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Kodwo Eshun

Kodwo Eshun

Kodwo Eshun is a British-Ghanaian writer and filmmaker. He has written on music, science fiction and other subjects for The Face, The Wire, i-D, Melody Maker, Spin, Arena and The Guardian

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4 Hero, A Guy Called Gerald, LTJ Bukem, DJ Hype, Ed Rush & Optical, Goldie, Grooverider, Roni Size and Reprazent: Drum & Bass: Sonic Youth

Guide by Kodwo Eshun, Face, The, January 1996

CALL IT drum & bass, breakbeat science or hardstep. As jungle accelerates faster into the future, it is splintering into a million different theme tunes ...

A Guy Called Gerald, Goldie: Jungle!: The Last Dance Underground

Report by Kodwo Eshun, i-D, May 1994

Jungle is a fierce and frenzied soundtrack to inner city Britain in '94. Based around raw, ragga-influenced white labels, raves and pirate radio stations, it's ...

Carleen Anderson: Funky Diva

Profile and Interview by Kodwo Eshun, i-D, November 1993

Carleen Anderson was a member of James Brown's band. Then she sang with the Young Disciples. This month she releases her passionate solo debut — ...

Brand New Heavies: May The Funk Be With You

Profile and Interview by Kodwo Eshun, i-D, April 1992

The Brand New Heavies have moved into the forefront of a new musical uprising: clubs, bands and vintage denim. The revolution is here – and ...

Carl Craig: Listen To The Future

Profile and Interview by Kodwo Eshun, i-D, April 1995

One of Detroit's legendary first generation, Carl Craig has left behind the legacy he's outgrown. Ripping up techno's rule-book, this 25-year-old is making records for ...

N*E*R*D: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Kodwo Eshun, Wire, The, September 2002

JUST GOES to show how wrong I can be. Figured me plus a few brainiac dumdums were the only ones nebbish enough to catch the ...

Public Enemy Number 1

Profile and Interview by Kodwo Eshun, i-D, August 1992

Five years on, the Black Panthers of rap are still in your face. They've lost none of their controversial power, as their recent argument with US presidential ...

Public Enemy: White Light, Black Noise

Interview by Kodwo Eshun, i-D, September 1994

PUBLIC ENEMY USED TO BE THE BIGGEST, FIERCEST RAP ACT IN THE WORLD. THEN GANGSTA SILENCED THEIR RIGHTEOUS RANTS. NOW THEY'RE BACK WITH A STARTLING NEW ...

Spiritualized: Stars In His Eyes

Interview by Kodwo Eshun, i-D, August 1998

Spiritualized are aiming higher than the sun. Ladies and gentlemen, they'll soon be floating in space as one of Britain's biggest bands ...

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