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Tiga lifts the lid on Project ZZT, Arts

Tiga lifts the lid on Project ZZT

Canadian producer Tiga is world-renowned for his excellent electro releases and his ever popular Turbo Recordings label – as well as regular appearances behind the decks at clubs around the globe. Four years ago he hooked up with Zombie Nation and started the ZZT project, several releases over the years garnered interest from fans and [...]

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 12 October 2011 at 6:00 am

Preview: Tinariwen at Koko, Camden, Arts

Preview: Tinariwen at Koko, Camden

The Rolling Stones started it. They first met blues icon Muddy Waters, the artist from whom they got their name, during the 1964 US tour. The Stones assiduously courted and praised their bluesmen heroes to the point where they gave the old guard a whole new lease of life.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 11 October 2011 at 5:26 pm

Trailer: Hell and Back, Film

Trailer: Hell and Back

This year’s double Sundance-winning documentary by photojournalist and filmmaker Danfung Dennis reveals the devastating impact a Taliban machine-gun bullet has on the life of 25-year-old American Marine Nathan Harris.

By | Film | Tuesday, 11 October 2011 at 1:55 pm

The Three Muskateers: Exclusive cast interview, Film

The Three Muskateers: Exclusive cast interview

The hot-headed young D’Artagnan, along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers, must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.

By | Film | Tuesday, 11 October 2011 at 10:10 am

I’m excited about… A Festival In The Sky, Arts

I’m excited about… A Festival In The Sky

As I’ve previously stated on this blog, sometimes the club/festival scene can be a little bit bland – so it’s always refreshing to find a new event that goes against the grain or introduces something a little out of the ordinary to the party experience.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 11 October 2011 at 6:00 am

Hip-hop tributes, Arts

Hip-hop tributes

In contrast with genres like rock and jazz, hip-hop can sometimes feel like a youngster’s game, with even the most celebrated rappers and producers often finding themselves unfairly cast out into the box marked ‘irrelevant’ once they hit the wrong side of 30, as listeners stay keen to latch onto the next big sub-genre, new regional scene or latest fad in rap.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 10 October 2011 at 3:14 pm

Do we need to understand films to appreciate them?, Film

Do we need to understand films to appreciate them?

Recently, I finally rose to the challenge of watching David Lynch’s labyrinthine Inland Empire.

By | Film | Sunday, 9 October 2011 at 11:39 am

Decades: Burlesque through the ages, Arts

Decades: Burlesque through the ages

This quirky idea for an evening’s entertainment takes the audience on a tour of burlesque from the 1920’s until present.

By | Arts | Friday, 7 October 2011 at 3:30 pm

Song of the Day: Crushed Beaks – Sun Dogs, Arts

Song of the Day: Crushed Beaks – Sun Dogs

Scuzzy pop punk drenched in genuine church hall echo.
Sun Dogs by Crushed Beaks

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 7 October 2011 at 2:55 pm

The secret of Morgan Freeman’s voice, Film

The secret of Morgan Freeman’s voice

The voice of God himself, Morgan Freeman, shows us how to talk like him, while Harry Connick Jr fails to do a decent impression of the great man.

By | Film | Friday, 7 October 2011 at 1:34 pm

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