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Who killed UK Clubbing & why so many Nightclub Closures? Annie Mac recently recorded a short BBC documentary, Who Killed The Night, in which she investigates why UK clubbing is haemorrhaging venues and clubbers. During the show Annie considers a number of possible explanations as to why almost 50% of UK clubs have closed since 2005, leaving us with just 1753 in 2017. As you'd expect the usual arguments are raised - property developers, local counsel meddling etc. However it was a simple phrase that 'Sink The Pink' promoter Amy Redmond used that struck home for us - 'Punk-Spirit'. Whilst considering this short film we also stumbled across the ... Read more / Preview track
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10 Song Writing Quotes – Inspiration, Hardwork or Luck? There's nothing quite like discovering a great song. It can lift us up in our darkest hour, relate to us personally, bring joy and often times inspire us. Often times, for me at least, finding new music or just music in general is one of the few things that gets me through the day, that and walks in nature and reading my bible. Not very hard-core DJ I know, but I suffer with depression and at times it's hold on me is unbearably strong...Thankfully music has the unique ability to transform the wilderness of our everyday surroundings. Pop in your headphones, turn up the car stereo and watch the ... Read more / Preview track
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Top 10 Movies of 2016 | Film 2016 has been a turning point for a lot of reasons; a year many would care to forget – hopefully 2017 will be better. The same can be said for 2016 at the movies. After the shockingly disappointing one-two gut punch of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, DC are going to need to pull up their elasticated onesies if they’re going to satisfy audiences - though the hilarious trailers for The Lego Batman Movie suggest that they may have found their niche in ironic animated adventures. X-Men: Apocalypse was overstuffed and dreary, but it could be that Logan proves to be the ... Read more / Preview track
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Best Tracks 2016 – House, Techno, Tech-House, Deep House etc… So here it is our long awaited run down of the best tracks 2016; this time focusing on the club. Everyone loves a cathartic list, whether it be ticking off the daily chores or collating your favourite songs, take our Greatest Remixes of all Time, or our Best Angry Songs In The World Ever that we posted earlier this year, as a case in point. Whatever the list, we humans can't live without them, why?... who knows. Perhaps its because we like things to be succinctly packaged, or that we're checking others endorse our fragile opinions! Whatever the reasons WE LOVE THEM. So here's our fourth ... Read more / Preview track
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Best Music 2016 – Indie, Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop So here it is, not Merry Christmas!, but our long awaited run down of the best music 2016; of the non-club persuasion. Everyone loves a cathartic list, whether it be ticking off the daily chores or collating your favourite songs, take our Greatest Remixes of all Time, or our Best Angry Songs In The World Ever that we posted earlier this year, as a case in point. Whatever the list, we humans can't live without them, why?... who knows. Perhaps its because we like things to be succinctly packaged, or that we're checking others endorse our fragile opinions! Whatever the reasons WE LOVE THEM. So ... Read more / Preview track
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Best Angry Songs In The World Ever… When the WiFi on your computer won't connect, or you've been stuck on hold for hours and then abruptly cut off, or your boss is a total tool...the stress it can cause is so overwhelming, at times, that our minds lose all sense of perspective. So much so that if Conor McGregor were to push into the Post Office queue, a queue you've been patiently standing in for the last hour, you're fairly confident you could take him down! Its in situations like these when you need - The Best Angry Songs In The World Ever... Such petty grievances tend to hound us on a daily basis, with a late train, ... Read more / Preview track
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Music Production – Groove tutorial, 808 Emulation, Stardust Deconstruction Music production can be somewhat of a minefield at times, one false step and your fragile confidence is blown to kingdom come in a maelstrom of flimsy kicks, rigid groove and uninspiring samples. But like anything creative, i.e. creating something from nothing, you've got to press on despite the demoralising carnage surrounding you. Admittedly finding the determination to pick up the pieces and try again is often much easier said than done. So what keeps us going after 5 years of writing and not a single discography credit to our name? Simple, finding inspiration. Finding inspiration is in ... Read more / Preview track
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Franz Ferdinand, R.E.M, Death Cab anti Trump campaign | New Music Issuing anti Donald Trump rhetoric is presently the new black for anyone remotely famous or slightly opinionated. In fact it wouldn't be a surprise if in the coming weeks people don't start wearing t-shirts supporting their moral outrage whilst heading to their favourite coffee house. Its not that we have a problem with anti Donald Trump sentiments, far from it, we've got our t-shirt on now, it is inexplicable that he presently has a 50/50 chance of becoming the next American President. Not only has he accused the incumbent President 'Barack Obama' of founding 'Isis', yes really, he has ... Read more / Preview track