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Pete Tong on being a mentor at the Burn Residency, Music

Pete Tong on being a mentor at the Burn Residency

Pete Tong’s position within the electronic music industry is about as high as one could imagine. Together with his MBE, he hosts two huge radio shows (one in the US and the other here in the UK), is recognised as one of the industry’s key tastemakers and DJs all over the world on a regular [...]

By | Music | Wednesday, 17 September 2014 at 1:35 pm

Grime pioneer Marcus Nasty talks hot tips for 2013 and boat parties, Music

Grime pioneer Marcus Nasty talks hot tips for 2013 and boat parties

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.

By | Music | Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 5:36 pm

DJ Chuckie: Bringing Dirty Dutch to the masses, Arts

DJ Chuckie: Bringing Dirty Dutch to the masses

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.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 25 October 2012 at 4:00 am

Up & Coming: James Pople, Arts

Up & Coming: James Pople

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.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 27 September 2012 at 3:00 pm

When style and substance operate in unison: A chat with Dimitri From Paris, Arts

When style and substance operate in unison: A chat with Dimitri From Paris

With a career spanning three decades, Dimitri From Paris has pretty much seen it all.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 3 August 2012 at 11:55 am

Exclusive: Hot Natured in the mix, Arts

Exclusive: Hot Natured in the mix

An exclusive mix from Jamie Jones and Lee Foss recorded live at the RBMA curated stage at this year’s Movement Festival in Detroit

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 16 July 2012 at 3:00 pm

Robert Owens: I’m one of life’s introverts, Arts

Robert Owens: I’m one of life’s introverts

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.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 20 June 2012 at 12:00 am

Climbers on their history and the thriving house scene in Mexico, Arts

Climbers on their history and the thriving house scene in Mexico

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.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 29 March 2012 at 9:14 am

Leeds: A constant source of musical talent, Arts

Leeds: A constant source of musical talent

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.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 20 February 2012 at 6:03 pm

French Resistance: Dyed Soundorom and Dan Ghenacia – house dons from across the Channel, Arts

French Resistance: Dyed Soundorom and Dan Ghenacia – house dons from across the Channel

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.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 28 December 2011 at 10:00 am

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