Martin Garrix covers FAULT Issue 26 – available to order now

Martin Garrix was shot in Ibiza by photographer Eva Kruiper and styled by Rachel Holland exclusively for the front cover of FAULT Issue 26. Click here to pre-order your copy of this issue!

FAULT Issue 26 cover star Martin Garrix was shot by Eva Kruiper and styled by Rachel Holland. Click here to pre-order your copy of this issue!

Ten minutes into an hour-long conversation with Martin Garrix, it’s blindingly obvious that there’s something more simmering underneath the surface of what people now call ‘The World’s Number One DJ’.

If you dispel the chaos and sparks that surround him on a regular basis, you’re faced with a 21 year old who is wise beyond his years – maybe even too smart for his own good. Martin is the brain behind the songs that we’ve had stuck in our heads for the past years. He knows what we want to listen to before we do. Labeled as the top EDM DJ and a self-confessed computer nerd, Martin’s got it all figured out. What makes him tick though? We try to find out. Here’s Martin Garrix – FAULTs and all.

On the pressure that followed after ‘Animals’:

“I made ‘Animals’ as a club song. I couldn’t wait to play it live to like… 300 people at that time?! Next thing I knew everybody started playing it. And then the pressure followed. The label people were like – so when’s the follow up coming? I had no fucking clue. I had nothing.”

On maintaining his integrity as an EDM artist:

A lot of EDM artists go like – ah you’re a sell out. [After the radio success of ‘Animals’] It took me a really long time to get my credibility back in the club scene. I had to do a crazy amount of club songs. And radio people kept asking about new radio singles. I had to shoot them down every time until this year – when I started doing radio songs again.”

Martin wears looks by McQ by Alexander McQueen, Homme Plissé by Issey Miyake and more in the lavish ‘I Am On Top of the World’ penthouse suite at the stunning Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel in Ibiza

On his personality:

“Oh me? I’m just a nerd, a pure 100% computer nerd. And I’m always very happy. If you ask anybody – they’d just say that I’m a crazy person who always runs around with a big smile.”

How he handles the pressure of being in the public eye:

“At the end of the day, I have a responsibility to put songs out there for my fans – so you won’t really catch me drunk before a show. I do drink and go out with my friends, but I have some common sense not to Snapchat the whole thing, do you know what I mean?”

On his decision to launch STMPD RCRDS:

“I started my own label last year called STMPD RCDRS – just so I could do whatever I wanted and whenever I wanted it. Now nobody can tell me what I can and can’t release. Plus I really wanted to support new talent in the industry – but it’s nice that I’m able to do whatever I feel like.”

On “the naughtiest thing he’s ever done”:

“We were in Paraguay … We came back after doing a show and I really wanted to go for a swim. The swimming pool was shut and I had nowhere to go – apart from the small pool in the hotel lobby. It was more like a mini-fountain, totally part of the hotel décor, by the way.

“And I just went swimming in there. Which was more like lying on the floor playing with water ’cause it was about 10 cm deep!”

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FAULT Issue 26 – The Millennial Issue – is now available to pre-order

We are pleased to announce that FAULT Issue 26 – The Millennial Issue – is available to order NOW.

Official release: 25/09/17

Martin Garrix was shot in Ibiza by photographer Eva Kruiper and styled by Rachel Holland exclusively for the front cover of FAULT Issue 26. Click here to pre-order your copy of this issue!

FAULT Issue 26 cover star Martin Garrix was shot by Eva Kruiper and styled by Rachel Holland. Click here to pre-order your copy of this issue!

FAULT Magazine – the Millennial Issue – proudly presents exclusive shoots and interviews with:

Sophie Cookson

Nat Wolff

Alfred Enoch

Justin Prentice

Tom Grennan

Kacy Hill

Amber Mark


Everything, Everything

Plus our usual FAULTless selection of the the finest Film, Fashion, Music & Photography to emerge from Generation Y in the latter months of 2017.

This is your FAULT




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London Fashion Week SS18, ON|OFF presents Jack Irving, Luke Anthony Rooney, and CAPLANENTWISLE


Designs by Jack Irving, Luke Anthony Rooney, and CAPLANENTWISLE (presented by ON|OFF)

Photographed by Adele Baron

London Fashion Week SS18 – A.W.A.K.E.


Photographed by Adele Baron

London Fashion Week SS18, Backstage with Faustine Steinmetz


Photographed by Adele Baron

Billy Lockett premieres new track ‘Who I Am’ exclusively on FAULT

Get to know singer/songwriter Billy Lockett, whose style of deeply personal and emotive storytelling translates into a body of music that sonically is akin to Bon Iver, mixed with the pop hooks of a London Grammar and with the piano elements of composer Ludovico Einaudi. With a 2016 debut EP under his belt that shot straight to the top spot of the iTunes Singer Songwriter Charts, Billy has taken 2017 by storm with a flurry of sold-out London dates and European festivals. With support slots for the likes of Lana Del Ray and Birdy, the 25-year-old Northampton native delivers a style of intelligent songwriting that is fiercely passionate.
FAULT spoke to him about the influences and narrative behind new single WHO I AM, and the tracks that helped him to shape this particular song. Get stuck into it here:

Read below to discover more about Billy and read about 5 seminal tracks that act as the inspirations behind the new track and stream it on FAULT exclusively ahead of its release tomorrow.
Cinematic Orchestra – To Build A Home
I love how the piano builds from 0-100 in this song, while the vocal stays chilled throughout.

