Cyclone Wehner is a Melbourne journalist writing about R&B, hip hop, dance music, synth-pop, and film/TV. She's interviewed everyone from Beyoncé to Daft Punk to Jane Campion. Cyclone has also DJed at feted clubs like Revolver. She is obsessed with vampires and, currently, curating concept playlists.
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'Random Access Memories (Drumless Edition)' isn't essential, but it's singular – and occasionally gorgeous.
"Blackfullas are political when they're born; they're born into a position of responsibility. It can be pretty heavy and hard to hold at times."
"I feel like it took the last eight years of me figuring out that I CAN do dance music, but I just have to be confident in it..."
Drum 'n' bass is back – and bigger than ever.
"Some people love it and some are just so horrified."
"I once traded my car with a fan for a weapon. I don't wanna give too many details, but I thought someone wanted to kill me. So I traded a vehicle for a weapon with a super-fan."
“We've had a little sabbatical, a little hiatus, from each other and now we're ready to resume."
"I love Brisbane. I don't think I ever wanna move. It's the perfect place for me… I can't picture myself living in LA. It's not for me."
"The late '90s and early 2000s were an incredible time in the history of music, representing possibly the last era when genuinely new forms of music emerged and grew to a global scale to become pop music."
The Dominican-American rapper, singer and queer icon captivated fans at Melbourne's Northcote Theatre on Saturday, July 22.