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Why we should think more like Detroit’s techno pioneers

In the mid 80s, a new style of music started emerging from an industrial city at the northern border of the United States. The Belleville Three of Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May are widely credited with being the creators of what became known as Detroit Techno. Although the sound eventually broke…

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Avicii: True Stories: A tale of tragedy, excess, indifference, and home truths

Originally released in 2017, the documentary film ‘Avicii: True Stories’, charting the career and personal life of Swedish DJ and music producer Tim Bergling aka Avicii, reappeared just before Christmas 2018 after a few months off screens following his death. For me its return to screens was timely. In the…

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On the guestlist: Making season 1 of the Tickets podcast

A few weeks ago I received an email from someone telling me they’d just finished the whole season of the Tickets podcast. There’s a mix of gratitude, pride, and slight trepidation in knowing someone has invested their time into something you’ve designed and created. In this case, it involved 10+…

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My Podcast Gear: recording, editing, and publishing

I’ve learned a lot from creating a podcast series: from asking good questions and improving my spoken delivery; to sales, marketing, and audio engineering. As much as podcasts are a hot trend right now and plenty of people are jumping on podcasting in part because of that, I do genuinely…

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