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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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Ric Blackshaw tells us Scrawl about his street art enterprise, Arts

Ric Blackshaw tells us Scrawl about his street art enterprise

Ric Blackshaw runs the Scrawl Collective, an agency that hires out the services of a group of street artists to big brands and anyone who wants only the finest in professional art from the streets.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 at 11:01 pm

DJ Pied Piper: ‘People still ask me if I really really like it’, Music

DJ Pied Piper: ‘People still ask me if I really really like it’

Garage Nation’s Boiler Room special a few months ago totally blew my mind. I fell asleep streaming it, and when I woke up it was still going. Straight away I was on Twitter, saying how impressed I was that they’d been on for eight hours straight and everyone in the club was still looking fresh [...]

By | Music | Sunday, 23 November 2014 at 7:50 pm

Jim Bob and Fruitbat reveal what stopped Carter USM, Music

Jim Bob and Fruitbat reveal what stopped Carter USM

Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine has been stopped… but why now? Jim Bob and Fruit Bat reveal all ahead of their farewell show in Brixton this weekend.

By | Music | Thursday, 20 November 2014 at 9:05 am

Check out Al Dobson Jr’s happy hour, Arts

Check out Al Dobson Jr’s happy hour

London DJ collective Brand New Wayo kick off a new guestmix series with an hour of music from Bristol’s Al Dobson Jr.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 17 November 2014 at 2:29 pm

Alesso: ‘I just bring good emotions to people’, Arts

Alesso: ‘I just bring good emotions to people’

Sweden’s latest prize EDM export reveals how he went from being a humble bedroom producer to passing Kanye West in the corridors of Def Jam Records.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 17 November 2014 at 10:11 am

Why isn’t Rick James on Canada’s Walk of Fame?, Arts

Why isn’t Rick James on Canada’s Walk of Fame?

“A trip to Canada raised a few questions – like why doesn’t Rick James get given more kudos from the residents of his second home? And who actually invented ice wine… and more importantly, who likes drinking it?”

By | Arts, Music | Sunday, 16 November 2014 at 10:13 pm

Pulled Apart By Horses’ European tour diary, Arts

Pulled Apart By Horses’ European tour diary

The Leeds rockers reveal why they think Russell Brand is a good addition to the British political landscape.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 23 October 2014 at 3:09 pm

Ryoichi Kurokawa: “Digital art is already classical”, Arts

Ryoichi Kurokawa: “Digital art is already classical”

Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa explains why he believes digital art is already classical, and why his future work will be lacking the audiovisual aspect that he is known for.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 9 October 2014 at 4:44 pm

We Are Scientists’ top 5 life hacks to Make It Easy, Arts

We Are Scientists’ top 5 life hacks to Make It Easy

Check out a video of the band performing Make It Easy as part of their Original Penguin Plugged In Series gig – and find out how they make their own lives less complicated.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 29 September 2014 at 4:54 pm

Wilkinson’s recipe for success: chicken goujons and re-releases, Arts

Wilkinson’s recipe for success: chicken goujons and re-releases

After a hectic summer spent touring festivals across the globe, drum ‘n’ bass producer Wilkinson is set for another chart assault with his new single, Dirty Love.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 26 September 2014 at 4:41 pm

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