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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

Disco fever hits London with Future Cinema, Arts

Disco fever hits London with Future Cinema

Maybe it’s a hedonistic reaction to the age of austerity, maybe it’s a backlash against the rise of fiercely futuristic ‘EDM’, or maybe it’s just the cyclicality of music industry trends; whatever the reason, it appears that disco is back.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 26 June 2013 at 5:00 am

Nile Rodgers on Daft Punk and his renegade approach to music, Arts

Nile Rodgers on Daft Punk and his renegade approach to music

Nile Rodgers has been enjoying a resurgence of epic proportions so far this year. He’s always been an in-demand producer and performer but, since Daft Punk’s new album surfaced, he’s been introduced to a whole new generation of music lovers and he’s reveling in the attention. I interviewed Nile as part of a piece on the Daft Punk album, which was published in The Independent’s Radar supplement a few weeks ago – here’s an extract from that interview.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 11 June 2013 at 5:31 pm

Hiem: ‘We’d do Jools Holland if we could blag it!’, Arts

Hiem: ‘We’d do Jools Holland if we could blag it!’

Bozzwell And Nicco Eastwood are Hiem, a musical production duo based in Sheffield and responsible for some really well-made, alternative dance music, although still readily accessible and not too far leftfield to ostracise people. I interviewed Bozzwell last year and found him to be a great subject and so I followed up with this second interview focusing on his collaborative project with Nicco.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 21 March 2013 at 3:14 pm

Interview with Dutch dance duo Bingo Players, Music

Interview with Dutch dance duo Bingo Players

They may take their name from people who play my nan’s favourite game but for Dutch duo Bingo Players that’s where the similarities end. As their latest track ‘Rattle (Get up)’ reaches number one in the UK singles chart, Chris McKay caught up with Maarten Hoogstraten and Paul Baumer, who make up Bingo Players, to find out a little more about the double act.

By | Music | Tuesday, 29 January 2013 at 7:50 pm

The electronic music live show finally comes of age, Arts

The electronic music live show finally comes of age

A lack of visual spectacle has always left live electronic music at a significant disadvantage to the traditional band set up.

By | Arts | Friday, 9 December 2011 at 10:51 am

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