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A Brief History of Boiler Room

It’s March 2010 and three men have gathered in a disused 1930’s basement boiler room in east London. They have a set of speakers, some turntables and a webcam duct-taped to the wall. Blaise Bellville, Thristian Richards and NTS Radio founder Femi Adeyemi are about to broadcast the first Boiler Room show, with no idea…

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DJ Yoda’s History of Hip Hop

DMC judge (and winner), Spread Love resident and Fat Lace member, eclectic turntabalist DJ Yoda knows a thing or two about Hip Hop. Known for his cartoonish style that mixes everything from the ‘Cheers’ soundtrack to ‘The Muppets’ into genre classics, his performances' mix of music and video have made him one of Spin’s ‘10…

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Meet International DJ Nic Fanciulli

Nic Fanciulli – international DJ, producer, label owner – is living the dream. The man does everything: playing in Ibiza, running ‘The Social’ festival, producing tracks for artists like U.N.K.L.E and running Saved Records. So how did he make it work? We caught up with him to find out. What do do you pack for your…

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Raleigh Ritchie’s 5 All Time Favourite Songs

With a MOBO 'Best Newcomer' nomination already under his belt and his new album 'You're a Man Now, Boy' already a critical and commercial success, we wanted to know exactly what music influenced Raleigh Ritchie as he developed his career. We caught up with him as he shot the video for his single 'Cowards' to…

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Lovebox Festival Roundup

She might not be your typical Grime nut but Kano superfan and Topman Junior Stylist Charlie Edwards has a thirst for raving that can't be quenched. We dragged her away from styling our models for long enough to shove her in an Uber and send her to Victoria Park to give us a hot take on all…

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How to Become: an International DJ ft. Scott Vernet

Looking for new music? Look no further. If you need to know what's good, what's bad and what's up next, international DJ Scott Vernet is your man. He's been living the high life, travelling between Paris and NYC to preach the gospel of the hottest new tunes  but we caught up with him for long enough…

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Bilbao BBK Festival Roundup

England might be done with Europe but Topman's Online Trading Assistant Shane Donnelly is only just getting started. Trading in the spreadsheets for sangria, we've packed him off to sunny Spain with nothing more than a thick layer of sunscreen and a few Euros in his bumbag to see how he liked Bilbao BBK. Describe the festival in no more than 7…

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Check Out: Tokyo’s Rockabilly Scene

Music and style have always been inextricably linked, with subcultures spawned from musical movements and vice versa. From punk to hip-hop, music genres have undoubtedly impacted trends across the globe...and we've just stumbled across one subculture in the Far East that we weren't expecting to find. In Japan, subcultures can often be taken to the…

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Glastonbury Festival Roundup

When the world finally comes to an end there will be two survivors: the cockroaches and our Content Publishing Assistant, Amy Dootson. Which is probably why she felt so at home at the apocalyptic mud bath that was Glastonbury 2016, maniacally laughing her way through all the dance tents with her liver of steel and…

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