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Saturday, 14 January 2012 16:46

Dizzie Hites -Archive Interview -From PEOM



dizzie hites zani 1In the winter of 1989, Rap, was not seen as mainstream music and was  still low on radio play lists. However artists like Bomb the Bass with Neneh Cherry with the evocative Buffalo Stance ,  and Mark Moore of S-express were helping to develop the UK urban sound.
In 1988, obscure records were surfacing and doing the rounds on the decks in Acid House/Balearic clubs. Would I find Love by Dizzie Hites was one such record, which  was being played on a regular basis at the clubs which I was frequenting.
 
/oasis  the split  alan mcgee speaks exclusively to zani 6.j


ZANI – It’s just half past midnight and news is slowly slipping through about the Oasis split

Alan McGee  -  It’s like the stones or something,  it is probably because they have been through so much, they just thought they were never going to call it a day.  But I think that the times we are living in, there seems to be a change in consciousness whether they feel it or not, whether it seems to be happening
Thursday, 22 December 2011 13:54

Shout To The Top By Dennis Munday

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Dennis Munday’s Paul Weller biography is reminiscent of a Jam seven-inch single. A new song by The Jam was not just another record from the hit parade. It was an event, kids would bunk off school, and workers would phone in sick, just to purchase the newest release from Woking’s finest.
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There is a strong argument that the best way for the guitarist to learn their favourite song is to play along to the record. However having a useful reference book nearby can only improve their chances.
Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:33

Sometimes In The Morning Simon Wells

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Being a fan of any musical genre, should be a reference point for inspiration. For me, even before I became a teenager and donned my first parka, I could see the power of music had, and it how it can capture an emotion that can enthral and enlighten you.  And it wasn’t The Pistols, The Clash, Blondie not even The Jam, which filled me with ardour. No in fact it was the musical film Grease, from the opener by Frankie Valli to the reprise of Grease, I realised music is a way of life. Moreover to find an album by someone who understands the true passion of music and not driven by greed, resentment and infatuation is so refreshing.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:53

Pete Doherty – A Portrait of the Artist

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As documented in the media Pete Docherty has recently been detained at Her Majesty’s Pleasure for six months. One of our ZANI team was lucky enough to interview him one month prior to his incarceration. Pete was upbeat and optimistic, and displayed no hint of this issue that must have been hanging over his head the weeks leading up to the trial. Thanks to Pete’s Manager and Agent permission was granted to upload this unique insight into the charismatic man that is-Pete Doherty.
Sunday, 18 December 2011 15:34

Bobby Womack - Listen To The Poet

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There are many reasons why people wish to become musicians, creativity, money, respect, travel, and perhaps the most common is escape. Be it poverty, a mundane job or education, a sleepy suburban town, a loveless relationship, to name a few. Whilst creating their music and absconding, they meet like-minded people, who enhance their voyage into music. In addition,
Sunday, 18 December 2011 15:28

Peter Hook On The Cobbles

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“Well, it’s a good life and a good world, all said and done, if you don’t weaken’” states Arthur at the end of Alan Sillitoe’s novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. An angry young man, who works in a bike factory, resists authority, drinks too much and sleeps with the foreman’s wife. Yet after receiving a beating from his foreman’s brother and his friends, who happen to be soldiers on leave, Arthur questions his life waking up to the fact that to lead a fulfilled life you have to exercise self-control and strength.

Sunday, 18 December 2011 15:00

Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs in depth

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The hot sun is beaming down on the face of the rhythm guitarist playing onstage in Mexico in 1999. On occasions he gazes up to the sun, he is slightly blinded by its glare and he is annoyed that he has left his sunglasses behind in the dressing room but happy he is no longer a plasterer from Manchester.

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