little time to, rather than try to feel like

you’re relevant, you literally have to keep that tunnel vision of working. Because if

you start that second guessing that means you’re not being creative. What’s funny

is that when you’re writing high on a creative wave, all of a sudden these people

come out of nowhere because you forget that people can see you’re swagging.

[Laughs] You can tell a desperate post, when you’re out travelling and making

music. It took me a while to realise it’s okay to be quiet and if you don’t feel like

answering emails. Once you know the mechanics, it’s okay. You’re entitled to be


Dig deeper at www.soundcloud.com/dogfood-musicgroup

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Photography & styling Suzana Holtgrave

Hair Björn Hartung

Make up Yvonne Wangler using M.A.C. Cosmetics

Model Folke @Seedsmanagement

All fashion Lena Quist



Candy Lab



Interview by Nicolas Simoneau, Images copyright Pip & Pop

Pip & Pop is the world vision Of Australian artist Tanya Schultz. With sugar as her primary material, she creates an original territory

full of psychedelic colors. On a miniature size or at human scale, Pip & Pop’s installations make you want to to be in it, to be a part of

it. It’s like a fairy tale, a hidden forgotten place somewhere in our childhood where everything is made of candy. Tanya’s creations are

ephemeral just like a dream.

Candy Lab


Candy Lab


Candy Lab

Hi, I really think that the word

POP has never been so accurate to

describe an artist looking at your


I guess you could say my work follows

the legacy of the Pop artists - the vivid

colours, drawing on the everyday

and popular culture references. But

perhaps more so in the sense of Pop

as a verb..? I think the abundance of

colours, sweetness of the materials and

intensity of the details can sometimes

have a physical effect on the viewer.

Where do all of these colours came


I love fluorescent and pastel colours,

and glitter. These are the colours of

the commercial world, of things that

are created purely to entice us into

consuming them. Candy, toys, useless

plastic objects and advertising signs.

And there is always a lot of pink in

my work. For me, the kind of pink

I use is the colour of sweets and


I colour all of the sugar for each

installation on site, with the help of

assistants. We usually use 500 or 600

kilograms of sugar and make about

150 unique colours. Some of the

installations become a bit psychedelic

with this overload of highly saturated


You work with quite interesting

materials, including candy and

everyday objects. Why do you

choose to work with such things?

Sugar is the main ingredient of

many of the works. I think it elicits

a physical response in the audience,

a desire to taste the sweetness. It’s

connected to childhood memories of

eating or wanting to eat candies. But

it also holds an empty promise – the

promise of something pleasurable

but fleeting. Sugar isn’t good for you,

but we still crave it. As for the found

objects, I’m always scouring markets,

flea markets, craft stores, and toy

shops wherever I go. I love finding

unexpected materials and objects.

This is such a fun part of my work!

Each work is unique and site specific.

Including local objects adds to the

conversation I’m having with that



Your work seems like some sort of

paradise or fairy tale, would you

consider your work to be a get-away

from everyday life?

I think that when people encounter

my work they are often absorbed in

the tiny details and feel as though

they are transported to another time

or place. Perhaps to a childhood

memory, or a world they can only

imagine. This is a kind of escape

from the everyday, but perhaps it also

provides the impetus to imagine a

better world.

On your website you say that you

are fascinated with mythologies

and folk tales, do you take any

particular ones as inspiration for

your work?

Yes, there are so many! I’m fascinated

by stories about utopia, paradise,

and wish-fulfilment, especially

lands made entirely of food. Some

of my favourites are the French

mythological Land of Cockaigne,

a place where sugar rains from the

sky and the streets are paved with

pastries; the Dutch Luilekkerland,

a land of plenty that you enter by

eating through a mountain made

of rice pudding, or the American

Big Rock Candy mountain, a hobos

idea of paradise. Most of my works

begin with research into local folk

tales, mythologies and cosmogonies

(creation stories). They are a rich

source of inspiration, and endlessly


Candy Lab

Seeing Forever

How would you describe your work


Before the installation begins it’s a

mix of research, sourcing materials,

experimenting and making thousands

of tiny things in my studio.

Creating the installation is quite a

labour intensive process. I work with

my husband and local assistants. We

usually work 12 hour days for two or

three weeks to create a work. I don’t

start with a formal plan, the work just

grows organically and in response to

my research, the physical space, and

the things I’ve encountered in the

local environment and culture.

One thing leads to another then

another, until we have these crazy

interwoven landscapes. This is the fun

part for me, the bit I really love. The

process is quite meditative, but there

is always an underlying sense of time


We love the “Romance Was Born”

collaboration, what was it like to

work on this piece?

It was a joy to collaborate with the

two designers (Luke & Anna) behind

Romance Was Born. They took

images of my work and transformed

them into fabrics and an amazing

collection of kooky outfits. I built a

set for the runway show, and created

objects for jewellery worn by the

models. It was a fantastic opportunity

to delve into another world and

collaborate with inspiring people.

Is there a particular piece of your

work that you like the most?

Each work is really connected to

a place for me. So my favourite

works are the ones that gave me the

most memorable experiences and

encounters, or stretched my work in

new directions. I’m especially fond

of the exhibitions that allowed me

to work with, and become friends

Seeing Forever


with some amazing people. I have made some great friends all over the

world, which I am truly grateful for.

Seeing Forever

For your piece “Love grows a flower” you came to create a whole

new world with his own vegetation, colours, animals… Where is

this place? How do we get there?

Haha, you can’t get there. It’s gone now! All of the worlds I create

are temporary, you have to see them before they disappear. The show

was in Tokyo and the works were made on a series of round tables, of

various heights. Each table held a different miniature landscape that

drew on a specific Japanese folk tale.

The atmosphere of your work, to me, is very happy and joyful, do

you translate your feelings to your work?

Thanks, I do try to create optimistic work. It’s great if the work brings

a sense of joy or happiness to viewers. But I’m also interested in the

idea of abundance. How much sweetness is too much? Where is the

point that there is too many saturated colours, or too many pretty


I hope that the work teeters on this edge sometimes. When people have

reactions like ‘oh, it’s too much, it makes me feel a bit sick’, I love this


You have exhibited your work throughout the whole world,

Australia, Japan, Germany… Are there any differences in the

reactions of the public?

Yes, I think there are some differences in the reactions. It’s especially

noticeable in the way people spend time with the work, and the

questions they ask me about it. In Japan I’ve noticed that audiences

have a quiet but intense response. They often spend a very long time

looking closely at the work, leaning right in, sometimes even sitting on

the ground as if meditating with it. In Mexico the audience were more

vocal and expressive. They seemed to absorb the work more quickly,

but wanted to ask me many questions, especially about my feelings

when creating the work. In Germany I had many interesting and

in-depth conversations about the ideas underpinning the work. But

I’m constantly surprised at the lovely and positive responses I’ve had

wherever I’ve been.

