Oscar Quine

Contributor

Music

how do you crack the mainstream without selling out?

While JME and Skepta are repping a statement of independence and holding middle fingers up to the money-men, people are accusing Jamie XX of trading in credibility for corporate big bucks. When exactly do you get the label “sell out”?
Oscar Quine
7.9.15
Politics

what are you going to do about it?

You might be first in line at the voting station or you might be conscientiously washing your hands of the filthy system. Remember not to wash away the power those hands possess. Oscar Quine navigates the existential minefield of today’s politics.
Oscar Quine
3.31.15
Music

benjamin clementine will never lose his integrity

Discovered playing guitar on the Paris Metro, he secured a UK record deal after one appearance on Jools Holland and the rest, as they say, is history…
Oscar Quine
3.24.15
Music

ghostpoet on shedding his skin, recording till he's 80 and why he never sugar coats things

We speak to the Mercury Prize nominated singer and share an exclusive remix of his new single, 'Off Peak Dreams,' by Thom Alt-J.
Oscar Quine
3.19.15
Music

evolving and getting intimate with kele okereke on his new album, trick

For a man once known for being private, Kele Okereke has opened up a great deal of late. He invited i-D to his house – a neat two-up-two-down in Brixton - to discuss his new album Trick – and to pose for some photos with Olive, his British bulldog.
Oscar Quine
11.11.14
Music

how mike skinner changed walshy fire and jillionaire's lives

We’re on the rooftop terrace of a hotel in Corsica. There’s a warm breeze and free drinks and a sound system. Jillionaire and Walshy Fire, who have replaced Switch alongside Diplo in Major Lazer, have been flown in to play an exclusive Marc Jacobs...
Oscar Quine
8.26.14
Music

hip hop legend eve is getting married in ibiza!

Hey Eve, where have you been? Racing cars? Vroom, vroom. Central London was locked down on Saturday June 9th to host the rich, the powerful, the great and the good in the UK leg of this year’s Gumball 3000. For its 15th year, the rally saw fast cars...
Oscar Quine
6.9.14
Facebook

life without i-technology, why it's no life at all

Digital dependency has pulled in a generation. We're not addicted to drugs or sex anymore, it's wifi connection that gets us high. Oscar Quine considers Generation Now, the twenty-somethings who grew up with technology and start to combust without it.
Oscar Quine
4.22.14
Music

these boys' beats are christian rich

Born in Chicago, raised in Nigeria and based in LA, brothers Taiwo Hassan (Tai) and Kehinde Hassan (Ken) are Christian Rich. Under the guidance of Pharrell and Shae of N.E.R.D., they produced for every name worth dropping - Drake, Earl Sweatshirt, J...
Oscar Quine
4.22.14
Music

elli ingram, the butter-voiced soul singer on amy winehouse, moschino and being sober

Elli Ingram is making waves, not ripples. While "hot, new talent" flashes over our screens at an ever-faster pace, she’s doing things the good old-fashioned way: from the foundations up.
Oscar Quine
3.19.14