Funktion-One’s Tony Andrews on Setting Up Soundsystems – From Wembley Stadium to Your Bedroom

Tony Andrews is a renowned soundsystem designer and the owner and founder of Funktion-One, perhaps dance music’s most famous soundsystem manufacturer. The company has influenced global electronic music in countless ways with its groundbreaking technology, superb sound quality, and enormous bass, but undoubtedly clubbers and DJs will know Funktion-One best from its giant stacks in […]

Perfect Storm: The England Riots Documentary “If the young are not initiated into the village, they will burn it down just to feel its warmth.” — African Proverb. This mini-documentary film looks at the initial causes and wider context surrounding the recent England riots. Politicians refuse to acknowledge their role in creating a deeply unfair and failing society, a perfect […]

A text from 1998 «Новые промоутеры»

“Hoвыe пpoмoyтepы” cтaли нe peдкocтью в нaшeм гopoдe. Oтягoщeнныe нaвязчивoй идeeй зapaбoтaть мнoгo дeнeг oни cтaли opгaнизoвывaть диcкoтeки для пoдpocткoв. Для этoгo oни пpидyмывaют paзнообразные нaзвaния для cвoиx кoммepчecкиx oбъeдинeний. Mнoгиe уже ycпeли зaмeтить paзнoцвeтныe бyмaжки, c мaниaкaльнoй нacтoйчивocтью paзбpacывaeмыe ими в paзнooбpaзныx мecтax, это пoдoбиe зaпaднoй peклaмы ceкc ycлyг, так называемые флaepы. Aгpeccивнocть и […]

Top 10 of the most crazy DJ requests

Are you DJ? Please play some twist. Can you put on drum-techno-Tiesto? (“drum” means drum’n’bass here). Can you play something faster? (while 130 bpm track is being played). Please play something faster! (while 175 bpm track is being played). During my jazz/funk set in small lounge bar: “We are from Holland, can you play DJ […]