Keep up with Pip & Pop’s world at


Romance Was Born

Romance Was Born

Love grows a flower


Heritage edition


8 th edition of

the international

and interdisciplinary

fashion festival

in Maastricht

The Netherlands

30.06 — 03.07

Spectacular programme with

more than 100 talents from all

over the world. Fashion shows,

exhibition, performances,

designer market and more.





Meet me at the

We traveled

to Poland,

Portugal, Italy,

France UK and

Berlin for you

to have a look

what is hot in

2016. Here are

our favorite

looks for the

next Spring/

Summer season

in 2016.


by Anita

Krizanovic and

Marcel Schlutt








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Don’t go



Photography : Ziv Sade All outfits and accessories by Russell Barslou of “SHOKRA”

Models are Jason Wimberly and Greg Kelley










There is no real need to present Years & Years. They’ve been all over the world

last year, and if by accident you’ve never heard their anthem “King”, I highly

recommend you run over to your computer and listen to it right now. Their first

album “Communion” is already a classic in pop history and even though it was

out just a couple of months ago, I can’t wait to listen to new sounds from them.

I always stress out before an interview, it’s just like that and I can’t do anything

about it. Sometimes magic happens, like you get all of your questions ready and

something totally different takes place. That’s exactly what occurred with the boys.

I arrived and we ended up chatting about everything and anything for an hour.

We crash a conversation about the best music


Gwen Stefani’s “What You Waiting For?”

Olly: Oh my God, I love that video!

Emre: “Toxic”

Olly: Wait, is that the one on the plane?

Emre: Yeah!

Olly: Also, “I’m A Slave 4 U” is a great video.

“Gimme More” was my favourite though. Even

“Talk Dirty” was good.

Emre: Oh come on, that was only good because she

was wearing a thong!

Insert a confused discussion about the differences

between David LaChapelle and Jean Paul


Olly: What’s the Madonna video where she’s

looking kind of country?

[Olly sings a clip from “Don’t Tell Me”]

So let’s go back to the start, you all met in

London through an advert, is that right?

Emre: Yeah, it was like a band website.

Olly: Grindr [Laughs]. Is Grindr called Grindr in


Erm [Laughs]

Emre: No, it’s called Le Grindr. Yeah so, Olly met

Mikey in London at this house party. And that’s the

story really. It’s not very glamourous. But he did

hear him singing in the shower so, well, shouting.


Why isn’t that very glamourous? I mean, Spice

Girls did the something similar right?

Emre: Pretty sure the Spice Girls didn’t meet like

that, I think they were put together!

Olly: Yeah, they all went to an audition.

But isn’t that kind of similar?

Emre: Yeah but, that’s not really an organic

situation! [Laughs] I mean, we are the new Spice

Girls I think.

Who is who?

Emre: I’ll be Posh, Olly can be Baby.

Olly: Well, Yeah.

I can be Mel B

Emre: Actually, I used to fancy Mel B the most.


Emre: Yeah! She was the hottest.

Olly: It’s a shame her career didn’t do so well… Mel

C definitely did the best.

Mikey: Did she?

Olly: Yeah! She had a great album. Lisa Left Eye

rapped on one of her songs.

Emre: She did that great song, “Baby When You’re

Gone”. That song is a fucking classic. I’m not


Emma’s first solo album was really good

[Olly sings “What Took You So Long”]

Yeah! Exactly! That was pretty good

Emre: She’s a better radio DJ than a singer.

Olly: Geri was not so good. Although I enjoyed her

solo album. “Looooook at me”. Oh! And “Mi Chico


That was the worst. Remember the video for “It’s

Raining Men”?

Olly: Oh yeah, where she’s dancing in it.

Emre: Oh dear, yeah. I forgot about the carnage

post-Spice Girls.

Olly: I know, it was a mess.

Emre: What a disaster!

& Years

Interview by Nicolas Simoneau & Photography by Universal Music and Mike Massaro



Well there is that comeback on the way

Emre: Wait, they’re coming back?

Olly: Yeah!

Emre: I didn’t realise. I thought they already did

that once.

Olly: Yeaaah, but without Posh.

Emre: Can it even be a comeback the second

time round?

Olly: Yeah, it’s the re-comeback.

Emre: The comeback comeback.

Olly: We should probably stop talking about the

Spice Girls now.

Well, has music always been your chosen path?

Mikey: Errm, yeah. It’s just that we do it and

don’t sort of have to do other jobs now which

is great. Because before, music was the most

important thing but it wasn’t paying the bills.

And now you can

Mikey: And now we can! We’ll see how long that


[Olly breaks out into Destiny’s Child’s “Bills Bills


What do you think about pop music currently,

do you think..

Emre: That it was better when the Spice Girls

were around?

Well, yeah!

Olly: Everyone says yes.

Emre: I think I’m falling into the trap of being

nostalgic about it, but I do think that pop music

was better then. I also understand that I

don’t listen to the charts as much

as I used to, but at the same

time I think the charts

have changed a lot

since the 90s. There

was a lot of different

stuff happening. There

wouldn’t just be pop,

there was rock and

things. Whereas now it’s

all very similar, not to

say it’s not great but..

Olly: I don’t know,

maybe. I definitely have

my preferred era of music

which is late 90s early 00s.

People like Timbaland,

Destiny’s Child, but

actually I think pop music

now, some of it, is just

so genreless it’s actually

kind of exciting and cool.

But at the same time it

only feels like five or

six people are writing

pop music, which

is kind of cool too.

Like Diplo, Calvin

Harris, Skrillex,

whatever you think

of them they have

pioneered a new

trend of popular

music. And that

would have never been allowed to happen.

Mikey: That’s not true I think there’s pop writers.

Olly: Well I mean for someone like Diplo who

came from the underground scene, for him to

be making tracks for Beyoncé and Justin Bieber

kind of showers how trends have moved forward.

I remember this era with Timbaland where he

was producing every track

Olly: Yeah, like Missy, N.E.R.D and Neptunes.

Emre: That’s true, you’re right.

But still, it was better

Olly: It’s the internet!

Emre: I think it might not be the internet, this

might be controversial, but I think it’s things like

Pop Idol and X Factor that labels pop badly. Of

course there are still writers out there, I mean

even Madonna we love her, but she didn’t sit

there and write her own music. she worked with

Nile Rodgers and really cool producers. But I

think that maybe the whole reality TV thing, it’s

entertainment, but does it make good music?

Olly: No, but they haven’t produced any

influential artists apart from maybe One


“Thing is I don’t think you can fool

people to make good pop music.”

And Little Mix

Olly: Yeah, like that’s it. That’s changed the way I

think we treat celebrities and fame. I don’t know,

I still that all the big pop acts don’t come from

that machine.

Mikey: Thing is I don’t think you can fool people

to make good pop music.

