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The Professionals: How to run a clothing store with Oi Polloi

The Professionals How to run a clothing store with oi polloi owner steve sanderson

Steve Sanderson and Nigel Lawson are co-owners of probably one of the most quintessentially unique clothing stores in Britain – Oi Polloi. Over the past 15 years the pair have gone from running a small self-funded startup, to having 30 employees across multiple cities. The pair sell premium garments, sourced from across the globe, and […]

Mala on the importance of sleep, but less so of ‘genre’

Mala of Deep Medi and Digitial Mystikz speak with Cone Magazine

Following the release of his latest LP ‘Mirrors‘, on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, Mala once again found himself in unfamiliar lands. Something somewhat familiar to him. And after a very busy summer schedule, we’re thrilled to catch up with the Digital Mystikz / Deep Medi head honcho – prior to his performance at this years Warehouse […]

Mister Saturday Night explain why professionalism in music is key

Mister Saturday Night interview on Cone Magazine

Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin started their New York loft parties in 2008 under the guise Mister Saturday Night. Cemented as a pillar within the big apples clubbing community, the pair went on to launch their own record label under the same name – distinguishing the highly talented Anthony Naples, and recognising their talents in A&R. Following a […]

Review /\ Dekmantel Festival 2016

Few festivals have managed to gather such momentum and acclaim in so few years as Amsterdam-based Dekmantel. Now in its fifth year, the festival returned to the city of bikes and cheese this August, and in short delivered fully on this rightfully eulogistic review. A first for Dekmantel, the festival was inaugurated with a four hour panel […]

Mr. Scruff explains what makes a good event

Mr Scruff interview on Cone Magazine ninja tune how to put on a good event

Mancunian Andrew Carthy aka Mr. Scruff is many things. A father, a DJ, a producer, a cafe manager, promoter, and illustrator. So having the chance to pick his brains, in the run up to his appearance at El Dorado festival 2016, really does open the floor up to a wide discussion. I think as an […]

Review: Sunfall Festival 2016

Moodymann, Sunfall Festival review on Cone Magazine - Dan Medhurst

From the same guys who run Outlook and Dimensions festival, as well as nightclubs Phonox, The Nest and XOYO, comes a new day festival in South London, that seems to have successfully flipped a middle finger at the ever strenuous council regulations in the big smoke. And debuting its first year, comes with it a […]

Interview: Jackmaster – “I just sat down and told my story….”

Jackamster, Numbers, DJ-Kicks, Rubadub on Cone Magazine

Jack of all trades, master of one. Jackmaster’s ability to control a dancefloor and manipulate energy through music, has earned him endless praise. And with his forthcoming DJ Kicks mix about to drop, I catch up with the Glaswegian DJ and Numbers co-founder, in what turned out to be a rather deep and revealing exchange. Glasgow’s […]

Interview: Lakker – R&S Records

Speaker Cone, Lakker interview, R&S Records, on cone magazine

Two Irish stalwarts of Techno culture, Lakker have just released their latest album on R&S Records. And supporting the mantra that “Techno is an ideology”, Struggle & Emerge LP is from the ground upwards, a conceptual piece. Ian McDonnell and Dara Smith both make up Lakker, an Irish born techno partnership whose longstanding collaborative project has […]

Interview & Premiere: Grawl!X

Grawl!x interview on Cone Magazine Aye

Derbyshire based artist James Machin, better known as Grawl!x creates dream-pop music likened to that of Animal Collective or Panda Bear. And associating with heavyweight names as those comes with it’s expectations. However Aye! (which releases May 28th) and features vocals and instrumentation by Haiku Salut, doesn’t fall far from these comparisons. Standout tracks like Pando, Destination and Gumtion […]

Interview: Denzel + Huhn

Denzel + Huhn, Brom, Berlin, Interview on Cone Magazine

Decades have passed, and yet Denzel + Huhn still continue to show us the sheer complexity of their creative partnership. Last year saw Berlin based electronic duo Denzel + Huhn return from an eight year gap with a long awaited 14-track album released on Oktaf records. Bertram Denzel and Erik Huhn´s ‘Brom’ is a great […]