Blogs

Interview with Molly: ‘I must have very lucky stars above my head!’, Arts

Interview with Molly: ‘I must have very lucky stars above my head!’

The house and techno scene in Paris is on fire at the moment. One of the most popular and influential clubs in Paris is Rex Club, which celebrated 25 years in the business this year. I spoke to resident DJ and Head of Communications at Rex, Molly.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 10 December 2013 at 10:59 pm

Joseph Capriati: “Representing Napoli and representing Italy. That’s my spirit”, Arts

Joseph Capriati: “Representing Napoli and representing Italy. That’s my spirit”

Joseph Capriati is one of Italy’s biggest techno exports. After a storming season at Marco Carola’s Music On event in Ibiza this summer, he has just released his debut album, ‘Self Portrait’. I made it Album Of The Month on my techno page in Mixmag last month. With such a great year behind him, Joseph made the perfect candidate for an interview.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 5 December 2013 at 4:00 am

MK: Two years after his return…, Arts

MK: Two years after his return…

Recently the UK No.1 spot was taken by one of this year’s biggest club hits, a remix of ‘Look Right Through’ by Storm Queen. The producer of the remix was MK, real name Marc Kinchen, a house music veteran who has been enjoying something of a renaissance over the last two years. Exactly two years ago I interviewed him for this very blog when he was just beginning his comeback, so I decided to call him for a quick catch up…

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 5 December 2013 at 12:05 am

Morcheeba at The Forum, Arts

Morcheeba at The Forum

Morcheeba hit London as part of their ‘Head Up High’ European tour.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 2 December 2013 at 4:00 am

Lazare Hoche: Hot new talent from Paris…, Arts

Lazare Hoche: Hot new talent from Paris…

Here’s an introduction to someone who is one of my tips for the future. Lazare Hoche is a young Parisian artist with plenty of ambition, business acumen and most importantly, musical talent and someone who caught my ear earlier this year with his excellent double 12″ release, ‘I Don’t Sync So Vol. II’. As per usual, I got in touch with him to speak about his past and some of his recent projects. Here’s our chat…

By | Arts, Music | Sunday, 1 December 2013 at 2:00 am

Round Two with Art Department’s Jonny White, Arts

Round Two with Art Department’s Jonny White

Last October I met up with Jonny White, one half of Art Department with Kenny Glasgow. We discussed the way in which his life had changed since being thrust into the limelight with Kenny, the touring lifestyle and their plans for a new album. A year on, with one of the year’s biggest tracks released via his label I thought we should catch up.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 29 November 2013 at 2:00 am

Five reasons to see…. Killer Mike and El-P, Arts

Five reasons to see…. Killer Mike and El-P

The US hip-hop duo of Atlanta rapper Killer Mike and New York producer/emcee El-P—collectively known as Run The Jewels—are in London this week. The pairing’s first collaborative album, also called ‘Run The Jewels’, was released in June this year initially as a digital download on hip-hop/electronic label Fool’s Gold Records and later on limited edition marble green double vinyl, garnering universal acclaim from fans and critics.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 26 November 2013 at 4:13 pm

Interview with Nitro Circus: A whole new breed of athlete, Music

Interview with Nitro Circus: A whole new breed of athlete

Nitro Circus is rapidly becoming the world’s most daring, adventurous and innovative action sports clique. Fusing earth-shattering stunts with a high-octane live show, movie and TV series, they are conquering every corner of the world one double-backflip at a time. I met up with Aaron ‘Wheelz’ Fotheringham, Ryan Williams and Chris Haffey to talk self-criticism, partying and – surprisingly – Glee.

By | Music | Tuesday, 26 November 2013 at 4:00 am

Interview with Bill Laswell: ‘I think everything’s experimental whether you like it or not. I think that people who do generic pop are experimenting with clichés’, Arts

Interview with Bill Laswell: ‘I think everything’s experimental whether you like it or not. I think that people who do generic pop are experimenting with clichés’

Bill Laswell is telling an anecdote about Ginger Baker, the scandal-prone Cream drummer and star of this year’s cult film Beware of Mr Baker: “In Tuscany, when I went to visit him in his abandoned farm house, nobody knew who he was. I remember Jimmy Page came to visit him and they wanted to play, so they played in this abandoned bar in town, and this guy comes over and says: “You got any Zeppelin?”

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 25 November 2013 at 8:00 am

Interview with DJ and producer Steve Aoki: ‘You can’t be lazy in this game. You have to evolve and keep your sound fresh, ahead of the curve’, Arts

Interview with DJ and producer Steve Aoki: ‘You can’t be lazy in this game. You have to evolve and keep your sound fresh, ahead of the curve’

Steve Aoki is a man who puts the ‘busy’ in ‘business’. Not only does the 35-year-old DJ produce and remix tracks, he’s also the driving force behind Dim Mak records, has his own successful clothing line and plays in a band.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 25 November 2013 at 6:00 am

Property search
Browse by area

Latest from Independent journalists on Twitter