There aren’t too many names in today’s electronic biosphere that can top bills with any of their aliases that they choose to call upon. Yet, when not being Machinedrum or linking up with Praveen to form Sepalcure, Travis Stewart takes on a number of provocative alter egos to spread his musical virtuosity. We caught up [...]
Brighton producer and DJ, Moony, sits comfortable as one of the latest students to learn from grime’s seminal school of hard knocks. We caught up to talk about Artful Dodger, Gobstopper Records and grime’s current potential identity crisis.
When not banging drumsticks against a drum set of some sort, Bristol’s Typesun can be found melding together an eclectic buffet of soul food for listeners to tuck into. Initially hooked on the mellow ambiance of ‘The P.L.’ it’s now his album, ‘Work Is Love Made Visible’, that has wooed its way into my iTunes with an alluring delve into neo-soul, bass and experimental smoothness. We caught up to chat origami, drum programming and the nuances of Bristol.
Nestled intricately beyond the face of Rotterdam city lies a subculture teeming with daredevil acrobats. Performers manoeuvre much like boxers in a ring; tauntingly squaring up to each other, meticulously calculating the others’ next move yet all to the rhythm of hip-hop and without a single hook thrown. Welcome to the world of breaking.
Bristol duo, Koan Sound bring a truckload of crunked-up bass to the forefront of today’s diverse playing field. The likes of Skrillex has already shown interest and rightfully so. They discuss favourite venues, memories of the 80s and the Bristol scene.
Whilst the UK bass scene flourishes in a beehive of genre cross-pollination, DJs such as Rinse FM’s, Brackles, have taken the music itself by the scruff of the neck and weaved their own imprint.
Henry Moller is the founder and managing director of the year-old, London based outfit, Audio Doughnuts, who have already been crowned as one of the ‘Best Club Nights of 2011’, Errol Anderson caught up with him and found out about the world of the London club promoter.
Weymouth chanteuse, Bebe Black, may have started off making jazz and blues but in recent times has turned her vocal attentions to more electronic material. Here, we spoke to discuss working with Benga, MySpace nostalgia and comparisons to some well-known songstresses.
Urban guru and mainstay Radio 1 DJ, Mistajam, has been pushing the artful sounds of dubstep and the like to a mainstream audience for some years now. Here, he talks about his collaboration with Snoop Dogg, the possibility of a US grime breakthrough and his personal imprint, Speakerbox.
East London grime beast, Rude Kid, built a name as one of the cornerstone producers within the scene during its high-energy climax during the noughties. Still a well-respected identity, the Newham resident is now creeping into the mainstream. Here he talks about his new single, his trademark ‘Are You Ready’ stamp and his relationship with Skepta.
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