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Artist on the rise: Fuse ODG’s Afrobeats sound takes UK by storm, Arts

Artist on the rise: Fuse ODG’s Afrobeats sound takes UK by storm

As he continues to turn what used to be an underground phenomenon into an increasingly formulaic music occurrence, it’s a delight to meet a talent as impressive as Fuse ODG.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 30 September 2013 at 6:00 am

First listen: DJ Friction’s ‘Long Gone Memory (Ulterior Motive Remix)’, Arts

First listen: DJ Friction’s ‘Long Gone Memory (Ulterior Motive Remix)’

I recently interviewed drum’n'bass star Friction. As well as being the current face of Radio 1’s flagship drum’n'bass show, he is currently at work on his new album, which features the huge forthcoming single, Long Gone Memory (featuring Arlissa on vocals). Following on from our interview, I’ve been granted an exclusive first airing of a live promo (filmed at the Plugged In summer party), which accompanies the song.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 24 September 2013 at 11:07 pm

ArcTanGent Festival: A different angle, Arts

ArcTanGent Festival: A different angle

Every year a number of new, small independent music festivals make their debut in the UK, offering an alternative to the larger, more-established behemoths. Remfry Dedman went to the first ever ArcTanGent, near Bristol, to see how the big festivals are being left behind.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 18 September 2013 at 4:00 am

Interview with Temara Melek: Could this teen star be the next big thing in pop?, Arts

Interview with Temara Melek: Could this teen star be the next big thing in pop?

You and Temara Melek probably share the same mutual interests. She worships One Direction, loves twerking sensation Miley Cyrus, and counts Jessie J as one of her major influences.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 12 September 2013 at 4:00 am

Interview with musician and Top Boy star Ashley Thomas ‘Bashy’: ‘ I’ve come from grime but I’m now in 2013′, Arts

Interview with musician and Top Boy star Ashley Thomas ‘Bashy’: ‘ I’ve come from grime but I’m now in 2013′

It’s been quite some time since the West-London rapper, Bashy otherwise known as Ashley Thomas graced the music scene with his definitive vocals and epic rhyming style. But he’s making a swift return and he’s doing it in the most memorable way.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 11 September 2013 at 4:00 am

HMS Bestival 2013: review, Arts

HMS Bestival 2013: review

Despite it being the end of our unusually pleasant summer – Bestival was there to close the festival season and welcome Autumn in style this weekend.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 10 September 2013 at 6:18 pm

Interview with Axwell: ‘There’s no point in everyone doing the same thing’, Arts

Interview with Axwell: ‘There’s no point in everyone doing the same thing’

“It was like your last day at school,” Axel Christofer Hedfors tells me as he reminisces about Swedish House Mafia’s final ever gig.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 9 September 2013 at 4:00 am

Bestival’s 10th anniversary: Rob da Bank’s top 10 festival performances from the last decade, Arts

Bestival’s 10th anniversary: Rob da Bank’s top 10 festival performances from the last decade

Ten years ago, festival organisers around the country were kicking themselves when they heard about the new kid on the block.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 4 September 2013 at 2:40 pm

Incisive interview: Collaborating with Bob Marley’s son, Julian, Arts

Incisive interview: Collaborating with Bob Marley’s son, Julian

West London MC, Incisive, is making a bit of a wave right now

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 4 September 2013 at 6:00 am

Creating Tim Exile’s ‘orchestral extravaganza’, Arts

Creating Tim Exile’s ‘orchestral extravaganza’

Tim Exile talks about his forthcoming performance with the Heritage Orchestra, at London’s underground electronic night, Blank Canvas.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 3 September 2013 at 4:00 am

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