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BBB Interview Phil Kieran feat. Roman Flugel & Andrew Weatherall Phil Kieran is one of those names that is synonymous with dance culture. Much like Kelly Slater is to Surfing, Madge Bishop to Neighbours and Donald Trump to Russia! Hopefully our IP address hasn't been tapped after that last comparison. Comparison's aside, since the year 2000 Phil Kieran has, as Erol Alkan would put it, kept the kids dancing. And last year he was back with his third full length LP - Blinded By The Sun, released via Jamie Jones imprint. The LP has since acquired two bang on remixes by two further legends of dance culture, Roman Flugel & Andrew Weatherall. With these ... Read more / Preview track
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[Watch] Inspiring Ableton Beat Tools promo Video Tech giant Ableton have just released Beat Tools, a comprehensive Drum and Instrument rack for Ableton Live. The idea behind this package is that it is a one stop shop for all your creative music production needs. In their own words... "...Drum Racks are packed with percussive hits, bass and melodic samples so you can work on tight-knit ideas for groove and melody together. More than 100 Instrument Racks offer a huge sound palette to create a range of moods – from weighty bass and smooth electric pianos, to icy pads and sharp leads. Plus there are 182 audio loops for chopping up and ... Read more / Preview track
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Best House & Club Tracks [ Of All Time ] – Playlist Defected Records, in association with the general public, have compiled a - Best House & Club Tracks playlist. Weighing in with an initial 600 tracks it may take some patient prospecting to sift out the gold, but we're confident in forecasting a rich return for your efforts. After all Defected Records know a thing or two about house music and the general public...well that's you! If you can't trust yourself, who can you trust? Merry Prospecting... Best House & Club Tracks You can also access the playlist via Apple Music, Deezer and Tidal Related Listening - Blah Blah ... Read more / Preview track
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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