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Behind the mask: Issue’s love for tea, beats and Pink Floyd, Music

Behind the mask: Issue’s love for tea, beats and Pink Floyd

A rapper that prefers tea to Cristal? What’s the issue with Issue?

By | Music | Thursday, 1 May 2014 at 11:11 am

Armin van Buuren: ‘I’m focusing on the future of trance’, Arts

Armin van Buuren: ‘I’m focusing on the future of trance’

Armin Van Buuren is possibly the world’s biggest trance DJ. He has landed the top spot in DJ Mag’s top 100 DJs poll five times, hosts a weekly radio show that attracts over 20 million listeners per week and was the first Dutch dance music artist to land a No.1 album in the Dutch charts with 2008’s ‘Imagine’. Last year he got together with Philips to work on creating a pair of DJ-friendly headphones and they will soon be launching, so I spoke to him about the product and what he’s been up to lately…

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 24 April 2014 at 3:25 pm

Ceri: “It was just something I did without even thinking about it”, Arts

Ceri: “It was just something I did without even thinking about it”

Ceri is a young lady who has been steadily working her way up the ranks as both a DJ and a producer. Here’s a chat we had recently…

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 at 5:35 pm

Jordan Peak: The Rogue element, Arts

Jordan Peak: The Rogue element

Here’s an interview with Jordan Peak, who talks about his label Rogue Society and how he copes with Cystic Fibrosis…

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 17 April 2014 at 1:07 pm

Interview with Justin Clarke: His evolution from Ghetto to Ghetts, Music

Interview with Justin Clarke: His evolution from Ghetto to Ghetts

There’s no introduction needed, Justin Clarke is one of grime’s most interesting characters. An East London MC with unparalleled natural talent and a Jekyll-and-Hyde-style split personality; he has been involved in some of the genre’s most defining moments.

By | Music | Thursday, 27 March 2014 at 4:03 pm

Hardwell: ‘My friends help keep me grounded’, Arts

Hardwell: ‘My friends help keep me grounded’

“Shall we start?” Robbert relaxes back in to his cream armchair, takes a drink and smiles. For an instant I forget that I’m sat opposite the man, voted for by DJ Mag readers, as the best DJ in the world right now.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 21 March 2014 at 5:34 pm

‘Back to the Garden’: A compelling portrayal of ordinary people, Arts

‘Back to the Garden’: A compelling portrayal of ordinary people

I found myself caring deeply about these painfully ordinary people, and hoping they could find a way through their problems.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 17 March 2014 at 2:42 pm

Interview with Paul Wolinski of 65daysofstatic: “We had very little idea what we were doing”, Arts

Interview with Paul Wolinski of 65daysofstatic: “We had very little idea what we were doing”

10 years ago 65daysofstatic released their debut album, The Fall of Math and fans of wildly skittering synth beats married to epic sweeping vistas of grandiose guitar noise rejoiced. Remfry Dedman asked founder member Paul Wolinski how the album has impacted on the bands career, then and now.

By | Arts, Music, Notebook | Sunday, 16 March 2014 at 9:37 am

International R Kelly Day comes to London, Music

International R Kelly Day comes to London

A night of pure R Kelly isn’t to most people’s tastes, but for two Danish promoters, London’s got that vibe – and their International R Kelly Day party is set to be a sell out.

By | Music | Friday, 14 March 2014 at 11:08 am

“Expect the truth from my album. You can honestly expect to get to know me on another level that you would never have known any of these other artists” August Alsina, Arts

“Expect the truth from my album. You can honestly expect to get to know me on another level that you would never have known any of these other artists” August Alsina

The London edition of the Livebase European tour may have taken place in March but was truly taken over by August. Here we were able to see August Alsina’s love for music from the moment he stepped on stage he grabbed the audience with his first song making the statement ‘I am here!’

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 13 March 2014 at 10:57 am

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