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Go behind the scenes of Ayah Marar’s video for ‘Alive’, Arts

Go behind the scenes of Ayah Marar’s video for ‘Alive’

The Jordanian singer teamed up with grime MC P Money for Alive, the fourth single taken from her debut album. Watch the exclusive video of Ayah and the creative team working on the atmospheric clip.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 18 April 2013 at 5:48 pm

Bill Brewster: The revolution will be slow and sexy, Arts

Bill Brewster: The revolution will be slow and sexy

In the increasingly antagonistic and money-fuelled world of dance music, it’s reassuring to know there are still some stalwarts that value substance over style. One such renaissance man is Bill Brewster, co-author of seminal dance music history Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 18 April 2013 at 3:26 pm

Maceo Plex on Nina Kraviz, the return of Maetrik and juggling fame with family life, Arts

Maceo Plex on Nina Kraviz, the return of Maetrik and juggling fame with family life

Last week Maceo Plex took to his Facebook page to voice his opinion on the already controversial short film made by Resident Advisor following Nina Kraviz ‘on the road’ for a few days. His post opened the flood gates for more people to join the discussion, which went viral and caused a furore with accusations of institutionalised sexism within the world of DJing.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 18 April 2013 at 3:04 pm

Proxy: Music from the Eastblock Jungles, Arts

Proxy: Music from the Eastblock Jungles

Proxy hails from Russia and makes music that is often as tough and uncompromising as the Russians who are stereotypically portrayed in western films and TV shows. He was inspired by a now legendary show by The Prodigy in Red Square back in the mid-Nineties and has been fascinated with making his own music ever since.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 11 April 2013 at 4:47 pm

Interview with H-Money: ‘Dubstep is starting to break out in America and the UK is starting to seem cool’, Arts

Interview with H-Money: ‘Dubstep is starting to break out in America and the UK is starting to seem cool’

Making a career from your hobby is a dream that most consider the key to a happy life. And for those in the UK who work in music, making a good career from it is a distant dream.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 10 April 2013 at 1:10 pm

Interview with Polish dance duo Catz and Dogz:, Arts

Interview with Polish dance duo Catz and Dogz:

As underground bass music continues to revel in its somewhat tumultuous era, as forever new sounds and sentiments are perpetually advancing and surpassing the boundaries of creativity, Polish duo Catz and Dogz have of late certainly made a worthy contribution.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 4 April 2013 at 5:15 pm

Interview with Duke Dumont: ‘Getting my music heard to the most amount of people possible is important’, Arts

Interview with Duke Dumont: ‘Getting my music heard to the most amount of people possible is important’

One of the most anticipated dance tracks of the year so far Duke Dumont’s Need U (100%) is finally out this week and is set to add to dance music’s surge towards mainstream popularity with a top 10 charting come the weekend. Sam Moir speaks to the producer behind the house anthem.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 4 April 2013 at 2:14 pm

RIP Duncan Michael Wilson (AKA Despo/Justin Case), Arts

RIP Duncan Michael Wilson (AKA Despo/Justin Case)

At the end of last year I learnt Duncan Michael Wilson, a Leeds-based DJ who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer at a young age. Rather than let the diagnosis get him down, Duncan decided to create a hilarious character called Justin Case and made a few YouTube videos which were highly amusing. Sadly, Duncan passed away about a month after we’d spoken. As a tribute to Despo, here’s the interview we did just a few weeks ago.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 26 March 2013 at 5:39 pm

Squarepusher: “I need to perform my old material with a new twist… I don’t want to end up like Status Quo”, Music

Squarepusher: “I need to perform my old material with a new twist… I don’t want to end up like Status Quo”

With just days before his show at London’s Roundhouse, fans will be pleased to know that Tom Jenkinson’s initial apprehension to perform some of his older material as part of his Ufabulum show has given way to a new all-encompassing attitude.

By | Music | Tuesday, 26 March 2013 at 4:30 pm

Interview with Bobii Lewis, the singer who turned down Simon Cowell, Arts

Interview with Bobii Lewis, the singer who turned down Simon Cowell

All of the big three, in fact: X-Factor, The Voice and Britain’s Got Talent contacted Bobii in hope of luring him to the small screen

By | Arts, Music | Saturday, 23 March 2013 at 6:00 am

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