Olly: You know, when I was at school we listened

to tribal, or people would be like indie, or be

listening to punk and ska, which all defined who

you were, but now the internet allows this to open

up more. You can go online and listen to Drake,

Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Fleet Foxes, you know,

whoever you want to because it doesn’t matter.

Emre: Yeah I think it’s very recently this playlist

stuff makes a huge difference, where now genres

are obsolete. Olly’s right, people don’t have the

same level of snobbery when it comes to music.

Now there’s so much music available, almost

like too much. You don’t have the time to

appreciate every single track. There’s always

a new album to listen to, and then it’s old

news by the time you hear it. New tracks from

an album get dropped every week, in my

generation you had to wait months!

Mikey: It is true, like I recently started limiting

myself. I don’t just hoard albums, I don’t just

buy them or download them and never listen

to them. I tried to downsize it all. When I was

a child I used to like listening to an album, but

I wouldn’t listen to it all in one go. Like some

songs you wouldn’t really notice at first but weeks

later they would be your favourite ones. So if you

don’t give yourself time, you don’t realise how

good something can be. So I’ve told myself to

start doing that again.

Olly: I’ve been doing that again actually.

How do you even do it? I go online and see new

tracks so often and never have time to listen to

them all

Mikey: Well I guess it’s your job to be aware

of that, but sometimes it helps to step back at

your own free will. Slow life down a little bit.

With touring so much do you have time

to record new music on the road?

Olly: Sometimes I write down ideas for

songs and stuff, but other than that I

can’t really do it. I can’t really use a

computer so…

Emre: I’ve started recently in hotel

rooms been doing some stuff and

like messing around. But it’s only

very recently because we’ve been

really busy. We haven’t had much

time to live! So I don’t really

know what you’d write about

right now, but it would be

really difficult.

So it’s more kind of at

the end of a tour you

have a chance to get

together and..

Olly: Jam. [Laughs] I

mean, the album came

out in July so it’s not been

so long.

Mikey: See what I mean?

It’s too quick!

Yeah, I had the feeling

it was a lot longer! Have

you been keeping your

eyes on any artists this


Emre: Justin Bieber.


Emre: That’s it. [Laughs]

Olly: I like Grimes

because of her new album

and Le1f who just released

his new album too that’s

really good.

Mikey: Kurt Vile.

Do you all have the time to really look?

(for new music)

Mikey: Not really, I’ve been listening to a lot of

old stuff. Like classic stuff, 90s rock.

Do you have time to go to concerts?

Olly: No. I can’t even remember the last one I

went to!

Emre: Sometimes we have time to watch other

acts at festivals. Like Caribou was amazing.

Olly: I saw Lauryn Hill.

Emre: Flying Lotus.

Mikey: I saw Limp Bizkit. [Laughs]

Olly: I saw FKA twigs in the summer.

Mikey: God, I can’t even remember. Who did

you see last?

I saw The Dø recently and next is Madonna

Emre: I’ve never seen Madge.

Olly: Now’s the time to see her!

Emre: I saw her at the Brit awards where she fell.

Olly: Ohh yeah! I still watch that clip.

Emre: I was actually filming her when she was

singing and I thought oh fuck, I couldn’t believe

it! That was pretty terrible. So, that’s the only

time I’ve seen her perform live.

[Olly grabs the sheet of questions]

Olly: Have you even asked any of these? I like

this one asking about us being as big as the

Backstreet Boys. Actually, did you know that one

of the fastest selling albums of the decade, or

maybe ever, in its first week was NSYNC’s “No

Strings Attached”? They were insanely massive.

Emre: But they were never that big in England!

Olly: They were still pretty big. Like bigger than

Adele. The Backstreet Boys were in an episode of

Sabrina The Teenage Witch so, I don’t think we’re

quite at that level.

Mikey: Oh and one episode of The Simpsons,

when it was good.

Emre: Everyone’s been on The Simpsons. You

know you’re famous when you’re on there.

Do you have one city where you could imagine

yourself relocating to?

Emre: Berlin is one. San Fran maybe.

Olly: Maybe New York for a bit.

Mikey: London has lots of nice spaces, like

suburbs where you can get away to. You can get


away from the masses of people.

Emre: I was really taken by Australia.

Olly: Berlin feels like it’s owned by the people.

Whereas somewhere like London, the city really

dominates lives. It’s crazy busy, expensive. But I

still love it.

Emre: Berliners are cool. I always feel a bit like a

loser when I visit. [Laughs]

Olly: Really?

Emre: Yeah, like everyone’s really tall and dressed

well and I’m not so much.

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An Interview

Interview & photography by Friederike Suckert

We need to talk about

German film again.

There’s a bunch of youngsters who have a

lot of stories to tell that don’t contain Nazis

or Stasi-spies. For sure, that’s fascinating

and important stuff, but the world goes on


and gets weird and so talented directors

like Axel Ranisch (“Ich fühl mich Disco“)

and Sebastian Schipper (“Victoria“) put

their visions on screen.

The Hamburg Media School has a new

talent to show off: Benjamin Teske. He has

created many award winning short movies

and just released his first feature film

this autumn, “Strawberry Bubblegums“.

The story follows Lucy, a teenager who

doesn’t know her father. Her mother Paula

confesses that she was once a porn star and

Lucy was fathered during a porn shoot,

which prompts our main protagonist

to find her roots. Lucy jumps headfirst

into the porn scene where she meets Udo

Ochsenschwanz, a former Porn superstar,

who knows the scene by heart and is willing

to help her. A unique road trip through the

north of Germany starts where they meet

a lot of droll people, resulting in the special

bond between them growing stronger and

stronger. It’s a classical coming-of-age

story about losing and finding identity in

a rough surrounding.

For the cast Benjamin Teske found

a bunch of extraordinary actors and

actresses, most notably Gloria Endres de

Oliveira and André M. Hennicke builds

the comedic dream team, but there are a

few well-known supporting actors: Jasmin

Tabatabai, Lars Rudolph and Sabin

Tambrea. It’s a lovely quality of Teske that

he’s a loyal director who puts his actors and

actresses of former movies into recent ones.

Gloria and Sabin were main actors of his

former shorts, but also Janna Horstmann.

I was able to do a little shoot with

Benjamin, Gloria and André and we

chatted a bit about the work on such

an ambitious project. We will be able to

watch this great debut in February on the

German channel NDR and we’re going to

love it!

First I’m going to ask Gloria a few questions. Gloria, is this your first

leading part in a movie?

Gloria: No, it’s not my first leading part in a movie, but I never had a

big part like this. I had to be there every single day of shooting, the most

complex one with the longest journey I ever had.

Needed Ben to persuade you?

Gloria: No way! When I read the script, I immediately felt a connection

to Lucy.

You’ve known each other for a long time now because you’ve

previously worked together, is that right?

