“We had always been aware of each other in Southampton.” Apart they are Tom Devos and Pete Devereux; the former an ex-associate of the prestigious ‘Size Records’; the latter, instrumental in sculpting the Garage scene and all that followed as one half of the infamous Artful Dodger. Together, they are DEVolution.
As he continues to turn what used to be an underground phenomenon into an increasingly formulaic music occurrence, it’s a delight to meet a talent as impressive as Fuse ODG.
I recently interviewed drum’n'bass star Friction. As well as being the current face of Radio 1’s flagship drum’n'bass show, he is currently at work on his new album, which features the huge forthcoming single, Long Gone Memory (featuring Arlissa on vocals). Following on from our interview, I’ve been granted an exclusive first airing of a live promo (filmed at the Plugged In summer party), which accompanies the song.
Every year a number of new, small independent music festivals make their debut in the UK, offering an alternative to the larger, more-established behemoths. Remfry Dedman went to the first ever ArcTanGent, near Bristol, to see how the big festivals are being left behind.
You and Temara Melek probably share the same mutual interests. She worships One Direction, loves twerking sensation Miley Cyrus, and counts Jessie J as one of her major influences.
Interview with musician and Top Boy star Ashley Thomas ‘Bashy’: ‘ I’ve come from grime but I’m now in 2013′
It’s been quite some time since the West-London rapper, Bashy otherwise known as Ashley Thomas graced the music scene with his definitive vocals and epic rhyming style. But he’s making a swift return and he’s doing it in the most memorable way.
Despite it being the end of our unusually pleasant summer – Bestival was there to close the festival season and welcome Autumn in style this weekend.
“It was like your last day at school,” Axel Christofer Hedfors tells me as he reminisces about Swedish House Mafia’s final ever gig.
Ten years ago, festival organisers around the country were kicking themselves when they heard about the new kid on the block.
West London MC, Incisive, is making a bit of a wave right now
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