A brief history of Africa’s influence on UK music

Brighton events brand Tropicalé have an appetite for music from the vibrant continent. Ahead of their next show with Afriquoi, they explore the ever-increasing reliance of African tradition on UK dance music… By Marko Marincic The presence of African sensibilities in Western music is no new phenomenon; after all, it was Blues – a genre created by African-American slaves – that set the blueprint for … Continue reading A brief history of Africa’s influence on UK music

A brief history of garage…

Brighton clubbing institution Patterns pay homage to perhaps the most important genre to emerge in UK dance music, launching “The New Sounds Of UKG” Series with Mind Of A Dragon. To bring in the night, itself, a brief history of one the nation’s most celebrated music genres and cultures… By Marko Marincic UK Garage, alongside Punk, Jungle and apologising, is one of the most viscerally … Continue reading A brief history of garage…

5 cheap ways to stay warm this winter

Apart from the odd days when someone remarks: ‘it’s quite mild, actually,’ it’s really effing cold, these days innit? Like, scarf-wearingly cold. Everyone apart from that weird bloke in shorts who drinks nothing but Monster Energy is in big coats. But heating is expensive and if you live with your parents they don’t like it when you have it on for some reason. So, allow … Continue reading 5 cheap ways to stay warm this winter

Weekly Clickbait: Funny Aldi products

Lookalike branding and blatant mickey-taking have become Aldi’s forte and this supermarket chain, fluent in irony and masters of piss-takery, should be celebrated. For our weekly clickbait feature, we pick our top five or six Aldi products. Those of you who read ISSUE ONE will already be familiar with the work of Spicy Mark, a man whose Culinary Corner welcomed every single flavour of Rubicon … Continue reading Weekly Clickbait: Funny Aldi products