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HMS Bestival 2013: review, Arts

HMS Bestival 2013: review

Despite it being the end of our unusually pleasant summer – Bestival was there to close the festival season and welcome Autumn in style this weekend.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 10 September 2013 at 6:18 pm

Datsik: The tipping point for dubstep has been reached… trap will take over, Music

Datsik: The tipping point for dubstep has been reached… trap will take over

The Canadian dubstep producer and DJ has remixed tracks for artists including Wu-Tang Clan, Coldplay, MGMT and Lil Wayne, as well as earning a loyal fan base who can’t get enough of his industrial spin on bass music and hectic live performances.

By | Music | Thursday, 31 January 2013 at 12:18 pm

Twitter launches Vine – a six second video sharing service, but is that really long enough?, Bytesize

Twitter launches Vine – a six second video sharing service, but is that really long enough?

Does Twitter’s Vine app have what it takes to become the Instagram of video? Or is six seconds just far too short?

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest, Science & Technology | Friday, 25 January 2013 at 2:28 pm

Out Of The Black and back on tour: Boys Noize, Arts

Out Of The Black and back on tour: Boys Noize

Boys Noize made his ascent to the top of the pile a few years ago, rising up around the time when Erol Alkan, A-Trak and their ilk were also climbing up the ranks. His sound is typically rough, raw and analogue-driven with plenty of bass and jacking beats to keep crowds bouncing the world over. Recently he recorded a few tracks with hip hop legend Snoop Dogg, as well as releasing his third album Out Of The Black, so I grabbed him for a few minutes to see how it’s all going for the Berlin-based producer…

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 18 October 2012 at 2:00 am

Mistajam: I was always fascinated by the DJ, his equipment and what he was doing, Arts

Mistajam: I was always fascinated by the DJ, his equipment and what he was doing

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.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 7 August 2012 at 4:00 am

Snoop Lion, #WiggoWednesday, Gore Vidal, Zara Phillips, Notebook

Snoop Lion, #WiggoWednesday, Gore Vidal, Zara Phillips

What’s trending and why?

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 1 August 2012 at 9:30 am

Swag and internet hype – the name dropper’s guide to hip hop in 2011, Arts

Swag and internet hype – the name dropper’s guide to hip hop in 2011

A feeling of sensationalism and expectation predominated in hip hop for much of 2011. The hip hop media eagerly embraced a series of grandiose statements, gestures of brash young artists trying to make their breakthroughs, and welcomed the comebacks of older artists staking their claim to their genre.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 30 December 2011 at 2:14 pm

Caught & Social: More than gin and juice for this rapper, Notebook

Caught & Social: More than gin and juice for this rapper

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 12 October 2011 at 1:23 pm

Hip-hop tributes, Arts

Hip-hop tributes

In contrast with genres like rock and jazz, hip-hop can sometimes feel like a youngster’s game, with even the most celebrated rappers and producers often finding themselves unfairly cast out into the box marked ‘irrelevant’ once they hit the wrong side of 30, as listeners stay keen to latch onto the next big sub-genre, new regional scene or latest fad in rap.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 10 October 2011 at 3:14 pm

The Doggfather teaches Team GB a lesson, Sport

The Doggfather teaches Team GB a lesson

Tomorrow will mark a year to go until the opening of the 2012 London Olympics.
Team GB will be going for a medal in the basketball tournament, although their preparations are perhaps not quite on track. Three of their players lost 20-18 to west coast rappers Snoop Dogg and Warren G and (taking a break from [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 26 July 2011 at 2:17 pm

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