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  • Bryan Staff interviews JB, Auckland 1978

    James Brown 1933–2006

    A guest post from Mur­ray Cam­mick. Mo’ says: This is the ver­sion of the James Brown sto­ry (that was pub­lished in the Feb­ru­ary 2007 Rip­It­Up mag­a­zine) before I axed 300 or so…

  • Freaked out for another day

    One of my favourite moments on disc in the mid-2000s came on the Kings Of Tech­no trib­ute to Detroit. French meis­ter-DJ / producer/composer Lau­rent Gar­nier had slow­ly built up a wall of…

  • I hear Michael wouldn’t be seen dead hanging around with this lot…

    I watched some sad git attempt­ing to do a cov­er of For­eign­ers’ “Cold as Ice” on that appalling INXS thing the oth­er night – or at least the bit I saw before…