Geralda Cela

Features writer

Culture and music writer: Mixmag, HUCK, The Calvert Journal, Wonderland, INDIE and Coeval Magazine (2018-2019)

Junior Researcher for BBC (2019)

Founder of O GOCE, an independent publication documenting Albanian female and non-binary creatives from the global diaspora (2019)

Portfolio
Huck Magazine
09/23/2019
Documenting LGBTQ hedonism in '80s Czechoslovakia

Libuše Jarcovjáková has never taken nice pictures. Her photography is deeply personal, raw and uncompromising - and, as a result, one of the most eye-opening insights into life behind the iron curtain. It is a portrait of sex, desire and hedonism in '80s communist Czechoslovakia. "People tend to have a completely distorted image of what...

Huck Magazine
06/05/2018
Why vogueing is returning to London's dancefloors

Jay Jay Revlon's community-centred club night, Let's Have A Kiki, brings the pioneering dance movement of the '80s and '90s into the present day. Free from judgement, labels and gimmicks, Jay Jay Revlon's community-centred club night, Let's Have A Kiki, brings the pioneering dance movement of the '80s and '90s into the present day.

The Calvert Journal
Kosovo's underground club scene is giving the nation's youth a reason to believe

Club culture has been a part of Kosovar life since before Europe's youngest nation even gained independence. Now, despite social crises and material difficulties, an inclusive and experimental underground scene is thriving in Pristina and beyond Kosovo's underground club and music scene is a treasure trove.

Lucent London
10/16/2019
Meet genre-crossing Peckham musician Sam Akpro

We talk to the artist blending his own guitar chords with trip hop references from Bristol's 90s music scene ahead of his forthcoming Lucent Live performance For South London artist Sam Akpro , music is about longevity. "I just want to give it to people slowly," the rising artist tells me over the phone in his first-ever interview.

Huck Magazine
04/15/2019
A colourful ode to Albanian womanhood

"I was really annoyed about the depiction of Albania in photography," says multi-disciplinary artist Anna Ehrenstein. "Even the works that I really admired for skill were just a huge divergence from reality." The Albanian photographer's ongoing body of work, Tales of Lipstick and Virtue, is an examination of the post-communist context of the country.

Mixmag
In Session: Steel Banglez

"Steel Banglez" is a track tag that's become synonymous with bangers. Known for spearheading the new sound of UK rap, the East London producer has helped a plethora of emerging artists secure mainstream success through his layered combinations of afrobeats, dub, grime, garage and rap.

Wonderland
10/19/2018
New Noise: Knox Brown | Wonderland Magazine

Knox Brown might be making new noise, but the Kingston-born Birmingham-raised artist is no novice to the industry. Having already produced and written for some of the biggest in the business (Mary J Blige, Beyonce, Jay-Z and H.E.R to name a few) Knox stepped out from more of the behind the scenes side of the industry into the limelight with his 2016 debut EP, "Searching".

Mixmag
September: Six artists you need to check out this month

Musical misfits Agar Agar are breathing new life into electro, pop and techno with their infectious, tongue-in-cheek energy. Clara Cappagli and Armand Bultheel met and started making music together at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, marrying Clara's sensual lo-fi vocals to Armand's hypnotic synth work.

Mixmag
Flohio talks us through her 'hobo swag'

I first started to take an interest in clothes in my secondary school days. I was the only tomboy in the whole girls' school, so my look was always different to everyone else's. When it was 'own clothes' day, I would come in wearing Lot 29 tracksuits and people were just like, 'what?'

Lucent London
06/03/2019
Lucent Mix: Jess Ajose

The London DJ and creative makes a mix that flies from London to Lagos In a digital world that's become a mess of content, written interviews often fall by the wayside. For East London's Jess Ajose , however, words still hold weight.

Coeval
10/10/2018
Bearcat

Strong yet sensitive, Bearcat is the diverse deck queen the world needs to hear right now.

Coeval
09/16/2018
Mungo

Meet MUNGO, the London-based artist and DJ combining his sonic and visual worlds to produce masterpieces.