To be a DJ is is what some consider a dream, but to actually push forward into the mainstream and achieve the respect and admiration of the industry takes unparalleled effort and determination. Hayley Parsons is one such DJ who has spent years pushing herself into contention and gaining respect among the community – and it was through her determination and desire that has led to her success. “I first used decks when I was house sharing in Kingston … Continue reading →
Are your eyes deceiving you? No – there really are a lot of people standing in a street raving to a Seat Ibiza. Outrageous product placement or just a bit of fun, it probably shouldn’t bother you too much as not only is Control Freak a classic, but the advertising link doesn’t work…oops.
You’re looking to head into town, and what you really need is some cracking tunes to get you in the mood. But you don’t have time to sit there browsing Youtube, or fiddling with iTunes, and online radio is either downright poor, or riddled with adverts. So Maxumi Tunebox is here! Boot it up, hit play, and leave the rest to us. The Tunebox features a special selection of cracking classics, breaking talent and new releases - perfect for build … Continue reading →
Above & Beyond must be wondering what’s left to do, after all, the duo have played to 1 million on the beach at Rio De Janeiro, debuted their full live show in Beirut in front of 8,000 and more recently they were chosen to produce the soundtrack for the unveiling of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. However, at the forefront of A&B activity has always been their Anjunabeats label. Now with over 170 releases, the latest comes in the form of Volume 8 of the Anjunabeats signature compilation mix CD.
A journey showcasing the full spectrum of Above & Beyond’s sound, the compilation takes in electro-influenced grooves, deeper trance and hypnotic progressive textures alongside their trademark euphoric anthems. The CD also offers a tantalizing glimpse as to what to expect from A&Bs forthcoming second artist album through the instant emotional highlight that is “A Thing Called Love”, while “Anphonic”, a collaboration with German duo Kyau & Albert, provides a driving, direct to the senses club banger that promises to strip you bare and send you to the asylum.
When did you first spin a tune on a deck? Summer 2000 I started learning to mix, hanging out with boys with decks made me want to learn! I’ll never forget when I did my first real mix on a set of 1210′s, after that I couldn’t get enough!! Was it love at first sight? Absobloodylutely!! What music style influenced you the most, any notable producers or DJs? I started out playing Uk Garage so was massively influenced by DJ … Continue reading →
That house maniac Bart B More has recently done an official remix for Girl-basher RNB favourite Chris Brown. The track, which won’t be released on Chris Browns label, is available for free download. Mr More is also set to release new track “Brap!” on BoysNoize records, after receiving acclaim from German DJ legend Boys Noize who asked Bart B More if he could release the track, as he liked it so much. The track will be release on the 16th … Continue reading →
After the loss of Turnmills, seOne, Matter and the recent threat to Ministry of Sound, you’d be forgiven for thinking the clubbing scene in London could not get any worse. But currently doing the rounds is the story that Fabric, arguably the most iconic clubbing brand in the world only after MOS, has gone into administration. Whilst the administrators Edwards Symmons are confident of finding a buyer, this is surely news that will only further unsettle London revellers, who now … Continue reading →