• Journalism,  Music

    In Conversation: Daniel Avery- Line of Best Fit

    “It’s almost like everything on this list put into a blender might make the kind of techno record that would make you question every aspect of your life. In a good way.” Daniel Avery sticks out in the mind as an accomplished electronic DJ and producer, with tracks that gradually layer hazy textures and vibrations to create full-bodied sounds that audiences around the world have excitedly absorbed. But as Avery points out, when he looks back at the music that impacted him most, it’s telling that he didn’t discover techno first. Growing up in the seaside town of Bournemouth, the music scene felt very insular. What he saw in his…

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    In conversation: Lucy Rose- Line of Best Fit

    The singer/songwriter talks Ashley Manning through the songs that inspire her. “I realised that this was me and this was what I wanted to do, but all of the shiny parts had gone and left me with the gritty side of it all.” When Lucy Rose first began making music, everything seemed so overly simplified; it was just herself and her guitar. But during the past few years, as Rose has experienced what she describes as a “musical education”, her connection with music has surpassed the superficial and developed into something much deeper. As with most of the artists she’s selected in her song choices, Rose’s most successful work to date was…

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    In Conversation: Penelope Isles- Line of Best Fit

    “This is my first one, which I think is dreadful,” cringes Lily Wolter as she points to a tattoo of a smiling starfish on her ankle. Her adolescence had been a journey of self-expression and exploration from begging her mum to allow her to get Bob Marley tattooed on her at the age of 13 (luckily, she didn’t), to learning to play bass from her older brother and now fellow bandmate, Jack. The pair make up one half of Penelope Isles hailing from the rugged, rural landscape of the Isle of Man, and settling in the seaside city of Brighton, where they met Becky Redford and Jack Sowton. The group had travelled…

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    Why closing London’s iconic Fabric nightclub will not protect clubbers- Huck Magazine

    Cities such as Amsterdam have shown that harm-reduction strategies save lives without forcing venues to close. Why can’t London learn from them? The bitter conclusion to a long fight to save London’s nightlife came to a disheartening halt last night as the fate of one of the city’s most loved clubs was announced. The tragic drug related deaths of two teenage men over the course of eight weeks forced Fabric to initially close pending a review, but unfortunately, the club will not be reopening its doors. Fabric has long been an iconic venue with thousands of music lovers across the globe flocking each year to hear the biggest names in…

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    Hear A New Remix From Ethyl & Flori- Mixmag

    Ethyl & Flori are set to release a new split-EP with fellow duo Our Mutual Friend on August 30 through the latter’s Mutual Friend Recordings label. The 4-track outing features new tracks titled ‘Lacewing’ and ‘Burnside’ from each respective pair, who have also remixed each other to complete the tracklist. After launching E&F Records back in 2015, Ethyl & Flori’s reputation has grown from strength to strength. They’ve released records on the likes of Secretsundaze and Aim, and have now feature on the third outing from Mutual Friend Recordings, whose label owners have previously worked with Juan Atkins and Jane Fitz. Our Mutual Friend turned in a layered melodic remix…

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    Flume Goes Platinum With ‘Never Be Like You’- Mixmag

    Flume’s track ‘Never Be Like You’ has gone platinum in the United States. ‘Never Be Like You’, from his recent album ‘Skin’, has sold over one million units, making it the artist’s biggest track to date in the US. The track features vocals from Canadian singer Kai and was released on Australian label Future Classic in January. The Australian producer took to Facebook to announce the success of the track, thanking “all of you here in the States and around the world for supporting my music.” Flume rose to critical acclaim with his self-titled album in 2012 which went double platinum in Australia. Read his cover feature here. Please click…

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    Leftfoot Locks In Bicep And Joy Orbison For Autumn And Winter Parties- Mixmag

    Leftfoot Birmingham has just released its autumn and winter programme which will span across some of the city’s best music venues. There will be seven sessions running from September 29 to December 3, with each night in collaboration with a different selection of promoters and DJs. Now in its 16th year, Leftfoot, one of the UK’s longest-running sessions, has curated a line-up with a stellar mix of top DJs and live jazz acts. The series will feature the likes of Bicep, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Joy Orbison and Horse Meat Disco, and live acts such as Cinematic Orchestra and Hypnotic Bass Ensemble. You can buy your ticket here and check…

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    Maceo Plex Joins Space Ibiza’s Closing Party Line-up- Mixmag

    Space Ibiza has announced another addition to the line-up for its final closing party on October 2. Maceo Plex will join esteemed selectors Carl Cox, Tale of Us and Darius Syrossian alongside a host of other top artists for the legendary club’s farewell. Plex will leave his residency at Pacha for the night to send off one of the island’s best-loved venues. Now in it’s 27th year, Space Ibiza will soon vacate its Playa d’en Bossa premises with the intention of re-opening elsewhere in two years, according to Carl Cox. For the full line-up, click here. Please click here for original published article.

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    Diynamic Announce Newest Addition To Four To The Floor EP Series- Pulse Radio

    Diynamic’s newest release pays homage to the old and introduces the new with their latest installment of the Four To The Floor EP series. Swedish DJ Jonas Rathsman brings a fresh and hard hitting production to the EP with “Cobalt,” and “Growler” is an intense, bulky track, combining heavy drums with chunky synths by way of Pig&Dan. Co-owner of Plattenbank Records, Guy Mantzur, features next on the EP. The Israeli born producer showcases his undeniable talent as a producer with his progressively edgy track, “Trees of Eden,” and Brazil’s Anna finishes things off with her eerie track “Odd Concept.” With four top DJs each contributing their own renowned style, Four…