A work mate joked to me the other day “Aren’t you a bit too old to be gallivanting around night clubs?” It. Continue reading
Resident DJ for Kinky Malinki for over 15 years. Trainer enthusiast, goalkeeper and collector of too much stuff. Have been dipping my toe in to the world of writing for quite some time having written for Azuli Records in the past, along with doing Kinky Malinki’s press work and writing a sneaker spread for an urban lifestyle magazine called 24/7 Live Listings. I’ve always go too much to say, especially when it comes to the dance industry, so what better way than to channel it in to articles for Decoded Magazine.
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If you are after an album of huge chart hits and soundalike nonsense, then it’s best to look elsewhere – Defected Most Rated 2017
I feel that approaching a review for a Defected Records album release would be to attempt to review for visiting. Continue reading
Over twenty years ago I used to go to a Wednesday night party at a local club in Essex. It was a very popular club. Continue reading
Roger Sanchez – It’s humbling to see that much of what I have done has influenced a new generation (or two) of new DJs in some small way.
Roger Sanchez is, for many, the embodiment of House music. From humble beginnings in NYC to high profile. Continue reading
Just Be / Bushwacka – in a city like London, there are always new things opening, the illegal raves were amazing, but none of them bar a couple were really in London – not the big ones. Warehouse parties yes – but it’s a lot harder to get away with it now
Matthew Benjamin has held many guises in his journey through electronic music. Launching his career as Matthew. Continue reading
Artist: Eli Escobar Title: Happiness Label: Classic Release: Out Now Genre: House I think it’s fair to. Continue reading
Exclusive interview with Ministry of Sound co-founder Justin Berkmann ahead of their 25th Birthday celebrations “London cannot survive on a handful of venues, our music scene is incredible and lives on the enormous choice of amazing spaces London has to offer.”
Justin Berkmann started DJing after being schooled in the Family Funktion & Shake'n'Fingerpop warehouse. Continue reading
Danism – We both come from an era when producers focused on making the music and playing it out. To be honest, if I had it my own way, we wouldn’t even have Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Dan Liquid and Dan Gresham are collectively known as Danism. Together they form a production team that is. Continue reading
Ask anyone that’s rolled in at silly o’clock in the morning, whether they’ve just had the time of their. Continue reading
If you have reached your mid-30s, dabbled in London life and been a clubber or DJ (or both), there is a high. Continue reading
Teenage Mutants – It’s a fast industry: one day you’re on top; one day you’re in Hell – like that guy who hates gay people from Lithuania… forgot his name…
While his name may evoke childhood memories, there’s nothing comic about his passion for music. Within the. Continue reading
If you were clubbing, listening to the radio, reading music magazines or even going to your local record store. Continue reading
Interview : Simon Dunmore – Creatives deserve to be rewarded for their creativity. Artists get paid for their paintings. Designers get paid for their clothes. I don’t understand why people feel they can have music for nothing?
Recently, arguably one of the best and most prolific House music labels in the world, Defected Records, announced. Continue reading
Would you let your child pursue a full time career as a DJ or Singer in the dance music industry? Where is the line drawn when that parental support turns from encouragement to straight up delusion?
Every second of every day, a DJ, artist, musician, whatever, is pounding away at their Facebook messenger,. Continue reading
Nowadays it’s not just music it’s the whole package, your DJing, your social presence, your branding. If you don’t want to work hard then this game probably isn’t for you. – Low Steppa
Low Steppa needs little introduction. Since the early years of this millennium he’s been producing some of the. Continue reading
Smokin Jo – It is still hard for women to get in the so called big leagues, hard to say if now another female could achieve (DJ Mag Top 100) it as the top is all the EDM guys
Smokin Jo is one of the most talented DJs to emerge from the British dance music scene. Jo’s undeniably cutting. Continue reading
Black Girl / White Girl are two young DJ/producers who have their finger set firmly on the pulse of good. Continue reading
Given the impact they have had, it’s hard to believe Leftwing & Kody only launched in 2012. The duo’s. Continue reading
Long associated with the legendary Defected Records, Sam Divine has come a long way since being a record shop. Continue reading