Dance Music

Who Are the Women Pioneers of Dance Music?

Carl Loben | Posted 29.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Carl Loben

It's not a great look to have such a 'sausage-fest' (a load of forty- and fifty-something blokes), especially now that increasing numbers of women are DJing, producing, promoting, managing, running labels and so on more than ever.

One Foot In The Rave: Disco Pete "Music Is Not Concerned With Age"

Sophie Tanner | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Sophie Tanner

Often dubbed the 'UK's oldest raver', Brighton's own legend, Disco Pete, is 80 years old this year and has literally danced his way through his retirement. He has a rather large following, with over 10,000 fans of the Facebook page his daughter set up.

Is Electronic Dance Music Inherently Sexist?

Carl Loben | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carl Loben

Women are under-represented in lots of professions, but music and the arts are generally thought to be areas where there is at least a modicum of equality. In rock music, for instance, the battles have been fought -- and largely won -- over gender parity, a plethora of female musicians (guitarists, drummers etc) proving that women can rock just as well as men.

Festival Number 6, Most Magical and Best-Kept Secret Festival in the UK (and Possibly in the World!)

Charo Merida | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Charo Merida

It has a cool crowd and vibe, and it's set in the most stunning location you can think of... Portmeirion, a unique village on its own private peninsulea on the southern shores of Snowdonia, north Wales.

How A Jazz Purist Became A Dance Music Sensation At Ibiza

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Gregory Porter may have already earned his stripes in the jazz community with the Grammy-winning album 'Liquid Spirit', but he's gone and conquered a ...

Horizontalism - A Love Story

Tim Thornton | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

What do bands do when they're not doing anything?... You know when you've been on a business trip and you get back to the office and have to do the million things you didn't do while you were on the business trip? That.

Bionic Women: Electronic Music's Most Underrated Female Artists

Wedaeli Chibelushi | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Wedaeli Chibelushi

Parklife, Creamfields, Outbreak, Wildlife. This summer, Britain hosts a stellar line-up of electronic music festivals. Defying the 'decline of the UK music festival', 2015 sees several dance fiestas sprouting across England's green pastures. Whether you rate chart darlings Gorgon City or house maestro Maceo Plex, there's a Reebok imprinted bog out there for you...

The Marmite of Ibiza: Paris Hilton

Louisa Newton | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Louisa Newton

It's fair to say Paris has progressed on the island over the last two seasons: starting with a four week Wednesday night residency back in 2013, she's now taking over Amnesia's Main Room whilst Matinee will control The Terrace for an incredible nine week Saturday night residency this year.

Bored Traveller Makes Epic Music Using Plane Sounds

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Tech

You have a 24-hour flight ahead of you, it's the worst case scenario for long-haul flights. What do you do? Well you watch all the on-flight films, li...

A Clubber's Guide to Goa: The Best Nightlife Hotspots in India's Party Capital

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

No stay in Goa would be complete without a trip to Club Cubana, situated between Baga and Anjuna in the Arpora Hill. Dubbed the 'night club in the sky', the climb to the top is well worth it as its picturesque views are equalled by its hedonistic atmosphere.

Going to Ibiza for the First Time...

DJ Monki | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
DJ Monki

Today I joined Grimmy, Annie Mac, Pete Tong and MistaJam on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show to kick off the weekend... Ibiza is the world's most iconic dance music location and to be a part of Radio 1's infamous dance line-up on one of the biggest weekends on the island is crazy.

What We Learned At The Secret Garden Party 2014

Sarah Bee | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Bee

31) Spitfires with fireworks coming off their wings that loop in the sky to form a GIANT HEART from their trails as the light fades from the sky: actual best thing ever. 32) A tiny flying-machine thing sprinkling blue lights over your head like something out of WALL-E, blimey, I mean, look at that.

Six of the Best Breasts in Music

Adam Hamdy | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

Talisco's debut album Run is out on 19th May, and you can watch the short film that showcases three of his tracks below. Directed by Zack Spiger and Matt Larson, it's a great short film. However it's not safe for work as it features a fair amount of violence, six breasts and three great tracks.

Is the EDM Bubble Good for Dance Music?

Nick Sabine | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nick Sabine

Let's start by clarifying something. EDM and dance music, as many of us know them, are two different beasts. There are parallels between them, but for the most part they are separate worlds.

Ten Artists to Watch

Adam Hamdy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

Music is a huge part of my professional life and I'm lucky enough to spend most of my waking day listening to music or working with musicians. Since there are few greater gifts than music, I thought I'd showcase 10 acts that have made a real impression in the past few months.

Disco Doyenne Sally McLintock, DMC World Events Director, Talks About the DMC Championships 2013

Erica Crompton | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Erica Crompton

Sally poses with DJs at a past event Eat your heart out Ben Ainslie! There's a new competition in town that's about to steal your thunder. I'm partic...

Avicii Tops Chart With Fastest-Selling Single Of The Year

Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Swedish DJ and producer Avicii has scored the fastest-selling single of the year which went straight in at number one today, the Official Charts Compa...

The Only Duo That Survived - 30 Years of the Pet Shop Boys

James Ruddick | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Ruddick

The Guinness Book of Records notes that they are the fourth biggest dance act in the world - trailing only Madonna, Michael Jackson and Donna Summer. What's more intriguing than the success, however, is the fact that they have managed to stay together.

A DJ's Survival Guide to Ibiza

Chuckie | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Everyone knows that Ibiza is one of the best places to party on the planet. There's world famous clubs on every corner and every summer the most respected DJs and performers flood the island every night. It's just a given that you have got the night time sorted, but here is my guide to making the most out of your Ibiza days.

Feedback Luke

Laidback Luke | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Laidback Luke

Followers who don't see the bigger picture, get worried. It's a discussion I have with my older following every two to three years. It seems that when you're in between 18 and 23 years old, you cling onto certain songs for life. Those will be yours forever and occasionally something new will come through. It's a very common human trait.

Live Review - Plan B, Labrinth and Rudimental at the O2

Carly Wilford | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

As Brits we can be pretty subdued when it comes to concerts. Standing back swaying slightly and giving an in time nod when it comes to the tracks we love. Letting go isn't always our thing. Do we even know what that is?

Charlie Thomas

'This Recession Was A Walk In The Park Compared With The Download Revolution' | Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

Simon Dunmore founded Defected records, one of the UK's best known dance labels, with Ministry of Sound in 1999. Nearly 14 years on, he's seen off two...

European Vs American Music: Closing the Gaps With Ericka Hunter

James Walden | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Walden

To talk about the rapid success of EDM (electronic dance music) we spoke with Ericka Hunter, who many may know as the star of Broadway's "Rock of Ages" in New York City.

Underworld Star Taken lll After Opening Ceremony

PA | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK

Underworld star Rick Smith has been taken ill after the dance act masterminded the music for last night's three-hour London 2012 opening ceremony. ...

After 25 Years, We've Still Got Our Record Decks

X-Press 2 | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
X-Press 2

Our collective, eclectic tastes in music are part of the make up of X-Press 2, that whole ethos of finding new sounds but dipping back into the past is part of what we, as clubbers, dancers, DJs and now producers, have always loved about what we're involved with.