It’s a fact: There’s more to black music and culture in Atlanta than just hip-hop and shitty reality TV shows.
Seriously. For more than 20 years, the ATL has been a breeding ground for an award-winning, world-renowned, prolific and downright talented crop of contemporary soul artists. And by artists we mean singers, musicians, poets, dancers, painters, photographers and more — all influenced by the sights and sounds of the greats that came before them … yet forging a path and pushing their art to the future.
Yes folks, our fair city is brimming with these creatives. Still, in the last two decades, they never really received the shine they deserved. That’s where Slo*Mo comes in …
Slo*Mo Media (consisting of a monthly print magazine, a website, podcasts, live events and more) is designed and dedicated to turning the spotlight on Atlanta’s rich and diverse indie soul scene. We’ll bring you fresh pieces about the best and brightest in the city and the funky stuff they are cooking up. On top of that, we’ll also report on dynamic folks who may be popping through town for a show or a one-off. And while Slo*Mo is music-centric, keep your eyes peeled for features on visual artists, promoters, and scenesters, among other personalities.
Bottom line: Slo*Mo is all about soul music and culture in the A.
The dudes behind Slo*Mo:
Larmarrous Shirley, Creative Director/Co-Publisher: Larmarrous Shirley has worked his way up in the ranks of the publishing industry since 1996, serving in design capacities at publications like Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta Style & Design and many more — and in the process, snagging numerous national design awards. In addition, he’s made a name for himself as a go-to DJ and producer, putting in work with a slew of national, international and Grammy-winning artists. Oh, and he’s a cool guy.
Carlton Hargro, Editor in Chief/Co-Publisher: For almost 20 years, Carlton Hargro has worked as an editor for a variety of local and national magazines, newspapers and websites. He served a lengthy stint as the editor in chief of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing in Charlotte, N.C., where he helped the paper garner a number of awards from the North Carolina Press Association and the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. He’s also a really cool guy. Seriously.
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