What genre of music will the 2010s be remembered for?

One thing that no music lover will never be able to escape is the idea of people claiming that they ‘were born in the wrong generation’. Whether they desire to be living through the synthpop era of the 80s, Bowie’s glam days in the 70s, or the Britpop battles of the 90s, there is always a section of society which just isn’t content with their contemporary kingpins of the music biz. But the best way to judge a certain decade of music is by assessing what it will be remembered for. This begs the million dollar question of what will…

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Intempo as a Student

So it’s the beginning of the first semester back and us students are coming back wild as ever! With all of the crazy house parties, pre drinks and ‘quiet nights’ that are coming up, there is definitely something we all need… We’re bringing you back to Intempo.  They sell a wide range of products and play all of your favourite tunes at a high quality standard! With a variety of products, from headphones, a diverse range of speakers and much more, it’s a website and brand that us students cannot miss. Trying to find some motivation to get your assignments finished? Simply sit in your room, block…

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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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