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Interviews

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One's To Watch
DJ Vajra

Wednesday, 10 December 2008 Interviews
Vajra, you are truly a DMC star. What music got you into all this, who were your childhood influences / idols / reasons for what you do so good?"I grew up in a small town in Indiana. I was 9 years old when Yo MTV Raps first came on the air back in '88. It was groups like EPMD, Eric B & Rakim and Public Enemy that made me fall in love with hip hop. I moved to Colorado back in '97 and that's when i met a friend who showed me my first DMC battle video. It was DJs like Q-Bert, Babu and Roc Raida...
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The Club Kings
Isaac Hidalgo

Wednesday, 10 December 2008 Interviews
The coolest guy in Ibiza behind the nightclub Eden...So... you are from Madrid and now own Eden in Ibiza, one of the biggest nightclubs in the world. How old were you when you moved from the city, what made you move to Ibiza and why did you decide to get into the nightclub world in the first place?"I was born in Madrid 44 years ago. I moved to Ibiza on my 18th Birthday with a friend. We celebrated the night by taking LSD and in the middle of the night decided to get on a Vespa, drove to Alicante...
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Prince & Conroy
Bad Bad Boys

Wednesday, 10 December 2008 Interviews
Dan Prince gets on his soap box...Boy George. Oops. How many time are you gonna drop the soap in the showers Mr O'Dowd?Author Tony Parsons, slagging off Chris Moyles calling him"the grotesquely overweight Radio 1" and "the fattest man ever to work for Radio 1" for his remarks on regarding Polish peoples as "good cleaners, prostitutes and fixing cars" - dude, you played right into his hands there giving him a full page rant in your Daily Mirror column...stick to your books because we love Moyles....
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Arnold Jarvis

Thursday, 04 December 2008 Back to Mine
01. Rufus and Chaka Khan “Any Love” – ABC Records 1979One of my favorite vocalist of all time! Chaka delivers strong soulful vocals and takes me on a high with this track. No matter where I’m at this tracks takes me home.  02. Tom Browne “Funkin’ for Jamaica”  - GRP Records/ARISTA 1980 Classic soulful funk with an infectious bass line and funky vocals. 03. Womack & Womack “Baby I’m Scared of You”  - Elektra Records 1983Great and clever songwriting. I always rock and smile when listening to t...
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DMC Recommends
Urban Nerds Announce New Year's Eve Party!

Thursday, 04 December 2008 Interviews
So, one minute I am thinking of spending my New Years Eve on a beach in The Maldives, and the next knowing I will be on a dancefloor mashing it up with my hands in air listening to motherfucking good music. Cordy House which is located at 87-95 Curtain Road, London EC2 from the hours of 9pm-4am will be the space on December 31st for us all with four floors of unadulterated messiness - it's a raw warehouse space and a labyrinth of rooms where 2000 people will see 2009 in. The sound will be powere...
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Prince & Conroy
Bad Boys, Bad Boys...

Thursday, 04 December 2008 Interviews
Mr P get a few things off his chest first...The news that Elton John's partner David Furnish wears a locket around his neck with a piece of Elton's baby hair inside it. Pass me a bucket quick time. Britney's behaviour on X Factor. Listen babe, your album reeked of studio work to make it sound good, you can't reproduce that to a live audience and it was soooooo obvious you didn't watch any of the acts on the show, you silly, spoilt bitch. That hilarious rave up that the five police in Ipswich had...
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One's To Watch
Meet Melleefresh...

Thursday, 04 December 2008 Interviews
Meet Melleefresh, label owner of Play Records and deadmau5 collaborator...Well hello Melleny, over at DMC we think that you were way ahead of your time in your idea of diva queendom when you opened up your Toronto Bubbalicious Lounge where I once saw you in the most outrageous costume...Burlesque has hit Europe BIG TIME now, what influenced you to wear the wigs in the first place?"Well somebody's done their homework - have we ever had sex? In order to be a total showgirl it helps if yer' a drag ...
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DMC Kicks Back...
Nightmares On Wax - DJ Ease Hooking Up With DMC...

Thursday, 04 December 2008 Interviews
So Ease, your phone number is not Leeds , where are you living now?"I have been living in Ibiza for three years now, I got married in Koh Samui, Thailand then returned to Leeds and myself and my wife just one day looked at each other and thought, this is all just bricks and mortar, let's move somewhere hot...so we now live in Santa Gertrudis. And love it. Our 'Wax Da Beach' parties at the beach bar Kumharas have been brilliant too..."So Leeds back in the day, you got into dance music and club cu...
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Movers & Groovers
Phonica Records

Thursday, 04 December 2008 Interviews
The Best Independent Record Store In The UK By Miles...So Simon, tell us how Phonica came about in the first place...bwho were the drivers behind this brilliant record outlet ?"The guys from Vinyl Factory who run FACT & a vinyl pressing plant approached me about opening a record shop. I could do what I wanted with a great space on Poland St with Heidi & Tom Relleen (now at DC Recordings), we launched Phonica in 2003. It was a lot of hard work at first as Soho didn't really need a new rec...
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DJ Legends
Richard Grey

Thursday, 04 December 2008 Interviews
Richard Grey returns with his new single 'Unchain It' on Pacha Recordings... Hey Richard, so us about your connection and love for Pacha first off...how long have you lived in Ibiza?"I first came to Ibiza around 1995/96 and completely fell in love with the club music culture. There were so many DJs playing in Ibiza throughout the whole summer and it was a great inspiration to me. However, I did a worldwide round trip to get me to realise that Ibiza was the best place in the world for me to set u...
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Legendary Music Idols
Duran Duran's Roger Taylor...

