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Interviews

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The Next Big Thing
'Crash Jack' - New Track by Darren Emerson

Wednesday, 17 September 2008 Interviews
You started DJing at a very early age, 14 ! What were your early musical influences that got spinning on the wheels of steel?"Grandmaster Flash and all that great early electro music that was around in the early 80s is what really turned me on to it all.  I still love it."Underworld. What was the craziest moment on the road with y'all?"There were so many great moments.  From making great music together in the studio through to taking it out live and playing gigs like the main stage at Glastonbur...
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Movers & Groovers
The One and Only Tony Byrne...

Wednesday, 17 September 2008 Interviews
This week, the biggest record plugger on the planet, flash cars and fancy pads thanks this week to the one and only Tony Byrne...Tony, you have been a part of promoting dance music (and chart music) for years, tell  us about your business world today... "I have been running Single Minded Promotion since 1984 and although there has been huge changes in technology and advances at every level within dance music and the music industry in general,  for me it still boils down to one thing - that is es...
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King Street Sounds

Wednesday, 10 September 2008 Back to Mine
Celebrating 15 years in the biz, King Street Sound share with us their fav' tunes to play after a hard day at the office. Hisa Ishioka 1. Manuel Gottsching - E2-E4 - AshraAmazing track - You need to hear this on a great sound system!2. Ms. Sharon Ridley - Changin' - Tabu RecordsThis song changes the atmosphere of the room - A beautiful song!3. Ananda Project - Cascades of Colour - Nite GroovesThis song was one of our most successful and I'm honored to be the label that put this one out!4. Kimble...
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Crazed & Deranged
15 Facts On 15 Years Of King Street Sounds

Wednesday, 10 September 2008 Interviews
1. Our new Fulton St. office located, near the World Trade Center, was the former NY Headquarters office of none other than 2008 US Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama.2. Combined with our sister label Nite Grooves, King Street has over 1500 titles in our catalog.3. Our previous label manager, Rob Wunderman, is the brother of a 1980's pop star.4. The Mix the Vibe compilation series is one of the most extensive and longest-running comp series in Dance Music and includes editions mixed ...
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DMC Kicks Back...
Killa Kela - A Proper Master Of Ceremonies...

Wednesday, 10 September 2008 Interviews
You're the world's biggest human beatbox superstar. Most kids when they're growing up want to drive trains or be a nurse. Why did the mic  and steppin' up in front of a crowd motivate your world all those years ago?"I guess when you're given that kind of opportunity, you roll with it. To be fair, I never grew up wanting to be a beatboxer. I'm fortunate beyond belief - I guess you work your talents though.. But the trick is to be patient and build on a career. That's just what has happened."How d...
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News From The Queues
Elbow Scoop The Mercury Prize

Wednesday, 10 September 2008 Interviews
We don't think the £20,000 cheque mattered that much to the Elbow lads, they were so clearly overjoyed at picking up one of the music world's biggest gongs they will probably find the thing scrumpled up in one of their pocket's today. "This is the best thing that has ever happened to us" shouted out Guy Garvey on Tuesday night celebrating the accolade awarded to them for their 'The Seldom Seen Kid' album. "I had a tenner bet on Radiohead winning, it is so unexpected." Bassist Pete Turner didn't ...
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Uppers & Downers
What's hip & sh*t all over the shop...

Wednesday, 10 September 2008 Interviews
That American loony bellyflopping 35 feet into 12 inches of water. Mate, we all want our 15 minutes of fame - but that's just plain silly.The first guitar Jimi Hendrix ever set fire to on stage selling for $575,000 at Fame Bureau's 'It's More Than Rock and Roll' auction on Thursday. Well it'll look nice on the wall next to the flying ducks...The new iPod accessories. Listen, my bank manager is already at the front door demanding readies. Leave it for a while Apple you fabulous company.Cycle 08, ...
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Movers & Groovers
Felix Howard @ EMI Publishing

Wednesday, 10 September 2008 Interviews
A Kingpin in today's music scene...Felix, you are a prolific songwriter - you penned 'Overload' for the Sugababes which was monstrous and have also written tunes for Kylie Minogue, Amy Winehouse, Beverly Knight, Sia and Holly Valance and also co-written with the likes of Johnny Rockstar, Matt Rowe, James McMillan and Tommy D- what is your proudest piece of work you've done?"Its hard to say- I live in the proceeds of some of my bigger co-writes,  but some of the crazier stuff I did with Sam Frank...
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Kosheen DJs

Wednesday, 03 September 2008 Back to Mine
1.  The Cure - A ForestGreat band,  great b-line,  dark vibe!2.  Radiohead - Pyramid SongOne of there more obscure tunes, but still bloody good.   The weird time signature gets me every time3.  The Smiths - How Soon Is NowNo one can write lyrics like Morrisey,  genius..4.  Portishead - StrangersLove the breakdown on this..  Love the whole album in fact..5.  Joey Beltram - Energy FlashOld school classic of all time.  I distinctly remember where i was when i heard this for the first time.6,  Arcti...
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Uppers & Downers
What's hip and shit all over the shop...

Wednesday, 03 September 2008 Interviews
Madonna's 'Private Fashion Collection Show' next February at The Old Truman Brewery in Eeeeeeeeest Landan. You stunk at Cardiff, but if I can get my hands on your 'Open Your Heart' black number with the gold tassier bustier I shall retire a very, very happy man.Owning dogs. The biggest pain in the fucking arse - ever.The new Streets stuff. Brilliant as always Mike dude - even if you did try and nick my girl in Ibiza...You Tube's - www.tinyurl.com/2bwu5q for the James Brown fans and www.tinyurl.c...
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The Next Big Thing
DMC brings you something ain't heard of yet...

