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Clean Bandit’s live performance of Rather Be, Arts

Clean Bandit’s live performance of Rather Be

Clean Bandit are celebrating their second week at the top of the UK charts with their single Rather Be. Check out a live version of the show recorded at Fred Perry Sub-Sonic at the end of last year.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 3 February 2014 at 1:29 pm

Interview with Big H: Behind the scenes of Fire And Smoke, Arts

Interview with Big H: Behind the scenes of Fire And Smoke

“Grime ain’t about glorifying violence and drugs, it’s about documenting what’s actually happening. The reason I write about violence and drugs is because I’ve got nothing else to write about”.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 30 January 2014 at 6:45 am

A Day to Remember: “We’re not even half of what we’re going to be”, Arts

A Day to Remember: “We’re not even half of what we’re going to be”

Last year was full of trials and tribulations for pop-punk juggernauts A Day To Remember, after a dispute with Victory Records, they put out their fifth album – Common Courtesy – by themselves and they haven’t looked back since.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 27 January 2014 at 4:00 am

Interview with Jammer: A chat about Lord of the Mics with grime’s elder statesman, Arts

Interview with Jammer: A chat about Lord of the Mics with grime’s elder statesman

Big H, who was due to appear on Lord of the Mics 4 until his opponent, Scratchy, pulled out. “H was going to do it but then Wiley paid Scratchy 10 grand not to clash,” he tells me.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 15 January 2014 at 6:30 am

Interview with Jon Rundell, Arts

Interview with Jon Rundell

Best known as one half of house and techno’s most formidable double acts, Jon Rundell has come a long way since delivering papers to save up for his first set of decks. Almost seven years after legend Carl Cox described him as ‘better than most top DJs’, Jon has since held residencies at the biggest clubs in the world, remixed countless hits, spearheaded Pure Intec’s label re-launch and helped push the musical boundaries of the genre.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 14 January 2014 at 2:00 am

All Rapped Up: The best US hip-hop of 2013, Arts

All Rapped Up: The best US hip-hop of 2013

The past 12 months felt somewhat low key for US hip-hop. In sharp contrast with 2012, which yielded a sizeable stack of truly excellent records and, in Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city, one bonafide classic, 2013 seemed just, well, a bit quiet.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 1 January 2014 at 9:08 pm

Glimpse: “There’s no going back now”, Arts

Glimpse: “There’s no going back now”

Glimpse is a house and techno producer who has been involved with the music for well over a decade now, maintaining a fruitful and productive career – meandering between styles, dipping into live performance, DJing and forming creative partnerships with numerous artists, including the late Martin Dawson. More recently he has been working on the Dense & Pika techno project with his friend, and fellow musician, Alex Jones. I caught up with him a few days ago to speak about what his career…

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 30 December 2013 at 9:54 pm

Jhene Aiko Interview: “I really like working with rappers. They really take their time with what they are writing and I do that too”, Arts

Jhene Aiko Interview: “I really like working with rappers. They really take their time with what they are writing and I do that too”

Whether it is her organic and melodic tone, her thought-provoking lyrics, her sensuality or the fact that she has every music lover captivated as they listening to her voice, one thing is for sure: Jhene Aiko is making a well-deserved mark on the music industry.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 24 December 2013 at 4:00 am

Yellow Claw know no boundaries, Music

Yellow Claw know no boundaries

The sounds of Amsterdam are louder and brasher than ever, and for that we have Yellow Claw to thank.

By | Music | Tuesday, 24 December 2013 at 12:51 am

‘True Talk’ by Logic – Why Hip Hop remains a powerful way to provide social commentary, Arts

‘True Talk’ by Logic – Why Hip Hop remains a powerful way to provide social commentary

More True Talk the new album from Logic MC of Peoples Army produced by Last Resort is out now. It’s the second instalment of the Truetalk project, the first of which became an instant underground classic.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 19 December 2013 at 1:27 am

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