Marcus Nasty gave the world UK Funky and next year he says ears will be tuned to a new genre, Jacking, along with the musical outputs of his talented younger brothers Lil Nasty and Griminal.
Tucked away between a restaurant and a small local cafe, I get my first experience of Dirty Dutch, a phenomenom that is sweeping the world – one continent at a time.
A little while ago I came across a producer named James Pople. Something about his music really captured my imagination so I delved a little deeper. Though he’s only been making music for a short time, there are subtleties in his sound that separate him from many of his peers. I recently had a chat with James about his beginnings and where he’s heading.
With a career spanning three decades, Dimitri From Paris has pretty much seen it all.
An exclusive mix from Jamie Jones and Lee Foss recorded live at the RBMA curated stage at this year’s Movement Festival in Detroit
Robert Owens is one of the voices of house music, a man whose vocals were present at the beginning and remain utterly timeless. He has the ability to convey emotion in such a pure form that he has touched music lovers all over the world.
I knew nothing of the Mexican house scene until discovering their BPM Festival, which takes place between late December and early January every year. Still, finding out about the festival did little to enlighten me about the music and it wasn’t until interviewing Richy Ahmed and he told me about a duo named Climbers that I really began to learn more about the thriving house scene. There seems to be a whole host of talented producers and DJs coming out of Mexico.
As far as UK electronic music goes, Leeds is a city that has always been well and truly on the map. From the legendary Back To Basics nights, which celebrated their 20th anniversary last year, right up to the popular Mint Club and, of course, Gatecrasher, it has a sterling reputation for clubs. On top of that, there seems to be a never-ending flow of talented producers and DJs coming out of the Yorkshire city.
France has never really been somewhere that featured heavily on my list of places to visit for electronic music – that’s despite the country giving birth to arguably one of the greatest electronic music acts of all time, Daft Punk.
Stretford Dogs Club is Andy Proctor, a Manchester-based DJ who has crept up over the last year or so with a consistent output of top class deep house mixes and an interesting year-long project which will culminate in an epic 24-hour long mix. After a six-year break from DJing while he promoted a night called Development in his hometown, and running a label by the same name, Andy returned to DJing and has made quite an impression so far. I tracked him down via Twitter and he kindly agreed to an interview and recorded an exclusive mix for me too.
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