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Pedestrian: Far from middle of the road, Arts

Pedestrian: Far from middle of the road

Every now and then I hear a piece of music that completely throws me. As a music writer I’m constantly listening to new stuff and, while I love most of it – being a complete glutton for house and techno – sometimes it can get a bit samey.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 29 April 2013 at 12:41 pm

Start Friday with a bang: The sounds of X-Press 2, Music

Start Friday with a bang: The sounds of X-Press 2

Get ready for the weekend with this mix by UK house heroes X-Press 2.

By | Music | Friday, 26 April 2013 at 11:42 am

Q&A with Zeds Dead: ‘Evolving your sound is crucial to being an artist’, Music

Q&A with Zeds Dead: ‘Evolving your sound is crucial to being an artist’

Originating from Toronto, duo Zeds Dead used to spend hours making old-school hip hop beats in their parent’s garage. Ten years on from their first album Fresh Beets, they have replaced hip-hop with bass-heavy sounds.

By | Music | Thursday, 25 April 2013 at 12:30 pm

Question time with Metro Area, Arts

Question time with Metro Area

A number of years ago, before digital media became the norm, I remember being handed a mixtape by one of my friends. It was a collection of techno delights from various artists, at the time I didn’t know the names of any of the tracks or their producers but, as time went on I discovered some of them.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 25 April 2013 at 11:05 am

Chorus Of Approval, Football

Chorus Of Approval

An inspired celebratory soundtrack at Old Trafford and other musical doozies from the world of sport.

By | Football, Music, Sport | Wednesday, 24 April 2013 at 11:30 am

Quickfire: A few minutes with Timo Maas, Arts

Quickfire: A few minutes with Timo Maas

Timo Maas is a busy man with a hectic tour schedule and a new album to promote so, of course, he’s pretty pushed for time at the moment. However, I managed to grab a few minutes with him for a quickfire interview.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 23 April 2013 at 2:05 pm

Big Narstie: The ‘lighter’ and funnier side of grime, Music

Big Narstie: The ‘lighter’ and funnier side of grime

“If I made a song in pink boxer shorts and green gloves called Sexy Girl and got a number 1 the whole fucking grime scene would be in pink boxer shorts making a f****** remix.”

By | Music | Tuesday, 23 April 2013 at 6:00 am

Silky: ‘I knew that this was me, it was my sound’, Arts

Silky: ‘I knew that this was me, it was my sound’

At some point last year I was talking to my friend Matt Hardinge about music, as per usual, and he put me on to an up-and-coming artist called Silky.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 22 April 2013 at 12:26 pm

Meet Lyrically Challenged, hip hop innovators, Music

Meet Lyrically Challenged, hip hop innovators

Meet Lyrically Challenged, a group of artists with a twist, who are on a particular mission.

By | Music | Friday, 19 April 2013 at 6:00 pm

Ragged Glory: John Parish, Arts

Ragged Glory: John Parish

Best known for his work with PJ Harvey, Parish is recognised for capturing her poetic range, her grit and her grace, through grunge and folk. His skill is to detect nuances in verse and capture them in the music.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 18 April 2013 at 6:51 pm

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