The "Wake Me Up" artist died last week at 28 years old.
The world feels radically different and smaller today to promoters. The loss of the traditional, regular 'residencies' and regional nights has been sad, but progress outward not inward. Yet, Britain still suffers from the misapprehension and as an island we can be divorced from the shared community.
It was an honour for myself to find out where Gary's own head was at in an interview 25 years on from my first experience of him, and to discover what a cordial and unpretentious interviewee he was, notwithstanding his decades of experience in a cut-throat music business that has beaten him down as much as it has elevated him.
Grimes wrote, produced, engineered and practically crafted almost every note of her new album, 'Art Angels'. Having taught herself electronic production, Claire "Grimes" Boucher has mastered guitar, ukulele, and violin to stitch together this multi-verse of strikingly different sounds.
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.
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...
Just as we were thinking about launching a magazine independently, financed by maxed out credit cards and money found down the back of the sofa, it seemed that suddenly we could slug it out with the big boys and girls on an almost even playing ground. We would be able to get to our niche audience via the magic of the internet.
Edgar Froese took inspiration from the pioneers of electronic music, building instruments, repurposing electronic devices and devouring intimidating new technology for which there was often no manual, as himself and as the driving force behind Tangerine Dream, released over a hundred albums and dozens of film scores.
Bahador Kharazmi, a music producer and singer/songwriter, formerly based in the capital Tehran, and now in the US, has become Prince of the underground. Since the release of his first album Too In Zamoone in 2003, his popularity has grown exponentially at home and abroad.
In many ways, having started my career writing music for pictures, almost all my work has been collaborative, whether it was with advertising creatives, film directors, or TV producers. From these experiences, I have learnt to look for a common 'language' between all the people involved.