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Guest Playlist: John Newman

 On first listening to John Newman‘s rousing debut solo single, ‘Love Me Again‘, Northern Soul may not be the most immediate of comparisons to spring to mind. It’s certainly there though, as the lauded Rudimental collaborator explains below. A brief glance over the track’s accompanying video –


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News: Funny Tummy Exhibition

The creative mind behind Wolverhampton’s Funny Tummy was 14 when he got kicked out of school. Now 27 and exhibiting his artworks at The Royal Albert Hall, the illustrator/graphic designer is certainly having the last laugh. He started out producing hand-drawn mixtape covers for artists such as Tinie Tempah



My #RSD13: James Blake’s James Blake

With James Blake‘s self-titled debut album seeing a Record Store Day reissue this weekend, Seb Law and Alex Cull decided the time was nigh to revisit – and debate – what’s been one of the most divisive dubstep releases in recent years.

I’m not one to knock artists, …


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Tips For 2013 Advent #2: The Weeknd

The Weeknd emerged in 2011 when Abel Tesfaye released three free mixtapes on the internet over a matter of months. House Of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence then went on to reach critical acclaim from pretty much all of the music press. He’s now been snapped up by the …