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Touching Bass: Mike Delinquent, Arts

Touching Bass: Mike Delinquent

Mike Delinquent’s bouncy basslines and breakbeat driven rhythms are reminiscent of the golden age of garage that engulfed clubs of yesteryear. With a resurgence fronted wholeheartedly by the likes of Disclosure and Royal T in recent years, there could be more vocal-driven gems to add to our archives. We caught up to discuss Club Warehouse, Aaliyah and the dilemma of vinyl in clubs.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 31 January 2013 at 6:29 pm

Pangaea: ‘My new EP stems from breaking away from patterns and negative thought patterns’, Arts

Pangaea: ‘My new EP stems from breaking away from patterns and negative thought patterns’

Like the fabled continent from which he takes his name, Pangaea puts forth an amalgamation of sounds to create something solid and other wordly.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 25 October 2012 at 11:48 am

Huxley: “I imagine a lot of people think I’ve come out of nowhere”, Arts

Huxley: “I imagine a lot of people think I’ve come out of nowhere”

Michael Dodman, AKA Huxley, has been making music for years and earlier this year he really made an impression with two tracks that have helped to cement his place within the electronic music scene. I caught up with him recently for a chat about what he’s been up to.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 25 September 2012 at 6:00 am

Touching Bass: Brackles, Arts

Touching Bass: Brackles

Whilst the UK bass scene flourishes in a beehive of genre cross-pollination, DJs such as Rinse FM’s, Brackles, have taken the music itself by the scruff of the neck and weaved their own imprint.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 21 September 2012 at 1:52 pm

FWD still has its place, and it’s here to stay, Arts

FWD still has its place, and it’s here to stay

The choice of music at FWD’s 11th birthday, set in a basement off Brick Lane on a viscous August night, reflects the inclusivity of the modern ‘bass music’.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 24 August 2012 at 3:46 pm

From London to Barcelona: Lee Webster explains how moving abroad boosted his creativity, Arts

From London to Barcelona: Lee Webster explains how moving abroad boosted his creativity

Sometimes moving overseas can help lubricate a person’s creativity helping to boost something that was otherwise stifled in their country of origin. For instance, lots of artists have found moving to Berlin has helped to push them musically – likewise, Barcelona is known as a bohemian city where many of the world’s creatives have relocated in the hope of finding some space to really let their imagination run wild.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 17 February 2012 at 11:26 am

Lady Leshurr: The female Busta Rhymes, Arts

Lady Leshurr: The female Busta Rhymes

Within the slight frame of Birmingham’s Lady Leshurr lies a lyrical beast that has relentlessly unleashed itself on the grime scene and brought with it a growing fan base as well as comparisons one of hip-hop’s rhyming heavyweights.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 30 November 2011 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

The Eye: Byron, Music

The Eye: Byron

Byron has been tearing up the streets of Slough for a fair few years now, dropping mixtapes packed to the brim with deep stories and dark energy-infused vibes. Rolling off on the back of his recently released mixtape Deep Lyrics/Dirty Beats, Byron looks set to make 2011 his own.

By | Music | Tuesday, 21 June 2011 at 10:28 am

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