Gloria: Yes, we have. We worked on “Nachtbus“ together and since

then we waited to work together again. When we did this short film

we recognised that special bond between us. There’s not much talking

needed, just one glimpse of him I know exactly what he wants me to do.

It’s like telepathy.

Ben: We had three days for the “Nachtbus“ shooting and on the first day

I gave Gloria nearly no instructions and in the evening I thought, “I hope

it doesn’t feel strange for her!“. So we had a chat about it and I told her

that she’s doing fine if I don’t tell her what to do.

Gloria: I trusted you from the beginning. I worked with directors where

I cried in my hotel room at night, because I had no idea whether they

liked my performance or not, but I always trusted you, Ben, because I

saw how you worked with other actors and actresses. So I lay myself into

your hands and knew that if you didn’t say anything then you were going

to like it.

But Gloria, you’re studying direction as well?

Gloria: Yes, I just started it.

Does this change your opinion about Ben’s work and the whole

concept, because now you know way more about this stuff than “just


Gloria: For sure, but I always loved movies as it’s own art form. It’s kind

of the reason why I started acting, because movies always excited me. I

also performed at the theater but movies always were my big love. On the

side I always recognise if the director’s also a good actor or actress! Ben

is a great actor, but no one knows it, it’s a well kept secret. And I always

see it if a director is able to empathise. I guess it’s a big value being able

to switch sides.

Ben, where and when did you create the idea for this movie? Was it

your script?

Ben: Cherokee Agnew and I had the idea when we studied at the

Hamburg Media School, Cherokee Scripting and I Directing. When we

shot “Fliehkraft“ we created the idea of “Strawberry Bubblegums“, but

we thought more about the character than the story. And the character

we thought about was an male ex porn star and the second one was a

young girl searching for her Dad. We thought about this theme another

time so we threw both ideas into a pot and created this.

Was it a hard movie to shoot?

Ben: Just a short reminder that we needed a few more days of shooting

as 22 days were not long enough and there could have been a little more

budget, but anyone would tell you this about their movie. But this was a

road trip, we had a lot more locations than in regular movies and we had

a lots of actors. Changes to these factors would have altered the movie

a lot.

There are many incredible locations!

Gloria: For me it’s important to mention that I’ve never had so much

fun at making a movie! And it’s mainly due to all of the scenes simply

working out. So many good actors and every single one enjoyed playing

their parts that I always felt like I was living the actual scene at that

moment in time. Although we had an overall lack of time during the

making, I had such a great time. When Ben said “Action!“, actually he

always just said “Bitte!“, everyone was


in his part. The whole crew was so

excited about the decor and the costumes, Ben created a concrete world

that I could walk through. Yes, it was stressful, but it worked out so well.

Ben: Yeah, sometimes we were able to keep the stress away from the

actors and actresses, sometimes not.

Gloria: No, I recognised that, because I wanted to. We’re friends! But the

scenes worked out that well that you shouldn’t think about it anymore.

Ben: It just would have been way more relaxed if there would have been

three more days. If you want to make a movie in Germany on a more

international level, a bigger budget would help, but we all know that

there are movies out there with a bigger budget and a lower level. If it’s a

bad movie, it’s a bad movie!

Gloria: I had parts in productions that had fourfold bigger budgets than

this one and in the end I sat in my room feeling so desperate because I

knew it’s simply shit what we’re doing there and I have to try to turn it

into gold as an actress - and I hated it. It would be great to combine good

stuff with a big budget, but where in the world can you find it?

India maybe?

Gloria: Let’s go to Bollywood!

That’s also a part of the problem, it’s your beginning as a director. It was

your debut and you simply need to earn your acclaim. Did you like the

investigating part of it?

Ben: The reason I thought about porn in an investigative way was down to

a book called “Porn in Germany - A journey through an unknown country“

by Philip Siegel. Frauke (the Creative Producer) and I also visited a lecture

about him and everything we learned was so interesting. I then found a lot

of documentaries about it and read a lot of stuff, we visited the “Venus“ in

Berlin and went to the Porn Film Festival.

Gloria: I heard it’s pretty good?

Ben: It is. Very interesting and cool people. And there we met Sadie Lune

who also plays in our movie. Sadie is a dominatrix, sex worker and a porn

actress. She attended us on two very exhausting days of the shoot.

It got difficult with one of the supernumeraries, didn’t it?

Gloria: Sadie protected me. It was important to have her, because porn’s not

porn. I think mainstream porn is criticisable, but Sadie’s different. Her work

is feministic art, that’s not inhuman.

Ben: We were asked a lot about our attitude to porn. You need one if you’re

shooting a movie about it, but I really didn’t understand why everyone asked

about it! I always thought that anyone who wants to do porn should do porn

and who doesn’t want to shouldn’t. And there are people who are forced to do

it and that’s prostitution, it’s not okay. But on the other hand there are a lot

of people forced to do other jobs they don’t like. My conclusion is if someone

wants to do porn he or she should do porn and if not not, it’s like every job.

I guess a world without porn wouldn’t be good

Ben: Yes, but the porn is just the background for our story, in the end it’s

still just a story about a girl searching her father. She finds out that she was

fathered on a porn shooting and that her mother lied to her for 17 years.

It’s more about her roots, about Lucy questioning, “Will I become like my

parents? Am I like my parents? Am I like this because it was put into my

cradle? Am I kind of dirty now?” And on the other hand there’s Udo, the old

ex porn star, who completely lost his identity. They meet and that’s exciting,

well, it wouldn’t be that interesting if the mother would’ve been a baker and

Lucy needs to search numerous bakeries!

Gloria: The porn story makes it higher stakes.

Ben: It’s catchy for the people because it’s associated with anxiety for them.

Yes, I guess in the end it doesn’t matter if she’s a porn actress. Maybe it

would be worse if she’s just promiscuous

Gloria: Yeah, that’s how Lucy sees it. She’s not judging about her mother that

she did porn, except the day she’s at the gang bang shot and gets traumatised,

she’s angry that her mother lied about her origin. Everyone wants to know

where they come from. It’s a human need.

Was it easy for you to do the gang bang shoot?

Gloria: No, it was pretty hard for me. Ben called me if everything’s fine and

I didn’t sleep that night. It was a moment where I was completely congruent

with Lucy. There wasn’t any real sex or penetration, but the face with the

smeary mascara and the sperm everywhere… it’s kind of a symbol that we

know from porn that despises women! I felt so sick and hyperventilated. I

will never forget this image.

Ben: We have a lot of different porn and sex scenes in this movies, but this

one was extreme.

Gloria: It’s been the only one that shocked me. All the others were like “Hihi!

We’re doing porn!“, but I really wanted to escape this one! It’s been too close

to the industry. But it was good for my part.

Was it a real porn set?

Ben: No, but we imitated it really good. It’s no fake, it’s based on investigation.

I saw a short documentary about this kind of porn and I was so surprised on

set of how similar we were able to create the atmosphere of a real porn set. It’s

a really intense atmosphere.

