Tag: Rick Heffernan

[Interview] Róisín Murphy: “Nowadays, Good Times Are Something You Don’t Expect”

– conducted, transcribed & edited by Rick Heffernan After releasing two critically acclaimed albums in recent years, Róisín Murphy returns with some of her most personal work to date. Self-producing the accompanying video’s and teaming up in the studio with cult DJ/producer Maurice Fulton, Murphy has crafted a four-part series of single releases away from the confines of a major label via indie music/arts label “The Vinyl Factory“. No stranger to collaborating with some of the most prolific producers in the business like Matthew Herbert, Prince Paul, and more recently DJ Koze, Murphy lets her love of underground dance/disco shine through ... Read more

Report: 25 Years Of Sonar

by Rick Heffernan There is nowhere quite like Barcelona and there is nothing quite like Sonar, the two combined for the past 25 years have pushed the Catalan capitals cultural agenda through the roof, whilst placing Sonar firmly as a world festival leader in terms of advanced culture, creativity, tech and music built on a firm foundation of pure electronica. More popular than ever it has morphed from a one-day party started by friends in 1994 into a three day, two-night monstrosity that just hosted over 126,000 visitors from 119 countries at this years silver anniversary edition. Split into a ... Read more

Interview: Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers

Cited as unintentionally ushering in Deep House as a genre to becoming a pivotal figure in the well documented halcyon filled 80’s Chicago house scene to having his pioneering anthems sound-track warehouse parties, raves, clubs and after hours for over three decades. Mr. Fingers aka Larry Heard sat down with Rick Heffernan to talk streaming, Kanye, Gherkin Jerks and amongst other things his first LP release under the Fingers moniker in 24 years. An 18-track trip of eclectic electronica “Cerebral Hemispheres” easies through various moods, bpm’s and vibes whilst remaining unmistakably a much-anticipated Mr Fingers release. “QUOTE” We’re coming up ... Read more