Saxophonist Murray is the most exciting live performer in jazz, but since a great run on the DIW label his recordings haven't always offered a true estimate of his worth.
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Monday 18 June 2012
In its tenth year, the increasingly successful (and therefore increasingly corporate) Lovebox festival seems to be trying hard to prove its hipster credentials by involving local Hackney-based talent.
Saturday 09 June 2012
Get into the groove at the capital's dance music festival
Friday 20 April 2012
It started as a gimmick to sell more ski holidays, but these days Snowbombing, a dance bonanza in the Austrian Alps, is a highlight of the musical year.
Friday 20 April 2012
Snowbombing, a dance extravaganza in the Austrian Alps, has become a highlight of the musical year, says Elisa Bray
Sunday 15 April 2012
The meaning of Northern Soul grows ever more random and while there's some fast-paced "dancers" with a handclap beat on this well-researched cheapie collection, there's a few floor-clearers, too.
Sunday 21 August 2011
Last year's Groove Armada collaboration "History" suggested the Pop Idol charmer had a cracking dance album in him.
Friday 01 April 2011
Record Store Day, the annual event to promote independent music-retail, has been going from strength to strength. This year it boasts its own official film, an affectionate tribute to the workings of one such institution and the characters that frequent it.
Sunday 17 October 2010
Sunday 10 October 2010
Friday 13 August 2010
This latest charity compilation of made-over pop hits in an Afro-Cuban style has some routine examples of unimaginative salsa-fication (Wyclef Jean's "Stayin' Alive"), but mercifully they're outnumbered by the more apt transformations of things like Gorillaz' "Feel Good Inc", Groove Armada's timbale-rattling "Superstylin'", and Dizzee Rascal's "Holiday", its new Caribbean setting perfectly in line with its vacation theme.
Sunday 18 July 2010
- 1 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 2 Turning up the voice of America
- 4 Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis
- 5 Japan cracks down on leaks after scandal of Fukushima nuclear power plant