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.
The Jordanian singer teamed up with grime MC P Money for Alive, the fourth single taken from her debut album. Watch the exclusive video of Ayah and the creative team working on the atmospheric clip.
In the increasingly antagonistic and money-fuelled world of dance music, it’s reassuring to know there are still some stalwarts that value substance over style. One such renaissance man is Bill Brewster, co-author of seminal dance music history Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.
Last week Maceo Plex took to his Facebook page to voice his opinion on the already controversial short film made by Resident Advisor following Nina Kraviz ‘on the road’ for a few days. His post opened the flood gates for more people to join the discussion, which went viral and caused a furore with accusations of institutionalised sexism within the world of DJing.
Latest from Independent journalists on Twitter