This year, Dazed went to hell and back to cover the world's most interesting and radical moments and scenes. Take a trip under the waves and across the seas, from fighting Assad with Anonymous and staying chill with the most important warehouse in underground pop to Southbank's final skate jam and breezing through South Africa's townships.
Following a string of emails from a mysterious hacker, Dazed's Fiona Cook took to the streets when hacktivism's unforgiving army were out in force in London to speak to some of the masked avengers about the future of Anonymous.
Like US rap music, house is both pop and folk music in South Africa. It is ubiquitous, essentially the only thing played in the majority of clubs (besides Rihanna, oddly). So, we got True Panther Sounds to take a trip to South Africa to hang out in shebeens (juke-joint bars) with 'Township Funk' producer, DJ Spoko.
On Tuesday May 7th 2013, the Syrian government shut down internet access to the entire country leaving helpless civilians and opposition activists trapped in the information darkness. Here one sleep-deprived Anonymous member recounts his 40-hour struggle to bring Syria back online.
We kicked off our #Tripping series with this tale of New York's homo getaway, Fire Island. From tanned torsos to straining Speedos, it's a place where the promise of fun and sex and sun and more sex gets everyone giddy.