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Marcus Barnes is a music journalist with ten years extensive experience in both print and online writing. He is Techno Editor at Mixmag and contributes features, reviews and interviews to various publications including Resident Advisor, Ibiza Voice, DJ Broadcast, i-D Online, Notion Magazine and more. He also hosts a show on www.hoxton.fm every Saturday 8pm-10pm (GMT).

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Club To Club Interviews (Part 5): Ninos Du Brasil, Music

Club To Club Interviews (Part 5): Ninos Du Brasil

Club To Club in Turin, Italy, is a festival based across numerous venues in the city, focusing on a more avant-garde approach. The artists involved are mostly from an experimental, or at least more unusual, background than the kind of performer you find at most festivals. My experience there was great, from superlative performances from [...]

By | Music | Thursday, 18 December 2014 at 3:05 pm

Club To Club Interviews (part 4): Lorenzo Senni, Music

Club To Club Interviews (part 4): Lorenzo Senni

In the fourth of my Club To Club interviews I caught up with Lorenzo Senni, an artist who is universally respected within Italy and outside of his home nation. His experimentation with trance music, and his leftfield take on electronic music in general has placed him in an enviable position as one of Italy’s most [...]

By | Music | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 at 1:20 pm

Club To Club Interviews (Part 3): Vaghe Stelle, Music

Club To Club Interviews (Part 3): Vaghe Stelle

Here’s the third in my series of interviews from Italian festival, Club To Club. This time around I sat down with a young, universally-respected artist from the club’s hometown, Turin. Vaghe Stelle’s musical upbringing merges influences from his local club scene with a British sound ethic, and early forays into hip-hop. It has resulted in [...]

By | Music | Tuesday, 9 December 2014 at 4:20 pm

Mr. G talks life after the release of his deeply personal album, Music

Mr. G talks life after the release of his deeply personal album

Mr. G (AKA Colin McBean) is a stalwart of the UK house and techno world, maintaining a high level of output, quality and universal respect within the business for quite some time now. He recently released a new album, entitled ‘Personal Momentz’, which is the result of his return to the studio following a break [...]

By | Music | Monday, 8 December 2014 at 5:48 pm

Head to head: Recondite and Scuba talk physical training and music, Music

Head to head: Recondite and Scuba talk physical training and music

Recondite and Scuba are two very prominent names within the techno business. Recondite once juggled making music and performing live with his job as a personal trainer, finding the discipline of his vocation highly beneficial to his musical endeavours. While Scuba was actually one of Recondite’s clients so I thought it would be interesting to [...]

By | Music | Sunday, 7 December 2014 at 9:30 am

Club To Club Interviews (Part 2): Axel Boman, Music

Club To Club Interviews (Part 2): Axel Boman

Here’s the second in my series of interviews conducted at Club To Club Festival in Turin, Italy. This time around I chat with Axel Boman, a Swedish artist who performed at the event with his sometime partner in crime, John Talabot, as Talaboman…
To start with, how many times have you performed as Talaboman with John [...]

By | Music | Friday, 5 December 2014 at 5:14 pm

The Joshua Nolan Foundation: Depression and Nightlife, Music

The Joshua Nolan Foundation: Depression and Nightlife

Depression and anxiety are issues that affect everybody at some point in their lives, to varying degrees. Speaking from my own experience, they are often debilitating and, at best, inhibiting in many facets of life – in particular the nightlife industry; clubs, parties, after-parties – the social events that form the foundation of the business [...]

By | Music | Wednesday, 3 December 2014 at 10:55 am

An afternoon with Röyksopp, Music

An afternoon with Röyksopp

Last week I had the opportunity to interview Röyksopp ahead of a special DJ set they were due to play at Plastic People in east London. With their ‘final’ album recently released and a whole host of interesting opinions and ideas to discuss, it made for a riveting conversation…
So The Inevitable End is your last [...]

By | Music | Monday, 1 December 2014 at 2:35 pm

Club To Club Interviews (Part 1): Dave Saved, Music

Club To Club Interviews (Part 1): Dave Saved

A couple of weeks I visited the Club To Club festival in Turin, Italy. What separates the event from others in Italy is its focus on the more experimental, avant-garde side of electronica, giving support to many of Italy’s artists while also brining in international heavyweights. In the first of a series of interviews conducted [...]

By | Music | Sunday, 30 November 2014 at 10:35 am

D Double E: There’s only way for grime to go, and that’s UP, Uncategorized

D Double E: There’s only way for grime to go, and that’s UP

Grime has been a big love of mine since its very early days, before the genre really had a name. I’d listen to, and tape, shows from stations like Rinse and Dejavu on a regular basis, witnessing the evolution from garage to grime first-hand. D Double E is an MC who stood out right from [...]

By | | Friday, 21 November 2014 at 3:26 pm

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