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Diplo’s ’son’ Dillon Francis on working with Dizzee Rascal and why he loves mums, Music

Diplo’s ’son’ Dillon Francis on working with Dizzee Rascal and why he loves mums

His dreamy green eyes have made Dillon Francis one of the most lusted-after DJs in the tumblrsphere. He is best known for having dual mentors in the form of electronic megastars Diplo and Skrillex.

By | Music, Notebook | Thursday, 29 November 2012 at 5:22 pm

Touching Bass: Koan Sound, Arts

Touching Bass: Koan Sound

Bristol duo, Koan Sound bring a truckload of crunked-up bass to the forefront of today’s diverse playing field. The likes of Skrillex has already shown interest and rightfully so. They discuss favourite venues, memories of the 80s and the Bristol scene.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 5 October 2012 at 6:00 am

EDM Wars – Storm in a bassbin or impending industry implosion?, Arts

EDM Wars – Storm in a bassbin or impending industry implosion?

The world of EDM – or electronic dance music to the uninitiated or un-American – is at war. In the last few months several spats have erupted between wildly popular mainstream electronic artists and their apparently slightly bitter underground counterparts.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 11 July 2012 at 1:00 am

“I just want to make beautiful, next level art”: Pretty Lights on his audio-visual ambitions, Arts

“I just want to make beautiful, next level art”: Pretty Lights on his audio-visual ambitions

Making music only to give it away for free may seem like a strange notion, but in an age where file sharing and illegal downloads are widespread, adopting a different approach to spreading your musical message is sometimes the only way to achieve success. Pretty Lights (AKA Derek Vincent Smith) did exactly that and he recently joined electronic music superstar Skrillex on tour as well as amassing his own huge following.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 14 May 2012 at 4:00 am

Amon Tobin: Music and sound are pretty all-consuming for me, Arts

Amon Tobin: Music and sound are pretty all-consuming for me

If you were lucky enough to catch Amon Tobin’s ISAM album tour last year then you’ll know just how groundbreaking his audio-visual stage setup was, and even if you didn’t make it along, then chances are you saw the enthusiastic reviews cropping up online at some point.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 11 May 2012 at 11:15 am

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