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Bluedot Festival 2018 Preview

Bluedot Festival 2018 Preview

With the majority of new festivals following formula and convention, and being anything but orthodox, Bluedot has broken the mould and purposely curated a festival like no other in the UK - amalgamating science, art...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 6th July 2018

Download Festival 2018 Live Review

Download Festival 2018 Live Review

After years of melancholic weather, Download Festival finally got five days of the stunning weather it deserved, as over 100,000 fans descended on the UK's home of rock n roll and the likes of Guns...

Review posted on 13th June 2018

Download Festival 2018 - Preview

Download Festival 2018 - Preview

Held on the famous Donington Race Track, just a stone's throw away from East Midlands Airport, the three-day festival has been home to rock fans for decades, hosting the Monsters of Rock festival from 1980...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 6th June 2018

Chemical Brothers - Printworks, London 02.12.2017 Live Review

Chemical Brothers - Printworks, London 02.12.2017 Live Review

After a year of mostly hiding, Chemical Brothers returned to the DJ booth for a set of three gigs that highlighted their supreme popularity in the industry. Despite only playing a 'DJ set' as...

Review posted on 20th December 2017

Gorillaz - Brighton Centre 27.11.2017 Live Review

Gorillaz - Brighton Centre 27.11.2017 Live Review

Outstanding. Spectacular. Gorillaz first tour in nearly seven years was worth the wait. It was a superlative frenzy as Damon Albarn brought his massive musical assemble to Brighton. With the Humanz tour selling out...

Review posted on 19th December 2017

Father John Misty - London Hammersmith Live Review

Father John Misty - London Hammersmith Live Review

A staple at Glastonbury over the last few years, Father John Misty's UK tour proved sound evidence of his prominence. He added two more London Hammersmith shows to his schedule, finishing off on the south...

Review posted on 16th November 2017

DJ Shadow Concorde 2, Brighton Live Review

DJ Shadow Concorde 2, Brighton Live Review

So in-demand the public needed a second performance, DJ Shadow is obviously a sought after artist in Brighton. Playing two consecutive evenings in the middle of August at Concorde 2, Shadow even has the ability...

Review posted on 25th August 2017

Elrow Festival 2017

Elrow Festival 2017

Showcasing its last UK party of the year, Elrow naturally pulled out all the stops, ensuring its Londontwo-day festival finished like it was the last day of summer. Not even the melancholic British weather could...

Review posted on 25th August 2017

Elrow at Amnesia Ibiza 2017 Live Review

Elrow at Amnesia Ibiza 2017 Live Review

The synergy that joins Elrow and Amnesia, one of Ibiza's most popular clubs would seemingly be a match made in heaven - and for the most part it is, as revelers get to experience the...

Review posted on 3rd August 2017

Five Sets From Glastonbury Festival Well Worth Re-Watching

Five Sets From Glastonbury Festival Well Worth Re-Watching

There aren't many weekends of the year that most of the country pray for rain, all except the fortuitous 250,000 people that descend on a farm in Glastonbury as most of the country sit at...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 27th June 2017

Wild Life Festival 2017 Review

Wild Life Festival 2017 Review

Successfully cementing its place in the festival calendar, Wild Life, in its third year, fortuitously flourished in the best weather since its inception, as hometown-legend Fatboy Slim played his biggest crowd in Brighton for over...

Review posted on 15th June 2017

Creamfields Steel Yard 2017 Live Review

Creamfields Steel Yard 2017 Live Review

The Steel Yard returned to London for a second bank holiday two-day weekend extravaganza, with Axwell n Ingrosso and Eric Prydz headlining the evenings. With the latter also debuting his latest Epic Show 5.0, he...

Review posted on 15th June 2017

Wild Life Festival 2017 Preview

Wild Life Festival 2017 Preview

Wild Life was originally curated by Disclosure and Rudimental and this will be the first time neither artist headlines the festival which has paved the way for a host of artists to cement their legacy...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 8th June 2017

What to expect at London’s Printworks

What to expect at London’s Printworks

Starting back at the beginning of February, with Seth Troxler taking the inauguration, the sensational new club saw the likes of Maya Jane Coles, Booka Shade and Hot Since 82 headline the venue over the...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 5th May 2017

Deadmau5 - W:/2016ALBUM/ Album Review

Deadmau5 - W:/2016ALBUM/ Album Review

There aren't many music producers who have the same arrogance and ostentatious behavior as Joel Zimmerman, known to most as the superstar DJ Deamau5.His views on EDM are outlandish, though mostly comprehendible (he once called...

