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Spotlight: Jessica Lawrence

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Spotlight: Jessica Lawrence
By Katarina Smythe
Sat, 29th July 2017

We talk to Jessica about her musical journey so far

Jessica has been singing for enjoyment for as long as she can remember. When she was 13, she decided to pick up the guitar and learn a few chords. As she discovered how much better it felt and sounded...

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It Started With A Synthesizer: The Musical Chronicles Of Ivan Gough

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It Started With A Synthesizer: The Musical Chronicles Of Ivan Gough
By Kate Stephenson
Thu, 27th July 2017

Strap yourself in for a journey through space, time and music production with a true Melbourne/Australian legend

Melbourne DJ, producer and genre chameleon Ivan Gough has been a linchpin of Australian electronic dance music since the early years of its inception. Over the last three decades, he’s played hi...

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Alice Clark: Questions We May Never Answer

REVIEWS
Alice Clark: Questions We May Never Answer
By Harold Heath
Tue, 18th July 2017

Alice Clark’s eponymous long lost soul album is one of those music industry mysteries that ultimately leaves more questions than answers.

Recorded and released in 1972, it stands up today as perhaps one of the finest soul albums ever recorded. Quality underground music excavators Jazzman Records call it “The Holy Grail of modern s...

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Spotlight: Enya Angel

SPOTLIGHT
Spotlight: Enya Angel
By Katarina Smythe
Thu, 13th July 2017

We talk to Enya about her journey so far...

Australian born, Enya Angel is no stranger to the EDM world. With over 30 featured vocal and lyric credits internationally, she continues to take over the electronic dance music scene with releases on...

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My Favourite Things About My Favourite Things

REVIEWS
My Favourite Things About My Favourite Things
By Harold Heath
Mon, 10th July 2017

In 1961, jazz visionary John Coltrane (1926-1967) took a sweet, popular song from a Broadway show and transformed it into a whirling, ecstatic, epic jazz suite. We re-listen to Coltrane’s ‘My Favourite Things’ and remember all the things that make it great.

There are a few ‘big’ jazz albums that might find their way into your average rock fans music collection: Dave Brubeck’s ‘Time Out’, Herbie Hancock’s ‘Headhun...

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When Did Djing Stop Being About The Music?

OPINION
When Did Djing Stop Being About The Music?
By Simon Huxtable
Tue, 4th July 2017

The future of djing examined through past to present

DJing is older than you might imagine. In fact, the earliest known sound recording was made in 1857 by Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville, a French printer and bookseller from Paris. However, until Tho...

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Spotlight: James Ty

SPOTLIGHT
Spotlight: James Ty
By Katarina Smythe
Thu, 29th June 2017

We speak to James Ty about his past, present and future

James Ty is an Irish singer, songwriter and producer. He grew up focusing on his love of music, and began writing at an early age. Inspired by such influences as Coldplay, John Mayer, Jon Bellion and ...

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Pandora CEO Tim Westergren Stepping Down

INDUSTRY
Pandora CEO Tim Westergren Stepping Down
By The Newsroom
Tue, 27th June 2017

Strong competition has seen Pandora's shares fall to all time lows

Reports web-wide have come flooding in of Tim Westergren's departure, a mere three weeks after Sirius XM announced it would invest $480 million in the online streaming company. Westergren is a co-fou...

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Islands in the Stream

INDUSTRY
Islands in the Stream
By Harold Heath
Fri, 23rd June 2017

Streaming was initially derided by the music industry and is still the subject of much debate. However, streaming services like Spotify are becoming an important income stream for more and more artists and labels. We look at how music industry perceptions of streaming are changing.

The music industry is a strange mix of early adopters and traditionalists, of trailblazers and conservatives, and nowhere is this more apparent than when a new technological development arrives. In th...

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Has Digital Technology Changed the DJ Skillset?

OPINION
Has Digital Technology Changed the DJ Skillset?
By Harold Heath
Tue, 20th June 2017

Digital technology has revolutionised all aspects of the music industry. What has been the impact of digital innovations from companies like Pioneer, Serato, Traktor, Rekordbox and Ableton on the skill set of the DJ and have they caused a fundamental change?

A DJ simultaneously frowns in concentration and grins with joy, her arms crossed in front of her, her left hand tweaking the EQ, her right slamming the crossfader on the mixer back and forth perfectly...

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