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Ten Cities: Viewing Africa from the dancefloor, Music

Ten Cities: Viewing Africa from the dancefloor

The Goethe Institute in Kenya along with the Centre for Postcolonial Studies at the University of Naples have embarked on a project called Ten Cities. The idea? To look through the developing world and confront their club culture.

By | Music | Wednesday, 13 March 2013 at 2:12 pm

Exclusive: Stream RBMA Fireside Chat show with Seth Troxler, Arts

Exclusive: Stream RBMA Fireside Chat show with Seth Troxler

Here’s an exclusive stream of Red Bull Music Academy’s Fireside Chat show with Seth Troxler, one of the people who inspired me to throw myself in the deep end of house and techno – and to follow the career path I have taken over the last year or so.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 8 March 2013 at 9:43 pm

Robert James: From mortar attacks to dancefloor destruction, Arts

Robert James: From mortar attacks to dancefloor destruction

Almost a year ago to the day I met Robert James at WMC in Miami. I was already aware of who he was and what he did – as a member of the Hot Creations crew, he’d had numerous releases via Jamie Jones’ popular label and its subsiduries and he’d also been travelling the world as one of the crew’s main DJs. Here’s the resulting interview…

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 1 March 2013 at 12:35 pm

Trojan Sound System selector Earl Gateshead on why Reggae is more relevant than ever, Arts

Trojan Sound System selector Earl Gateshead on why Reggae is more relevant than ever

Earl Gateshead and Daddy Ad explain why Trojan Records have decided to release a remix record of their recent sold out Africa LP, and why reggae is the perfect tonic to an ever looming global mindset of apathy and material gluttony.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 22 February 2013 at 3:17 pm

Bring Me The Horizon: This album needs to be the one that lasts forever, Music

Bring Me The Horizon: This album needs to be the one that lasts forever

On the brink of the release of their fourth full-length studio album Sempiternal; Bring Me The Horizon are at the forefront of the British metal scene and are spearheading the resurgence of modern British bands. I talked to frontman Oliver Sykes about purging inner troubles, the band’s religious connotations and isolation in recording.

By | Music | Friday, 22 February 2013 at 4:00 am

Touching Bass: Dark Sky, Music

Touching Bass: Dark Sky

Dark Sky have developed a shadowy, earthy sound reminiscent of the London city streets where they now host a NTS radio slot every other week. Their latest release sees them join forces with Ben Westbeech’s house music alter ego, Breach, for an EP engulfed in outright two-stepping bounciness. We talked about polar bears, the joys of tax-free busking and grime deviant, Trim.

By | Music | Thursday, 21 February 2013 at 11:34 am

Shine on you crazy diamonds: a eulogy for Emeralds, Music

Shine on you crazy diamonds: a eulogy for Emeralds

A number of weeks ago Emeralds kicked the bucket. Cherished by their fans, championed by the critics.

By | Music | Wednesday, 20 February 2013 at 2:36 pm

By:Larm: a post modern crisis still engulfs the music industry, Arts

By:Larm: a post modern crisis still engulfs the music industry

Scandinavia’s music industry is on the up. Thanks to oil money, government investment, and streaming services – the suits are smiling. But at the By:Larm conference in Oslo delegates and speakers are still depressed. We’ve been here before.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 20 February 2013 at 1:13 pm

Dexplicit: The Dex Files and #ThatBassLife are coming and Pow ‘came out of nowhere’, Arts

Dexplicit: The Dex Files and #ThatBassLife are coming and Pow ‘came out of nowhere’

Dexplicit plans to release twelve instrumental EPs over the next 12 months, with the first coming out at the end of February.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 20 February 2013 at 5:30 am

Wiley anticipates one more album before solo retirement to focus on A-List, Music

Wiley anticipates one more album before solo retirement to focus on A-List

Unlike the stars of most sporting professions, in the music world there is rarely an age at which someone should retire.

By | Music | Wednesday, 13 February 2013 at 2:56 pm

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