Technology vs. Tradition: Evolution of the Music Industry

The development of technology has long-since been a hot topic of debate within the majority of industries over the last half a century. Many people are of the persuasion that any technological advancement which moves an industry forward should be welcomed as a healthy improvement, whereas others seem to cherish the authenticity of certain industries and will do anything to prevent it being tarnished. The music industry is no exception to this overwhelming trend. As if contemporary music doesn’t give fans enough to debate about, people are now pondering how music should be consumed, how much access we should have…

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Gig review: The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics, Leeds

On a rainy night in Leeds, Back To Basics, in partnership with Leeds City Council, staged what ended up being one of the most euphoric, and unexpectedly joyous nights the city has ever seen. The crowds certainly turned out in force, with the event selling out several days before, with a palpable sense of anticipation on the night throughout the city’s bars.  But let me back-track and tell you a bit about the concept.  Split into two parts, the main event saw the 50-piece orchestra – courtesy of the supremely talented Opera North – reworking and performing selected dance classics with a…

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Preview: the orchestral sounds of Back to Basics

  Together with Leeds’ own symphony orchestra, iconic Leeds club Back To Basics, in partnership with Leeds City Council, is preparing to stage their greatest party yet. Huge dancefloor anthems are set to be reworked and performed live by a 50-piece orchestra, together with live vocalists and some very special guests, all from the grand stage of Millennium Square.   It’s a similar concept to Hacienda Classical and Pete Tong Ibiza Classics, both of which have toured the world to sold out audiences. But like these, it’s not just for jaded old ravers who can’t face late nights and loud nightclubs anymore….

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The Perfect Summer Speaker – Intempo Speaker Review

The summer necessities are beginning to build up, and we’ve got one for you to add to the list! The Intempo Large Tube Speaker is the best music accessory for you this year and specifically this summer time, I can assure you. It will be all you need this summer. With bluetooth available, a rechargeable battery and additional 1.5m long aux lead, this speaker is at the retail price of only £79.99.  With a modern chic design and a variety of colours available – including pink and blue – the speaker is perfect for any student wanting to bring the music wherever…

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Sunny BBQ Essentials – Make the Most of Spring

The sun came out for a day and now we’re all excited for summer. That’s how it goes every year and this year was no different. And how do we celebrate summer in the UK. It can only be by getting the friends and family over for a BBQ! Here are our top 3 suggestions to help your BBQ be a roaring success. Portable BBQ Of course we mentioned a BBQ, what’s a BBQ party with a BBQ! However this one from Sealey measured up to those larger fancier BBQ’s for a fraction the cost. The BBQ consists of a…

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