Gloria: Yes, I saw that short documentary afterwards because Ben didn’t want

me to watch it before. He had already sent all the documentaries and films

to the other members of the team but I didn’t want to deal with it myself. I

don’t have any reference to this world and I wanted to conquer it with Lucy.

In the end it worked. I just thought, “Ooh my God, is this real with all the

golden showers and fuckers?“ It really kind of traumatised me, because all

those naked guys with these balaclavas… They’ve entered my comfort zone

and I saw all those dicks! Yes, I was acting, but in the end I saw so many real

dicks, more than I ever saw or will and that was wow…

Ben: We had a special handling with it because we had a lot of nude extras

and Lo Rivera, the actress that played Stella the porn star, also had never done

something like this. So we treated everyone, no matter if extra, actor or porn

star, the same, so that we could handle everything in a very respectful way.

I heard stories about sets where all these people were treated different or as

second class and I don’t want that in my work. It’s terrible!

I guess it’s a steamy atmosphere with all those nude people and the mood

would have been bad if you don’t respect everyone

Ben: They’re all people and there’s no need in despising. An extra showing his

blank ass shows as much as a porn actor.

Gloria: It’s also been important for Lo and Jasmin Tabatabai to not see them

as a pack of nudes. In the end they all were pretty nice guys.

Ben: Let’s call it, we didn’t have that many fails especially if we talk about

the extras.

Gloria: Yeah, except the one. [Ben’s laughing out loud.] One was special.

Ben: Yes, he was, but I want to keep this story for chatting at parties.

Thank you, guys. It was a pleasure!

Filmography Benjamin Teske

2009: Try a little tenderness (script, director)

2010: Rummel (script, director)

2011: Nachtbus (director)

2012: Stillstand (AT: Die goldene Stunde) (director)

2012: Die Essenz des Guten (actor)

2013: Fliehkraft (director)

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Interview by Marcel Schlutt I Photography & Art Direction: Tom Wawnik I Fashion styling: Sarah Mughal I Grooming: Dominic Paul

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Jakob Kasimir Hellrigl alias Candy Ken is THE IT-

Boy of the European Pop and Fashion world. 2 years

ago I saw the Austrian artist for the first time on

Facebook and I ‘ve been a big fan ever since. If you

follow us at our social media channels you know his

videos and music. I had a chat with candy Ken about

his life, his music and how he met Terry Richardson

and Nicolas Formichetti. We spoke about Hello

Kitty and Miley Cyrus. Lovers show some love to the

hottest daddy on the planet: Candy Ken.

Hey Candy Ken welcome to our POP ISSUE! Let´s start with a

simple question: What is POP for you?

A very successful type of music.

You know, I am a big fan of your you and your work since the

very beginning. And I follow all your activities in the social

media world. But who is Candy Ken?

A pink superhero who will save your grey and boring world. He is a

product of todays society and icon to everyone thinking and being


You are from Austria. A country not very well known for its pop

culture. Can you tell us how you grown up in Austria?

Raised as a basic bitch slaved to society’s rules. Had a difficult

time in school and took me forever to get back to myself and be

brave enough for Candy Ken. They make you feel like you cant do

anything and that you are not good enough - But you are!!! And

you can accomplish everything!!!

As a young guy you did also photography. You also won a local

photography contest. Are you still into photography? Or is

music your main focus now? And can you tell us what happened

that you transformed yourself into a pop star from being a


I’m doing the same thing since day 1: creating art – I just got no

appreciation what so ever as a photographer. I put myself in front of

the lens to get everything next level - in the end I’m doing the same

thing as before creating ideas, living out dreams and phantasies

that I’m not allowed to in real life, reflecting society, playing with

sexism, gender roles, stereotypes, etc …

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Having experience with photography, is it helping you to

produce your music videos? They are very good produced and

they look like if you have a big team. How many people are

working with you on your career? Or is it all made by yourself?

I got a very strong and daily growing CANDY CREW that help me

out a lot which I’m very thankful for. My early works are sometimes

only with a couple people but always very passionate and full of


Talking about your videos and music. My favorite track of you

is: Riff Raff Is Ma Daddy. Can you name your favorite track?

And tell us how you start to make a new track? Who is writing

the lyrics and who is making the sound?

My favorite track is definitely CANDY CREW of my new album

which is coming soon. I always got a million ideas in my head

and try to get as much done as possible! The lyrics + concepts of

my songs are all written by me and get finalized with different

producers for different sounds like Lets Go Radio and Smokera.


I am a 90s Bitch. And your sound reminds me so much of the

old good 1990s. How would you explain your kind of music? Is

it HipHop or Rave?

It’s a very new and yummy kind of music which can help you 2 be

and love yourself. I rap about all my thoughts and dreams and want

people to open up and think more. Stop being so judgmental and

basic! I’m all about the love !!! If you are a fan of Candy Ken you

are a fan of yourself!

For some people - Basic Bitches - your sound and lyrics are just

stupid stuff. I have been asked: Why do you support him that

much? My answer is: „His music is so forward and if you listen

to his lyrics there is always a critic against our human behavior

in it. There is a message in his sound and he knows how to sell

himself.“ Am I wrong when I say you have voice and message in

your lyrics?

I always work with very strong concepts and I think a lot about

what I do and say threw my art. I am a role model and have very

strong things I stand for.

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At the end of 2015 you released your

first EP. What are your plans for

2016? Is there an album on the way?

There is an album I’m working on right

now and a bunch of new music videos

already shot!!! Can´t wait to show you


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2015 was in general a very good year

for you. Concerts in Berlin, New

York, Milan, London and Tokyo.

What was the best experience for you

during your concerts?

Tokyo 4 sure! Best time of my life – I

got so so much love there !!!

A gig with Candy Ken is not like an

ordinary concert. Do you see yourself

more as a performance artist?

Definitely! It’s a real life music video

and hopefully takes you away from

your problems and all the basic bitches

in your life!

Can you explain: Why are you so

obsessed with Hello Kitty? And do

you get a sponsoring from them? If

not you should get it! You are like the

European ambassador of Hello Kitty.

Me and Hello Kitty just go so well

together and I love her more than

anything TBH! They really should

sponsor me!

I only know one other pop music

artist playing in your league ..

Miley Cyrus. You both know how

to use social media like Instagram,

Facebook etc.. Is she an inspiration

for you? She is like the female Candy

Ken. You both should make a duet.

I love her so so much! She also has a

bigger picture and is here 2 make the

world a better place! Her music and

videos are art and very inspiring !!!

How important is social media for

an artist nowadays? And how much

time a day you spend doing all the


For me – very important ! I need to

check it daily 2 know whats going on

and what is Zeitgeist!

Talking about Instagram. The one

and only Nicola Formichetti found

you there, and you both worked

together. Right? Tell us more about


He was the first person ever who really

supported me! Nicola understands me

truly and pushes me to the next level! I

love him so much!!!

