The 500 Festival in Shoredtich

Friday, September 28th, 2012

The first 500 Festival began in 2010 in a small village in Devon and now aims to being that feel to London’s shabby-chic district of Shoreditch on Saturday 6th October 2012.

Aiming to create the feel of a “giant party” founder Cat Blackwell (also Events Manager for Alexandra Palace) set out to “create an intimate event that brought together people with a love for good music, art & food & to create a sense of community.”


SoundHound – Revolutionising Sound Recognition? It Certainly Seems So.

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Music identification app SoundHound has something like 52m users and more than 200,000 are joining up every day.

The app lets users identify songs, listen to free new music, discover new artists and watch videos. It also allows you to see recommendations based on recent searches.


Q Awards 2012 – Paul Weller’s ‘Sonik Kicks’ is Nominated ***Vote Here***

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The Q Awards 2012 will once again pay homage to the best music of the last year this October 22nd at a star-studded London show, and our man Paul Weller (who recorded & mixed much of ‘Sonik Kicks’ here at Dean St) is up for Best Album.


The 2012 Mercury Prize Nominations Are In!

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

The Mercury Prize 2012 Albums of the Year nominations have been announced. Click below for the full list of what you should basically be listening to from now until 2013.


‘I Am A Genius (And There’s Nothing I Can Do About It)’

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

The Wire have posted a documentary about one of the heroes of offbeat bedroom recordings, R. Stevie Moore.

Not only has he released a plethora of albums worldwide, the prolific Moore has self-released over 400 cassette and CD-R albums since 1968, as well as dozens of home videos. (mostly through the ‘R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club’ home-based label)


∆∆∆ Popkomm Berlin 2012 is this Weekend ∆∆∆

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Any event that’s big enough to be held in Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport, surely requires some noting. Participants to this annual event are generally music business-based and fly in from around the world to network, make connections, push sponsorships, discuss the international music scene and find out what’s making the German market groove.

This… is Popkomm.




Hudson Taylor debut EP ‘Battles’ is out. Finally. Order on iTunes here.

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The first EP from Hudson Taylor – comprising brothers & song-writing duo Harry & Alfie Hudson-Taylor – is finally up for sale via iTunes. This will come as a big relief to the (literally) thousands of fans they have already amassed, despite still having signed no record or publishing deal.


Reading & Leeds Festivals Hitting This Weekend

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

The famed Reading & Leeds Festivals are this weekend, with absolutely stellar lineups.


New Video from The Milk Filmed Here at Dean St Studios w/ Special Guests

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

So check this out – the new video from The Milk recorded here at Dean St Studios.

The Chelmsford boys have got a lot of attention over the last couple of years, including heavy backing from none other than Huey Morgan (of Fun Lovin’ Criminals & BBC 6 Music fame) and – as you can see from the video – Hollywood A-lister Idris Elba.

Idris’ involvement came about from the band apparently wanting to include a soundbite from one of his TV appearances on the song. Not only was he happy for them to use it, he liked the song so much that he wrote some rap lyrics for it and requested to feature on the track in person. The rest is history, and that history has been immortalised in the clip below. Enjoy the talent and the cameos from Huey, our house engineer Austen Jux-Chandler and the inimitable Ruby the Studio Dog.

Festivals This Weekend Y’all!!

Monday, August 6th, 2012

There are 3 Festivals lined up this weekend, and each one is very different from the last. Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire, Flow Festival in Helsinki & Bloodstock Open Air in glitzy Walton-on-Trent. Which one is the hotness?