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Be Flat

The attraction to soundsystems in the beginning was, who could be the heaviest — not the loudest but the heaviest — with quality. And then it became … who could be the loudest and to make people’s ears bleed.

Dennis Bovell, The Quietus, 2011/02/02


A studio sound engineer’s hand rests on the controls of a Mackie mixing console.

Mixing things up with the web — some of our favourite sites and sources on the internet. It’s a long list. Photograph by Rana Mullan




By Jingo!

The British national anthem, God Save The Queen, based on music attributed to John Bull in 1619, was the first song to be used as a national anthem — it was originally sung as God Save The King in support of George II in 1745.