Paul Rekret teaches political theory at Richmond, the American International University, London, UK. His latest book, Down with Childhood: Pop Music and the Crisis of Innocence was published by Repeater in 2017.
At this year’s Wysing Polyphonic, sonic explorations of cultural hybridity coincided with an expanded extra-musical programme – but to what end?
An exhibition at Seventeen, London, reflects upon the precarious world that the arts professional must negotiate
From capitalist realism to acid communism, new anthology K-Punk demonstrates the reach of the late writer’s cultural criticism
Paul Rekret surveys ‘chill wave’, the mellow pop, sepia-toned indie and tropical dance tropes in new music releases