The December issue of Clash Magazine, Issue 80, is out now. A Tech Issue special we have interviews and features on Nas, Machine Gun Kelly, Husky Rescue, Madonna, Stubborn Heart and Adam Ant.
It’s the last days of the London Olympics and Nas is in town. Tomorrow he’ll witness the USA men’s basketball team win a gold medal. But today he’s in Hackney, Dalston, to be exact, explaining why 2012 was the right year for him to release an album “It’s an interesting time,” he begins. “[Music] comes out the way it comes out, you know? I never plan it to get it ready; music speaks to me in a way that tells me, ‘It’s time to do it again’. I never know when it’s time.”
Also in the issue, learning Do-Apps-Yourself with Breton, twenty years of Madonna's 'Sex', Husky Rescue, The future noise of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Machine Gun Kelly, and a history of the Akai MPC. Regular features see Benjamin Francis Leftwich share his Private Passion, Jamie Lidell reveal what's In The Works, Spotlight looks at Rage Against The Machine's self-titled debut album, Tom Middleton steps up for Write On, Adam Ant shares his Rock And Rules, we turn Stalker on Talking Heads and Mike Skinner shares his ideal Swan Song.
We also have another batch of Ones To Watch, Clash Fashion, Tech Know and all the music, film, and fashion news, reviews and features.