Interview with RnB star Tank: ‘It’s okay to change as long as we respect the past and where that music has come from’
“I’m a wordsmith, I study words for a living,” Tank said so modestly. He is more than just a singer, he is an artist and I use the word ‘artist’ in the strictest sense. His skills and musical ability have seen him pair up with some of RnB finest to form; TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine & Tank).
One of the more unfortunate recipients of Riko’s wrath was Demon, an East London MC best remembered for his verse on Pow! or his song Armshouse. “Yeah, he disappeared after that” Riko tells me, laughing nostalgically, “I remember it was on a Saturday night, I woke up to a million missed calls and messages on Sunday, so I went to the studio and done three tunes and I gave them to every single DJ that I knew and I went to every radio set and I slewed him for ages, AGES, and he just disappeared.”
Label boss and Grammy-nominated producer DJ Mark Knight shares his seminal tracks – and the stories behind them – from each of the years that have flown by since Toolroom Records became reality back in 2003.
There’s a very special venue in east London, holding a unique event every month that is a must attend for all the hip-hop heads out there.
Ben Westbeech put years of skateboarding to good use when he was asked to record the soundtrack for a special skatefilm for Sony.
Sonic Boom Six on why there are still lots of bands about that do have elements of social commentary out there
Barney Boom, vocalist of the Manchester five-piece Sonic Boom Six reveals what it’s like to be a band with political ideas in a world where most artists are encouraged to keep their personal views as neutral as possible.
Here’s the second part of my interview with DJ Sprinkles
Interview with Carl Craig: ‘Anything that’s called Masterpiece… you’re putting yourself on a dartboard’
Two years I interviewed Carl Craig in Amsterdam, just recently I was privileged enough to chat with him again as part of his ‘Bar Talk’ concept… here’s the result.
Terre Thaemlitz AKA DJ Sprinkles is an enigma to many house music fans, someone with a reputation for producing great music. Sprinkles is pansexual and transgender, she speaks regularly on matters relating to her sexuality, as well as creating music and visual art that explores themes gender politics, ethnicity, identity. Here’s the first half of a recent chat I had with her.
letlive. ignited the underground punk scene with 2010s Fake History album and have garnered universal critical acclaim with their incendiary live show. With their latest album, The Blackest Beautiful, the LA punks are trying something a little different. Remfry Dedman sits down with frontman Jason Aalon Butler.
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