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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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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

Saytek on his labour of love and renewed focus, Music

Saytek on his labour of love and renewed focus

aytek, AKA Joseph Keevil, doesn’t do things by halves. As well as being involved in house and techno for well over a decade, he’s a family man who juggles being a father with refining his craft and performing regularly across the UK and Europe.

By | Music | Tuesday, 18 November 2014 at 2:40 pm

Dan Ghenacia on Apollonia’s world tour and their debut album, Music

Dan Ghenacia on Apollonia’s world tour and their debut album

As one third of Apollonia Dan Ghenacia is currently embarking on a world tour of epic proportions, hitting almost every continent on the planet over the coming months to support the release of the trio’s brand new album ‘Tour à Tour’. Dan is also one of the key protagonists of Paris’ hugely influential house scene, [...]

By | Music | Thursday, 13 November 2014 at 2:39 pm

Techno artist Roberto on his double life, Music

Techno artist Roberto on his double life

Roberto is a techno producer whose roots are in drum n bass. His lifestyle is of particular interest as he holds down a full-time job, a marriage and recently became a father for the first time, while juggling his production and DJ endeavours. We met sometime ago and finally got round to having a chat [...]

By | Music | Tuesday, 11 November 2014 at 3:36 pm

Club 2 Club: Merging avant-garde electronica with pop, Music

Club 2 Club: Merging avant-garde electronica with pop

This week Club 2 Club returns to Turin in Italy, with a superb line-up made up of electronic and pop acts who push the boundaries of both genres. It’s a great concept that utilises the city’s many club spaces to give every artist a chance to shine, while offering visitors a glimpse at new [...]

By | Music | Tuesday, 4 November 2014 at 2:32 pm

Interview with Boy Better Know’s Grime MC Solo 45, Music

Interview with Boy Better Know’s Grime MC Solo 45

Grime MC Solo 45 is currently deep in preparation for his appearance alongside his crew Boy Better Know at this week’s Red Bull Culture Clash. The grime collective will be defending the title, which they won at last year’s event. They’ve got their work cut out with competition from Jamaica’s legendary Stone Love, the A$AP [...]

By | Music | Thursday, 30 October 2014 at 9:55 am

Fantastic Man on his return to London, Music

Fantastic Man on his return to London

Mic Newman AKA Fantastic Man hails from Melbourne in Australia, but relocated to Europe a few years ago – starting off in London before heading to Berlin, where he is currently based. He returns to London this coming Sunday for a daytime party called Virtue, so I caught up with him ahead of the event [...]

By | Music | Monday, 20 October 2014 at 5:01 pm

A Guy Called Gerald on technology and live performance, Music

A Guy Called Gerald on technology and live performance

A Guy Called Gerald has been making music since the mid-eighties, and his ethos has always been to utilise technological advances in his music-making and performance wherever possible – embracing the ethos behind techno music from the very beginning. He is currently working with Native Instruments on their Traktor DJ application, which can be used [...]

By | Music | Thursday, 16 October 2014 at 5:15 pm

Pete Tong on being a mentor at the Burn Residency, Music

Pete Tong on being a mentor at the Burn Residency

Pete Tong’s position within the electronic music industry is about as high as one could imagine. Together with his MBE, he hosts two huge radio shows (one in the US and the other here in the UK), is recognised as one of the industry’s key tastemakers and DJs all over the world on a regular [...]

By | Music | Wednesday, 17 September 2014 at 1:35 pm

Serbia’s EXIT festival: A social and musical event, Music

Serbia’s EXIT festival: A social and musical event

Dusan Kovacevic is the operational manager at Serbia’s one and only EXIT Festival. It is a music event that has its roots steeped in politics and was conceived as a student movement which fought for freedom in the Balkan region. It is now one of the biggest festivals in Europe and remains active in social causes, this year using its position to raise money for the victims of devastating floods in the Balkans.

By | Music | Thursday, 21 August 2014 at 8:18 pm

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