Having had a right hoot researching Strongroom Studios for a recent feature, I’m liking the idea of complementing my reviews with more longform pieces.
After hearing of Tower Hamlets Council’s decision to introduce the Late Night Levy to licensed premises operating after midnight, I decided to do my research into the effects this could have upon the borough’s nightlife. It was an interesting path that got me chatting with Mark Davyd, head of the Music Venue Trust, who’s created a strong movement that’s helping some of Britain’s most loved venues keep afloat. Many thanks to the good folks at Drowned In Sound, who were kind enough to publish my findings.
Was recently lucky enough to interview a long-time hero of mine, producer Gareth Jones (Wire, Depeche Mode, Einsturzende Neubauten) for this feature on the electronic temple that is Strongroom Studios. Everyone from The Prodigy to the Spice Girls cut records in this freaky fun spot ⚡️🎹💪
I recently linked up with the good folks at DICE, who are making exciting leaps forward in the fight against ticket touts. After reaching out to me with the starting statistic that I was their most prolific user over the past year, DICE invited me to put together a guest post for their resident blog. Check it! 👊🎲