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George FitzGerald

Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Why Simon Cowell’s New 'X Factor For DJs' TV Show Belittles The Art Of Mixing

It was recently announced that Simon Cowell's reality talent show 'Ultimate DJ' is going into production and will be live-streamed on Yahoo Live. Domino-signed deep house DJ George FitzGerald explains why the upcoming show can only ever be a total farce. I don’t find it very surprising that Simon Cowell’s trying to launch a DJ version of The X Factor, Ultimate DJ. The guy doesn’t seem to be motivated by anything other than money and thanks to the global popularity of EDM, a certain type of 'DJing' is now the most profitable way of performing music.


NME Blog

Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Radkey In The Studio: The Missouri Trio On Recording Their "Dark, Awesome" Debut Album In South Yorkshire

If you think for even one second that recording in Sheffield means the debut album from American garage rockers Radkey is going to be laced with saucy Jarvis Cocker-style poetry or bleepy Warp Records beats, then think again. “Obviously, there’s Def Leppard,” says bassist Isaiah Radke when asked about the local influences he and his brothers-cum-bandmates Dee (guitar/vocals) and Solomon (drums) have soaked up. “They’re actually awesome,” he adds, suddenly serious.


Rhian Daly

Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hear Madrid Garage-Punk Gang The Parrots' Defiant, Rumbling New Track 'I'm Not Alone'

Madrid gang The Parrots might seem like party-hard, fun-loving guys but, underneath it all, there's something darker going on. 'I'm Not Alone', the first track from their debut UK EP 'Weed For The Parrots', has them recalling "taking too many drugs in a bad moment of your life" over rumbling garage-punk, a subtle sadness chiming through frontman Diego Garcia's weaving guitar lines. "I get up, I get up, I get up/And go far away from you," he rasps, defiant and hurting.


NME Blog

Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Soundtrack Of My Life: Ride (And Beady Eye) Legend Andy Bell

Make no mistake: the return of Ride is 2015's most exciting comeback so far. The band, who played their first shows together in 14 years last month, inspired everyone from The Horrors to Deerhunter across their four studio albums the first time around the block, earning them a reputation as highly influential shoegaze pioneers. But which bands were the ones to influence them?


Nick Levine

Posted on Saturday, May 2, 2015

'Daredevil' Star Charlie Cox Discusses Season Two Of Netflix's Hit Marvel Series

Netflix declines to release viewing figures for any of its content, but recent estimates suggest that Marvel's Daredevil, which launched on April 10, is currently its [url=http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/first-netflix-viewing-figures-confirm-popularity-o/377224]most popular original series[/url]. Little wonder, then, that the online TV colossus has already ordered a second season of the dark drama starring British actor Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, a lawyer living in New York City's Hell's Kitchen district who transforms into a masked crime-fighter at night.

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