Inside the Guide's Labels Issue

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In April 2014 I put together another special, themed issue of the Guide, this time dedicated to the new wave of UK independent labels. These are the new Warps, the new Ninja Tunes, and the new 4ADs and Dominos, who are defining the sound of 2014 and beyond.

I was able to commission some of my favourite writers in the country right now and I'm super proud of it. If your eyes prefer to read things online, you can see this issue's features here.

Interview: East India Youth

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I sat down on a murky winter's day with rising electronic artist/composer East India Youth. His debut album is really rather lovely and I hope it isn't missed off any end of year lists because it came out in January. You can read the electronic version of my chat with him on the Guardian.

NME: Tinie Tempah interview

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There's a reason why people say Tinie Tempah is the nicest man in rap: it's because he really, really is. In this piece for NME, originally published on July 27 2013, he tells me about working Pharrell and Dizzee and getting all inspired by Crystal Castles. No, really…

You can buy the issue on yer phone or from here to read it in full. 

Tinie Tempah – In The Studio – NME

Guardian Guide: The Dance Issue

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I've been temping at The Guide quite a bit this year, covering the editor, Paul, and the deputy editor, Sam, and editing a lot of the features. And here is my first cover story! It's an ode to the joys of dance, complete with guides on how to twerk, dutty wine and vogue. Click here or on the cover below – designed by the ever-brilliant Kate Moross – to see the full spread of features, which I've now uploaded to my portfolio.  

Interview: Queens of the Stone Age for Drowned in Sound

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The first time I interviewed Josh Homme, I was 19 and we went shoe shopping in Camden before smoking through a pack of fags with Joey Castillo in the K-West Hotel. I'm pretty sure I almost died, both of happiness and of tar. Nearly seven years later, with their next new album, and without Joey Castillo, we spoke for 10 minutes over the phone.  Times have a-changed, indeed. Read about the making of their album, Like Clockwork, over at Drowned in Sound.


Metro Feature: European festivals

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"Today’s festival locations are often as impressive as the line-ups. So after the music dies, stay on for a few extra days and explore what the cities have to offer…"

Here's a wee piece I wrote on this for the Metro's festival guide, including Unknown, Montreux Jazz Festival, Way Out West and Oya. 

Click here to read the full article.