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Transgressive Records eyeing up takeover at Field Day, Music

Transgressive Records eyeing up takeover at Field Day

I can’t remember a year I haven’t been to a Field Day that hasn’t been hijacked by horrendous weather – but this year though the two-day East London festival is set to welcome an altogether more jovial type of hijacker – ones from Transgressive.

By | Music | Thursday, 5 June 2014 at 9:34 am

Spins and needles: the London club night celebrating vinyl culture, Music

Spins and needles: the London club night celebrating vinyl culture

The days when DJs risked neck and shoulder injuries hauling stacks of vinyl to and from clubs may be long gone—with laptops loaded with mp3s and vinyl emulation software such as Serato having replaced the record bag—but a strong affection for those 12-inch black discs still exists among a sizeable number of the DJ and music collecting fraternity.

By | Music | Friday, 8 November 2013 at 6:47 pm

Robert James: From mortar attacks to dancefloor destruction, Arts

Robert James: From mortar attacks to dancefloor destruction

Almost a year ago to the day I met Robert James at WMC in Miami. I was already aware of who he was and what he did – as a member of the Hot Creations crew, he’d had numerous releases via Jamie Jones’ popular label and its subsiduries and he’d also been travelling the world as one of the crew’s main DJs. Here’s the resulting interview…

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 1 March 2013 at 12:35 pm

DJ Nicky Romero: “The Romero storm will not subside if I have anything to say about it”, Music

DJ Nicky Romero: “The Romero storm will not subside if I have anything to say about it”

“Nobody has the right version anyway so I’m not super bothered,” recently turned 24-year-old Nicky Romero retorts when I ask him how he feels about people illegal downloading his new track.

By | Music, Notebook | Tuesday, 15 January 2013 at 11:31 am

Diplo’s ’son’ Dillon Francis on working with Dizzee Rascal and why he loves mums, Music

Diplo’s ’son’ Dillon Francis on working with Dizzee Rascal and why he loves mums

His dreamy green eyes have made Dillon Francis one of the most lusted-after DJs in the tumblrsphere. He is best known for having dual mentors in the form of electronic megastars Diplo and Skrillex.

By | Music, Notebook | Thursday, 29 November 2012 at 5:22 pm

DJ Toddla T: ‘Girls Music is about getting exciting music and sharing it’, Music

DJ Toddla T: ‘Girls Music is about getting exciting music and sharing it’

BBC Radio 1 DJ Toddla T has been making solid strides forward with his Girls Music imprint. In a short space of time, the label has released music from emerging talent such as Des Demure, Walter Ego and Roses Gabor.
Toddla, real name Tom Bell, will host the Girls Music party at the Bussy Building in [...]

By | Music, Notebook | Thursday, 29 November 2012 at 1:22 pm

Keeping it Cajual: Cajmere on the twentieth year of his label, Arts

Keeping it Cajual: Cajmere on the twentieth year of his label

Cajmere, AKA Curtis Jones (or Green Velvet), is a Chicago-born recording artist and DJ who has been involved in music for over twenty years and remains a very popular entertainer, perhaps more so now than he was twenty years ago. He travels the globe every weekend, playing to huge audiences everywhere he goes and continues to produce new music on a regular basis as well as supporting the younger generation of house and techno artists. This year his label, Cajual Records, celebrates twenty years since its inception – and, with this in mind, I caught up with Cajmere to discuss his story so far…

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 29 November 2012 at 6:00 am

Porter Robinson: EDM is his first language, Arts

Porter Robinson: EDM is his first language

It’s 5:00pm on a Friday night and instead of enjoying a post-work beer to celebrate the end of another week I’m logging into Skype to chat to a youngster who has exploded onto the EDM scene over the last 12 months.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 18 October 2012 at 5:14 pm

EDM Wars – Storm in a bassbin or impending industry implosion?, Arts

EDM Wars – Storm in a bassbin or impending industry implosion?

The world of EDM – or electronic dance music to the uninitiated or un-American – is at war. In the last few months several spats have erupted between wildly popular mainstream electronic artists and their apparently slightly bitter underground counterparts.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 11 July 2012 at 1:00 am

DJ Nikki Beatnik: Sometimes I get abuse for being a female DJ, then they listen to my music and shut up, Arts

DJ Nikki Beatnik: Sometimes I get abuse for being a female DJ, then they listen to my music and shut up

DJ Nikki Beatnik has partied with Will Smith and Jay-Z and counts Kelis among her best friends. She’s won awards for her club nights and is currently the official tour DJ for both Kelis and Nicola Roberts. She talks shoes, make-up and how being trained as a classical musician has helped her rise to the top of the club scene.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 13 June 2012 at 12:30 pm

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