You also worked with Terry

Richardson and you guys did one

of his studio sessions. How was

that working with one of the most

famous pop culture artists of our

time? Are you a proud man now?

Life goals! As a photographer he was

my biggest role model – and now I

shot with him – this really was one of

the biggest compliments ever for me!

How important is fashion for Candy

Ken? Moschino, Jeremy Scott,

Versace .. all names connected to

Candy Ken.

Very important – self expression is

everything for me and those designers

help me with that.


Ok, let´s do a silly POP Game.

Can you name your 3 favorite pop stars?

1. Miley Cyrus

2. Grimes

3. Drake

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Medusa head on me like illuminati

Is there any artist, from the music to the

art to fashion world you would kill to work

with? And what.. or how would be that

collaboration would look like?

Miley – would be the most controversial music

video ever.

Are you ready for some privat questions?

Do you have a girl or boyfriend? Or are you


Single daddy.

How important is your hot trained body for

your career? Do you work out that much for

yourself or for the market?

In the beginning very important for my career

I guess – sex sells 69 I honestly really love

working out and how my body feels all day

after the gym - I’m addicted to it – but I also

obviously use it all the time for photo shootings

and videos ! If I wouldn’t be Candy Ken I

would definitely bulk a lot more hahah but

staying ripped all year is also fine with me as

long as I can go to the gym everyday.

Being full naked in front of Terry

Richardson´s camera. Was it easy for you to

show it all?

Loved it! Wanted to do this for a long time – I

hate cloth.

What is your family saying about your

music, your lifestyle? Are they proud and


My family loves me and supports everything I

do – I am very lucky

Candy Ken.. thank you very much for your

time. Good luck for 2016. We can not wait

to see what the future will bring for you.


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Introducing feature - CRYSTAL

Interview by Nicola Phillips Photography by Repeat Pattern and video stills from “Rendez-Vous”

CRYSTAL are Tokyo’s answer

to contemporary synth-pop.

Having just released their debut

full-length album Crystal

Station 64 after their move

over to Japanese label flau,

the colourful threesome have

been making a huge impact

since being discovered by

Justice and Surkin during the

MySpace reign of the early

00s. After debuting a stream

of EPs on the legendary label

Institubes, Ryota, Keita and

Sunao were thrown head

first into the French electro

movement together with Ed

Banger. Performing live with

Boys Noize and Para One,

just to name a few, CRYSTAL

manage to create a uniquely

twisted homage to old-school

electro and techno pop, most

impressively with a tonguein-cheek

appearance from

Teki Latex (honcho of Sound

Pellegrino) of the French alternative

hip-hop group TTC.

Speaking to one third of the

energetic trio, Ryota Miyake,

we gain a greater insight in

the Nippon naive pop and

Kraftwerkian-influenced beats

that are CRYSTAL.

Tell us a little about yourself, who are you and how

did you become CRYSTAL?

Keita Onishi, Sunao Maruyama and Ryota Miyake

(me) are Crystal. We are from the same art school

in Tokyo. We have released 3 EPs on French labels,

Institubes and Sound Pellegrino. And in October, we

released our debut album “Crystal Station 64” via

Japanese label, flau.

Your music often sounds like an intense video

game, is this where some of your ideas come from?

Or maybe fast-paced gaming-hubs like Akihabara,


I rarely go to Akihabara. It is way too exciting for me

and is a bit too much. I prefer to go to more quiet

places or stay home and play video games. I guess

since we grew up with a lot of them, I can’t deny

video games may have influenced the sounds on

some tracks. For example “Jungli-la” is influenced

by “Donkey Kong”, and the first half of “Away and

Beyond” is the result of my effort to represent a

melancholic feeling from the BGM of the first stage

of “Transformer”. But further more, we are influenced

by the music which influenced the videogame music.

That is the main reason for why our music might recall

the sounds of video games.

Who are some of your main influences for your

debut album, Crystal Station 64?

In the case of this record, the main influences are the

first two albums of Art Of Noise, and “Zoolook” by

Jean-Michel Jarre.

I saw that you guys were discovered on MySpace by

Justice and Surkin, what was it like when you were

contacted by them?

One day we got a mail which wrote “Would you join

us?” from the boss of Institubes. Then we answered

“Yes” immediately. But to be honest that mail had

been in our spam mail folder for one week since the

mail had been sent (we learned that you should always

check the spam mail folder too if you don’t want

to miss the chance!). Later, he told us that Surkin

found us from “Top Friends” area on MySpace page

of Gaspard from Justice. There was an error on

that feature so we were one of his Top Friends


Social media has helped to push many

artists into the spotlight, how do you think

you’ve benefited from it?

Because of the existence of social media, we

could release EPs and this album. So for us it is

a nice thing, isn’t it?

Where have you found your music to be best


In France, according to the Facebook insight!

You have this insane animated cat video for

Rendez-Vous directed by Shinya Sato, have

you worked with him before?

That is my favorite video. Shinya is one

of our best friends and also the original

member of Crystal. He left the band

because he wanted to concentrate

on making videos as a job. All

of our music

videos are by him. He has a great skill to turn

the impression of sounds into unique moving

visuals. And further more we all love his sense of

humour. Now we are making a new music video

for a track from the album and preparing visuals

for our forthcoming live shows together.

Looking at your last EP Get It, cats seem to

be a reoccurring theme, is there reason behind


Ah I think it was just a coincidence! I don’t

know why it seems that they stand very well

with our music, I love those cats very much

though. If everyone associates cats with our

tracks, I think it’s cool. Everyone is loving cats

nowadays. Well the logo of flau is also a cat! I

love it so much too… But I love small birds


What’s it like being included in the flau

records family? Do you have a chance to work

with other artists on the label?

I have released my album as Sparrows 2 years

ago on flau, and my brother Ryuto is doing a

lot of art works for flau. So for me it is a kind

of the musical home in Japan. They have wide

range of artists and they has different,

unique styles each other. And

the boss is a gentle guy

and respectable artist.

I am hoping some

collaborations in

near future.

How did you


making your

first fulllength


at flau?

Recently I have been making more floororiented

tracks like our last EP from Sound

Pellegrino and the ones in their compilation

albums. But we wanted our first album to be

a mix of the band’s first concept that appeared

notably on our first 2 Eps, “Initiative!” and “Neo

Age”. There were a lot of tracks left undone so

we sorted out developing them. I tried to let the

album have depth and many expressions more

than the existing EPs.

Your single Jungli-la takes samples from Siri

and plays homage to Donkey Kong, do your

other tracks follow a similar pattern?

On “Get It”, you can hear the conversation of

Teki and Siri!

The bonus track Dream Incubation features

electronic artist IKONIKA, how did you

approach her for the collaboration?

