Richie Hawtin is offering a €2500 reward for information after his Macbook, two iPads and iPod were stolen from a Paris hotel room this past Friday night.
Tracey Thorn's new album, 'Love and its Opposite', represents something of a change of direction for both the former Everything But the Girl singer and her producer, Ewan Pearson. After the varied electro pop of 2007's 'Out of the Woods', 'Love and its Opposite' is comparatively stripped-down, setting Thorn's tales of middle-aged regret in hushed, acoustic tones. Thorn hasn't entirely left the clubs behind; her husband Ben Watt's Buzzin' Fly label has just released her single 'Why Does the Wind', remixed by Morgan Geist, Michel Cleis and Andre Lodemann, whose diverse reintepretations all lead the tune confidently back to the center of the dancefloor. We rang up Thorn to ask about songwriting, working with Ewan Pearson, and what her husband thinks about the rather bleak view of romance that comes across in her songs.
Here's Radio 1's audio and photo highlights from Sonar festival 2010, including performances from Joy Orbison, Flying Lotus, The Sugarhill Gang, Roska, Cluster and LCD Soundsystem, plus interviews and field recordings from in and around the festival.
There's something to be said for the classic tracks we've all grown to love. They're time-tested. They're reliable. They get an instant reaction if rinsed in the right climate. You can search high and low for the next dancefloor killer, but classics have an insurance policy attached. Even an all-dubplate mix session can score extra points with the crowd when you unleash that familiar bassline.