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Uppers & Downers
Observations From Around The World...

Wednesday, 24 September 2008 Interviews
Harvey Nicks opening in Bristol this week. Wasted on them. They can't speak properly, dance like morons, seem to live on a diet of Fish Fingers and take too much GHB when in discoland.Fatboy Slim revealing he saw a dead body floating past him in the sea whilst swimming outside his Brighton home. Fingers crossed it was Graham Gold.Spencer Parker's new 'Chiho' release on Buzzin' Fly Records. Yup, we'll have that in the car CD player then.People who wear Catterpillar Boots. Go take a walk off a rea...
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She's So Stylus...
Welcome To The Crazy World Of Rebekah!

Wednesday, 24 September 2008 Interviews
The lovely people at DMC have asked me to write a revealing report every fortnight about my er, interesting life as a DJ,  what happens behind the scenes, my views on fashion, tunes, favourite clubs and anything else that floats my boat! So let's begin...Summer, if you can call it that, has been quite eventful starting way back before the rain appeared in May. It was definitely a great month gig wise kicking off with a stomping techno fest at the infamous Que Club in Birmingham. Yes the legend h...
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News From The Queues
Just Everything You Music Headz Need To Know...

Wednesday, 24 September 2008 Interviews
beatport & Puma present the deadmau5 World TourThe 'Wet Republic Pool Party' in Las Legas kicked off this kid's awesome tour last week at the MGM Grand with everyone ending up in the water. This Canadian producer and DJ has just released new tune 'Hi Friend' and soon to blow you away, the dirty electro monster 'Bye Friend' - plus the collaboration with acclaimed US producer Kaskade 'I Remember' - sumptuous basslines and a breathy vocal about to smash dancefloors everywhere. This tour is taki...
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New Kids On The Block
People out there just doing it...

Wednesday, 24 September 2008 Interviews
Say hello then to Serge Santiago - the cool DJ and producer responsible for his mix on the forthcoming The Droids 'The Force' tune and much much more.Italo music - your passion then?"The shit they did in those days blows me away at time. It's a different kind of energy, and it makes you dance in a different way!"Your different coloured vinyl production work is legendary. How did it all begin?"I started producing because I was clubbing so much and wanted some involvement, So using my old computer...
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Uplive
Tunes set to shake the floor...

Wednesday, 24 September 2008 Interviews
Dimitri Andreas 'Run And Hide' (Afrilounge and Guido Schneider remixes) out on October 1st on Systematic Recordings.Marc Romboy's Systematic label hits again with a highly anticipated release from the young and talented Dimitri Andreas which is currently being supported by the likes of Dubfire, John Digweed, Ben Watt, Danny Howells, Kiki, Karotte and Smokin' Jo. The original instantly createed a dark and moody groove that gradually adds layer onto layer - complimented perfectly by the deep and s...
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DMC Kicks Back...
DJ Trip - Our Hero Host With The Most...

Wednesday, 17 September 2008 Interviews
Your heroes out there..."My heroes in the club and on the decks are probably the norm. Perverts, Shortee Blitz, Craze, people like that. Technically, awesome DJ's who know how to rock a venue and who can read a crowd and respond appropriately. "How did it all begin...?"I was raving in my early teens in London, doin' pirate radio, free-parties -  so all that culminated my interest in dance music. I used to go St.Pauls in Bristol for big jungle raves and try and get on the mic. But I guess that al...
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News From The Queues
Million Dan...

Wednesday, 17 September 2008 Interviews
Back by popular demand after tearing up the DMC UK Finals is Million Dan, who after a great 2007 with chart success with his Mic Check/Spektrum 'Ride' single, this year saw Million Dan blast out on all of major radio stations with 'Scream Out'. DMC are very, very excited for this gentleman to take to our hallowed worldwide DJ Championship stage this year. His 'Spekrtum' album, released back in May that featured such people as Dogz N' Sledgez, Mic Check, Glimity Glamity, Pull Up and Scream Out an...
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Uppers & Downers
What's hip & sh*t all over the shop...

Wednesday, 17 September 2008 Interviews
The new Nokia 'Come With Music' phones. Well that's one Christmas present sorted then. Oh and whilst we're here, shops already full of crimbo decorations and other festive sh*t.This sudden craze in Providence, Rhode Island, America where bands are playing gigs in libraries and church basements. Now listen. These places are meant for reading and praying - you fools.Jennifer Lopez inspired by The Olympics and now in training to take part in a triathlon to raise money for a children's charity. The ...
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New Kids On The Block
Future Stars Who Are Gonna Set Dancefloors Alight

Wednesday, 17 September 2008 Interviews
This week Tim Davidson... Tim, remix duties including Primal Scream's 'Come Together', The Chemicals 'Block Rockin' Beats' and 'Underworld's 'Cowgirl'...what have you got coming out yourself in the future months ?"I spent much of the last 12 months working on my debut artist album 'Long Way From Home' on Baroque Records, so have taken some time off to recharge and have only recently started working on new material once again. My track 'Cats Cradle' has just been released on Anthony Pappa's label...
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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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