As the owner of the Idle Hands record shop and label, Chris Farrell sits at the centre of Bristol's dance music scene. Ryan Keeling stops by the shop to hear about the records that have shaped his tastes.
In advance of the London premiere of The Knife's "electronic opera," RA's Lee Smith met up with the Swedish duo, plus collaborators Mt. Sims and Planningtorock, to listen through a selection of music that influenced the project.
Inside the bag (and living room) of a Berghain resident: RA's Will Lynch sits down with the Berlin DJ in advance of his appearance at the Nuits Sonores festival to talk about a few of his favourite records.
Dub techno you can bring home to your mother, how the Ultramagnetic MCs are like the Rolling Stones and Snoop Dogg going deep house: RA's Finn Johannsen plays Berlin-based DJ/producer Till von Sein some records.
Techno true believer Shed has made one of the best albums of the year. But what is this about a gabber past? We played the DJ/producer some records to uncover this and other secrets about the Hardwax employee's musical past.