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May 2012


Beatcheck launch Sounds from a Concrete City

Milton Keynes may be known more for its bleak cityscapes than its vibrant music, but Beatcheck have pulled out all the stops with a landmark new album helping reveal a thriving underground scene amongst the concrete cows. July 1st is the official release date for “Sounds from a concrete city” a 10 track album designed to highlight the diversity of the city scene. Sounds from a Concrete City, serves up some of the finest Breaks, Drum & Bass, Jackin’ house and HipHop the city has to offer. All producers on…
29th May 2012

Missing The Point? You could be soon.

Milton Keynes doesn't really have many Historic icons, but ever since its construction in the 80's, The Point in central Milton Keynes has been one of them. With recent news it looks like The pointy red tip of MK could soon be no more.   Plans to knock down The Point are underway and owners of the landmark have been showing off ideas for the new development at a recent exhibition. Predictably replacing our Red pyramid with yet more mainstream dull shopping units. We say lets keep The Point, give…
27th May 2012

Stony Paint Jam take over The Vaults

Stony Stratford, the self-proclaimed "Jewel of Milton Keynes". It’s not well known for its underground scene but more for its pleasant pubs, folk festivals and curry houses. Tomorrow (Saturday 19th), Stony Paint Jam are coming to town, with the aim to raise funds for the much anticipated two day festival set to take place in Stony Stratford later in August. This weekend’s fundraiser is a cultural takeover in a unlikely venue, The Vaults Bar. Better known for its Irish jam sessions on a Sunday afternoon, the venue will play host…
18th May 2012

Beatcheck talks to MK pop punk band, Flipsideup!

Flipsideup! have been playing the MK scene for over 8 years, that’s some hardcore gig hours knocked up. This Friday sees them  celebrate the launch of their first ever EP with a headline show at The Craufurd Arms. So we caught up with Guy Alderton from the band to find out more. Who are you and what do you do? My name’s Guy Alderton & I play guitar / backing vocals in FlipSideUp! Describe the band and it's sound for those who don't know. The band started way back in…
16th May 2012