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Emma Gritt is a freelance music journalist. Hiding behind the fake-but-real-sounding moniker of Kara Simsek, she is the author of So You Think You're A Hipster, and also contributes to Red Bull, Dazed Digital, Juke Magazine, Notion Magazine, KISS FM, and cult zine FUN.

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International R Kelly Day comes to London, Music

International R Kelly Day comes to London

A night of pure R Kelly isn’t to most people’s tastes, but for two Danish promoters, London’s got that vibe – and their International R Kelly Day party is set to be a sell out.

By | Music | Friday, 14 March 2014 at 11:08 am

Tour de Force on New York’s burgeoning soundsystem renaissance, Music

Tour de Force on New York’s burgeoning soundsystem renaissance

With the arrival of spring finally on the horizon, it’s time to crank up the dub – making the arrival of New York’s Tour de Force’s debut LP perfect timing.

By | Music | Thursday, 27 February 2014 at 8:47 am

A cow’s life doesn’t have to end on a dinner plate, Opinion

A cow’s life doesn’t have to end on a dinner plate

DEFRA figures state that in October 158,000 cows were slaughtered in Britain. Let’s not pretend their end was anything but grizzly, terrifying and miserable – but things don’t need to be this way.

By | Opinion | Monday, 17 February 2014 at 6:07 pm

Clean Bandit’s live performance of Rather Be, Arts

Clean Bandit’s live performance of Rather Be

Clean Bandit are celebrating their second week at the top of the UK charts with their single Rather Be. Check out a live version of the show recorded at Fred Perry Sub-Sonic at the end of last year.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 3 February 2014 at 1:29 pm

Yellow Claw know no boundaries, Music

Yellow Claw know no boundaries

The sounds of Amsterdam are louder and brasher than ever, and for that we have Yellow Claw to thank.

By | Music | Tuesday, 24 December 2013 at 12:51 am

As Toolroom Records turns 10, Mark Knight shares his tracks that shaped a decade, Music

As Toolroom Records turns 10, Mark Knight shares his tracks that shaped a decade

Label boss and Grammy-nominated producer DJ Mark Knight shares his seminal tracks – and the stories behind them – from each of the years that have flown by since Toolroom Records became reality back in 2003.

By | Music | Monday, 28 October 2013 at 4:00 am

Interview with Ben ‘Breach’ Westbeech on soundtracks, skating and success, Music

Interview with Ben ‘Breach’ Westbeech on soundtracks, skating and success

Ben Westbeech put years of skateboarding to good use when he was asked to record the soundtrack for a special skatefilm for Sony.

By | Music | Sunday, 27 October 2013 at 5:00 pm

Sonic Boom Six on why there are still lots of bands about that do have elements of social commentary out there, Arts

Sonic Boom Six on why there are still lots of bands about that do have elements of social commentary out there

Barney Boom, vocalist of the Manchester five-piece Sonic Boom Six reveals what it’s like to be a band with political ideas in a world where most artists are encouraged to keep their personal views as neutral as possible.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 21 October 2013 at 5:00 am

Creating Tim Exile’s ‘orchestral extravaganza’, Arts

Creating Tim Exile’s ‘orchestral extravaganza’

Tim Exile talks about his forthcoming performance with the Heritage Orchestra, at London’s underground electronic night, Blank Canvas.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 3 September 2013 at 4:00 am

A chat with Lou Vainglorious, Hoodlums’ charismatic frontman, Arts

A chat with Lou Vainglorious, Hoodlums’ charismatic frontman

At the end of July Hoodlums played a packed out show at London’s legendary 100 Club. It was the culmination of a lot of hard work and even more fun, says lead singer Lou Vainglorious.

By | Arts, Music | Saturday, 24 August 2013 at 2:00 am

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