Coldplay – Midnight
Initially I wrote Who I Am using a vocoder! Coldplay’s Midnight vocoder instantly grabbed me the moment I heard it and pretty much set me off feeling inspired to create something as amazing.

Foals – Spanish Sahara
 This track is an anthem, the structure blew my mind when I first heard it. I love the repetitiveness and simplicity in the track, constantly focusing on a build. I like to think I’ve achieved that dynamic with Who I Am.

Martin Luke Brown – Into Yellow
One of the weirdest tunes I’ve heard this year from a new artist but one of my favourites. His falsetto really cuts through the track, I can only hope my track can achieve the same feeling.

Everything Everything – Duet
One of my favourite songs from one of my favourite bands, the lyrics from this song were one of the main influences on my track.

 Catch up with Billy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – A spy movie that feminists can stand behind

Taron Egerton, Colin Firth and Pedro Pascal in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Photograph: Allstar/20th Century Fox


Following Matthew Vaughn highly acclaimed The Secret Service, Kingsman’s sequel is just as stylishly upbeat as its predecessor. Perfectly tailored to fit the highly stylized aesthetic of the first film, The Golden Circle has broken new grounds in terms of spy movies from all ends.

Without giving away too much detail, the plot is centered around a drug cartel ran by what seems to be a successful CEO under the name of Poppy – played by the astounding Julianne Moore. As Kingsman’s HQ is blown to pieces, Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Merlin (Mark Strong) are forced to seek reinforcements across the pond from their sister agency Statesman.

The Golden Circle is intrinsically cinematic in both plot and visuals. Unforeseen circumstances arise as characters who are thought to dead are brought back into the scenery through a series of ridiculous scenarios.

But what is interesting about the Kingsman sequel is not the plot or the overly used CGI. It’s not even in the cartoonish appearance that is a tad too reminiscing of Andy Warhol’s pop art movies. What Kingsman seems to be doing right though – is tailoring itself to an entirely new generation of spy films while also keeping track of the current political climate.

As Eggsy’s character progresses from My Fair Lady to a fully blown Bond, Matthew Vaughn has managed to keep Eggy’s attitude towards the world of spies refreshingly new. Instead of being portrayed as a womanizer in the same manner that the world of Bond was built – Eggsy does a full 180 and has his feet on the ground. No spoilers here – but his attitude towards women turns The Golden Circle into a spy film that feminist can finally stand behind. Taking into account the current social climate, it’s of primordial importance that the young generation is faced with a new type of heroes that they can respect and somewhat imitate in attitude. His character installs a sense of security and stability, turning Eggsy into a credible and relatable character.

The diverse personas and typologies portrayed in The Golden Circle have broadened the Hollywood spectrum in terms of both race and sex. Having Halle Berry follow in the footsteps of Sophie Cookson from The Secret Service, the second film empowers women and encourages social diversity on the big screen. That is one effort that we want to applaud Matthew Vaughn for.

Having been scarcely scrutinised over the topic of class discrimination in the first film, the sequel is its complete contradictory. Taking into account the current political climate, The Golden Circle is not tone deaf and manages to bring affront the hard-hitting issues of corruption, the war against drugs and how no social class is immune to any of the above. It’s the different approach to socialism in Hollywood that earns Matthew Vaughn another golden star.

The Golden Circle earns its place in the Spy Movie Hall Of Fame. Apart from its tasteful attitude in dealing with our current political climate, the film is cinematic gold due to its fantastic and sometime grotesque production – from the perfectly choreographed fight scenes to the incredible mise-en-scene.



Kingsman: The Golden Circle is out in Cinemas September 20th.



FAULT Magazine Attends Fenty Beauty Launch Party

Last night we attended the official launch party of Fenty Beauty by Rihanna in London’s Knightsbridge. The night also marked the end of London Fashion Week, and much like New York, Rihanna was going to make sure that it went out with a bang!

It being Rihanna, this wasn’t your standard fashion week party, we weren’t oversold through lavish theatrics, Rihanna let the product speak for itself, so guests were encouraged to be colour matched for their Fenty shade and shown the best additional products available.

The night was also host to many VIPs who came to show their support, FAULT Issue 24 stars Maya Jama and Becca Dudley were in attendance alongside the inspirational fashion legend, Edward Enninful – and of course, Rihanna herself was there to celebrate too.

Whether you work in the beauty industry or not, it’s hard to ignore the impact Fenty has already had worldwide. Fans have queued overnight to get their hands on the collection with the 5-star reviews pouring in non-stop and it’s not just because Rihanna’s name is tied to the product. Fenty has already found its niche in the beauty market, and while it is sad it took so long for a brand to claim it, their niche is being a product for everybody regardless of skin tone and people are loving and commending them for it.

Regardless of your skin tone, you can find a product for you at Fenty and Rihanna herself has said that she wanted the collection to be “something enjoyed by all people” and from last night’s event, it’s clear that people are listening and getting behind Fenty. I spoke to the musician, Melissa Whiskey who explained just how much Fenty means to her –  “I’ve struggled in the past to find a foundation to match my skin tone because I’m not the lightest skinned person, so I love that Rihanna has released a collection like this”.

All in all, the evening was the perfect close to London Fashion Week SS18, we laughed, we danced and most importantly, we had something worthwhile to celebrate! Despite this only being the launch party, Fenty has already ascended beyond just the role of makeup – truly Fenty is a movement and one which will no doubt have a bright future.

Shop the whole range at or head down Harvey Nichols in London!