Justin Robertson has recorded under is own name as well as the monikers Lionrock, Revtone, the Prankster and, currently, the Deadstock 33s. Laurie Cunningham was the first black player for the England 1st XI. A gifted dancer and natty dresser, his balletic style and swift pace inspired a whole generation of footballers in the 1980s and 1990s. Killed tragically young in a car accident, he is remembered in a biopic starring Ashley Walters. Nicky Siano started nightclub the Gallery in New York in the early 1970s, where he tutored Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles. He went on the be resident DJ at the legendary Studio 54. Siano will play a one-off night in association with Jocks&Nerds in April. A documentary about the club will also be screened. Mick Rock, one of the music world’s most recognised photographers, started out shooting the likes of Syd Barrett from Pink Floyd before working with Iggy Pop and David Bowie amongst others. Still working today, we spoke to him ahead of the release of a new book of his work.
Arthur Baker, a pioneer of early electro, has worked with everyone from Afrika Bambaataa to Paul Young. A labour of love over the past few years, his documentary on the Roland 808 synthesizer comes out later this year.
Kaisou Nirin is the practice of customising one’s motorbike in Japan. Photographer Martin Holtkamp shot an exclusive fashion shoot with some unique and stylish bikers.
Louise Brooks was the starlet of 1920s Hollywood who left it all behind. Her films are today seen as some of the most important of that era. Her career is celebrated in a new DVD boxset.
Miles Davis, b who reinvented jazz five times, is celebrated in a new film starring Don Cheadle. Hidden Charms are a four-piece band from south London. Lee Vincent Grubb photographed them exclusively for the magazine