It’s 5:00pm on a Friday night and instead of enjoying a post-work beer to celebrate the end of another week I’m logging into Skype to chat to a youngster who has exploded onto the EDM scene over the last 12 months.
Youth ambassador, radio presenter and stand-up poet Jack Rooke explores the benefits of an alternative skills-based education at one of London’s premiere performing arts venues – The Roundhouse.
As Radio 1 premieres its rejigged morning line-up, Callum Jones sympathises with the challenges of broadcasting at breakfast.
From Blackpool DJ to Radio 1 superstar, Danny Howard’s journey has seen him go from debt ridden student to global superstar in a matter of 14 months. Travelling the world, he plays the music he loves in some of the biggest clubs and with some of the biggest names. I caught up with the man who brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘life can change in an instance’.
Urban guru and mainstay Radio 1 DJ, Mistajam, has been pushing the artful sounds of dubstep and the like to a mainstream audience for some years now. Here, he talks about his collaboration with Snoop Dogg, the possibility of a US grime breakthrough and his personal imprint, Speakerbox.
For many Pete Tong is an idol. Instantly recognisable. Whether you’re seven, forty seven or seventy seven – if you’ve dabbled in the sounds of electronic dance music you’re guaranteed to have heard his name.
Jaymo and Andy George are a twosome who have made pretty impressive progress with their musical careers over the last few years.
Whether Chris Moyles’ departure from Radio 1 was influenced by age discrimination, in light of the BBC’s desire to attract a younger demographic to this station, is unclear. However, it does beg the question whether youth brands should be allowed to call the shots when deciding whether an employee’s age is no longer appropriate to their job.
A look at the trending topics on social networking sites and search engines today, to see what we’re interested in, and why.
What does it even mean? Much of the press coverage of the arty side of the 2012 Olympics – culminating at the moment with the London 2012 Festival – has involved head-scratching about what the hell it actually is.
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