When you do tracks with the other people, the

results are always beyond your imagination.

So it is very exciting and interesting thing for

me. But I am too shy to tell someone “let’s do

it together!” ahah. In the case of this track,

Sound Pellegrino introduced me Ikonika to

do a collaboration for their compilation

album. And the result was far amazing

than I expect!

Where are you excited to take your music



What is the ultimate games console?

Retro Freak absolutely.

“We learned that

you should always

check the spam

mail folder too if

you don’t want

to miss the chance!”

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You know Maisie Cousins because you surely have come across her work, and once you do you can’t

get it out of your head. The London born photographer describes her approach to art as hedonistic

and performative. In her work she explores themes of power, femininity, nature, technology, colour

and indulgence. In her work she keeps reinventing herself always staying true to her original vision.

What is behind her glistening close ups of girls body and glistening flowers or her mad collages? We

talked to her about her inspiration, her larger models, pop culture, taboo themes and the future.

Interview by Emma E K Jones & Amanda M Jansson



What made you choose

photography over other forms

of art?

I started an interest in art young

so it was what I had access to.

I shared a bedroom in a small

flat growing up so painting

big things wasn’t an option.

Photography gave me a way

of creating but not taking up

much space. It also helped with

being a shy teenager, I got to

make lots of friends through it

and using the internet.

Does pop culture influence

your work? To which extent

and how?

If it does it must be a

subconscious thing. I don’t have

too much of an interest in pop

culture but I also think it can

be quite snobby to think you’re

above it. I like that current art

is very in tune with popular


You often look for bigger

models, or models with

stretch marks etc? What is

your idea of female beauty?

For me it’s more about the

person and how we work

together. What I find attractive

in a model is someone who

just gets it and is up for trying

new things. To be honest I get

tired of being expected to be a

spokesperson for body positivity

as if I have all the answers and

good morals. For example I

don’t like certain tattoo styles

and I often avoid shooting

people with them, I do let my

aesthetic get in the way of body

acceptance sometimes, so I’m

not perfect. I just want people

to be able to relate and feel

something other than self hate

when they look at my pictures

of bodies. My teenage years

were spent looking at fashion

images that made me loathe my

body, I want something more

for my younger sister.

How can art affect pop culture

into changing their views of

what should be considered


Pop culture takes from art

constantly, so hopefully it’s

just a matter of time before a

more positive way of looking

at bodies starts to happen on a

wider scale. I hope.

What is something you would

like to talk about but never

get the chance to?

Currently I’ve been thinking

a lot about the stigma of

motherhood and how having

children young is seen as

basically selling out and not

being career driven. If society

has progressed it should be

possible to have children, a

career and your own life. It’s a

problem for women, to always

have the worry whether they’re

doing the right thing - having

children young or old or not

at all.

and first hand experiences

rather than found imagery

online. I like to have a personal

connection with whatever

inspires me I guess. I find the

internet so overwhelmingly

full of good visuals, it’s not fun

finding treasures anymore.

Women, colour and colour

clash are important element

in your work, at least visually

speaking. What other

elements do you think make a

Maisie Cousins photograph?

Something wet, some flowers,

maybe something smelly.

What is your biggest fear as

an artist?

Being uninspired.

Where do you see yourself in

30 years from now?

The dream is to find a landlord

who will let me paint my walls.

What is your ultimate dream

project you would like to

work on?

I would love to work with more

powerful female musicians, like

Bjork, Grimes and FKA Twigs.

Stalk Maisie on


Where do you get inspiration


It’s hard to tell, I’m so spoiled

for inspiration really so I try to


get it more from reading books






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Hair Styling : Wig by Tomoyo Sakai

Model : Natasha Ramachandran @ Next Model Management

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Patrick de Pádua


SS16 “Silêncio”


K A L T B L U T ´ S 1 s t F a s h i o n A w a r d W i n n e r

Interview by Marcel Schlutt, Photography & Retouching: Trend me too, Makeup: Ani Toledo, João



Models: Djedi (Karacter Models) Ézio Sá, Francisco Passarinho, João Ventosa (Just Models), Pedro Fernandes (BLAST), Pierre Pereira

(Just Models), Marco Fernandes (Face Models), Rafael Cavaco (Face Models), Tiago Pereira (Just Models), Tomás Alves (Karacter Models)

Special Thanks: Da Vinci Pincéis, Hari Amado, NOT YET Shoes, Pedro Alves, Roberto Coelho, Vera Moreira Rato

During the last edition of Fashionclash Festival Maastricht 2015, for the very first

time, KALTBLUT hosted the KALTBLUT Magazine Fashion Award 2015. We are

proud to introduce you to the winner: Patrick De Pádua. The Portugal based designer

is one of the biggest talents in the fashion world at the moment. His designs are

outstanding and incredibly well made. I had a little chat with Patrick about his work,

Portugal and why he loves to design for boys. Special thanks to the team of Trend me

too and the models for the amazing editorial.

Hello Patrick. During the last Fashionclash in

Maastricht you won the very first KALTBLUT

fashion Award. Congratulations again. Do you still

remember that day and how you felt when you won?

Hello Marcel. Oh yes, I remember every second

from that day. From 6am in the morning till 9pm we

rehearsed the show, fittings and some sleep in between.

It was a really long day. I was so nervous. It was my first

time in Maastricht and first time I presented an AW

Collection in the Netherlands. The award show was

next day. And when the host called my name I could

not believe it and my friends told me: Patrick, you are

the winner. I was soo happy but all was over so quickly.

Your collections are very modern and fresh. One of

the reasons why you won in Maastricht is that we

can take the collection straight from the runway and

hang it in the shops. And the people will buy it. How

would you describe your brand?

Urban, young, athletic, fashionable fashion and finally

brave, you have to be brave and self-assured. To wear

my designs you need to be strong. I sell a lifestyle.

Your fashion is more for the boys but I also see some

strong girls into your collection. Why the focus on


I cannot really explain why I am so focused on

menswear. In general, it is easier to represent men. And

here in Portugal 70% of the fashion labels are designing

for the girls. During my time at fashion school I

designed for girls first but during the years I felt my

designs are stronger for men.

Could you tell us a little about your background?

I know you are not a native of Portugal. How did

Patrick De Pádua grow up?

I was born in Liechtenstein and lived there for 12 years

before I returned to Portugal. The first couple of years

were a bit difficult for me because I could not speak

Portuguese but I would never go back now.

Have you always wanted to do fashion? And can you


still remember your first self-designed piece? What

was it, and for whom?

No, I always wanted to be a cook. In fact, I studied

for 2 years in Faro (Algarve) as a cook but I found it

a bit boring and then I trained for 3 years as a fashion

designer in Lisboa at school (MODATEX).

In your designs I see London, New York and Berlin.

I see guys in big cities wearing your collections.. But

how much of Portugal´s history can I find in your


I am not traditional. As you know I am not 100% from

Portugal. We have so many designers here working with

the history that we do not need another one.

