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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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Sonar’s co-directors on 21 years as Barcelona’s premier electronic music festival, Arts

Sonar’s co-directors on 21 years as Barcelona’s premier electronic music festival

Sonar festival’s co-directors Ricard Robles and Enric Palau speak to Marcus Barnes about the evolution of their project

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 23 June 2014 at 7:00 am

An Illuminating chat with Pretty Lights in Ibiza, Arts

An Illuminating chat with Pretty Lights in Ibiza

Pretty Lights talks to Marcus Barnes about travelling with a modular synth, experimenting with his music and hinted about a brand new project

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 20 June 2014 at 7:00 am

Kate Simko at the National Gallery, Arts

Kate Simko at the National Gallery

Marcus Barnes listens to a different kind of beat as he travels to the National Gallery to hear classical muscian Kate Simko’s latest performance

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 19 June 2014 at 10:00 am

Interview: Pete Tong on Ibiza and the progress of IMS, Arts

Interview: Pete Tong on Ibiza and the progress of IMS

Pete Tong is one of the team behind IMS, Ibiza’s annual electronic music conference which has just had its 7th edition. Of course, he is also the main man at Radio 1, a globe-trotting DJ, a producer, label owner and he’s even been handed an MBE by the Queen. Marcus Barnes caught up with him

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 12 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Interview: IMS founder Ben Turner sums up this year’s event, Arts

Interview: IMS founder Ben Turner sums up this year’s event

Ben Turner is another member of the team behind Ibiza’s International Music Summit, an electronic music conference that has grown in stature over the years to become one of the most important events of its kind. Marcus Barnes caught Ben at the end of the event to get his thoughts on how this year went…

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 at 12:00 am

An interview with Ibiza’s inspirational DJ Alfredo, Arts

An interview with Ibiza’s inspirational DJ Alfredo

Alfredo moved to Ibiza from his native Argentina in the early eighties. Though the island was nowhere near as much of a clubbing hotspot as it is now, he became fascinated with DJing after picking up work at a bar – it wasn’t long before he’d become resident at Amnesia where he cultivated what became known as the ‘Balearic’ sound. He also inspired the UK’s acid house movement, after Paul Oakenfold, Nicky Holloway, Danny Rampling and Johnny Walker (AKA the Ibiza Four) visited Amnesia in 1987 and attempted to replicate what they’d heard with their own London club nights. I was fortunate enough to be granted some time with Alfredo at the recent International Music Summit in Ibiza, here’s the result of our conversation…

By | Arts, Music | Sunday, 8 June 2014 at 5:45 pm

George Clinton brings Funk to the new generation, Arts

George Clinton brings Funk to the new generation

Marcus Barnes interviews the original funketeer, Mr. George Clinton at the International Music Summit in Ibiza. This year the Parliament frontman and funk legend will be back in the public eye with a new album, a reality show and a book about his life all set for release.

By | Arts, Music | Saturday, 7 June 2014 at 9:37 am

Interview: Swiss duo L’N'F’s Electronicwave, Arts

Interview: Swiss duo L’N'F’s Electronicwave

One of the acts I’ve really been digging recently is L’N'F, a duo from Switzerland who make stripped down, raw house music that works perfectly on the dancefloor. It’s deep at times, yet unpretentious and totally absorbing. The twosome have an album full of this kind of music due for release soon on DJ W!LD’s Catwash Records, so I caught up with them to find out more…

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 2 June 2014 at 12:41 pm

Interview: Leah Timmins brings a touch of Decadance to the club world, Arts

Interview: Leah Timmins brings a touch of Decadance to the club world

Leah Timmins runs the Decadance Agency, which counteracts the typical notion of club dancing, taking it to a far higher level with dancers who are trained in the artform and not only contribute dazzling routines but also work on conceiving fresh and exciting concepts with their shows. I spoke to Leah recently about her background and the professionalism her agency brings to the world of club dancing…

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 19 May 2014 at 10:39 am

Armin van Buuren: ‘I’m focusing on the future of trance’, Arts

Armin van Buuren: ‘I’m focusing on the future of trance’

Armin Van Buuren is possibly the world’s biggest trance DJ. He has landed the top spot in DJ Mag’s top 100 DJs poll five times, hosts a weekly radio show that attracts over 20 million listeners per week and was the first Dutch dance music artist to land a No.1 album in the Dutch charts with 2008’s ‘Imagine’. Last year he got together with Philips to work on creating a pair of DJ-friendly headphones and they will soon be launching, so I spoke to him about the product and what he’s been up to lately…

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 24 April 2014 at 3:25 pm

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