Where are they now? Transgressive Records

I met up with Tim Dellow and Toby L (founder of music website Rockfeedback.com and co-founder of Transgressive Records) in a very noisy pub in north London at the start of 2006 to discuss their tremendously successful label which at that time had artists like the Noisettes, the Young Knives, Regina Spektor, Jeremy Warmsley andContinue reading “Where are they now? Transgressive Records”

Where are they now? The Pipettes

I interviewed the Pipettes back in the early 2000s for a fashionista/hipster style magazine called Amelia’s Magazine. The edition which adorned the Pipettes on the front cover was also covered with fake Swaravoski crystals at the behest of the editor Amelia of course, who I now think is a B&B owner in Margate. Above (PicContinue reading “Where are they now? The Pipettes”

Where are they now? DJ Shabs (Outcaste Records)

I managed to interview DJ Shabs Jobanputra, founder of Outcaste Records for the Independent newspaper in the late 1990s (circa 1997, I think). In this rare chat (warning strong language!) he discusses stereotypes, why he is aiming for the mainstream and what he thinks of Nitin Sawhney. Listen to the full interview below. Shabs laterContinue reading “Where are they now? DJ Shabs (Outcaste Records)”

Where are they now? Gordon Raphael

Well Gordon Raphael is still a record producer. Since the success he found with The Strokes in the early 2000s, he went on to produce many international bands. In January 2010, Raphael went to Cape Town, South Africa, to produce the debut album Shark by indie rock band The Plastics. In May 2013, he wentContinue reading “Where are they now? Gordon Raphael”