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EXCLUSIVE: ​Mayor of Seoul Interview

July 25, 2019

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In early June, I headed out to South Korea for the DMZ Peace Train Festival and Conference, where the Mayor, Park Won-Soon gave 15 minutes of his time to talk to me exclusively about the festival, plans for the city and his $100m pledge to make Seoul a music hub, in the wake of BTS […]

Interview: The thoughts of Strokes Producer Gordon Raphael

January 8, 2015

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An interview with legendary Strokes producer, musician and travel-hopper.

Interview: Ady Croasdell of 6T’s 100 Club Shows

December 19, 2014

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Keeping the faith 35 years on with Northern Soul stalwart, Ady Croasdell.

Why I Love The Smiths

September 19, 2014

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The Smiths formed because they walked home in the rain too much so it goes. But they were the songs that saved my life.

My No.1 album of all-time: My Bloody Valentine – Loveless

August 22, 2014

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Ever since its release in 1991, there's not been a single record that has matched it in terms of imagination. In fact, it's quite possibly the most original album in the last 20 years.

My top 10 albums of all time

August 21, 2014

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In my humblest of opinions, every record on this list is timeless. They sound as good now as they did when they were released or when I listened to them for the first time.

The appeal of Northern Soul

August 19, 2014

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Northern Soul is a wholly different family to what some might be used to with other followings and subcultures because there’s nothing else quite like it.

Top Ten Don’ts of DJing Etiquette

June 26, 2012

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I’ve been DJing for a number of years mostly in London and sometimes across the country. I meet a number of interesting characters and it’s also at times made me gather a large amount of hate I have for mankind. Why? Because I’m convinced that people congregated in one space in a small room make […]

Remembrance of The Chart Show

April 24, 2012

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The Chart Show was a programme in the UK aired during Saturday lunchtimes showcasing the latest in up-and-coming and established artists in the Top 40 on ITV. It ceased to air in 2000 but had a separate short-lived channel for a few years before its death knell. To this day it still amasses a cult […]

Chewed and Spat Out – The tale of the also-ran band

April 16, 2012

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If you’re about to form a band, or if you’re in a band already, you might want to listen up. Yeah, you with the Top Shop/American Apparel skinny fit v-necked outfit you pathetic excuse for a musician. Look, I can even distract you as easily as this, watch: FREE BEER! See? Now listen, and listen […]