ASK ALEX. M: Suggestions for great decks for lovers of modern music

Contemporary music editor Alex M writes … Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB / £235 Dimensions: 450.0 mm (17.72″) W x 352.0 mm (13.86″) D x 157.0 mm (6.1″) H | Motor: Direct drive | Platter: Die-cast aluminum | Phono preamp: Yes | USB: Yes | Speeds: 33 ⅓, 45, 78 rpm | Stylus: AT95E Audio-Technica AT-LP60 . £100 […]

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MO FOSTER: In conversation with our features editor. Part 2 of 3 (22/02/21)

Q: Hi Mo. Was there a single catalyst that drew you to the bass? Was there one particular lightbulb moment when you thought “Yes, that’s it, THAT’s what I want to play”? A: Different answers for different times. My school skiffle band — The Peasants — had too many guitarists and it was felt that […]

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ASK ALEX: PUPAJIM

Pupajim is one of the most unique sounds in Reggae and music due to the pitch , sounds and lyrics. They have very naturalistic lyrics and talk about all elements of society. They also talk about the environment and homelessness . Considering as it is two white males behind the music from listening to their […]

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ASK ALEX: ZIGGY MARLEY

Ziggy Marley is another of Bob Marley’s very talented offspring. His mother Rita Marley was also in the Wailers , He led the family band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, with whom he released eight albums. He has also released seven solo albums. During the late 1970s, Ziggy could also be seen alongside his […]

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JAZZ: Léon, the professional… of French jazz

MARTYNA KIELEK / Senior Music Editor After this tongue-in-cheek title, I would like to invite you to discover an extremely promising young French jazz saxophone player, Léon Phal. He claims to be influenced both by John Coltrane and by the Nigerian multi-instrumentalist Fela Kuti, and there is certainly no dearth of variety in his music. […]

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