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Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015

Zane Lowe Leaves Radio 1: 10 Of His Best Interviews Over The Years

It's the end of an era. Zane Lowe's final show is on Radio 1 on Thursday (5 March) before he leaves the BBC to work for Apple in California. While it's still unclear what he'll be doing for the technology giant, we're sure he'll continue to interview music's greatest luminaries. However, to celebrate his contribution to music broadcasting, kick back and listen to some of his most famous conversations to date.


Barry Nicolson

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Royal Blood Interview - On Jimmy Page, Their Explosive European Tour And Kanye West Watercolours

With two NME Awards in their pockets, Royal Blood last week set off on the most anticipated tour since the early days of the Arctic Monkeys. Barry Nicholson heads to Hamburg, Berlin and Glasgow to soak up the mayhem... This time last year, Royal Blood were preparing to set off on the NME Awards Tour, where they were a humble third on the bill, the raw, unreconstructed meat in a Temples-Circa Waves sandwich.


Matt Wilkinson

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hear Sydney Newcomers The Preatures Get Remixed By Prides

Australian newcomers The Preatures specialise in the kind of three minute gems new wave was invented for. Chief of these is their new single (and the track that first got them noticed) 'Is This How You Feel?'. That song sounds like Warpaint if they succeeded in writing a Radio 1 anthem, and is the staple of the band's live set.


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Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wiley On Why Kanye West's Brit Awards Salute To Grime Was Empowering, Not Patronising

Last week, Kanye West took a posse of grime emcees onstage with him at the Brit Awards to perform ‘All Day’. It's about time someone gave the grime scene the credit it's due, says one of the genre's biggest hitters, Wiley. We asked him for his take on the performance... The Brits is out of my league. Unless I make another ‘Heatwave’ or something that'll sell millions and millions for 10 years solid, the Brits are never gonna look at me.


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Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Aussie Emcees Proving There's More To Australian Hip-Hop Than Iggy Azalea

"I felt like an outsider in my own country," Iggy Azalea told an interviewer in 2013, explaining her move to the States from her native Australia aged 16. "I was in love with hip hop, and America is the birthplace of that, so I figured the closer I was to the music, the happier I'd be. I was right." 8 years later, Azalea is Australian rap's biggest ever export - an international best-seller with four Grammy nominations to her name, but dogged by accusations of cultural appropriation.

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