Review posted on 3rd February 2017

Boundary Festival 2016 - Live Review

Boundary Festival 2016 - Live Review

Nestled between two universities and a football club is an emerging electronic festival in Brighton, where the organisers and punters alike are extending the UK festival season, using an amalgamation of big artists and local...

Review posted on 11th October 2016

Boundary Festival - 2016 Preview

Boundary Festival - 2016 Preview

Working with local nightclubs, Patterns, The Arch and Concorde 2, Boundary Festival is hoping to establish itself as another date in the festival calendar, albeit a late addition in the year. Nonetheless, the festival is...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 14th September 2016

SW4 2016 - Live Review

SW4 2016 - Live Review

If the August bank holiday weekend conventionally signals the end of the British summer of music festivals, you would have done well to find a better way to conclude the season than witnessing the Chemical...

Review posted on 2nd September 2016

SW4 2016 - Preview

SW4 2016 - Preview

As the last bank holiday weekend of the summer approaches, most passionate electronic aficionados get ready for the influx of world-class disc jockeys that land in London for the two-day festival that is SW4. And...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 11th August 2016

Wild Life Festival 2016 - Live Review

Wild Life Festival 2016 - Live Review

After winning the Best New Festival Award in 2015, Wild Life was back at Brighton City Airport to now showcase and cement its date in the festival calendar as a major player. To do this,...

Review posted on 16th June 2016

Wild Life Festival 2016 - Preview

Wild Life Festival 2016 - Preview

After winning the Best New Festival at last years UK Festival Awards, co-curators Rudimental and Disclosure are set to do it all again, establishing a name for themselves at the festival, making sure everyone knows...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 3rd June 2016

Parklife Announces Initial Acts For 2016

Parklife Announces Initial Acts For 2016

Celebrating its seventh birthday, Parklife returns to its more natural home of Heaton Park, after moving their since 2014 to accommodate with greater attendances. A park Oasis made famous in 2009 performing to just under...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 10th February 2016

Rudimental And Disclosure Return For Wild Life Festival 2016

Rudimental And Disclosure Return For Wild Life Festival 2016

Festival co-curators Rudimental and Disclosure are returning to the Brighton City Airport to headline an evening each, bringing along an army of top-class artists with them. Mimicking the variety of 2015, the festival curators have...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 10th February 2016

Maverick Sabre - Innerstanding Album Review

Maverick Sabre - Innerstanding Album Review

In the eyes of some, taking a two-three sabbatical from any job can leave you sluggish and off point. Taking a two-three sabbatical after selling 250,000 copies of your debut album in such a ruthless...

Review posted on 12th November 2015

Faithless - 2.0 Album Review

Faithless - 2.0 Album Review

If you didn't think faithless could get any more big room with their music, then think again. They just did. Regarded as producing some of the biggest nights in electronica before the recent revolution and...

Review posted on 23rd October 2015

Disclosure - Caracal Album Review

Disclosure - Caracal Album Review

After what seemed like a millennia in publically promoting one of the most anticipated records of the year, Disclosure are finally here with their second album 'Caracal', alongside a host of guest artists such as...

Review posted on 18th September 2015

Creamfields Festival 2015 Live Review

Creamfields Festival 2015 Live Review

Bringing Ibiza to a field just outside Liverpool, Creamfields was back again, with a plethora of headline disc jockeys, showcasing Creamfields as the powerhouse of UK-electronic festivals. With as many headline acts and big room...

Review posted on 3rd September 2015

Creamfields 2015 - Preview

Creamfields 2015 - Preview

It's that time of the year again. Bank Holiday weekend in August. The time of the summer when Ibiza crash lands just outside Liverpool all because of a three-day weekender. We are of course talking...

Review posted on 26th August 2015

Shakedown Festival - Waterhall, Brighton - August 15th 2015 Live Review

Shakedown Festival - Waterhall, Brighton - August 15th 2015 Live Review

Back to give the people of Sussex its annual dousing of electronic music, Shakedown fans returned in their numbers for an evening of debauchery and hard beats. Juxtaposing that of more commercial contemporary electronic festivals...

Review posted on 19th August 2015

Tame Impala - Currents Album Review

Tame Impala - Currents Album Review

If ever an album epitomised the change of direction in someone's life, Tame Impala's new album 'Currents' more than fits the bill, as the new record will surely have some fans wondering where the original...

Review posted on 28th July 2015

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