Ryan Bassil

Associate Editor

ryan.bassil@vice.com

London based editor and writer specialising in music, men's lifestyle, film and good shit.

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What Your Favourite Movie Says About You

Whether 'Pulp Fiction' or anything Wes Anderson does, hold tight for a completely rational assessment of who you really are!
Ryan Bassil
6.12.19
Here's the Deal With...

Hope Tala Makes Neo-Soul that Warms Like a Ray of Light

Introducing the 21-year-old Londoner who makes break-ups sound far less horrible and teary than they feel, on new track "DTM."
Ryan Bassil
6.5.19
Reviews

Look: I Know Nothing About Yo La Tengo But You Probably Should

Their discography is daunting, they’re for nerds, they’re for you when you’re in your late twenties, and probably will be for years in the future.
Ryan Bassil
2.21.19
Op-Eds

Netflix’s ’Sex Education’ Balances Story and Soundtrack Beautifully

Stop providing outdated print-outs on ‘sexual intercourse’. Schools should screen the well-curated and educational Netflix show instead.
Ryan Bassil
2.14.19
Internet Exploring

I Tried to Listen to Vampire Weekend’s 120-Minute Promo ‘Song’

They've used a clever bit of marketing to tease track "Harmony Hall," proving how they became the massive band from that blogspot era.
Ryan Bassil
1.25.19
Essays

Ariana Grande Is This Generation’s Pop Star, All on Her Own Terms

In spite of everything, she’s controlled her narrative and created her best work in years.
Ryan Bassil
1.24.19
all the good shit

Nilüfer Yanya's "In Your Head" Is a Bold, Fierce Track Built to Go Off

The innovative Londoner delivers her best track to date, suitably leading up to all the sweaty moments you'll hear it live.
Ryan Bassil
1.22.19
Remembering Things

From Lana to Loski, Here's What You Might Have Missed Already This Year

Plus upcoming album releases by Fat White Family and Little Simz, the advent of a UK drill/bashment spin-off, and /that/ Soulja Boy interview.
Ryan Bassil
1.21.19
Noisey Hitlist

Drill Artist Loski Is Dripping with Flair

He blew 20 grand in one month and is feeling “Boasy” about it. We're premiering his latest single today.
Ryan Bassil
1.13.19
BBC Sound of 2019

A Whirlwind Tour Through Octavian's Huge Past Year

Here's your cheat sheet on the BBC Music Sound of 2019 winner and the tunes that make up his intergalactic, yet street-level, hybrid rap.
Ryan Bassil
1.13.19
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The Reality of How Generation Z Discovers New Music

In a world of algorithms, angry old music fans and no more HMV, what exactly draws the next generation to their new, favourite artists?
Ryan Bassil
1.8.19
End of Year

Ten Most Underrated UK Projects of 2018

Bookmark this page for a proper list of all the EPs, mixtapes and albums that deserve a second wave of attention.
Daisy Jones
Ryan Bassil
12.24.18
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