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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tech-features

Should We Be Worried About the Rise of a Cashless Society?

Money money money, it’s so funny, in a cashless world!
Ryan Bassil
2 days ago
Music

Introducing Scam Rap, Where Card Fraud and ID Theft Reign Supreme

Like Atlanta and lean, or LA and weed, Detroit's new strain of rap has its own set of signifiers: bank account drops, Bitcoin and fraud.
Ryan Bassil
8.14.19
Music

SL, Tropical Drill’s Teen Mastermind, Is Just Getting Started

The London rapper can pull in millions of views on a video where you don't see his face. But his laid-back flow speaks volumes.
Ryan Bassil
8.9.19
Beauty

Introducing… The E-Boy

"Emo... but do it on TikTok" is the new definitive Gen Z subculture.
Ryan Bassil
7.26.19
music interview

The Return of Kano

The actor and rapper's back with a new album, due out in August, and shares a filmic video on serious youth violence exclusively with us.
Ryan Bassil
7.18.19
Music

We Played Palms 'Plantasia' and Heavy Metal in the Name of Science

How do plants react when you play one ambient 70s classic 'Plantasia', and the other Megadeth?
Ryan Bassil
Daisy Jones
6.28.19
Music

Glastonbury Looks Its Most Strange and Lonesome at 6AM

Photos of what might be the quietest time at the massive festival.
Ryan Bassil
6.28.19
sex and relationships

Men Worry They'll Never Be Settled Enough to Have Kids

Between being financially worse off then our parents' generation and the climate crisis, there's plenty to consider.
Ryan Bassil
6.26.19
Health

Mindfulness Is a Capitalist Scam

In his new book, Ronald Purser cuts through the woo-woo hippy-dippy hype to show how the practice has been co-opted for nefarious means.
Ryan Bassil
6.20.19
Film

'Clued Up' Delivers Exactly What You Want from a Teen Filmmaker

18-year-old Callan Allen's debut (which he wrote, starred in and directed) presents a cliche-free depiction of big city life.
Ryan Bassil
6.14.19
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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
6.11.19
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
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