Music hating Blue Meanies are beaten by Opossum’s vintage beats and Divine Fits prove supergroups are not always ego trip follies, while Jessie Ware becomes your new favourite pop star
An exclusive mix from Jamie Jones and Lee Foss recorded live at the RBMA curated stage at this year’s Movement Festival in Detroit
This ain’t Chicago: Richard Sen talks about the overlooked early days of the British underground scene
Whenever electronic music enthusiasts look back on the history of the genre it’s usually Detroit and Chicago that get the most attention, for obvious reasons. But the first wave of British house rarely gets a look in, despite its highly influential, innovative output – granted much of the UK’s acid house and rave music has had its fair share of shine, but there was a slew of underground house music that has been overlooked.
This week Belfast won an award for the quality of it’s nightlife based on how ’safe and welcoming’ it is. That’s according to the Association of Town Centre Management, who say that the city has a ’safe and welcoming’ nightlife. However, to the contrary, local government recently enforced new laws on clubs and bars, meaning that they must all close at 2am at the very latest – which in turn has caused many problems in the city centre.
People who are good at everything can be seriously annoying. Bearing this in mind, Teebs should be really irritating, but actually he’s very humble and friendly.
The world of EDM – or electronic dance music to the uninitiated or un-American – is at war. In the last few months several spats have erupted between wildly popular mainstream electronic artists and their apparently slightly bitter underground counterparts.
Claire Stancu lives in a shadow. Her father was the late film composer Georges Delerue, whose music rode the French New Wave with filmmakers like François Truffaut (Jules and Jim) and Jean-Luc Godard (Contempt) before moving to Hollywood in the 1980s (Steel Magnolias, Black Robe).
14-year-old boys will go doolally over Brooklyn rapper Mr Muthafuckin eXquire while in the same borough TEEN take psychedelic synths to create twee bliss. In the UK, Deaf Club embrace the dawn and Maya Jane Coles reenergises house.
Contrary to belief, Alis is not a new person. A new identity, maybe, but the latest persona of Sabina Plamenova’s Subeena takes a more vocal approach to the music replacing the bleepy electronica of past projects with a loose, darker variation of pop. We caught up to talk Opit Records, moving home and her updated moniker.
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