Interview: ORIGINALS… Mark Archer, Altern 8 (Part One)

“Top one, nice one, get sorted!” Last year marked 30 years in the music business for Mark Archer, better known as one half of Altern 8 and a true legend

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Interview: ORIGINALS… Jamie Anderson, part two

Following on from part one of our interview with Artform Records head honcho Jamie Anderson, we discuss how the iconic label came together, the path that took him to Berlin,

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Interview: ORIGINALS… Jamie Anderson, part one

Last year marked the 21st anniversary of Artform Records, founded by musical pioneer Jamie Anderson. Having grown up in a musical household in west London, Anderson cut his teeth in

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Interview: ORIGINALS… Marcus Mixx, part two

Marcus Mixx, aka Marcus Shannon, has experienced the highs and lows of the music scene – having been hailed as one of Chicago’s leading house music producers in the late

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Interview: ORIGINALS… Marcus Mixx, part one

When you hit the bottom, there’s only one way to go… up. Just ask Chicago house producer Marcus Mixx, aka Marcus Shannon. In the three decades or so since he

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Interview: ORIGINALS… Matthew Herbert (Part Two)

For more than two decades, Matthew Herbert has proven to be one of electronic music’s most versatile and prolific figureheads, working with artists as diverse as Björk and Dizzee Rascal,

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Interview: ORIGINALS… Matthew Herbert (Part One)

Trying to pigeonhole Matthew Herbert is an impossible task – from big band swing to classical reinterpretations to minimal techno (to capturing the sound of a farmyard animal from birth

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Wondering where the vocal sample came from in A Guy Called Gerald’s Voodoo Ray? You might be surprised…

Today, 16 February, is A Guy Called Gerald’s (aka Gerald Simpson’s) birthday, and while the Manchester-born producer has dipped his toe into a myriad of genres over a thirty year

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Interview: ORIGINALS… Seamus Haji (Part Two)

Following on from part one yesterday, part two of our ORIGINALS interview with Seamus Haji examines the London-born house producer’s A&R work, how he developed the Big Love label, and

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Interview: ORIGINALS… Seamus Haji (Part One)

In recent years, London-born Seamus Haji has become one of house music’s most celebrated producers and remixers, heading up the Big Love label and holding residencies in seminal nightspots such

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