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In conversation with… Move D

Move D has been involved in the underground scene for over 20 years, and his discography speaks for itself. As part of a newly-emerging ‘ambient techno’ scene in the 90’s, he has collaborated with Pete Namlook, Jonah Sharp and more recently, leftfield techno pair Juju & Jordash, under the name Magic Mountain High. We spoke to […]

Bok Bok talks: the art of sampling

Ahead of his appearance at Love Saves The Day, Bok Bok, AKA Alex Sushon, enlightens us to his views on sampling. First and foremost, he emphasises the importance of respecting the original track: “When you sample, you’re borrowing from a piece of music that already has a soul. Sometimes if you play a synth yourself, […]

Ruffy talks: Sesame Street

Okay, so this month‘s column is rather late. Seven weeks ago we welcomed our beautiful boy into the world and he’s been pretty much at the middle of everything since then and this article is no exception. There’s been plenty of music playing in the nursery; I’m doing my best to get the good stuff into […]

Nextups and throwbacks: Subterranean Sound Machine

Subterranean Sound Machine (SSM) is Kat, Ana, and Jack; a German/English/Irish DJ collective who play vinyl in various Manchester drinking establishments including Sandbar and Strange Brew in Chorlton.

Redefining the clubbing aesthetic: Asquith at Natural Sciences

What is clubbing really, except a room with some people dancing to beats?  I’ve been going out to clubs for longer than I care to mention and, with the exception of maybe the odd haircut, or the gradual narrowing in trouser width, I can’t say things have changed a lot since the mid 90s.  Whether […]

Nextup discussion: Lack of female producers in the music industry

Think heavyweight music producer and you probably think of the geekily obsessive music anorak. Encyclopedic knowledge of the technicalities of genres you didn’t know existed pieced together through a life spent trawling through record shops. The image that springs to mind is influential producers – the Phil Spector or Frankie Knuckles stereotypes, or younger producers – such as Jamie […]