Entries in Electronic (7)

Monday
Nov182013

Disclosure @ O2 Academy, Bristol (16th November 2013)

On November 16th after 2 months away, predominantly spent touring the US, Disclosure played their first headline gig back in the UK to a sold out crowd at the O2 Academy, Bristol. Support for the sibling duo came in the form of Liverpudlian House producer Friend Within and the enigmatic Australian breakout star of 2012 Flume. 

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Wednesday
Aug012012

Global Gathering 2012

Following my first year at Global Gathering in 2011, it was without doubt the first festival down on my list for 2012, and with the first signs of a long overdue UK summer peeping through on Friday morning, it was once again set to be the best weekend of the year. The journey was a bit of a nightmare, as it was last year, with the shuttle buses being the most frustrating part, but before we knew it we had landed on site and the sun was beating down on thousands of festival goers. Some of the biggest names in International Dance music were on the line-up and ready to destroy numerous diverse sounding stages at the iconic Long Marston Airfield site in Stratford upon Avon.

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Tuesday
Jun122012

Parklife Weekender 2012

June has arrived, which can only mean one thing, festival season is here! First up was Parklife Weekender (June 9th-10th), which is one of the UK's only city-based festivals and is set in Platt Fields Park, Manchester. With my sister (Emily Coxhead) living in Manchester, she came along with me to take all the photographs used in this review and provided me with a bed for the weekend, due to the event being a non-camping affair. As far as UK festivals go, Parklife boasts one of the best line-ups of 2012, with legendary headline acts Chic & De La Soul blessing the main stage - I was hoping it wouldn't let me down, and it didn't, not one bit.

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Tuesday
Apr102012

Welcome to The Warehouse Project 2012

After many months of speculation and anticipation, Easter weekend saw The Warehouse Project open the doors to their brand new Trafford Park venue, for two nights of the very best in House music. Friday welcomed a stellar Progressive line-up, including Eriz Prydz, Axwell, John Digweed & Joris Voorn, with Sunday playing host to Loco Dice, Claude Von Stroke, Julio Bashmore, Heidi, Maya Jane Coles & many more. Store Street has been an iconic place in Manchester's history over the past 5 years, meaning the new venue had a lot to live up to, but thankfully it did, in emphatic fashion.

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Monday
Oct312011

The Warehouse Project: Jamie XX Presents (October 29th)

Halloween weekend usually means a huge weekend of music up and down the country; however, you don't get much bigger than one of the most well-known Dance venues in Europe playing host to Jamie XX, Jay Electronica, Four Tet, Julio Bashmore and more, all on the same night. My last experience at the Warehouse Project was overly disappointing to say the least, but I was expecting the music and the crowd to be a lot more positive this time round. Thankfully, that was the case...

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Wednesday
Sep282011

The Warehouse Project: Welcome To The Warehouse (September 24th)

Another September is coming to a close, which means it's time for the start of another Warehouse Project; however, 2011 is a special one, as we're saying goodbye to Store Street, which is a simply spectacular venue that has played host to some of the greatest nights in Manchester over the past 5 years. Unfortunately I had to miss the opening week, but the line-up for Welcome To The Warehouse more than made up for it and was the perfect first night for me to review. Well, so I thought...

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Tuesday
Aug302011

Example - Playing In The Shadows

Five years ago, Example was an incredibly witty Hip-Hop artist who was signed to Mike Skinner's record label (The Beats) and used to performing to a couple of hundred teenage boys who knew every word to every song from his debut album, What We Made (me included). Now, in 2011, he has become one of the biggest Dance/Pop acts in the country, is headlining some of the world's most prestigious festivals and selling out headline arena tours with one of best live shows you are ever likely to see. The transition started back in 2009 with Watch The Sun Come Up, and continued with the release of Won't Go Quietly last year, but Playing In The Shadows sees Example find his true sound and the music that he was destined to make.

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