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Line-1 at #36 in Music Week Upfront Club Charts

Another week, another little lift for Line-1. In print this week, you can find me at #36 in the Music Week Upfront Club Charts. This is based on what DJ’s are playing in clubs London, UK, Ibiza, etc. So, I’m pretty chuffed by … Continue reading

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Line-1 at #8 and #92

Pleased to say my first EP in a while has been storming up various charts… It stormed into #8 on the Music Week Upfront Breakers chart: And not only that it has literally stormed into #92 on the Top 100 … Continue reading

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Holden review – Purcell Room, 17/06/2014

Now this was more like it! A man, a massive Doepfer modular synth and a drummer. First up was the support though –  a man who didn’t introduce himself and then played fairly standard FTB (Faceless Techno Bollocks) for 40 … Continue reading

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Alex Horne @ Udderbelly Thurs 12th June

I bloody love Alex Horne and his vague yet sophisticated humour. I know him through his Radio 4 series’, but we saw him live at Udderbelly last Friday and it was a great night out. If you know his stuff, … Continue reading

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Field Day (Sunday) review

So we rocked up at around 5pm in anticipation of the Main Event at 9pm – ie, the Pixies. Lovely summer day. First port of call: cash point. Dammit. Of course they charge £3.75 for a withdrawal – curse our … Continue reading

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Richard Herring gig review – 23/05/2014

Not so much a review, just a note to say, ‘I was there and had a great time’. I like Richard Herring. This show was called, ‘We’re all going to die’, which included the comedic ruminations on this important topic – and knob … Continue reading

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Son Lux @ XOYO review – Weds 21st May

          First saw Son Lux last December and enjoyed them hugely. I love their blend of clever electronics, guitar and vox. They always does something a bit surprising musically, and the drummer is excellent theatre to watch.  … Continue reading

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The Today Programme should not attempt dance music

Was this the most embarrassing item ever on The Today Programme? A DJ who can’t mix, a professor who can’t explain the theory, and an interviewer who hasn’t got a clue about the subject in hand and has to cut … Continue reading

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Tyondai Braxton review – Oval Space, Tues 20th May

My first visit to The Oval Space in Hackney, and the first thing you see are the massive gasometers that are adjacent, setting the scene for a slightly otherworldly evening. I’ve never seen gasometers this close up and they are impressively … Continue reading

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Note permutations

The equivalent of a writer staring at a blank page, wondering how to fill it, is a composer staring at 88 black and white notes.* The composer is wondering how to arrange them into a pleasing sequence when so many … Continue reading

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