Category Archives: Interview

DJ Scissors talks about Bar Central, fashion and the Revolver revival.

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When Bar central opened its doors in the late 90s, it changed the MK indie scene and gained its place in the history books of our concrete city. It’s sad closure many years ago, has left a musical hole in Milton Keynes that only The Craufurd Arms and The Watershed have come close to filling. Empty and decaying in CMK’s food hall, the Madchester fuelled grubby little indie bar was probably the last independent club to beat in the heart of CMK. An independent bar with an independent spirit that…

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We chat beats, bass, bodies and blood with MK band, Hacktivist.

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Created in the underground of our concrete city…… Homegrown band, Hacktivist define a new sound and are about to experience the busiest and by far the craziest year of their musical careers… So far that is. Between now and July, Hacktivist have over 30 gigs in six countries, including at least three festivals (including Download) and they embark on tour with Enter Shikari. We catch up with the band before their very special hometown show this Easter weekend. Who are you and what is your part in the band? Ben …

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We talk Bombs, Hair and Hendrix with electro rockers, Killaflaw.

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Liam Howlett, mastermind of The Prodigy has said “I’m Totally feeling them” and we are pretty sure he’s not talking in a sexy way. This Saturday (16th), Liverpool based Killaflaw, will be shaking the very foundations of Newport’s Watershed. So we thought what better chance to blag an interview with the band and find out what the buzz is about. Who are we speaking to and what do you do? Killaflaw are Andy Paton and Benn Helm. You’re speaking to Andy, the keys and electronics man. How did the group…

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We talk to “My Passion” guitarist about Download Festival and Gibbons.

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Anyone who knows anything about the rock scene would have been moshing away in sweaty beer fuelled pits, eating dirt burgers and throwing bottles of “apple juice” around last weekend. Download festival, brings the largest acts from around the world together at the spiritual home of rock; Donington Park for a weekend of guitar lead debauchery. So when we saw that local band My Passion took to the Pepsi stage, going up against  Tenacious D, well we thought It would only be polite to catch up with the Band. Earlier…

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Beatcheck talks to MK pop punk band, Flipsideup!

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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…

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Junction 14 founding member: rave culture lives on in Milton Keynes

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For years the Junction 14 Crew brought a smile to Milton Keynes ravers’ faces as they frustrated police with debauched free party after free party in the countryside around the concrete city. The fun ended in the early 2000’s when the crew broke up, but we tracked down one of its founding members to get an insight into MK rave’s glory days. While they didn’t want us to give their name, this leader of the Rave did tell us about the love, the music, the end, and why rave culture still lives…

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Capdown: an interview with Milton Keynes’ favourite Ska Punkers

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Capdown are one of the biggest bands to have come out of Milton Keynes in recent years, and recently reformed after a five year break. We caught up Keith from the band to find out more about the concrete city’s favourite Punk Ska rockers. Who are you and what do you do? I’m Keith and play guitar for Capdown. You have always come across as proud of your MK roots. What do you think of the scene here? We are proud of making a bit of a name for music here. There…

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Jamfree: ‘Every surface of our city should be a work of art’

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JamFree is a Milton Keynes-born-and-raised live graffiti performer, street artist, gallery exhibitor and all-round hairy bloke. We caught up with him to talk about his dark and distorted work that fills the blank canvas streets of our concrete city. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Jam Free. I’ve spent the last few years of my life painting pictures and putting up posters. It’s been a concerted effort to try and change my surroundings – hopefully for the better What does Milton Keynes offer to urban…

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