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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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The Facebook Big Up
Tales From The Super-Highway...

Wednesday, 27 August 2008 Interviews
Ok, so who still isn't addicted to Facebook? Flirting, checking out what everyone is doing, taking care of business, er, flirting. So here comes an irregular feature where we display some of the best 'Personal Info' parts of some of Facebook's more colourful characters. Toni Tambourine from Defected Records (this guy is a total loony)Activities: "I love running and swimming - I swam to the Isle of Wight from Portsmouth to the Bestival festival, cycling, I have a hand built Condor Agio). DJing - ...
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The A-Z Of...
The Bank Holiday Weekend

Wednesday, 27 August 2008 Interviews
A. DMC's Tony Prince interviewing Buzz Aldrin. I don't know, one minute Janet Jackson and Public Enemy, the next some guy who popped into space in a rocket...B.Balearic hedonism with Tiesto over at Privilige on Monday. Is there no stopping this guy?C.Cardiff mayhem down at Liquid with Eddie Haliwell and Nic Fanciulli. Big up promoter Henry Blunt for another taffy spesh. Better than Madonna at The Cardiff Millenium Stadium, leave the guitar at home you old bessy...D.Defected's new album hitting t...
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Uppers & Downers
The nitty gritty from planet dancefloor and beyond

Wednesday, 20 August 2008 Interviews
'The Pikes Breakfast Club, Ibiza on Sundays'. Early morning balearic beats, croissants n' champagne, a giant chess board and radio show all hosted by the wonderful Octavia.Cassie getting both of her nipples pierced showing her support for cancer victims.Kanya West's company KW Foods LLC basically taking over Chicago with their new chain of restaurants.Jay Z. Another $44 million could be swinging into his bank account thanks part sale of his Vegas 40/40.Peaches - hope you know what you're doing k...
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The Door Whore
Courtesy of Kelly Kinetic

Wednesday, 20 August 2008 Interviews
Why did you start hosting clubs in the freezing cold in the first place?"DJ and promoter Tomislav approached me in 1999 whilst raving at Cream and said he wanted a face like mine on the door of his night - Club Class at Atomics in Kent.  My mum made me a fluffy clipboard, I bought myself a massive white Diesel coat and some Buffalo boots and the rest, as they say, is history..."What clubs did you take care of the entrance for?Hotdog, Bubblelove, Club Naked (strictly fetish - (took ages to squirm...
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Crazed & Deranged
Stories from Jon Fitz

Wednesday, 20 August 2008 Interviews
So you're from Manchester, one of the biggest mash up mong-outs in clubland - tell us about your early, home city clubbing times..."The same old story of trying to line my teeth up after the party from excess taking of er 'vowels'...What tunes rocked your boat when you were still wanking into socks?"Club classic stuff was my boat rocker -  FPI Project, Shades of Rhythm...hands in the air stuff"So serious stuff aside, where was the worst place you woke up and thought 'oh fuck not again!'"Ibiza, s...
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Meat Katie

Wednesday, 13 August 2008 Back to Mine
1. Sade 'Turn my back on you'Pure class, Sade will never date, she never strays far from my CD player.2. Sound Garden 'Black Hole Sun' I can remember the first time i heard this track, where i was and what i was doing, it stopped me in my tracks, powerful message!3. Bob Marley & the Wailers 'Lively up yourself'The only decent thing my mother liked, music wise, reminds me of growing up, and it still sounds as great as the first time i heard it.4. Soul Coughing 'Screen Writers Blues'I love the...
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Uplive
The Chemical Brothers Rock Ibiza!

Wednesday, 13 August 2008 Interviews
Last Sunday saw what was possibly the killer of parties in Ibiza this summer - yup we are bigging up Azuli's gorgeous beachside grooves but for the music heads, The Chemical Brothers finally taking to, what is quite simply the best weekly party on the planet... well we'll leave it to co-promoter Mark Broadbent of the whole shebang to fill in the juicy details. Mark, so firstly, what an incredible day with the famous planes soaring overhead and a brilliant DJ line up with the likes of Jeff Mills ...
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Were You Having A Laugh?
Candy Flipped!

