Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

High Snobiety interviews Nick Walker

Saturday mornings are for surfing the web...well every morning is web morning in the Stevio household, but today I caught something interesting in my net.

Fellow Bristolian, Nick Walker, was interviewed this month by the High Snobiety blog. It's a big deal. It's a US blog that tracks all thing hot and hype. To bubble over from the parochial UK scene to gain international attention is like Dyson vacuum cleaners being available in John Lewis to seeing them on US national TV!

Here's a classic quote from Nick, aka Apish Angel.

High Snobiety:
"I want to ask you about Bristol. From over in the states, it seems that in Bristol there are a number of urban arts bubbling at once. From Roni Size, Massive Attack and Aspects in hip-hop, yourself and others. There is so much artistic impulse in the city. Is there something specific in the environment that breeds it?"

Nick Walker:
"One year, I think 1816, one of the Squires monks tipped this stuff in the resevior. They were never able to rid of it, and it infiltrated the water systems. From then on people have been drinking this infected H20 which has turned us into jungalistic graffiti nutters.

I have no idea. People ask what we eat for breakfast. What does anyone eat for breakfast? Especially in Bristol. I’ve heard that type of question posed a few times. Its weird, I’ve always seen Bristol as a place quite connected to New York since the late 1970s. People from this town have been going backwards and forwards. When things began to kick off in New York, it was only a matter of months before we were aware of it. Due to people connected at the time. It has always been that way."

And, here's that Dyson advert

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