VICE Votes

Inside the Lives of Workers Who Thrive on India’s Election Economy

From the taxi drivers and sound guys to the ones who print posters and compose political jingles, these unsung heroes are the most vital part of the world's biggest democratic exercise.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
8 hours ago

The World’s Greatest Pop Song Finally Gets a Music Video

35 years after the release of Mariya Takeuchi’s “Plastic Love,” Warner Music Japan releases a music video that captures the track’s relevance then and now.
Lex Celera
3 days ago

august 08 wants you to fuck with his music first

88 Rising’s breakout artist says forget Instagram — get a penpal.
John Buckley
3 days ago
Eurovision 2019

Why This Year's Eurovision Song Contest Is So Controversial

Israel is set to host the song contest against a backdrop of protests, boycotts and political propaganda.
Michael Segalov

This Artist with Synesthesia Sees Colors in Music and Paints Your Favorite Songs

Melissa McCracken grew up with a neurological condition that means she processes songs as colors—a gift that translates into paintings inspired by her favorite musicians.
Jess Denham

How Holland Is Normalising Queer Representation In K-Pop

Following the release of his first mixtape, we catch up with Holland to discuss the next steps in his career.
L. Singh

Everything You Need to Know About the Mess That Is Woodstock 50

After its biggest investor said the festival was canceled, Woodstock's organizers are insisting the show will go on.
Drew Schwartz

Woodstock 50 Has Been Canceled

Update: The festival's financier says it is done, but Woodstock 50 organizers have denied the claims.
River Donaghey

C-Pop Star Cai Xukun (aka Kun) Is About to Take Over the World

i-D spoke to the Chinese phenomenon in the midst of a sold-out US and UK tour.
Tássia Assis

NIKI's Single 'lowkey' Could Be the Summer's Sweetest Hookup Anthem

The Indonesian R&B princess is back.
Edoardo Liotta

The Musical Genre Is Dead, Gen Z Killed It

The rise of streaming services and Gen Z acts like Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish are heralding the end of emo, rap, and country as we know them. And bringing in something better.
Megan Evershed

6 Things I Learned About Rita Ora

She answered VICE’s Questionnaire of Life, drew a self-portrait and sung her latest single, Only Want You at the VICE Asia office. Here’s what we learned in the process.
Edoardo Liotta