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30 Seconds interview: Joseph Marinetti

Opening for Atoms for Peace, releasing tracks on Glasgow’s LuckyMe, getting love from Pete Tong and Skream! In a few short months, electronic producer Joseph Marinetti’s has a CV which should be filed under high achiever. His name is being bandied around by dance music tastemakers after just a handful of releases, most notably first single Dive. A hectic DJin schedule has also made sure he’s been ear marked as one to keep your ears on…

30 Seconds interview: Squarehead

Squarehead is youthful Sheffield producer Oliver Legder who fuses retro beats with jacking bass for a futuristic take on house music. Think Joy Orbison or Blawan and you’re getting warm. M quizzes him on how he got into electronic music…

Vic Galloway on SXSW

Today there are more opportunities than ever to showcase your music internationally. A myriad of different events such as The Great Escape, Popkomm, Womex, Transmusicales, Eurosonic, GoNorth and CMJ bring A&R, live agents, promoters, bloggers, broadcasters and journalists together in one place, to feast their eyes and ears on the finest new music on the planet. There is however a behemoth that straddles the globe and eclipses them all – South by South West (SXSW).

Brutal bass

The brutal bass of dubstep has been tickling ribcages since the genre’s humble beginnings in Croydon circa 2001. It hasn’t had much of an impact on the charts though – until now. David Smyth charts the rise of the UK’s trendiest new dance phenomenon, led by a troupe of enigmatic producers and songwriters.…