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You should probably be sitting down for this one   It's been a massive news week this week guys. One of the biggest we've ever seen. We've had Bowie, Rickman, an impending financial crises, terror attacks, junior doctors strike, the Friends reunion and, of course, the celebrity Big Brother bust-up. But this earth-shattering news week is not over yet, oh no, because BBC Hamps ...

Sales of record players have gone through the roof over the last few months   Everyone and their mum (literally) seems to own a vinyl player these days, which is simultaneously great and irritating, seeing as the price of a 12” is probably the amount of money left in your bank account till February. To prove that charity shops have just as varied a selection as your local re ...

Diplo is the life coach we desperately need.

It's simply astonishing that nobody thought of this sooner   Lets face it, it's 2016 and you have little-to-no need for a physical calendar. Wall calendars used to be all rage, the bankable Christmas gift you'd receive year in, year out from a not-so-close relative. They used to come in all sorts of varieties - you could get Simpsons calendars, Jurassic Park calendars, S-Club ...

The world stops for the day as the death of David Bowie is announced   The creator of twenty eight albums spanning the course of over fifty years, Bowie was one of the last remaining artists whose career journeyed through every genre that has built contemporary music. A leader in music, fashion and experimental culture, Bowie was able to provide hope in his pioneering creati ...

12 classic dance music items you could buy for the price of a set of Technics   We've already brought you news of the relaunch of the iconic Technic's 1200 turntables. We've even put together a handy set of opinions you can spout when they next come up in conversations. But as news reached us today that each unit would retail at $4000 - thats £5,483.86 for a pair at the time ...

Question: Should I be talking on the dancefloor? Answer: No   Picture the scene: It’s just struck 1:00am, the sound system's been rammed up to full throttle, you’ve assumed an enviable position front left (always front left) and the headline act is just about to grace the decks. Perfection. But wait, what’s this?  A lost straggler who’s somehow infiltrated your opulent oasis ...

Dry January, eh?   The mantra of those broken by Christmas spending, or just words used in the quest for sainthood by people you wish you’d never become friends with? Either way, leave the Dry January cohort to their soda waters and use the next three weeks to better yourself, with a pint firmly in hand.    Spend All The Money Your Gran Gave You On Going to Bugged Out!   ...

Here's our hot predictions for 2016   Diplo Tries His Hand At Classical Music Proving that there’s still a pebble beach worth of stones to be turned, Diplo lends his hand to contemporary classical music production. 2016 will bring a meeker, milder Diplo; his ‘no more topless photos’ policy has seen to this.   Elevator Music Will Be 'The New Tropical House' Tropical ho ...

Want a handy ready-made opinion on the new Technics 1200?   So Technics have announced the release of a brand new version of their classic 1200 turntable, the SL 2000G. Will we all be rushing off to buy 12” imports again like in the 90s? Or has their time passed?  Obviously, it’s obligatory for every DJ to have an opinion on the new 1200s but we’re all so busy these days, ri ...