RAISING THE ALARM FOR THE DUTCH RAVE SCENE: AN INTERVIEW WITH COCO BRYCE & THIJS BOER ON THE FUTURE OF THE DUTCH EVENT INDUSTRY

2&6 Journalist: CHARLOTTE HINGLEY Editor: Will Nehra 14/09/2020 https://videopress.com/v/kNgiDSIv?autoPlay=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata 2020 saw the cyclical routine of life become inherently distorted. COVID-19 induced the global society into a unified frenzy of panic, despair and confusion as we helplessly witnessed the demise of life as we once knew it.  Now we are in September, and the past six…

WHERE IS THE MONEY FOR GRENFELL? A STRUGGLE AGAINST DISTRACTION

2&6 Journalist: Chris Kelly 2&6 Photographer: Joe Burkinshaw As originally Published in Amsterdam Alternative Augusts Issue. The 14th of June 2020 marks the third anniversary the Grenfell Tower disaster in the West London Royal Borough of Kensington. On that day, 72 people, including 18 children, lost their lives in a devastating fire. It was a scene…

ADEMBENEMEND: Dutch Hip-Hop Stands with BLM – An iterview with Manu & Kern Koppen

2&6 Journalist: Chris Kelly 20/07/2020 Over the last few weeks, artists and creatives of all disciplines have used there skills to inspire self reflection, outrage and most importantly, change. Hip-Hop, since its conception, has always been a tool for social commentary and protestation. Now, in a time where our own laziness and a lack of…

Writing & Grinding: Remembering Black The Ripper

Last week, the UK music industry & global cannabis community lost a leader. The moniker Black the Ripper means many things to different people across the UK. To many, he is known as a pioneer of Grime, someone who supported & helped spark the genesis of early 2000's underground music. Albums like Motivation Music Vol.1…

FREE SHOWS, SAMPLE PACKS & ONLINE CLASSES FOR MUSICIANS TO HELP YOU THROUGH THE BOREDOM

Netflix, completed it mate. We here at 2&6 have compiled a dope list of resources to help ride out the next few weeks and keep all creatives inspired. Be honest, you've already smashed Tiger King. Here are a few of our favorite and more music specific life lines and boredom breakers. We've included the links…

We Are Here & The Eviction of The Garage: Amsterdam’s Failure to Help Refugees.

Written By: Gabrielle Fradin & Chris Kelly Photos: The 2&6 Collective On March 15th 2020, a little over 2 weeks from now, the safety and welfare of around 100 Amsterdam residents & community members will once again be left to chance. The Garage was supposed to be a temporary solution to the lack of infrastructure…

An ode to Dave – Why his performance of ‘Black’ at the BRIT Awards was a much needed expression of political protest.

Written By: Charlotte Hingley - @charhingley Photos: BBC 12/03/2020 This year at the Brit Awards, Dave, also known as Santan Dave or David Omoregie was able to single-handedly summarized the thoughts, feelings and angst of thousands of U.K. citizens within a five minute time-frame. The 21 year old's iconic song featured lines such as ‘black…

The Return of Protest Music. Ft. Lowkey & Noam Chomsky. 

Article Soundtrack: Soundtrack to the Struggle 2 - Lowkey 2019 -Labour Party Rally , London 2017 - 2&6 Collective-  Trust in traditional media outlets is at an all time low. In a poll carried out by the independent research body Statistia, “40% of all Europeans have ‘little to no’ trust in traditional media forums”. All…

The Burden of Brexit: As told by Stormzy, Akala & Dave

AS FEATURED IN AMSTERDAM ALTERNATIVE: https://amsterdamalternative.nl/articles/8604 Justice for Grenfell March - London 2016 - 2 & 6 Collective “They find the words that we have lost in shock at our broken system” Intro Where I come from in North London, Grime MCs (or Master of Ceremonies) are ourprophets of social revolution. They are our messengers…