During the last ModaLisboa edition you unveiled

the SS16 collection. I love this one. What was your

inspiration for that one?

The pursuit of peace and tranquility are the theme

for this collection dominated by white and neon

green. Silence is a reflection, born in a prison. There

is a reference to a peaceful valley, a moment of

introspection, to a retreat. As always, a sportswear

/ streetwear collection inspired in the 90s baseball

equipment is emphasizing on a sporty silhouette with a

feeling of lightness, freedom and comfort.

I love the color theme. It is just perfect for the

upcoming spring/summer season. Tell us more about

the materials you have used.

It is my first spring/summer collection ever. In the

beginning it was not easy for me to design it. So I

thought .... let´s do it a little bit fresher with many

layers and lightweight fabric and that was my starting

point for my research for the materials. Polyester, cotton

and light-colored leather, those are never missing in my

collection. I wanted to do something I had never done

before and not only a collection of “white”.

Where do you find your materials in Portugal? Do

you buy it in Lisbon or do you have to travel for it?

Yes all my materials are from Portugal. Most of the time

I buy it in the North of Portugal.

The new SS16 collection got a lot of attention at

ModaLisboa. I guess it was a successful event for


Patrick: Oh yes! I just sold the entire collection. And I

am very proud of being part of ModaLisboa.

How important is an event like ModaLisboa or

Fashionclash Maastricht for a young fashion brand?

I think it is very very important to be part of it. For us

here in Portugal ModaLisboa is THE event each fashion

season. We can present our designs to the international

press, bloggers and buyers. And without ModaLisboa I

would not be invited to other fashion weeks or I would

not teach fashion at two different fashion schools.

How important is social media nowadays for a young

label like yours?

It is a big part of the fashion world but I think the most

important part are the buyers. All the social media

clicks are not paying the bills. For sure it is great to see

my brand going around in the social media world. But

it is not my main focus.





is a


born in

a prison.

You are not only a gifted fashion

designer. You know also how

important branding is nowadays.

Did you know from the beginning in

which direction your brand should


Nope. It is not easy to decide in the

beginning where to go. To be honest it

just happened. Today, for sure, I know

where I want my brand to be. It is a

long process.

Let´s go back to Portugal as a fashion

capital. How would you describe the

typical look for men from Portugal?

The typical Portuguese man is

romantic, traditional and less risky. The

Portuguese fashion man likes it classic,

a relaxed and discreet style.

In your fashion clips you use music

from Portugal. Correct? Why these


Portugal is a creative country ! Why

should I take artists from somewhere

else? Why not show what we have in

our own country? I think the little

things make big things.

How important is the right choice of

songs in order to bear your message

as an artist?

All my creative processes start with the

music, for me it is important, i must

find the right music before I draw the

whole collection. The music is for me

simply the alpha and omega, it’s my

starting point for work.

While we sit here and talk, you’re

probably already working on the new

AW collection. Can you already tell

us a little?

The new collection .... Yeah I can say

something. “On the hunt“ is the name.

It is both: a reference to the world of

hunting and the desire of people for

something to complete them. The idea

is that clothing serves as protective

shield and it is also important that

the trench coat is the centerpiece.

The collection is actually streetwear,

even though it references to hunting


Your biggest dream as a designer is?

PATRICK DE PADUA .... my biggest

biggest dream is to bring this name

to such levels, make it that big that it

actually exceeds my dream.


Bedtime Stories

By Michelle Hèlena Janssen

KALTBLUT gets intimate! Introducing Bedroom Stories for the first time. KALTBLUT meets people on the street that captivate

us and wants to get a little more personal, invading their personal space. We think your bedroom is your most vulnerable place,

and that’s what makes it that much more interesting. Get to know young pioneers from different cities, starting in Amsterdam

and Berlin. We’ll be documenting and exposing their secret bedroom stories for you.

Name Alexandra Koutsaftis

Age 20

Zodiac sign Scorpio

Lives in Berlin Prenzlauerberg

Zodiac sign traits

Passionate, observant, unyielding

What inspires you?

There’s not really just one thing that inspires me. There’re

so many things happening around me, especially in Berlin,

that almost every little thing can inspire me. I’m someone

who captures a lot, sometimes to much.


What’s the strangest thing that happened in your bedroom?

Eat. Sleep. Sex. Nothing strange I think.

Who would like to be if you could choose anyone else?

I think that would be Lianne la Havas. The voice of this woman is amazing, and I just can’t sing. So would be amazing to sing day in day out.

What’s your favorite spot in Berlin?

Admiralsbrucke in Kreuzberg. I love that spot and the Area around in, near the spree in the sun with a beer, yes baby.


Name Naiko

Age: 20

Zodiac sign: Taurus

Lives in: Rotterdam

Zodiac sign traits

I never actually looked at it but I can find myself in the following : Determined, practical, generous, kind, affectionate, sensual, artistic, patient, stubborn,

creative, lazy, emotional, love life

What inspires you?

I can find inspiration in everything. It’s mostly happy colors, plants, sex, a lot of retro stuff and positive people.

Who would you like to be if you could choose anyone else?

Oi, I don’t have to be another person per se. Maybe myself with less drama. You can be another person because you’d think you would have a more fun

life, but they also have their own misery and drama. Just be satisfied with yourself.


What’s the strangest thing that happened in your bedroom?

Haha I don’t think it would be fair to talk about that, I also don’t know if it’s fair to my boyfriend, but in any case it’s enough to keep it exciting.

What’s your favorite spot in Rotterdam?

My favorite spot in the summer is Biergarten, the atmosphere is amazing and HELLO... BEER. Next there’s Café de Bel which is super nice. Tiki bar

for the tasty cocktails and my house is really a top spot.



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Pop is everywhere; in TV, music, fashion,

the news. #CallherCaitlyn. We are living in

and building up pop culture on an every day

level #Selfie. And like it or not, pop culture

is influencing our lives a lot more than what

we originally thought #Damn. We grow up

with our favouriteTV shows, singers, artists,

designers, you name it, which collectively

become influential on who we will become in the

long run #WhenIgrowUpIwanttobeBeyoncé.

It’s constantly in our references, the way we

dress, the quotes we say #DragRace

We are currently living in the high moment of

popular culture; where everyone wants to be a

part of if and everyone wants to be the center

of attention #Howmanyfollowersdoyouhave.

Seeing your art being adopted and adapted by

the popular culture will give you immortaliy

#Jesusispop. Of course pop is not always about

quality - and everyone has different tastes


From Kim Kadarshian to the selfie stick, we

inhale pop as if our lives depended on it. The

scary thing is, sometimes we don’t always have

a choice. Sometimes it’s just thrown in your

face and you can’t really do anything about it


The bottom line is, we are pop and it’s gonna

change so quickly #Thatisall.

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