BEYOND CLASSICAL: Defining music-making in the 21st century

Kate Molleson reports on how the ‘classical’ music label is proving outdated for many of today’s creative artists and speaks to several musicians for whom the whole notion of genre is entirely irrelevant. Generic labels have always been more widely used by listeners, retailers and record companies than by musicians themselves (no musician wants to […]

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ASK ALEX: THREE DAYS GRACE

Three Days Grace is a Canadian Rock Band formed in Ontario in 1997. Based in Toronto, the band’s original line up consisted of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier . Drummer Backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Waist . Signed to RCA records , they have released six studio albums, each at the year […]

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ASK ALEX: LINKIN PARK

Linkin park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California . the bands current lineup comprises vocalist/ rhythm guitarist Mike Shinoda, lead guitarist Mark Wakefield and Chester Bennington. The band used to be called Xero (1996-1999). Their rise to international fame was their debut studio Hybrid Theory (2000) which became certified Diamond . The […]

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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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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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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. 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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