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Playlist: Manchester Collective

The last few months have been a tremendously difficult, stressful time for us all, not least events organisers. But Manchester Collective are looking to buck the trend with the release of Recreation, their...


Playlist: Ennio Morricone – A Fistful of Scores

From A Fistful of Dollars to his 2015 Oscar winning score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, we all know the work of Ennio Morricone, who has died aged 91. Here, with a...


Playlist: Comics Youth Radio: Lockdown! at the Disco

Issues posed by the lockdown – not least, the impacts of social isolation – are being mitigated by innovative and supportive group initiatives. Now,  with added positive vibes, Young People’s community organisation Comics Youth are...

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People Places: On Music and Nostalgia

Why does the music we listen to in our teens matter so much? Mike Pinnington takes a deep dive into his own formative years to investigate… I’m four years old. A sickly child,...

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Playlist: J.D. XXVII.: Mixtapes of Keith Haring

Artist Patrick Staff has spent a year in Keith Haring’s archives listening to mixtapes – made for Haring by friends, and by his lover, DJ Juan Dubose. Ahead of a dedicated five hour ‘deep listening’ jam...


Playlist: Synthetic Noise

Beyond uploading tracks online and crossing their fingers, how do new artists get their music heard? We spoke to Stefanie Chew, who some of you may know under the moniker Faded Gold, about...

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Playlist: Michael Lacey

Why do we make music? Here, Michael Lacey traces how an early impulse to have fun eventually led to his creating “reflective, dreamy spaces” inspired by some of the artists on the accompanying...


Playlist: Emotion Wave

Founded amid frustration at traditional gig staging, Emotion Wave have evolved to showcasing producers and musicians. Mike Pinnington talks to the initially reluctant label… A “bastion of creative minds”, together Neil Grant (AKA...

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Playlist: Pale Master

Welcome to the final TDN playlist of 2018, in which Mike Pinnington speaks to Pale Master’s JC about slow burn ideas coming to fruition, tactile releases and encouraging an “honest dynamic” with artists… The...