Featured artist: Hannah Peel

Northern Irish composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hannah Peel approaches music like Hunter S Thompson went about his storytelling; she seeks out immersive experiences for inspiration and lives in the songs she creates. The best example of this is Orkney: Symphony of The Magnetic North, her 2012 debut album with The Magnetic North – a loose group she formed with Simon Tong (The Verve, Gorillaz, The Good, The Bad & The Queen) and Erland Cooper (Erland & The Carnival).

App Happy

Chantelle Fiddy debunks the myths about mobile apps to find out how they can make a difference in the mix

Featured Artist – Smith & Royal

Smith & Royal is a sound like no other and is the unmissable act set to smash into the big time in 2011. Boiling with ideas, energy and passion and taking the best pop, roots, swing & dance, Smith & Royal is feel good pop music that will make you dance.…

Hiatus Part One

It was while working as a journalist in Tehran in 2005 that English-Iranian music producer Cyrus Shahrad stumbled across his father’s old record collection, discovering in Persian music the mysticism and melancholy that he knew would guide his efforts as Hiatus from that day forth. Five years later he was ready to release Ghost Notes, an album brimming with sadness and cinematic beauty, but one also steeped in the UK bass culture with which he grew up.