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Monday 18 October 2010
"I wanna see someone jump off the balcony for this one," 28-year-old Fulham rapper Example (aka Elliot Gleave, who took his stage name from his initials EG) says mischievously.
Friday 17 September 2010
After the search for new directions on A Hundred Days Off and Oblivion With Bells, Underworld confine experimentation on Barking mostly to dancefloor electronica, by collaborating with like-minded operators in techno, drum'n'bass and dubstep.
Friday 10 September 2010
Two years on from the Nitin Sawhney-produced Searching for the Hows and Whys, Sam (Get Cape) Duckworth is back on a small indie label, still lamenting the ways of the world, but with less interesting arrangements dressing up his basic folk-rock style.
Sunday 05 September 2010
Wednesday 02 June 2010
The ambitious Australian quintet Pendulum have their sights set on becoming the biggest electronic act in the world. It must have been a blow to the kudos then when Neil Diamond beat the dance-rockers' second drum'n'bass-meets-metal album, In Silico, to the No 1 slot in 2008.
Sunday 13 December 2009
The opening number on the latest album from Japanese producer Makoto Kubota sounds like an oriental take on the theme music to the 1970s children’s TV cartoon Roobarb, which, believe me, is a good thing.
Saturday 08 August 2009
My parents were ... My father, Keith, was a carpenter and my mother, Violet, was a housing manager. They are both still alive, hardworking, traditional and determined to survive in this cold environment.
Saturday 01 August 2009
Friday 26 June 2009
Shane Breen must have shortened his odds for Sunday's DFS Derby when he rode Dorada to victory on yesterday's opening day of the British Jumping Derby Meeting.
Friday 20 March 2009
Who says London's clubland is dead? Certainly not Lydia Butler, hostess and DJ at Bite, a new night at the Soho venue Punk. Butler made her name by playing to up a thousand every Saturday at Holborn's After School night. Bite's inaugural evening, on Monday, offered up cheap drinks, more girls than boys, a BBC3 film crew, photographers from Vice and model scouts galore.
Tuesday 10 March 2009
The O2 in east London might seem a strange place in which to find some of the biggest names in drum and bass, yet its new super club has managed to pull off something of a coup by becoming the London host of Hospitality, the residency of drum and bass label Hospital.
Friday 27 February 2009
"Fans of Australian drum & bass crew, Pendulum, will recognise familiar beats and motifs, but that's because they stole them from the Prodge. To hear where clubbing is heading, check out Diplo and Kid Cudi." - Lou Thomas, www.bbc.co.uk/ music
My Zinc Bed, BBC2<br/>Mutual Friends, BBC1<br/>The Last Word Monologues, BBC1<br/>Super Botox Me, Channel 4
Sunday 31 August 2008
Saturday 16 August 2008
When Robert Hazard dashed off "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" in 20 minutes in the shower, he never expected what he called this "kind of silly song" to become a worldwide smash for him, or anybody else for that matter.
Thursday 21 February 2008
Reprazent's return made me uneasy. Dance music dates quickly, and jungle/drum'*'bass's moment passed when Reprazent beat Radiohead, Primal Scream, Chemical Brothers and Prodigy to 1997's Mercury Music Prize. Surely your heyday is over when your music is being sampled by a new generation of producers, as is the case with Reprazent's "Brown Paper Bag" and dubstep prodigy Benga's track "M2"?
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