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One Direction new video release: Kiss You, Music

One Direction new video release: Kiss You

One Direction has released their latest music video ‘Kiss You’, a single from their album Take Me Home (2012)

By | Music, Notebook | Tuesday, 8 January 2013 at 3:46 pm

Rework: The trio discuss their background, Arts

Rework: The trio discuss their background

Rework is an electronic music trio made up of members Daniel Varga, Michael Kuebler and Sascha Hedgehog. They produce a variety of different styles from the minimal dancefloor-orientated Tell Me Why (which was released on the much-lauded Items & Things label) through to the more folky Wrong In All Our Ways. I recently spoke to Michael about the group’s history.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 4 January 2013 at 7:04 pm

After the success of The Hydra, promoters Broken and Uneven talk plans for 2013, Music

After the success of The Hydra, promoters Broken and Uneven talk plans for 2013

Dolan Bergin and Ajay Jayaram were already big fish in the ever-swimming London party scene before they teamed up to form Broken and Uneven. Over the last few months, The Hydra, a special series of events they created featuring the best of today’s electronic music have been the parties on everyone’s lips.

By | Music | Friday, 28 December 2012 at 4:38 pm

Touching Bass: Kasra, Arts

Touching Bass: Kasra

As head honcho of Critical Music, Kasra has hand-carved a niche of drum and bass that undoubtedly needed tending to. Forged from the stencils of forefather labels including Metalheadz and Good Looking Records, Critical have gone on to become the main accepted home for deep, atmospheric D&B. We stop to discuss cassettes, LTJ Bukem and the troubles of finding time to produce.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 21 December 2012 at 6:14 pm

Video: One Pound Fish man releases Christmas single, Music

Video: One Pound Fish man releases Christmas single

East London fishmonger Muhammad Nazir or ‘One Pound Fish man’ as he’s also known, has released a Christmas single following a video of his catchy sales jingle went viral online.

By | Music, Notebook | Friday, 21 December 2012 at 1:12 pm

Grime pioneer Marcus Nasty talks hot tips for 2013 and boat parties, Music

Grime pioneer Marcus Nasty talks hot tips for 2013 and boat parties

Marcus Nasty gave the world UK Funky and next year he says ears will be tuned to a new genre, Jacking, along with the musical outputs of his talented younger brothers Lil Nasty and Griminal.

By | Music | Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 5:36 pm

Scrufizzer interview: The inner circle of grime, Music

Scrufizzer interview: The inner circle of grime

“The problem comes when that inner circle run the game until someone comes out and literally blows them out of the water and they can’t block him – there’s a lot of blocking going on.”

By | Music | Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 4:17 pm

The pop census 2012: London’s new ecology, Music

The pop census 2012: London’s new ecology

Anyone who’s been up with the escapades of Rihanna’s recent promo campaign would get the impression that the pop industry continues to tower financially over us all.

By | Music | Tuesday, 18 December 2012 at 5:30 pm

Touching Bass: Lord Of The Mics 4 – Return of the Mic, Music

Touching Bass: Lord Of The Mics 4 – Return of the Mic

Back when VGA camera phones were still all the rage, grime was in its relative musical element. By 2004, many had loosened the shackles on the early term, eskibeat, and instead accepted grime as the conclusive phrase to describe this inner city sound.

By | Music | Tuesday, 18 December 2012 at 1:12 pm

All rapped up: The best US hip-hop of 2012, Music

All rapped up: The best US hip-hop of 2012

While it may not (yet) be regarded as one of hip-hop’s landmark years in the same way 1988 or 1994 now are, there is a sense as 2012 draws to a close that it’s been one of the genre’s strongest seasons for some time.

By | Music | Monday, 17 December 2012 at 1:02 pm

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