Wednesday, 03 September 2008 Interviews
'Matter' in London starts the column off this week with one of the king of clubs... Mr James Baille...James, you were instrumental in directing clubland just where it is at today. Tell us about Nottingham's Venus and The Bomb - what are your favourite memories from halcyon days?"I have a lot of fond memories from both clubs, the last night at Venus was sad for a lot of people - but we honoured to have Underworld play their best ever gig. As for The Bomb, Green Velvet and Basement Jaxx live was s...
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News From The Queues
This Week... Diva Beach & David White

Wednesday, 03 September 2008 Interviews
Diva Beach - hot new London venue about to rock the capital...A new, beautifully designed club with touches of Miami art deco and beach life will be opening it's doors mid September down Chelsea way. White suede, deep buttoned chairs, Egyptian cotton day beds, iridescent mosaics, marbles, mirrors to make you look tanned and gorgeous , shimmer screens with changing lighting effects and sounds, creating intimate zones and private suites to take you from after work cocktails at 7pm to a 3am party f...
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Fashion Rocks
Help from the shelves with Gerald Bailey

Wednesday, 03 September 2008 Interviews
So how did you first set foot on the fashion planet?  "My interest in fashion was sparked by the early 80's casual look. Our first store opened 20 years ago in the centre of Wolverhampton selling brands such as Lemon and La Garage. Things really picked up for us with the birth of the rave scene, I remember we sold loads of Wallabies shoes and labels like Naf Naf & Gio Goi. Tell us about your clubbing roots...you are known as one of the biggest and friendliest party rockers out there..."I was...
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DMC Kicks Back...
DMC Legends Who Made Us All Touch The Sky!

Wednesday, 03 September 2008 Interviews
This week - The Japanese Popstars - Paddy boys ripping it upOkay dudes, you three are being bigged up by the likes of Mixmag, DJ, IDJ, Word, Radio 1 and XFM at the moment, where the fuck did three lads from Northern Ireland ever get into this mad crazy world of sending home clubbers looking like ET?"The band technically 'birthed' at the Oxegen Festival in Ireland about 2 years back.  We were, ahem, drunk in a field and decided that we could go to the festival for free the next year by forming a ...
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Movers & Groovers
The Music Industry's Movers And Groovers.

Wednesday, 03 September 2008 Interviews
This week, Matt Priest now firmly encamped at DX Media reveals all...Matt. You are one of the biggest 'behind the scenes' industry figures - where did it all begin for you music wise out on the floors?"I grew up very close to Brighton, so 1988 was all about The Zap Club, Carl 3 deck Cox and Chris Coco - I didn't stand a chance!"Radio 1 - you were a legend promoting and pushing dance music on the  biggest radio station in the world - what were your proudest moments?"Events wise,  all Love Parade ...
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A Walk On The Wild Side
Words from the craziest people on the dancefloor.

Wednesday, 03 September 2008 Interviews
This week Kim Booth - a lovely, lovely loop the loop madmisslist...Kim, where did it all begin? How did you get into this crazy clubbing world and at what clubs did it all begin?"I actually began by being a journalist for Ministry Magazine about 8 years ago. Starting at the bottom and working my way up. Club wise in London it was Ministry, The End, Turnmills and Fabric. I also went to the Slinky Halloween Ball when I was just 17, with bright pink hair and black lipstick - but we wont talk about ...
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Hybrid

Wednesday, 27 August 2008 Back to Mine
1. Orbital - Halcyon / On + OnBeautifully chilled out Orbital perfection from back in the day, many, many a late night had this to bring you down then watch the sun come up.... 2. James Newton Howard - 25 Dollars WorthA beautiful closing theme from the film Michael Clayton by James Newton Howard. One of my favorite scores for its mood and subtlety while still being interesting and compelling.  3. Andy Page - Yellow TracksuitAndy's one of those sickeningly talented producers that has gems like th...
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Uppers & Downers
What's Shit & Hip All Over The Shop...

Wednesday, 27 August 2008 Interviews
Manumission's 'Baby Pin Up' star with her acrobatic show in Ibiza. A delectable blend from a ballerina and sex kitten who in the true tradition of Manumission stylee has been shocking the white isle this summer with her 'intimate body part' displays. Well really! Whatever happened to a bongo player and a guy shaking a tambourine on stage?The 'Learner Dancer Party' last week at Punk in London. DJ sets from the Dirty Pretty Things, Babyshambles and Hadouken... so that's why I was picked up by the ...
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An Englishman In...?
Ex-Pats Who Have Cracked It On Foreign Shores.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008 Interviews
This Week Dave Ralph - The Liverpool DJ Legend Who Has Sorted It Out Big Time In Boston, USA...So. where did your crazy clubbing journey begin?"I guess that DMC really opened my eyes to the massive scale of club culture, but my passion really came with the arrival of house music in the UK. Heaven in London, Shelleys in Longton, Defhouse in Birkenhead, The Eclipse in Coventry and some mad parties in Blackburn were the foundations of my clubbing foundation."Liverpool to the USA, so how did that sh...
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DMC Kicks Back...
DMC Legends Who Made Us All Touch The Sky!

Wednesday, 27 August 2008 Interviews
This week, Ex-European Mixing Champion DJ Trix.How did you start this scratching, mixing, turntablism shit? Most DJs as we presume you did, got into it via hip hop. What made you want to set the world alight with your deck skills?" From an early age I was interested in running a mobile disco. After a family holiday in Spain where I saw a DJ beat mixing and extending tracks mixing in and out of instumental versions -  I knew this was something I wanted to do. What got me hooked on scratching was ...
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