One of the most exciting things about music, particularly the fast-moving, ever-evolving world of dance music, is its global reach.
At the age of 15, a Scottish turntablist, DJ Itchy, became the youngest UK DMC finalist. Today he is known as Hudson Mohawke, a moniker synonymous with the profound electronica-meets-rap genesis coveted by popular music bigwigs in need of some production Botox.
They broke the mould when they made this issue’s cover star Jimmy Edgar. Psychedelic, freaky, funky — and that’s not just his music.
Radio has little to do with getting music heard by the public these days. Making the Beatport Top 10 is great for an artist, but doesn’t provide palpable stimuli for the fan.
While a look at London’s club scene right now might have some of us feeling pessimistic — apart from the obvious champions and small scale underground rebels — a look further afield reveals that clubs, in the main, are in rude health.
Our cover star this issue Seth Troxler has already attracted his fair share of column inches. Rightly so.
We all knew it would happen sooner or later, but our cover star this issue, Ten Walls, has shifted the direction of dancefloors. Hypnotic, progressive grooves are back.