Story and photos by Gryphon Black-Wallis. “Felt that one!” I yell down at Dustin as the wind picks up, catching my pack and forcing it to the side. The wind started about 30 minutes ago and, as we climb, the gusts continue to intensify. Options are limited as I start off the belay ledge, climbing toward our next station.

Ruben Young

Story and photos by Max Foley. “Being an artist is the same as being an entrepreneur. The only difference is that you’re the product.” It’s a typical Calgary fall morning, and Ruben Young is sitting at a café table in his native Marda Loop.

Mokka Brown

Interview and photo by Claire Miglionico. After a stint out on the west coast, 20-year-old musician Moksh Amin, who goes by artist name Mokka Brown, has returned to his home base in Calgary. We sat down for a brew and chatted about his early thrash metal influences, his experience living and studying in Victoria, B.C. and why he’s decided to take on Calgary as the place to produce himself and create a hub to showcase the variety of musical styles in the city.