Claptone: ‘I’ve never felt the curse of the second album’ An exclusive video interview with the enigmatic DJ and producer on the making of his second album

THE mysterious, masked DJ and producer Claptone continues to delight house music fans across the world while keeping his identity shrouded in secrecy. He released second album, ‘Fantast’ at the beginning of this month. The album brings together a diverse group of collaborators such as Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke, Blaenavon, Tender, Jones, Zola Blood, Austra’s Katie Stelmanis, The Boxer Rebellion’s Nathan Nicholson, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Joan As Police Woman and Matt Simons. ‘Fantast’ demonstrates Claptone’s breadth of skill more so than debut album ‘Charmer’ which has scored over 60million streams and counting, but it’s in ‘Fantast’ that the...

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Darius Syrossian: ‘This is our passion, I can’t wait to get started in Ibiza’ We caught up with one of Britain's best DJs to talk about Do Not Sleep at Amnesia Ibiza, the importance of DJ residencies, forthcoming music, new label Moxy Music and no frills raving

DARIUS Syrossian is an example of what can be achieved in electronic music when determination combines with raw talent and passion.  Outspoken and honest with his attitude and with his music, the Tehran Born DJ moved to the UK as a 12 year old and has become one of this generations finest electronic artists over the last decade, overcoming obstacles in his path to success and bouncing back from set backs with an inspirational focus. Darius is about to start his summer residency for Do Not Sleep at Amnesia in Ibiza next week and for the opening party he...

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Dimitri From Paris: ‘It’s always great to see music that I love get in the spotlight again’ We caught up with the Parisan producer to find out how he went about sprinkling disco dust on David Morales seminal track Needin' U for its 20th birthday

TIME flies when you are having fun and as David Morales’ classic house track Needin’ U celebrates its 20th anniversary this year we are reminded of that fact, asking ourselves where have the last two decades gone? Needin’ U  is a landmark in house music culture and is a record which has gone down in dance music history. Originally released in 1998 it became an instant hit for Morales, then came The Face vs Mark Brown’s version ten years later. Now, the seminal track has been brought up to date to mark the second decade since its original release...

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Paul Oakenfold: ‘We were very concerned about causing an avalanche’ The legendary DJ on partying at Mount Everest Base Camp, Irvine Welsh's forthcoming Ibiza 87 film and what to expect from his set this summer in Ibiza for Clockwork Orange

THE term ‘legend’ is often overused in dance music but when it comes to describing Paul Oakenfold it is appropriate. Paul is one of the DJs responsible for importing the Balearic beat to the UK from Ibiza alongside cohorts Danny Rampling and Nicky Holloway. The night he started on returning from the White Isle, Spectrum was also one of the parties that kick started Acid House in the UK in the process changing the entire cultural landscape of the country. Last year Paul played an extraordinary DJ set 17,600 ft up at Mount Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas....

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Brandon Block – The Night Bazaar Sessions – Volume 36

THE Night Bazaar Sessions returns with the fantastic up and coming duo Rose Tinted & Anna Be. Having caught our ear with their recent releases on Darren Emerson’s Detone label, their music has been finding its way into the sets of Kevin Saunderson, Sasha, Sam Paganini, Stacey Pullen and Solomun. To learn more about the hotly tipped duo follow them via the social media links below. Enjoy their exclusive mix for The Night Bazaar Sessions right here. Turn it up! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosetinted.annabe.music/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RoseTintedAnnaB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosetinted_annabe/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rt-ab  ...

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Brandon Block: ‘It is wonderful after all these years to still be able to play lovely music on the island where we have beautiful memories’ The Ibiza legend chats to us about Strawberry Fields Festival, his Happy Days project, Es Paradis, Ibiza, Blockster and Clockwork Orange

BRANDON Block is in a good place. After his stint on Celebrity Big Brother last year, the superstar DJ and Ibiza legend has continued on the journey of self-discovery he embarked on through his own recovery from the demons that almost beat him in his darkest days. He has worked extensively helping people suffering from mental illness, addiction and homelessness and has just launched a new project called Happy Days which aims to help people take control and enable them to lead happier lives by challenging negative patterns of thinking and instead choose happiness. In addition to this work...

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Rose Tinted & Anna Be – The Night Bazaar Sessions – Volume 35

THE Night Bazaar Sessions returns with the fantastic up and coming duo Rose Tinted & Anna Be. Having caught our ear with their recent releases on Darren Emerson’s Detone label, their music has been finding its way into the sets of Kevin Saunderson, Sasha, Sam Paganini, Stacey Pullen and Solomun. To learn more about the hotly tipped duo follow them via the social media links below. Enjoy their exclusive mix for The Night Bazaar Sessions right here. Turn it up! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosetinted.annabe.music/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RoseTintedAnnaB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosetinted_annabe/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rt-ab  ...

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Leftfield: ‘The standard of the underground has never been higher’ We caught up with Leftfield's Neil Barnes to talk nostalgia, touring Leftism, Arcadia London and the future

LEFTFIELD’s seminal album Leftism was a game changer for electronic music when it was released 23 years ago and it is a record which still sounds fresh today. Neil Barnes and Paul Daley will go down in history as one of electronic music’s greatest live acts and last year they released a very special reissue of the album. The album was followed by a UK tour led solely by Neil Barnes. We caught up with Neil last week who had just returned from Australia and New Zealand touring Leftism and found him gearing up for the huge Arcadia show...

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Electronic Youth – The Night Bazaar Sessions – Volume 34

OVER the last five years Electronic Youth has emerged as one of dance music’s stand out producers and DJs with a string of big releases on a plethora of of cool credible dance music labels including, NOEXCUSE, NOPRESET, Lost Records, Lapsus Music, Cr2 Records, Younan Music, Cubism, Safe Music and many more. He has also played some huge events such as Used & Abused, We Are FSTVL, Connected, Clockwork Orange. It is with great pleasure we welcome Electronic Youth to The Night Bazaar Sessions for volume 34 of the series with a mix that illustrates why he continues to...

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Mark Gwinnett – The Night Bazaar Sessions – Volume 33

WE all know 3 is the magic number so it is only fitting to welcome The Night Bazaar and Cubism head Mark Gwinnett back for his 3rd Session for the 33rd edition. This 2 hour mix features first plays of Mark’s new Lunacy Sound Division tracks Proper Gander featuring Terry Francis and Terry’s excellent remix plus the new James Horner sampling Illegal Aliens tune all coming soon on Cubism. Not only that the second hour of the mix contains mostly goodies from Mark’s pals Ashley McKenna under his Man About Town alias with his sublime Berlin Strings and his...

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