AVA is now one of the UK and Ireland’s premier dance music events

Sarah McBriar is optimistic about this year’s AVA Festival in Belfast, having just emerged from a long meeting on the show’s visual elements. “We’re p(...)

Sir Henry’s wasn’t just a house story: above,  Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth playing the club in  August 1991. Photograph:  Eamonn Cunningham
Blood, Sweat and Sir Henry’s
  • Music
  • July 15, 2014, 18:05

House music is a bit like Marmite. The temptation is to bracket all electronic music (or EDM to give it’s current incarnation) with the distasteful(...)

Frankie Knuckles, a disc jockey, remixer and producer who was often called the “godfather of house” for helping that genre of dance music sprea(...)