On the Up and Upcycle

Brands Choosing Planet Over Profit According to UpcycleThat.com, upcycling is "the act of taking something no longer in use and giving it a second life in and new function. The United States Economic Commission for Europe found 92 million tons of waste in landfills was produced by fashion industries in 2015. Recently, Burberry also made [...]

DIASH’s Albums of the Month: RSD Edition

It's finally here! After a year (and a few months) of waiting, Record Store Day is officially happening at participating stores Saturday. In addition to some new releases, there will be limited editions of classics from Infectious Grooves and AC/DC, to name a few. Here is our short list of potential new additions to your [...]

Imaginary Interactions: Adam Elk

The Mommyheads’ creator on Coming Into Beauty Re-entering College Radio Charts, Storefront Music Formed in New York City, 90s indie pop-rock band The Mommyheads was the brainchild of Adam Cohen (who changed his name to his mother's maiden name, Elk, to avoid confusion with Leonard Cohen). They played CBGBs as underage kids and went on [...]

The New Promotion

Part Four: 'Zines of Yestertomorrow To end our discussion about unique music promotion, we are taking it back to another old-school method: music magazines. However, instead of focusing on big ones like Rolling Stone and Consequence of Sound (although their articles cater to a lot of genres), we are going to focus on some lesser-known [...]

Imaginary Interactions: Coleus

Born in Rhode Island, Mike Suddes (Coleus) grew up in Manchester, CT and lived there through his youth and young adulthood. After attending Manchester Community College, he set his sights on the West Coast, attending Portland State University for a degree in Jazz Performance. He moved back to his hometown and quickly joined the small [...]

Quarantine Couture

Helping Fashion (and The Environment, Too) When mask mandates were ordered last year to combat the virus spread, no one really paid attention to what was going on with the environment. And it wasn’t good. In June 2020, an article in The Guardian raised some concern when it was discovered masks and sanitation products were [...]

DIASH ALBUMS OF THE MONTH: MARCH 2021

This month saw the 2021 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles were celebrated with #Snubbies, boycotts, and women making history by taking home all the major awards during the star-studded evening. To recap, Taylor Swift took home Album of the Year for folklore, which was released last year alongside Evermore. Beyoncé, a global icon in her [...]

TikTok is in Fashion (Literally)

Social media platform TikTok hosted their second Fashion Month in partnership with IMG Fashion, La Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM), and the British Fashion Council. Beginning in February, platform added added live stream events including “Diverse Beauty and Cultural Fashion” with @lennybeadhandzz and Coco Rocha, a “Get Ready With Me” [...]

The New Promotion

Part Two: The Future Lives on a Stream? Using the hashtag #SaveOurStages, entertainment venues marked one year since lockdown last weekend with social media posts about the last concert dates played behind their doors. Even before the pandemic, musicians were doing some stuff with live streaming at home. For example, Tash Sultana did bedroom recording [...]