Interview with Folamour, the globetrotting dj with the bucket hat

Interview with Folamour, the globetrotting dj with the bucket hat

Emanuele D'Angelo · 2 weeks ago · Music

His music has always been infused with a great passion that makes his output romantic, poetic and emotionally enduring.
Folamour is a unique artist who draws on the core values of classic house, funk and disco artists, but always adds his own distinctive touch.

An artist who collected 130 dates worldwide in 2019 and two beautiful albums to catch up on as soon as you can if you missed them.
And on top of that his legendary Boiler Room recently cemented him as one of the most promising artists of his generation. 

But despite all this Folamour keeps amazing us with his own unique style, never limiting himself to one particular genre, and the various influences on his forthcoming album make him one of the most talented artists on the scene.

On 5 February, his latest single ‘Just Want Happiness’ was released, a river song, as he defines it. A single that speaks as much about birth, departure and encounters as it does about loneliness, mourning and abandonment, it is about lucidity and hope. Sensations that are also perceived in the video directed by Vincent Desrousseaux, entirely shot without any effect, featuring Folamour literally on fire who ends his run in a lake.

A single that anticipates his new album, which will be released in a few months. We had a chat with him to step into his magical world to kill time while waiting.

Let’s start right away with your new single ‘Just Want Happiness’. In this delicate time, both the title and the cover are more than ever striking and significant. Can you explain how this single, the first one of the new year, came about?

When I started conceiving this album, I decided to base it on the last three years of my life, between roads and cities, gigs and studios basically. At some point, I stepped back and found out I wasn’t happy doing this in the way I was doing it, it was too extreme. On the album, I wanted a song resuming the whole story, also resuming life in all its emotions and complexity, in my humble way and it’s how “Just Want Happiness” came to life.

Because of the current situation, we are facing right now, the music industry almost seems on pause. But music cannot and must not stop: that’s what we keep saying not only in Italy but all over the world. We have seen you playing almost all over the world, how are you coping with the issues we have to face in this period? 

I used the first months to finish writing and producing the album, resting also after a crazy 2019 year. Now I’m just working on ways to bring good vibes and mind travels to my people that I can’t come to meet, doing mixtapes, live sets, sharing videos, talking with people too, building new projects. There’s not much I can do to get over this situation so I’m just doing my best to make it easier or more musical for my people at least!

We know that a new album is coming up soon, can you tell us more about this project and any other upcoming plans?

I can’t share much about this as I decided to share precise elements at certain moments to explain piece by piece what’s the whole story/trip will be but what I can say is there is a lot more new music to come, some closer to what people may expect from me, some further into experimenting the link between pop, soul, funk, world music and my own vibes. The next single is already around the corner, it’s all I can say, and it will surely bring summer to your door! Follow the road, fam.

And in case you also need to unplug and test the freshness and sound of Folamour, this video will undoubtedly help.

Photo credits: Xavier Desrousseaux

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Martin Neuhof, an evocative photographer and portraitist

Martin Neuhof, an evocative photographer and portraitist

Federica Cimorelli · 3 days ago · Photography

Martin Neuhof, born in 1984, is a German photographer and portrait artist based in Leipzig, Germany. Martin followed in the footsteps of his grandfather Friedrich Gahlbeck, a well-known German photographer of the last century, then worked to afford a camera and began experimenting with images.

His photography is clear and elegant, it focuses on the human face and delves into the interiority of the subject he captures. For Martin Neuhof, the face is a gateway to human emotions, an obstacle to be overcome and a barrier to be broken.

– Read also: The deep photographic portraits by Laura Zalenga

His photographic compositions manage to break down all appearances, they are creative shots that highlight the protagonist of the image and meanwhile strike the viewer, provoke him and activate something in his inner self.

See a selection of his shots here, follow Martin Neuhof on Instagram and on his personal website.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 2 days ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @to.street, @caterina_cantu, @martinacuscuna, @veber.photos, @littlejos_, @ivananoto_, @elaverre, @radekzawadzki, @tonepantone, @fotopabo.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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The dark and mysterious shots of Marit Beer

The dark and mysterious shots of Marit Beer

Collater.al Contributors · 2 days ago · Photography

The shots of Marit Beer are dark and mysterious, they tell stories of distant and unknown countries where it is cold, there is silence and the air is humid.

To enter her world you only need to look at her photographs: it seems to be in another reality, isolated, far from the confusion of civilization, among small unattended villages surrounded by wild countryside.

Looking at her shots is like reliving them, is like diving in an uncomfortable world of embroidery and lace, among old fabrics crumpled and faded by time. You can perceive her thoughts and anxieties: the passing of time, the weight of existence and the intimacy of secrets.

Her subjects are authentic but always seem to disappear, they are ghosts that never show themselves in their entirety, impenetrable, enigmatic and disturbing spirits.

The photographs of Marit Beer involve us and drag us away from reality, they are ancient paintings faded by time.

Follow her.

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The mysterious photography of Joanne Leah

The mysterious photography of Joanne Leah

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 days ago · Photography

The Brooklyn artist Joanne Leah creates beautiful photographiy that bring the observer into a mysterious journey through her intellectual-surreal world.

Her intent is to examine the relationship between human form, objects, materials, and conventions, transforming each of them into something very different and far.

Using different color palettes, yellow, green, red and purple, she uses the human body as if it were a design element.

Her contents are all inspired by her childhood memories and explore issues such as isolation, detachment and identity.

Apparently violent, each image expresses a concept that, through her subconscious, come to life with an object or subject in tune with her visions.

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