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Parachute Youth: Supporting Rudimental is not a clash of interests, Arts

Parachute Youth: Supporting Rudimental is not a clash of interests

I’ve not heard many bands that had quite the same kick as Pendulum did. Their unbelievable fusion of metal guitars and house-typical synths were unmatchable – and then I found Parachute Youth.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 20 May 2013 at 5:30 am

Machinedrum: Hip-hop nostalgia, Music

Machinedrum: Hip-hop nostalgia

There aren’t too many names in today’s electronic biosphere that can top bills with any of their aliases that they choose to call upon. Yet, when not being Machinedrum or linking up with Praveen to form Sepalcure, Travis Stewart takes on a number of provocative alter egos to spread his musical virtuosity. We caught up [...]

By | Music, Notebook | Friday, 23 November 2012 at 12:00 pm

Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard talks exclusively on his collaboration with lady of the moment Jessie Ware, Arts

Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard talks exclusively on his collaboration with lady of the moment Jessie Ware

The pair entered the studio for the first time earlier this month as part of Bacardi Beginnings and Independent Blogs managed to grab a few exclusive words with him about the progress of the project.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 23 August 2012 at 6:00 am

Brenmar: Echoes of garage across the Atlantic, Arts

Brenmar: Echoes of garage across the Atlantic

A producer by the name of Brenmar came to my attention recently, thanks to his new EP Let’s Pretend. As soon as I flicked it on I was transported back to my early years at university when garage was massive and we’d have that kind of music playing day and night. Now Brenmar’s stuff isn’t some cheaply-made, knowing, nod to Garage or an attempt to be cool and retro. It’s simply electronic music with a hint of R&B.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 10 November 2011 at 12:00 am

A word with: Brandt Brauer Frick, Arts

A word with: Brandt Brauer Frick

In the studio music producers work with a variety of tools and technological equipment to build their tracks, bringing these largely artificial sounds together on a computer program. Many of the sounds are digital recreations of real instruments, which begs the question ‘If it’s possible to make house or techno in this manner, how well would it translate to a live band or group?’.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 4 October 2011 at 6:00 am

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