Magazine Sixty: music reviews and views on from leading DJ, writer and producer, Greg Fenton.

  • Mark E Q&A

    Thanks for talking to us Mark. What are you up to today? I’m at home, just taking a bit of time out from work. Since your first release – ‘Scared’ on Joscomusic – back in 2005, nearly 20 years have passed. Do you feel the same way about making music as you did back then?…

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  • Where to begin. One part soulful, one part explicitly resolute, this is music to fire up the essence of life with. Beginning via the EP’s title track casting words like dice over a booming shuffle of drums and bass while cool keys add texture to the power of song demonstrating its value remains just as…

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  • Within seconds you get the feeling that something is going on here. It’s down to that rough and tumble bassline plus shuffling yet gritty drums, all of which are offset by a hauntingly beautiful pulse of emotive keys. Then the hi-hat hits. Then differing textures makes their presence fully felt across the brilliant title track.…

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  • I don’t encounter stories, written down in words, set to the accompaniment of music as often these days. Maybe drifting back to a bygone era when such things were important, or perhaps it’s just a means of reflecting the abundance of film soundtracks jostling for position in the twenty first century. In light of which…

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  • (Photo’s by Gary O’Reilly) It’s a real pleasure to talk to Fish Go Deep, the much-respected Cork based, DJ and production duo. Staying to true to their roots and their vision to make music to touch the soul, stir passions and emotions. They are about to drop another spine-tingling, full-length player entitled ‘What I Mean…

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  • The four souls making up Ensemble Ex Materia demonstrate the art of the possible to the ninth degree. Taking sounds and manipulating their presence in real-time lends the music the persception of being in the moment as atmosphere’s unfold, conjuring up the danger of the unknown in the process. Or to put that another way,…

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  • There is quite often more to the world than first meets the eye. It seems to happen after a gentle scratch under the surface revealing names not readily caught in the net. Quite why they slip through isn’t always apparent, or fair to them and their memory. But here we are in 2023 listening to…

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  • After gazing at the immersive cover art for what seemed like an age I finally pressed start. To which I was greeted by caustic, mind-bending rays of synthesizer landing at the point where you can instantly see the ice melting scenario unfold. Mercifully however, Cherry Red Neon Blues soothes the tension a touch next as…

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  • Fabiano do Nascimento sounds like a musician playing with his heart and soul. On the sleeve, inside and out. The airy enhancements enacted by machines only come as an extension to that original integrity. Adding grace and space to the language of sounds as they fill the room with brushstrokes of emotion, colouring rainbows amid…

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