Wednesday, 13 August 2008 Interviews
Right, now here is the thing. We think the world of these boys, truly  we do - but sometimes we have to pull up you lot who have f*cked up from  time to time. And Kelvin, we haven't even mentioned sitting with your  feet up at Robbie William's mansion in Hollywood you Potteries podium  prancer. Bring us a hit and we will stop dissing the shit. Candy Flip?  'Strawberry Fields Forever'. It was one of those 'yeah great E buzz  but don't let on to anyone that you liked the tune' moment. Come on  kid...
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Uppers & Downers
Mood Swings In Clubworld

Wednesday, 13 August 2008 Interviews
1. Ushuaia down on Ibiza's Playa D'en Bossa. Home of the Manumission beach parties - so where the f*ck did you come from?2. Howie B vs Casino Royale 'Not In The Face' coming out on Fabric end of the month. Rock, ska, sweeping electronica, dub... oh it's just very cool so go and get it. 3. Azuli's secret beach party in Ibiza last weekend. Splendid. Probably the most beautiful people in attendance on the white isle this summer.4. Great Britain's Olympic swimmer Kerrie Anne Payne. Phew, well hello ...
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The Wrongstar Society

Wednesday, 06 August 2008 Back to Mine
"The Wrongstars are trouble with a capital T. These boys have finally made a stand against all this bullsh*t music that's out there at the moment and it feels good. You can tell they have actually lived the fights, the trouble and the carnage. If they can carry this on without getting arrested and f*cking everything up...we could be looking at a very exciting band" - NME.comLA Woman - The DoorsAn out and out classic with a chorus hook that makes you want to drink and cause troubleShimmy Shimmy Y...
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Upfront
Up All Night

Wednesday, 06 August 2008 Interviews
The Casio Burlington Project. Corsica Studios, Unit4/5, Elephant Road, London SE17. August 16th. We love a bit of scandal down at DMC. The Burlington's venue at Unit 7 has been closed for 28 days by the police so a change of venue awaits us for what looks a better option than kicking back on your sofa with a can of Tetley in front of Ant & Dec. Chicago's Derrick Carter will be headlining the proceedings making us go loop the loop with old school disco, house, soul, jazz and "whatever catches...
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Uplive
Uplive Festivals - Summer '08

Wednesday, 06 August 2008 Interviews
Get Loaded In The Park, LondonSunday August 24thBig up the best festival in London with Get Loaded who after five years have ensured smashed heads on acid teds raving to the likes of The Streets and The Happy Mondays, the Lockandloadevents posse have just announced that Clapham Common (no work on Monday!) have just added Noah And The Whale to the line up with Supergrass, Kate Nash, Gossip, Mylo, Iggy & The Stoogees, Gogol Bordello, The Hives and a whole load of other names. But fuck that. Be...
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Uppers
What's Up Next???

Wednesday, 06 August 2008 Interviews
Danny Rampling's 'LearnHowToBeADJ.Com' book.Ibiza legend Alfredo DJing in Vietnam - not who I expected to bump into but what a great night with little clothes on .Spoon, Harris & Obernik 'Badditude' vs Eric Pryd's 'Pjano' in the summer tune of Ibiza contest - both fucking belters.The DMC World Mixing Finals September 26th/27th IndigoO2, London.Bournemouth's new Westcliff Brasserie bar/restuarant/club. Electric Stew back in the house...Gatecrasher Birmingham with five million already on the t...
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Kraak & Smaak

Wednesday, 30 July 2008 Back to Mine
Hope all good with you and just in from the Kraakers... Their new single 'Plastic People' is out August 11th and they play the Big Chill August 2-3rd and then Big Chill House London on Saturday August 9th and then the Bloom Festival on Sunday August 10th. More info www.kraaksmaak.nl1. Don Cherry - Malkauns (A&M)Someone out there is apparently re-releasing promo 12"s on thick crispy vinyl pressing, but if this is their standard, keep 'em coming! 'Malkauns' is a 12-minute long Eastern-influenc...
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Ben Watt

Wednesday, 23 July 2008 Back to Mine
1 BILL EVANS - PEACE PIECEFrom 'Everybody Digs Bill Evans' - THE contemplative  jazz piano classic. Like Eric Satie at the Village Vanguard. 2 MOS DEF - UMI SAYSLife-affirming yet ethereal hip-hop soul from one the  best lyricists. 3 MIDLAKE - ROSCOE (BEYOND THE WIZARD'S SLEEVE  REMIX)For modern soft-rock, this takes the biscuit. Erol  Alkan does Fleetwood Mac. Ace. 4 CHROMATICS - RUNNING UP THAT HILLDeadpan electro-pop re-work of Kate Bush  classic. 5 FAIRPORT CONVENTION - AUTOPSYSandy Denny an...
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