Cracking Up — by Foxen Cyn

Tell us a bit about Foxen Cyn, is this Sean or more of a persona?

I’d say it’s more just a stronger Robinson’s cordial without water version of myself. There’s obviously a bit of acting while I’m on stage, but I’m not method like Daniel Day-Lewis or Eddie Murphy. …

Photograph by Max Cavallari

I’m sure this has been discussed and dissected many times over, but it occurs to me that capitalist, consumer-driven society encourages individualism, creates division from communities, each other and ourselves — giving rise to fear of one another and extreme ideologies.

It’s a bold statement but I wanted to be dramatic and profound to grab your attention — more of that later. We live in an increasingly secular world, where religion is viewed with suspicion, for good reasons. If someone were to describe themselves as religious, to me it conjures fanaticism…

This week sees the release of Emotion Wave’s third compilation album in as many years — Mates. This time around we wanted to mix things up a bit, by asking artists and producers to collaborate on music.

The thinking behind this was to see what happens when we work outside…

White Mask is the moniker of Blackpool-based electronic producer, Kris Blacow. Kris is a respected and meticulous producer, who’s played Liverpool before at Upitup Record’s legendary rave nights — but appears to have been on hiatus the last few years. …

Ahead of his debut live performance at Emotion Wave 13, we caught up with audio polymath and absolute gent Gordon Chapman-Fox, AKA Dublock…

Can you give us a history of Dublock — where did it all begin?

I’ve always been into music — or as I’ve been told — sounds…

How do you define the worth of a piece music that an artist has spent many hours creating? Who decides that the countless hours of enjoyment you get from listening to music equate to the infinitesimally small fractions of pennies the artist receives as recompense from streaming platforms? In fact…

We’re very excited to be welcoming downtempo electronic artist Rykard to play for us at Emotion Wave 12 on Saturday 10 March. Here’s a primer for the uninitiated…

Photo credit: Paul Harris

Can you give us a bit of history on how Rykard came about?

Well, I’d been making electronic tunes for a few…

In advance of his headlining DJ Food set at Emotion Wave, I asked multi-disciplinary polymath Kevin Foakes a few questions on his illustrious career…

Kevin Foakes / DJ Food — photo by Mike Oscar

In your 25+ years of experience as a DJ/producer/graphic designer/promoter, is there anything which stands out to you that you’re proud of?

Plenty of things —…

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