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Sonic Boom Six on why there are still lots of bands about that do have elements of social commentary out there, Arts

Sonic Boom Six on why there are still lots of bands about that do have elements of social commentary out there

Barney Boom, vocalist of the Manchester five-piece Sonic Boom Six reveals what it’s like to be a band with political ideas in a world where most artists are encouraged to keep their personal views as neutral as possible.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 21 October 2013 at 5:00 am

Interview with DJ Sprinkles on music and gender identity – Part 2, Arts

Interview with DJ Sprinkles on music and gender identity – Part 2

Here’s the second part of my interview with DJ Sprinkles

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 21 October 2013 at 4:00 am

Interview with Carl Craig: ‘Anything that’s called Masterpiece… you’re putting yourself on a dartboard’, Arts

Interview with Carl Craig: ‘Anything that’s called Masterpiece… you’re putting yourself on a dartboard’

Two years I interviewed Carl Craig in Amsterdam, just recently I was privileged enough to chat with him again as part of his ‘Bar Talk’ concept… here’s the result.

By | Arts, Music | Sunday, 20 October 2013 at 1:22 pm

Interview with DJ Sprinkles on music and gender identity – Part 1, Arts

Interview with DJ Sprinkles on music and gender identity – Part 1

Terre Thaemlitz AKA DJ Sprinkles is an enigma to many house music fans, someone with a reputation for producing great music. Sprinkles is pansexual and transgender, she speaks regularly on matters relating to her sexuality, as well as creating music and visual art that explores themes gender politics, ethnicity, identity. Here’s the first half of a recent chat I had with her.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 17 October 2013 at 4:00 am

Interview with Jason Aalon Butler of letlive. “I was taught that vulnerability was not allowed”, Arts

Interview with Jason Aalon Butler of letlive. “I was taught that vulnerability was not allowed”

letlive. ignited the underground punk scene with 2010s Fake History album and have garnered universal critical acclaim with their incendiary live show. With their latest album, The Blackest Beautiful, the LA punks are trying something a little different. Remfry Dedman sits down with frontman Jason Aalon Butler.

By | Arts, Music | Sunday, 13 October 2013 at 6:00 am

AIR’s head of music Tom van Wijk on Amsterdam’s club scene, Arts

AIR’s head of music Tom van Wijk on Amsterdam’s club scene

Ahead of next week’s ADE event in Amsterdam, I spoke to the head of music at one of Amsterdam’s best-known clubs, AIR, to find out more about the club’s history and to get the lowdown on the club scene in Amsterdam.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 11 October 2013 at 5:00 am

Video exclusive: Behind-the-scenes for Javeon’s Lovesong, Arts

Video exclusive: Behind-the-scenes for Javeon’s Lovesong

Here’s an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Javeon’s new music video.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 8 October 2013 at 5:00 am

Is this the Year of DEVolution?, Arts

Is this the Year of DEVolution?

“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.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 2 October 2013 at 4:00 am

Artist on the rise: Fuse ODG’s Afrobeats sound takes UK by storm, Arts

Artist on the rise: Fuse ODG’s Afrobeats sound takes UK by storm

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.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 30 September 2013 at 6:00 am

First listen: DJ Friction’s ‘Long Gone Memory (Ulterior Motive Remix)’, Arts

First listen: DJ Friction’s ‘Long Gone Memory (Ulterior Motive Remix)’

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.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 24 September 2013 at 11:07 pm

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