Kentaro Mashimo’s Unique Take on Bass Playing and Music Production

Kentaro Mashimo is a professional musician and producer specializing in bass guitar performance and production. He’s currently based in the Boston area, a city renowned for its varied music culture and music institutions.  Mashimo previously studied at the city’s leading music school: Berklee College of Music, and he has gone on to record bass for […]

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Anz, DJ and Producer: ‘This Is Music for All Hours – And Ours’

Pre-party rituals, trips through the club, and echoes of nightlife that linger until the following day: nights out are a confluence of so many stimuli. Anz, a Manchester-based producer and DJ, incorporates these experiences throughout her work. “I always listen to garage before I go out,” she says at a Manchester pub, observing the amusing […]

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Unreleased 2001 Bowie Album Official Toy Release

As part of the current round of posthumous reissues, David Bowie’s missing 2001 album Toy, which included new songs and updated renditions of lesser-known songs from 1964 to 1971, is getting an official release. Toy was described by Mark Plati, the album’s co-producer, as “a moment in time captured in an amber of joy, fire, […]

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Review of Arlo Parks – Sad and Stressful

Night has fallen outside, yet it is still a warm day inside. Strings of plastic flowers are strung from the ceiling and wrapped around the mixing console in this small venue. Arlo Parks, a 21-year-old poet and singer, received the Mercury Prize for her first album, the highly acclaimed Collapsed in Sunbeams, last week, beating […]

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Producer Kim Shapiro Talks About What it Takes to Produce Art that Works

The title of ‘Producer’ isn’t given out lightly by media professionals, and there’s a good reason for that. The job requires an incredible amount of energy, ability, and professional stamina.  It’s also a title that can mean many different things, and its associated responsibilities often vary from project to project, making it difficult to summarize […]

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Why Do Drummers Have Laptops

This article will discuss why do drummers have laptops in their bags. The subject matter of this post will be very broad, but I think it’s worth talking about. It’s one of the few facets of music that hasn’t been delved into in great detail, and I think that’s a shame. Drummers as individuals I […]

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