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.
Get ready for the weekend with this mix by UK house heroes X-Press 2.
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.
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.
An inspired celebratory soundtrack at Old Trafford and other musical doozies from the world of sport.
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.
“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.”
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.
Meet Lyrically Challenged, a group of artists with a twist, who are on a particular mission.
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.
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