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Benny Benassi: ‘I’m not even sure what house music is anymore’, Arts

Benny Benassi: ‘I’m not even sure what house music is anymore’

‘Push me and then just touch me ’till I can get my, satisfaction.’ Back in 2002, Benny Benassi rose to fame with the lyrics that now echo through clubs across the world. Over the years he’s won a Grammy Award and collaborated with the likes of Kelis, Jean Baptiste and Chris Brown but his biggest success was creating one of the initial tracks that brought ‘Electro’ to the mainstream market.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 13 November 2012 at 11:40 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

Bestival 2011: Not just here to entertain you, but to pleasure themselves, Arts

Bestival 2011: Not just here to entertain you, but to pleasure themselves

The UK festival season came to a close last weekend, and offering the final farewell was Rob Da Bank’s Isle of Wight colourful music gathering, Bestival. Quite the statement name for a festival, I’m sure you’ll agree; but there’s no doubt about it, this is a festival you should try at least once.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 14 September 2011 at 12:39 pm

Caught & Social: Bono’s birthday gift for Mandela, Notebook

Caught & Social: Bono’s birthday gift for Mandela

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 19 July 2011 at 11:34 am

Caught & Social: Voluntary helpers take centre stage, Notebook

Caught & Social: Voluntary helpers take centre stage

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Thursday, 14 July 2011 at 11:57 am

“I hate the Coalition so much right now”, Eagle Eye

“I hate the Coalition so much right now”

Thanks to “Neil” in a comment thread on Political Betting for drawing attention to this.
The Public and Commercial Services union are looking for songs to soundtrack their walkout next Thursday.
So obviously they’re going for Billy Bragg, Paul Weller and Tracy Chapman tracks from the 1980s – that great decade of trade union advance.
Plus the Manic Street [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 27 June 2011 at 10:13 am

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