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An Illuminating chat with Pretty Lights in Ibiza, Arts

An Illuminating chat with Pretty Lights in Ibiza

Pretty Lights talks to Marcus Barnes about travelling with a modular synth, experimenting with his music and hinted about a brand new project

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 20 June 2014 at 7:00 am

Kate Simko at the National Gallery, Arts

Kate Simko at the National Gallery

Marcus Barnes listens to a different kind of beat as he travels to the National Gallery to hear classical muscian Kate Simko’s latest performance

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 19 June 2014 at 10:00 am

Children’s Book Blog: Ask the author – Alyssa Brugman on Alex As Well, Arts

Children’s Book Blog: Ask the author – Alyssa Brugman on Alex As Well

Author Alyssa Brugman talks about her new novel Alex As Well, exploring issues of gender identity in YA novels and tips for aspiring authors

By | Arts | Thursday, 19 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Interview with Anathema: It’s all states of consciousness, Arts

Interview with Anathema: It’s all states of consciousness

Since their inception in 1990, Anathema have been creating emotionally-charged music, all the while escaping the confines of genre. Distant Satellites, their 10th album, is one of their most uplifting and poignant records to date. Remfry Dedman sat down with principal songwriter/guitarist Daniel Cavanagh and vocalist Lee Douglas to talk about their latest release

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 16 June 2014 at 6:00 am

Introducing: Samoans, Arts

Introducing: Samoans

Formed in 2008, Cardiff-based four-piece Samoans have been steadily building a dedicated fan base and spreading their own sublime take on progressive rock in anticipation of the release of their debut album Rescue.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 13 June 2014 at 12:19 pm

Interview: Pete Tong on Ibiza and the progress of IMS, Arts

Interview: Pete Tong on Ibiza and the progress of IMS

Pete Tong is one of the team behind IMS, Ibiza’s annual electronic music conference which has just had its 7th edition. Of course, he is also the main man at Radio 1, a globe-trotting DJ, a producer, label owner and he’s even been handed an MBE by the Queen. Marcus Barnes caught up with him

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 12 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Interview: IMS founder Ben Turner sums up this year’s event, Arts

Interview: IMS founder Ben Turner sums up this year’s event

Ben Turner is another member of the team behind Ibiza’s International Music Summit, an electronic music conference that has grown in stature over the years to become one of the most important events of its kind. Marcus Barnes caught Ben at the end of the event to get his thoughts on how this year went…

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 at 12:00 am

An interview with Ibiza’s inspirational DJ Alfredo, Arts

An interview with Ibiza’s inspirational DJ Alfredo

Alfredo moved to Ibiza from his native Argentina in the early eighties. Though the island was nowhere near as much of a clubbing hotspot as it is now, he became fascinated with DJing after picking up work at a bar – it wasn’t long before he’d become resident at Amnesia where he cultivated what became known as the ‘Balearic’ sound. He also inspired the UK’s acid house movement, after Paul Oakenfold, Nicky Holloway, Danny Rampling and Johnny Walker (AKA the Ibiza Four) visited Amnesia in 1987 and attempted to replicate what they’d heard with their own London club nights. I was fortunate enough to be granted some time with Alfredo at the recent International Music Summit in Ibiza, here’s the result of our conversation…

By | Arts, Music | Sunday, 8 June 2014 at 5:45 pm

George Clinton brings Funk to the new generation, Arts

George Clinton brings Funk to the new generation

Marcus Barnes interviews the original funketeer, Mr. George Clinton at the International Music Summit in Ibiza. This year the Parliament frontman and funk legend will be back in the public eye with a new album, a reality show and a book about his life all set for release.

By | Arts, Music | Saturday, 7 June 2014 at 9:37 am

Interview with Hawk Eyes – “We’ve already shown that we can do all the guitar gymnastics… we need to show we can do other things as well!”, Arts

Interview with Hawk Eyes – “We’ve already shown that we can do all the guitar gymnastics… we need to show we can do other things as well!”

Hawk Eyes have been gathering momentum supporting a wide variety of the best rock acts in the world, including the likes of Iron Maiden, The Wildhearts, Alexisonfire, Jamie Lenman and System of a Down. Having enjoyed great underground success with their second album Ideas (a record full of them) and 2013’s short sharp burst of an EP, “That’s What This Is”, they tell Remfry Dedman how they’re now looking to expand their musical horizons.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 6 June 2014 at 5:41 pm

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