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INTERVIEW: Harley Davies – founder of Beta Birmingham

One of the good things about music journalism is being sent new music for free. From bootlegs and demos, to albums and EPs; raw home spun productions that you may otherwise never hear. One of the better things is when these independent releases turn out to be good. Or really good. So good that you […]

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UPDATE: Beta Birmingham – Drop Beats Not Bombs @ Q Club & Glitch FM

Couple of updates from Beta Birmingham, the locally based label and Glitch Hop champions. First off, Beta Birmingham are hosting the Basstronics stage at Drop Beats Not Bombs 10th Anniversary this weekend, with the following putting in an appearance: Barbarix, Shamanic Technologies, ADJ, Beta Test (live), Spenghead, DJ Switch, Kryme, Skanky Panky Allstars & and a […]

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REVIEW: Peace @ O2 Academy, 27th April

Words by Holly Pyke, pics by Charlie Rose I first saw Peace perform in June 2012, supporting Editors, and found them to be mediocre musically. But a lot has happened for this band over the last ten months and I was keen to see how they’d grown. And where better than their big homecoming gig, […]

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OPINION: The Bucket List (just a bit of it)

By Ann Sulaiman Things on my bucket list, number 2400 – 2403: – Finish my first comic – Explore Norway – Go to the Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands – Buy a winged horse and name it Fluttershy “My, Ann, what an odd list!” ”The horse?” ”The festival! What is this – ‘Roadburn’? Why would […]

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ALBUM: ‘Council Pop’, FREE DOWNLOAD from Beta Birmingham

Birmingham based imprint, Beta Birmingham, recently released ‘Council Pop’ – a 10 track album of ‘Brum town bootlegs and Midland’s mashups from Beta’s stalwart selectors’. Featuring Revo, Feva, Buju Banton, Redi Knightz, DJ Switch and more, ‘Council Pop’ is available for free download from Beta Birmingham’s website. And who said Christmas was over? Set up […]

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