Interview: Mike Stock

'If someone says to me, "I've got a 12-foot circus freak who wants a song for a bearded lady", I'm off and running': veteran Mike Stock on the art of songwriting.

Featured artist: Vela

Vela’s debut single Lose It isn’t out until 12 November, but she’s already been championed by the likes of PopJustice and tipped as ‘one to watch’ by Radio 1’s Peter Robinson & Huw Stephens.

I Wrote That: Can’t Get You Out of My Head

Released in September 2001, Kylie Minogue’s Can't Get You Out of My Head went on to become the Australian Popstress' biggest hit and one of this century's most popular and influential hits.

X-Press 2

Xpress-2 are Darren House (Diesel) and Darren Rock (Rocky). Formed in 1992 with Ashley Beedle, the group have been igniting dancefloors ever since. In 2002, their collaboration with David Byrne on Lazy reached No.2 in theUK pop charts and became the sound of summer. M magazine caught up with the group’s Darren House.