Celebrate 10 years of RWD in pictures with our compendium; DECA
Featuring: Wiley, Dizzee Rascal, Chipmunk
A decade and 116 issues in, RWD is well and truly in a league of its own when it comes to producing a magazine dedicated to observing the world around it.
10 years of exclusive interviews with groundbreaking artists, [most of them being their first ever], 10 years of cutting edge editorial, documenting 10 years of irreplaceable cultural history. What began in 2001 as a magazine to reflect the vibrancy of music genres the existing media chose to ignore, has ended up solely covering the rise of UK garage, [which we saw grime evolve out of] the growth of dubstep and even pop - being the first to feature the likes of Lady Gaga and Adele - not to mention bringing actors and sports personalities to the forefront and getting the party started on just about every occasion. [FACT: RWD events are always epic!]
DECA should serve as a visual link to how RWD has become the phenomena it is today. This meant going through the extensive archives to find legendary and never seen before photo-shoots, getting exclusive running commentary from the artists themselves, plus a tip or five to the future when RWD teamed up with long time supporters adidas in an extra special edition of About To Blow. The relationship between adidas and RWD has flourished over the years organically. As we see it adidas were the first major brand to recognise the importance of the growing underground music scene here in the UK. RWD would like to thank adidas especially for the support they have given the magazine over the years. With that in mind, we thought what better way to celebrate a decade than alongside the sporting giants who, like RWD are all about being relentlessly innovative and always staying ahead of their peers.
Being a huge fan of RWD since its early days, it's a privilege to be editing the compendium and if these ten years are anything to go by, then the next ten are set to producer even more unforgettable moments that will go down in cultural history.
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