‘We are going to be at the forefront of UK R&B’: The Honeyz on their comeback and the real reason behind their split
In 1998, Bill Clinton was thrust into the spotlight for allegations of an affair with White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, Titanic was breaking box office records, and The Honeyz released their debut single Finally Found, which would go on to shape the lives of many teenagers.
Sunshine? Tick. Great location? Tick. Cheap drinks? Tick. A good start, then.
Interview with Joel Baker: “If there’s something that really separates me as an artist, I think it’s The Confect”
If Joel Baker wasn’t on your radar beforehand, he should definitely be now. I caught up with the Nottingham bred soul-folk singer who is, in more ways than one, adding a refreshing element to the music scene.
Kastle reveals why it’s so exciting to be a US electronic artist, and what helps him create the atmospheric garage-tinged electronica he’s getting noticed for on both sides of the Atlantic.
Sometime around the end of 2011, I picked up a brilliant mix by Visionquest’s Shaun Reeves. On that mix was a track that really captivated me, it was a while before I found out what it was – but, thanks to Soundcloud’s expert ID-ing community, I eventually discovered that it was 1990 As In Gold Was Born by Gab Rhome.
She has been generating huge praises for a while now. Back in 2005, Roses Gabor gained notoriety after featuring on Gorillaz number one single Dare. The singer-songwriters unique appeal is that she has it all: a futuristic, sleek-cinematic-tribal sound, a record deal with renowned indie label Ninja Tune, and a career that has grown by leaps and bounds, artistically and commercially.
Three EPs, three members, one band. My Youth hits Napster and iTunes featured releases with their first recordings
New music bands are continuously emerging. There’s plenty of talent and passion for music production. However, it is difficult to break into the crowded music industry, but let me introduce you to a rising band that is likely to hit the core.
Since leaving The X Factor – MK1 – duo Charlie Rundle and Simeon ‘Sim’ Dixon- have been mapping out a plan for world domination. After having their dreams of winning the talent show crushed, they are recharged, eager, and ready to climb the musical ranks.
Swiss producer Ripperton has been steadily building himself a strong reputation for high quality electronic music for quite some time now, starting out in the late Nineties and working constantly ever since to become a revered producer and DJ. On his new album he explores his musical side to greater depths. The album, A Little Part Of Shade, was released back in June so I decided to have a quick chat with Ripperton about how it all came together and how its been received so far.
As I write this, the BBC Proms is in full swing. But next summer, the Proms just might have some stiff competition. It’s a dedicated classical-rave festival called SWARM and it’s format is one altogether more familiar.
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