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Tracy Kawalik

Tracy Kawalik is a freelance music, culture and dance writer based in London. Canadian-born, night-club, dancefloor, rodeo and backstage raised, she cut her industry chops alongside her dad who was a roadie and stage manager for numerous country and rock bands as a kid whilst honing her skills as a podium dancer in her teens performing with the likes of De La Soul, Snoop and as professional salsa dancer/choreographer, adult entertainer at some of the most iconic stages in Canada, Mexico and the USA. When her dance career was halted due to an injury (double hip replacement) she shifted her focus back to music as a self-taught journalist and hustled into the industry, writing stories and interviews driven by an infinite curiosity of subcultures, magnetism to bold characters, powerful women, queer culture, sexual liberation and spectrum of artistic and creative connections. She’s since written numerous covers, live reviews, investigative pieces and in-depth features for Forty-Five, Rolling Stone UK, Mixmag, The Face, I-D, Dazed, Huck Magazine, Crack Magazine, King Kong, SPIN, among many others and was recently nominated in Complex’s “Best Music Writing of 2023” Tracy also continues to be integral in documenting the b-boy/b-girl and street dance scene. She is also a featured writer in hip-hop photographer NORMSKI’s ‘Man with a Golden Shutter’

Aurora: “Everything we do is about greed. We’ve stopped leading from the heart”

A bartender slides a tequila on the rocks my way in a Soho dive as I follow Aurora's instruction take myself out for a...
Beyonce London Renaissance Tour

Beyoncé Renaissance tour live in London: an out-of-this world three-hour extravaganza

A trail of rhinestone cowboy hats leads the way from Seven Sisters station to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, corner shops are pumping Beyoncé's back catalogue...

Kelela live in London: a pulse-racing return to the stage

Kelela delivers a pulse-racing return to the stage with her first London headline in half-a-decade celebrating queer Black electronic music, womanhood, and her rapturous second album 'Raven'
Dream Wife

Dream Wife: “If you’re not political in your music – what’s the point?”

Dream Wife's prowess to lace razor-sharp wit with powerful, political lexicon punches at a maximum across the London-based trio's forthcoming LP, 'Social Lubrication'.  Their debut...

Starcrawler: “We didn’t want to make just another basic rock album”

Starcrawler frontwoman Arrow de Wilde and guitarist Henri Cash are turning the volume up, windows down and swerving into new sonic territory on their...