Written by: Alan Bond, Photo Credit: James Starkey
Having grown up in Chester, Evan moved to Leeds in the summer of 2013 to study Music Production. No sooner had he settled, he quickly gained himself a residency at club night Set One Twenty.
Now revelling in the fast moving Yorkshire city where he says keeping track of the scene is a task in itself – his determination and hunger to make a career out of doing what he loves best is clear to see.
Born in Hamilton, Canada he has profoundly become fascinated with the sounds of Detroit masters Floorplan, Moodyman, Andres and Omar S – who he recently supported in February and these sounds provide the basis of his sets.
At 19, he has been on the local circuit for over three years now, initially having to lie about his age to be able to play at nights within Chester such as Schlomo, Surco Profundo and Fractured Sound.
Despite the fact he is now based away from his home city, he continues to play a role in building a scene through monthly Reggae and Jungle night Hubba Dubba which he puts on with his brother Andrew at small capacity venue Bar Rum Bar on City Road.
This is something he hopes to continue building when he returns home this summer, the same time he also plans to release his first ever EP.
“I have spent a lot of time to find the music that I have collected. I think vinyl is better when you’ve spent time and maybe you have done a lot of miles to find it, so that vinyl will have a story linked at the moment and ones you’ll never forget!!”
In any town or City across the world where there is a formulated platform for electronic music – there is a passionate group of DJs, promoters and enthusiasts alike which provides the core for the scene and in Central Italy and the province of Marche, things are no different.
Situated on the Adrianic coast, a prime example of such a figure is a man who’s love for music stems from a pirate radio show on Radio Italia Network in the early 1990’s which encouraged him to indulge the world of music and more closely an interest in club culture which developed since receiving his first record (Cajmere Ft Dejae- Brighter Days (Remixes)) from his grandfather in 1992.
A short video by James Barnes from The Kazimier in Liverpool on February 7 with Mano Le Tough, Tom Trago and Leon Vynehall. Outside we hosted the courtyard with Chris Hanna & our residents Decyfer, TJPN and SWNDLS.
Every City needs at least one record shop and in Chester it is no different now thanks to this typically unorthodox space located on Garden Lane.
Woodstock Vinyl Records was opened in April 2013 by Brian Green, a 49-year-old who grew up in Liverpool during the 70’s and decades later witnessed the dance culture begin during the Cream years believing that spell was a major influence behind the re-generation of the City.
Words and Photograph: Elliott Waring, Film: Ben Richards
Barcelona, a favourite holiday destination for people world over; boasting stunning architecture, beaches within walking distance of the city centre, year round sunshine and amazing food, but is there an electronic music scene to go with it?
When I think of a European electronic music destination, Berlin instantly springs to mind, closely followed by Amsterdam, our very own London, Manchester and of course, my current residing city, Leeds. It wasn’t until last year however that I realised how much Barcelona has to offer in terms of underground electronic music. Having spent last year living and working in Barcelona I honestly believe that the Mediterranean metropolis can be rated as highly as any European city when it comes to music on offer.
Unknown Festival, the newest edition to the Croatian summer season, and one of my personal favourites so far. Located on a coastline holiday village close to the town of Rovinj, this festival site had it all. 3 and 4* apartment blocks with air-con, a campsite complete with toilet blocks and showers, an infinity pool heading out to the Adriatic sea and some really quirky stages.
Steering clear of the glam, Ibiza-esque, Zrce beach feeling of Hideout, Unknown adopted a more bohemian approach to partying with stages such as the Forest Stage, Mad Ferrets mirror world and the Moroccan Medina, complete with hammocks and shisha pipes. The design of the site by the organisers (WHP, Field Day and Hideout) was very much reflected in the overall vibe of the festival. The posey gym wankers who flooded to Hideout earlier in the summer were few and far between and in their place, groups of adventurous party goers who were simply there to have a good time, not because it was the cool thing to do.