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