Touching Bass: Loadstar, Music

Touching Bass: Loadstar

Loadstar are one of the few names in today’s drum and bass arena that can satisfy the dancefloor, iPod and whatever else with a similar glut of head-nodding tunes.

By | Music, Notebook | Monday, 3 December 2012 at 2:16 pm

The REMIX Summit: Let the cultural revolution begin, Notebook

The REMIX Summit: Let the cultural revolution begin

What is interesting about culture? This was the opening question from Steve Crossan the Head of Google Cultural Institute to kick off the REMIX Summit.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Tuesday, 9 October 2012 at 11:55 am

MK: The legend returns, Arts

MK: The legend returns

I was introduced to the music of MK, aka Marc Kinchen, through listening to UK garage back in the early 2000s. His tracks have been constantly played by DJs since he first hit the house scene in the early 90s right up to the present day and this year in particular it appeared as though there was a huge resurgence in interest in MK and his productions.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 25 November 2011 at 11:04 am

Liars’ remixed world

The menacing art-rock of Liars’ new album (their fifth) ‘Sisterworld’ is a fine addition to their always adventurous body of work. The record was released this week and is streaming at Matching the dark sounds is some eerie artwork, a strange website,, and an odd video for opening single "Scissor", all suggesting a [...]

By | Arts | Thursday, 11 March 2010 at 4:12 pm

A Big Pink Switch

Much as I’m enjoying the droney/shoegazey/eclectro-rocky ways of The Big Pink and their excellent debut album A Brief History of Love, I have mentioned in the past my slight fear of the dread hand of a Kasabian influence on the band’s single "Dominos". It’s a good song, but still, Kasabian, I hate those guys…
Anyway, Switch [...]

By | Arts | Thursday, 29 October 2009 at 6:14 pm

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