Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #14): Klute – We Control The Vertical

“… a touching piece of graffiti appeared on a wall during the gig – a vertical line, a horizontal line and then the two conjoined – we control the vertical, we control the horizontal, we control the Zig Zag…” Over the years I have developed a penchant for albums. Immersing in the underlying atmosphere, IContinue reading “Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #14): Klute – We Control The Vertical”

The Hidden Worlds: Inside the album

“ … when I’m creating music, I mostly envision different worlds. Once you stick with astronomy and the mysteries of the universe, there’s no turning back, hence the track titles are all universe-related. I’m all about stargazing, what I imagine is what I create and through the process I’m feeling it. The album title saysContinue reading “The Hidden Worlds: Inside the album”

Ancestral Voices – Night Of Visions: Inside the album

“.. the name (Ancestral Voices) comes from the idea that knowledge and wisdom are passed down aurally, sonically, and experientially into our time for us to learn the laws of Nature …” – excerpt from an Ancestral Voices interview for XLR8R Ancestral Voices is the side-project of British producer Liam Blackburn. Widely known in theContinue reading “Ancestral Voices – Night Of Visions: Inside the album”

“What came first, the music or the obsession?” – Part 2

“We’re suddenly in a period when it’s de rigueur to buy records” – Alan Scholefield, Honest Jon’s Records, London “… but those clerks are still there, still sneering at your bad choices, offering you an understated but supportive raise of the eyebrow for your good ones.” – Nick Hornby, writer “There was always interesting musicContinue reading ““What came first, the music or the obsession?” – Part 2”

Digital Jumps The Q

“I don’t feel I was trying to be anyone else, I was drawing from my influences when I was younger, a bit of reggae, hip-hop … It was coming straight from the heart and I think that’s important” – Digital on his first production steps calling for individuality – Red Bull Music Academy, Rome, 2004Continue reading “Digital Jumps The Q”

Count To Ten: Timeless Recordings (’92 – ’99)

“… from a musical point of view, I always intended to release stuff that would hopefully stand the test of time, hence the label name. Having said that, I never would have thought that people would still be listening to some of it 20+ years later! It’s proper mad, but really cool, it’s made itContinue reading “Count To Ten: Timeless Recordings (’92 – ’99)”

Count To Ten: Klute

A veteran producer, a prolific artist, a dexterous sonic fusioneer, a label owner and one of the most interesting figures in the drum and bass circuit Klute is the primary recording alias of Tom Withers.

Count To Ten: Nookie

Undoubtedly one of the leading lights in the Drum & Bass scene, Nookie (aka Cloud 9, Freddy Fudpukker, Main Attraction, Private Productions, Second Vision, Traces Of Guilt and Windy Milla) is London Herts dj, producer, artist and remixer Gavin Cheung. Nookie is a true veteran of the drum & bass scene, whilst at the sameContinue reading “Count To Ten: Nookie”

Blu Mar Ten Jump the Q

Jump the Q A mini-interview with 22 short questions (some personal, some tricky) looking for equally short answers, addressed to artists, producers, promoters, djs, friends and affiliates of the blog in general. Today Chris Marigold of Blu Mar Ten Jumps the Q Let’s get started: Set 1: The man behind the mask