Thursday, 04 December 2008 Interviews
Duran Duran's Roger Taylor who has come from the drum to the decks.So Roger, from drumming in one of the biggest bands the music world has ever seen and loved to DJing around the globe these days in super clubs - what made you want to get behind the decks in the first place? Has DJing always been at the back of your mind?"Hi Dan, I've always had an interest dance music and electronic music, right back to the days of the first Chic Corporation 12" records and of course Kraftwerk. So when dance mu...
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City Secrets
F for Florence & Frankfurt...

Thursday, 04 December 2008 Interviews
We check in with owner of the incredible club Tenax in one of the most amazing city's in the world, meet the one and only Jacopo Monini...So Tenax is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful clubs in the world, I visited their with Lottie a few years ago...how long has the venue been open and who designed it?"Well, we've been open since 1981, originally designed by Carlo Carbone and restyled in 1991. But though, we had some restylings over the years here and there...|"What is the best thing about l...
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Freedom Williams

Thursday, 27 November 2008 Back to Mine
1. "Gonna Make U Sweat" C & C Music Factory ft Freedom WilliamsFor one it's a song I had the pleasure of being a significant part of and its iconic. It also reminds me of perseverance. I was essentially homeless when I wrote it to a candle at night. And it blew up. Hey maybe it's the candle! 2. "My Melody" by Eric B and RakimIt was the record that changed the rap game and the way I think about rhymes for ever. Peace to the God.3. "Papa Damnballah" Toto BissaintheWell Toto is an iconic Haitia...
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Prince & Conroy
Non-Elected Spokesmen For The Disgruntled...

Thursday, 27 November 2008 Interviews
Dan Prince tells us what is sh*t and hip out there...Old people are weird. Aging rocker Bryan Ferry from Roxy Music who is 63 dating his son's ex-girlfriend Amanda Sheppard who is 27. Good to see people growing old gracefully, what a Christmas dinner in store for them eh? Also, the 74 granny who got pissed after her aerobics class in Cambridge and thought it would be funny to try and re-create the scene from the film The Italian Job by driving her Rover 216 up a set of steps - and got done for d...
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City Secrets
E - Edinburgh With The Fabulous Jon Pleased

Thursday, 27 November 2008 Interviews
Jon, you spent the first few years of your life in the Belgian Congo with your parents who served as Missionaries in the Salvation Army. Moved to London, cracked clubland wide open and now live in Edinburgh. Do you remember anything about those days in Africa?"Er, hello, I was only three when we moved back to London, but the one thing I did bring back was a phobia of large spiders. One day I was in my cot apparently screaming the place down and when my parents came in to check on me, there was a...
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She's So Stylus...
Rebekah, Our Girl Out In Clubland...

Thursday, 27 November 2008 Interviews
For the first time in about 10 years, Lisa Lashes was knocked off her spot in the top 100 as the Number One Female DJ by Magda, but only by one place dropping down to 77 whilst Magda scraped past her one place ahead. This is a real sign of the times - with techno being one of the most popular current genres now in its fourth wave, it's easy to see Magda's meteorical rise as one of the pioneering artists in the scene.'Atomic Jam' returned to it's spiritual home, The Que Club in Birmingham, for th...
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DMC Bigs Up
Robbie Rivera - Superstar DJ, Remixer & Producer

Thursday, 27 November 2008 Interviews
Hey Robbie, you are renowned for setting dancefloors alight around the world with your sexy grooves... what have been your favourite clubs you've jammed out over the years? "I have played in so many clubs over the years, the one's that I remember and are special in my heart to me are Vanguard in Los Angeles, Crowbar in Buenos Aries, Amnesia in Ibiza, Space in Miami, Mansion in Miami, Pacha in New York, Green Valley in Brazil, The Gallery @ Turnmills in London, Crowbar in Chicago, On Broadway in ...
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Movers & Groovers
Colin Hudd

Thursday, 27 November 2008 Interviews
Colin Hudd... A DJ that has been setting dancefloors alight since the 80sHi Colin, amazing journey for you, still rocking the joint three decades on. What music were you listening to as a kid in your bedroom that first turned you on about dance music..."I guess my older brother turned me onto dance music, he followed the charts and was into the rock n' roll Elvis thing - and I reckon that qualifies for early dance music for me."So why did you start DJing in the first place ?"I started DJing beca...
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One's To Watch
Andy Chatterley

Thursday, 27 November 2008 Interviews
Andy Chatterley - The boy has done good, really good...So Andy, firstly, big up's for your new tune 'Access The Future' which yet again you notched up another Radio 1 Essential New Tune after your summer smash 'I Can See Stars'. Tell us about the tune..."I wrote 'Access To The Future' after producing quite a few minimal / techie tunes in the month before I made it and I just wanted to do something that smashed it out and rolled along with a  massive-no-holds-barred breakdown. I generally approac...
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DJ Legends
DJ Pierre

Thursday, 27 November 2008 Interviews
You helped to develop the house music sound of Acid House as a member of Phuture, your 1987 EP 'Acid Tracks' has been called the "first Acid House recording". Quite an acclaim?"Yes it is. Actually, one prominent magazine had it in their top 27 songs that changed the world! I couldn't believe that we created a song and a sound that was ranked next to the likes of The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Jimmi Hendrix and Elvis among many others!"Philippe Renaud, a journalist for La ...
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