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Producer, Musician, DJ & Grumpy Person, Will Sumsuch has been immersed in music since the late 90s. Releasing on BBE Records as one half of "Mega Jawns," Will also runs his own little independent House music label, Colour and Pitch.
"I had the feeling that if I could take a groove that is 20 years old and if I could flip it, I could get another 20 years out of it. It’s that simple." Hard as it is to believe,...
What defines a great record label? Is it the artwork & branding? Is it gathering together a roster of big names? Is it breaking fresh artists and pioneering new sounds? Although all of the above are clearly important to...
We all know the story by now. George Orwell wrote about it, as did Isaac Asimov. Living, as I do, in a country with more government-controlled surveillance cameras per capita than anywhere else in the world (the London borough...
The good people of Chicago really don’t need an Englishman to talk to them about a local institution like Gramaphone Records, any more than I might require your advice on how to make a decent cup of tea (just...
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Since DJ Shadow dropped Endtroducing on an unsuspecting World back in 1996, the bar for creative and original sample-based music was raised permanently. It seems a lifetime's worth of dedicated crate digging compressed into sixty-three glorious minutes was a...
Deep House must surely be the most muddled musical grouping around these days; the phrase seems to stumble around lost, like an embarrassingly drunk and slightly unhinged colleague at last month's office party. This lovely hunk of wax from...
The gradual resurgence of vinyl in the last few years, on the face of it, would seem to be nothing but good newls for House Music. But the numbers don't tell the whole story. As the bottom finally fell...
Chicago label Twirl made quite a splash on the international House scene with their show-stopping debut EP Journey Into The Deep back in October. Their second offering sees label founders Alinka and Shaun J. Wright getting together again for...
There's been quite a trend for throwback dance music of late. Barely a week goes by when I don't receive a slice of "authentic Chicago house from Romania". Drum loops lifted wholesale from an obscure Strictly Rhythm tune, 808...
Better known as Atjazz, UK producer Martin Iveson has been creating soulful, genre-defying dance music for more than two decades. His latest release on his own Atjazz Record Company is named after a certain Indian brand of beer, but...
If you (like so many British music journalists and tastemakers) lie awake at night worried that there just aren't enough dance music sub-genres ("Night Bus" or "UK Bass" anyone? No, I thought not.), your prayers have just been answered...
Ah, Stockholm. Home to beautiful people, endless summer nights, clean air and hordes of marauding Finns rampaging through the town on Booze Cruises from Helsinki... The city is also home to Oh!, one of Sweden's longest running club nights...
In a post-apocalyptic world where the fallout from the EDM Bomb has caused our musical landscape to resemble the set of a Mad Max movie, I imagine Karizma to be the supercool guy who pulls up in an air-conditioned...
Comedian Jack Black famously Tweeted: "I'm fairly certain that YOLO is just Carpe Diem for stupid people." Summoning up images of 'selfies' snapped in soulless chain bars and at EDM festivals, YOLO has taken on a meaning far removed...
Chez Damier is a man who requires no introduction from us, so when he announces a new project, any self-respecting deep house lover should stop whatever they're doing and pay attention (unless what they're doing happens to be performing...

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