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“We let everyone exist within their own creative dimensions, Black Beacon Sound is about giving artists a refreshing experience.” Based in Sheffield, but fast becoming a nationally-recognised label, Black Beacon Sound is what happens when two friends, self-professed record nerds and relentlessly-optimistic music lovers become tired of the status quo. Stifled by their work at […]

With the bulk of January out of the way, we can finally look forward to that end of the month paycheck. Before it quickly disappears, get your chops into this month’s newest vinyl delights! With the amount of good wax on the way this month and next, there’s slim chance your  bank balance will remain […]

We all know that orange is the new black and Thursday is the new Friday but, hey, didja know January is the new December? Shake off that Twixmas stupour and forget that plan of a dry month – Liverpool’s packing some fire to continue the party sparkle right through the greyest of months. Glasto might […]

Once more around the sun – 2017 has been a curious year for the music industry as a whole. To unpack a full 365 days in ‘the business’ would be an unassailable endeavour, especially in a few short paragraphs. Given the endless dimensions of discussion on offer, these are just some of our personal highlights […]

After the final Dobwalls Gateway Zone came out on 19th December, we sat down with Ben aka Brain Rays for a quick little catch up on how things have flown over the past few months and what his plans are for the future… Brain Rays has been deep in the studio recently. With four releases in as […]

“The whole point in Balearic music is that you capture the moment. It’s just about these different shades…” Since their first release, Déjà vu on Mark Barrot’s International Feel imprint in 2015, Private Agenda have gone from strength to strength, with releases on Needwant and Nightshift, as well as radio play on BBC Radio 1Xtra, […]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? The season of that t00-many-mince-pies feeling, staid office pissups and Mariah Carey on repeat in the Asda is upon us. Step away from the Christmas madness and indulge yourself in a little musical self-care with ne’er a Wham! karaoke in sight. All the same, tickets for these events […]

“Music is all about atmosphere…atmosphere can traverse good drum&bass, good house music, any genre really. The problem with music today is that a lot of people are copying a template for perceived success, they don’t have any atmosphere in their tracks. If you have no atmosphere, if you’ve had no life experience, then it will […]

There was an article published in Mixmag’s November issue written by the editor, Duncan Dick, entitled ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom: Dance Music Needs More Rockstars‘. Had this been trolled out as satire, it would have been worthy of no more than a derisory comment. But as it has been published as a print piece […]

Travel. One of the greatest challenges facing a DJ or music selector is travel; to take oneself out of the familiar, to jump into a whole new realm and provide a soundtrack for strangers to dance and enjoy. It’s a talent often defined by expeditious curation, a musical conversation between the selector and the emotional responses […]


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