Mike Steyels

Mike Steyels

Freelance writer

Covering mostly art and music with a focus on urban issues and tech.

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Pitchfork

Flex Tunes: Brooklyn's Own Dance Music

A style of dancehall music and dance the grew in the heart of Brooklyn.

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thehundreds.com

These Photos Offer a Vibrant Peek Into Cuban Street Life

A decade's worth of life in the isolated Caribbean island captured on film.

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factmag.com

Abyss X Channels Electronic Greek Ghosts

An artist reimagining her mysterious ancient Minoan roots through sound.

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The Creators Project

How Artists Are Addressing the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Dealing with a crisis through art, from inside the borders and without.

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thehundreds.com

Punk Rap :: Tapia is Helping Define the Sound of Jersey

We went to Paterson, NJ, to get to know Tapia and his city.

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blog.dubspot.com

7" Vinyl Culture in NYC

From Bobbito to Deadly Dragon Sound - Why do so many DJs prefer 45s?

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fader

The Story Behind The Running Man Challenge

The dance has a long history within Jersey club culture.

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The Creators Project

Augmented Reality Fashion

This app brings your social media identity to life as a fashion statement.

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MTViggy

The Newest Sound of New York Steps Into The Lite

A primer on the sound and dance of litefeet culture.

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Mass Appeal

A Prescription for Loneliness

Meet IM SO AL OE, an expatriate from Russia living abroad.

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Mass Appeal

Alex Tumay Channels Young Thug's Energy

Thug's main engineer has a unique insight into his creative process.

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blog.dubspot.com

Sound System Culture In NYC

The story behind some of the best sound in the city.

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Clash Music

When Grime Met Brooklyn's Caribbean Communities

Grime blew in Brooklyn long before the hipsters caught on.

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The Creators Project

Cyberpunk Illustrations of a Dystopian Future

These digital illustrations create a world of their own.

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BushwickBK

A Beacon for Young Artists

The Beacon Center for Arts and Leadership Youth Program helps Bushwick kids learn the tools to create music and radio programs.