Radio One dance guru Pete Tong outed himself as a closet rock & roll fanatic this week, listing seven out of ten rock bands amongst his all time top 10 albums.
Having just returned from Glastonbury festival where breaks day in the Glade Arena kicked 'ass and also yours truly had the pleasure of playing to around 500 nutters on a Thursday afternoon, The whole TID massive are well and truly looking forward to the Glade festival in a few weeks time. With a breaks line up to make even the hardest breaks-head run for cover.. Three days of beats n bass lines in a field in middle England look set to rule this summer.. Word is tickets have sold out.. But if you still haven't got one.. Track it down!!! www.gladefestival.com
Manumission Return To New York (& Ibiza): July 6
Im going Australia for six months in October basing myself on a beach just outside Sydney, about 40 minutes south, in a national park. At the moment I constantly tour everywhere which is not good because of all the flying involved whereas what Ill be doing is living the lifestyle I want to be living; basing myself on a beach just south of Sydney. So Ill be able to spend much more time surfing. Im not particularly good at it but I love doing it.
Britains Police Federation this week called on the government to reverse the recent downgrade of cannabis from class B to class C, complaining that increasing numbers of cheeky pot-smokers are teasing officers on the beat.
New York House Star Blasts US Corporations
DJ Magazine are publishing a feature on dance music downloads in the near future and had some questions for Nolan.
In this month's issue of the undisputed dance music bible, Ed Real talks about the launch of his new record label with BK and trackitdown.net
Keith Prodigy and his new band Clever Brains Frying will be performing at next months Global Gathering Festival, headlining Ali Bs Air tent, Godskitchen promoters announced this week.
Miss Moneypennys legendary head Jim Shaft Ryan has been back in the studio as part of production outfit Groovallegiance. Their debut single is a Latin flavoured affair featuring vocals from Susanna Lopez which is set to be a Balearic anthem this year. Groovallegiance is Jim on production along side fellow house legend Al Mackenzie and Ashley Skinner on guitar, look out for release soon on Monneypennys Records.
Nick Ladd from Glastonbury Festivals first ever spin-off event The Glade chatted to Skrufff this week and revealed that theyre aiming to create an event that captures the true festival spirit of Glasto 72. The 5,500 capacity outdoor weekender features seven stages and a massive array of DJs and performers though unlike Glastonbury will be entirely dominated by dance music.
London drug researcher Dr Fabrizio Schifano revealed this week that deaths linked to cocaine use in the UK, doubled between 2002 and 2003, rising to 87 fatalities in the first six months of 2003.
Seb Fontaine chatted to Skrufff this week about his impending departure from Radio 1 and compared the experience to a mutual break up of a long-term romance.
Radio 1 Executive Dance producer Matt Priest chatted exclusively to Skrufff this week about the major line-up changes taking place on the station from July and re-affirmed the station's long term commitment to dance music.
Lisa Lashes was once rescued from a nuisance neighbour by her local chapter of Hells Angels, she told Skrufff this week, after making friends with the gang when her sister started dating a member.
Breaks supremo Adam Freeland launched a stinging attack on musical uniformity this week, as he started promotion for his highly eclectic new mix CD for Fabric.
Britains Foreign Office are advising Brits to avoid all non-essential travel in Southern Thailand until further notice, following gun battles between Muslim insurgents and Thai soldiers this week in which over 100 people were killed.