Filling dancefloors with his woozy, blissed-out soundscapes and tropical-print production, Vancouver-based electronic artist/producer Blood Diamonds (otherwise known as Michael Diamond) currently stands head and shoulders above his competitors (well, he is 6″9). Now, with upcoming EP Phone Sex (said to be the result of a night partying with frequent collaborator Grimes) all but ready to drop, we talk to Mike about the Canadian music scene, Ke$ha and where he’d be without the Internet. Read the rest of this entry
So what’s HOTTT in pop music right now? American pop? J-Pop? Erm, X Factor? Don’t even think about it! If you really want to have your finger on the #WHATSKEWLRITENOW pulse, it’s time to fire up YouTube and set your Google Translator to ‘Korean’… K-POP IS COMING! Read the rest of this entry
Meet the people who’ll change your playlists, wardrobes and more in 2012… Read the rest of this entry
Signed to Acephale (along with SALEM, Pure X + CFCF), James Brooks and Josh Clancy, aka Elite Gymnastics, are set to be the next big thing in electronic music. 2012 – WATCH OUT.
SS: So where does the name ‘Elite Gymnastics’ come from? Are you into #KEEPINGFIT?
JB: It’s from a song called ‘Ruthless Babysitting’, by the UK power electronics band Whitehouse, which I’ve always interpreted as taking shots at Peter Sotos, a controversial writer – and in the eyes of a lot of people, a child pornographer. The [lyrics] say that his favourite Google search is “Russian orphanage, ruthless babysitting, elite gymnastics” – if you actually Google ‘Elite Gymnastics’, it comes up with loads of girls in spandex… so we called the band that. For all the paedophiles of the world.
JC: It’s better than seeing our ugly asses. Read the rest of this entry