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Hip track – Kuduro

February 13, 2009

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Checked out Buraka Som Sistema at The Scala last night. The live show was amazing. They ingeniously blend techno, rock and african beats. Song of the night? It has to be Kuduro – the crowd went crazy!

Seth Troxler

February 4, 2009

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Seth Troxler is my sound of now.  He’s wicked Detroit DJ, now resident in Berlin whose tracks have appeared on labels including Esperanza. His talents belie his youth (he’s only 22). I came across him via a mention in Earplug, a weekly music email bulletin. It’s worth subscribing to.

Paris crowns Jeff Mills king of the DJs

October 16, 2008

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Was having a chat last night with Boy about whether it’s possible for Euro DJs to make it out of the underground and be commercially successful in the mainstream. With the exception of Daft Punk and the Chemical Brothers I struggled to think of any who’s blown up in the pop charts and still managed […]

UK premier of Bassweight, dubstep documentary

October 15, 2008

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The word dubstep first came to my attention at an artistic salon I went to at the Bethnal Green Men’s Working Club back in 2006. It was, admittedly, an unlikely setting.  Chatting about writing for Rolling Stone Italy to a Dutch DJ sharing my table, I mentioned that I was on the look out for […]

Riva Starr on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show

October 1, 2008

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AUDIO: LISTEN HERE One of the perks of my job is that I get to sit at my computer with my headphones on. The assumption is that I’m quietly editing away packages of breaking news that come to me via the news wires. In reality I’m actually plugged into the BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Last fm […]

Ornella Vanoni

September 17, 2008

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This post has nothing to do with anything important – I just want to make a note of the track that sums up my mood today.  L’appuntamento is beyond hip or square. It’s a timeless love song that soothes bruised hearts. Vito – I owe you for this one uagnone!