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A brief History of House Music by R&K

Source: House music dates back to over thirty years since it first went mainstream. It first originated from Chicago in the mid-70s, a time when disco was the biggest genre of music. House music is directly descended from disco but a little deeper and designed to make everyone around dance instantly. A new club opened up in Chicago at the time called the Warehouse, where house music got its name in the first place. It was, however, popularised by African-American teenage disk jockeys commonly known as Frankie Knuckles and his friends. Frankie Knuckles and His Friends. This group mainly [...]

November 8th, 2018|

A Brief History of Carl Cox by R&K

Photo by redbull: Cox is a renowned British house and techno record producer and DJ. Born on 29 July 1962, Cox developed an affinity for music at a very early age. At the age of 15, Cox found a passion for disco music and began working as a mobile DJ. At about the same time, the Chicago house music was making its invasions in the dance music "ecosystem". Cox gained a reputation as a leading founder of the dance. He then used his newly acquired status to ride the British rave scene. From the onset of his career, Cox became one of the only [...]

November 16th, 2018|

Let’s Talk About DEFECTED Records Simon Dunmore and Glitterbox

If there was ever a man guaranteed to remodel the House Hall of Fame, it would be the legendary Simon Dunmore. The celebrated creator of Defected records and Glitterbox, Dunmore is perhaps the only man in the industry to successfully run an independent label that continually rivalled the major labels with its achievements and awards. Source: Video credits to: Defected Records When Did it All Begin? Before creating Defected, Dunmore worked in the industry as a music journalist for publications such as Blues & Soul and a fanzine called London Soul Circular. From 1989 he also worked in [...]

December 1st, 2018|

Roger Sanchez – A Biography

This innovative and prolific giant in the music industry continues to go from strength to strength, picking up lucrative deals with enormous names like Ministry of Sound. Born in 1967, Roger Sanchez is an award-winning DJ, producer and remixer. While he is most famous for his 2001 international hit “Another Chance”, he has achieved many other accolades during his long career in the music industry. Credits to: RogerSanchezVEVO Having released tracks under a host of names including Underground Solution, The Nu-Solution, Roger S, Ego Trip, DV8, The Funkjunkeez, Twilight, El Mariachi, Tribal Infusion, Transatlantic Soul and, of course, the iconic [...]

December 16th, 2018|

Why Personal Branding leads to Success

PERSONAL BRANDING Personal branding has always existed in entertainment industry. If you think of Madonna, Will Smith or Johnny Depp, there is always an image of them that comes into our mind. And that's not coincidence, rather that image has been carefully cultivated and built with time and effort. It's not false, the best personal brands are always built out of truth. But neither it is random. And in the modern world, the importance of personal branding is no longer confined to the famous. Everyone should have a brand. Every business is built on relationships and personal branding is a [...]

December 16th, 2018|

How to Start Your DJ Career from zero!

If you want to become a successful DJ and make a career from it, then you must be able to recognise that it will take plenty of hard work, failure, and dedication. When starting anything new, it can be difficult to know exactly where to start – hence the reason for this blog post. We are on hand to provide you with 4 key questions to ask yourself at the beginning of your DJing career. These questions will help you visualise your direction and set you on your way to musical success. . What type of DJ do I want [...]

December 30th, 2018|
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