Claire is a freelance journalist living, loving and havin' it large in hectic London town. As well as editing the Core website and doing all manner of important editor business on the printed publication, she also writes for numerous dance music publications and reviews clubs and restaurants for London guide, Fluid. When she's not beavering away on the mag or telling people off for bad spelling and punctuation, Claire likes travelling, long walks and throwing some serious shapes on the dancefloor.
DJ Sy has been around since the inception of the UK rave scene. That's a really long time, guys. He's pretty old... Doesn't look a day over 50 though, eh?! We kid, we kid.
Core decided to catch up with him to see what he thinks about how the current economic climate has affected the scene, what role the DJ’s can play in revitalizing it, the festival season and what he has planned for the future.
With his fun-loving ‘in yer face’ hard dance sound, Andy Whitby has quickly become one of the busiest acts to grace the fields and tents of this year’s festival stages.
Italian hard trance supremo FJ Project is well underway in his quest for world domination, playing at the prestigious Nature One Festival in Germany on the 30 July alongside Sam Punk, M-Zone, Kai Tracid, A*S*Y*S, DJ Dean and Slideout. Look out also for his new album to be released on Acid Records.
Any festivalgoer will understand and sympathise with the constant battle to keep your phone on all weekend. It used to be impossible to do – and resigning yourself to wandering around the campsite Saturday night without any way of getting in touch with your mates is crushing. With a monster headache and aspirin back with your mates, your tent looks like every other tent in the field.
Ever since DJs began to dabble with CDs the debates began as to which format was the best. If you still have your vinyl decks then hang on to them for a little bit longer. Detroit techno legend Jeff Mills has launched something that may not quash the debate but it should satisfy many who love both. Described as a ‘hybrid’ disc, the disc can be played on both a record player and in a CD player. Simply put, it’s a 5 inch record with a CD stuck to the back.