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Martyn Q&A: On Club Culture In An EDM World, Meditation And Melancholy

Martyn’s new album is called ‘The Air Between Words’ but it could easily be called ‘The Air Between Genres’. Though often billed as a techno or dubstep artist, the Dutch producer hovers between a...

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David Bowie’s Isolated Vocal Track For ‘Ziggy Stardust’ Will Give You Chills

Thanks to Brain Pickings for posting the isolated vocal for David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’. It’ll give you goosebumps… and make you even more excited for the upcoming “new music” announced this week....

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How Sia’s Personal Resurrection Became Her Greatest Work Yet

Up until this point there have been two oft-quoted supposedly interesting things about Sia. First, her facelessness and atypical shunning of the limelight. When she has appeared in public this year...

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Chart-Ruling Super Producer Greg Kurstin: ‘Guitar Music Is At An All-Time Low’

You may not be hugely familiar with the name Greg Kurstin, but you’ll have heard scores of songs he’s written and produced over the last decade. The sought-after super-producer has defined 00s...

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How Lana Del Rey’s Heart-Breaking Glastonbury Set Turned Me From Sceptic To...

It’s exactly one month to the day since Lana Del Rey played a short afternoon slot on the main Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury – and I’m still reeling from her performance. You know when you’re not sold...

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What Tunes Would Jesus Have Popped On At The Last Supper?

Here’s a question you’ve probably never pondered: If Jesus had a record player, what do you think he would have popped on at the Last Supper? So asked GummyWormPalace on the best thread on Reddit...

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The story behind Jeff Buckley’s most extraordinary vocal performance of ‘Grace’

Jeff Buckley’s ‘Grace’ was released in Britain over 20 years ago. Though it might seem like a classic album these days, its place firmly fixed in the canon of teenager lament-rock, the reality around...

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Disclosure: 5 Reasons Why The Duo Could Headline Festivals Next Year

By far the biggest crowd I was in at Leeds festival today (Friday, August 22) was at the NME/Radio 1 tent for Disclosure’s headline show. It was such a crush that, at one point, about 100 excited...

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Kate Bush’s Before The Dawn Shows Begin: The Story Of The First Night

Everything about tonight was extraordinary. First, for Kate Bush fans, it was a moment we never thought would happen. After 35 years away from the stage, we had accepted it was likely that our live...

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TED Talks: 10 Music-Related Lectures That Will Enrich Your Day

From crop insurance to gender violence, neuroscience to colour-shifting deep sea creatures, TED run lectures on many aspects of life on earth. Based in New York, the first conference happened in...

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Friends: 10 Unforgettable Music Moments

It was over twenty one years ago that the world first heard that twangy chromatic riff – ding diyiyiyng ding ding ding ding ding! – and the whiny vocals, ‘So no one told you life was gonna be this...

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Thom Yorke’s Ten Best Non-Radiohead Tracks

There’s a lot to Thom Yorke outside of Radiohead. His 2006 solo debut ‘The Eraser’ was icy electronic proof that he’s as formidable a songwriting talent alone as he is in the company of Mssrs....

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Chic featuring Nile Rodgers round off ‘Le Freaks’ project at London’s Indigo...

The King of Disco performs a set of dance floor classics and hit collaborations with flare and chic Chic featuring Nile Rodgers played a one-off show at London’s Indigo at The O2 last night (October...

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Steve Reich Interview: On Radiohead, Aphex Twin And ‘The Rite Of Spring’

Steve Reich met Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood in Poland in 2011. He was impressed by his classical work and when he got home, looked up Radiohead’s music online. He spent an hour on YouTube...

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Mercury Prize 2014: Young Fathers’ Single-Minded Craftsmanship Deserved To Win

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and G Hastings from Young Fathers attend the Barclaycard Mercury Prize at The Roundhouse on October 29, 2014 in London, England. (Photo...

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Did Mark Ronson Just Return With 2015’s ‘Get Lucky’?

In March of this year Mark Ronson gave a stand-out TED talk about the art of sampling. Until that point he’d kept quite a low profile since ‘Record Collection’ in 2010 (remember that massive tune ‘Bang...

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11 Music Podcasts That Will Make Your Commute Amazing

If you’re not one of the million hopelessly addicted already, you might have heard people talking about Serial, the spinoff podcast series from This American Life. Journalist Sarah Koenig presents the...

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10 Of The Most Eccentric Gigs Of All Time

It’s not unusual for things to go wrong during concerts. I’m thinking of Paul McCartney’s grasshopper attack, the frontman of NY deathcore band Emmure getting electrocuted and rogue fans bum-rushing...

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What Gig Left You Buzzing In 2014? NME Writers On Their Favourite Shows Of 2014

You know when you go and see a show and it leaves you buzzing for days? When it’s about much more than the music: it makes you feel thrilled to be alive? Sometimes it can be so powerful your brain...

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Music Rediscovery: What Album Have You Gone Back To In 2014?

How do you arrange the music on your MP3 player? There are certain albums on mine that are immovable. ‘Illmatic’, ‘Ready To Die’, ‘The Score’, most albums by Radiohead, Pixies, Tori Amos and Kate Bush...

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