To inform is to be in battle. To make art (ask artists and critics) is to be at war, often a brothers' war. The resourceful legion of Artcore writers promises to always be on the lookout, sleeplessly waiting for enemies to pass by, and once close enough, to arrest them with the disarming power of their questions.
Captain Sensible aka Raymond Ian Burns. A unique musical figure that succeeded to associate his name with the Punk explosion in Britain in the late ‘70s. One of The Damned’s founding members (where he started initially as a bass player) and afterwards a solo pop singer, Captain displayed from the very beginning all the prerequisites that render him a punk rock icon in people’s minds. Brilliant, sarcastic, unconventional and with a great deal of humour but most importantly, with loads of memories from an era that is long gone. Artcore magazine met Captain, while taking advantage of the wonderful weather, in order to discuss with him his experiences and memories from the turbulent decades of 1970s and 1980s and also his thoughts on future plans as a musician.
"Music has always brought me through, even in times when I've had nothing. Music has given me everything and I feel I have to give everything back. I don't know what I'd do without it, it's in my blood and bones, the only constant throughout the whole of my life (one of his notable quotations)”
Night out! My appetite is set for a beautiful spring evening, accompanied by electronic melodies… The so called “electronic scene” of the city has disappointed me. I thought to myself that I would like to listen to something nice from the past so I sent an email to Stephan Bodzin. I asked him if he had time for an interview. I’d like to hear what someone, who offered a different tune to the electronic scene, has to say about all that, and perhaps give me some hope that the underground club scene of Greece will re-emerge.
My skype interview with Mr Trentemøller is set for 12:00pm. After consulting ten people, I am now almost sure about the time difference between Greece and Denmark, I've gone through my questions a hundred times, I have placed tape-recorders all over my desk just in case the skype recorder breaks down, today of all days (wouldn't be impossible with my luck…), and I'm now listening to his music to get into the right mood. Oh yes, among everything else, I must not forget to ask him, on behalf of my friend,Thodoris, about the story of 'Miss you'. I cross my self and behold...
Dusty Kid… the producer who mixes classical music with psychedelia and dark bass. From 2006 till today, he offers to his fans electronic sounds that could easily satisfy both those true believers of “old school acid” as well as our present day minimal worshippers.
The first interview of Artcore magazine: The German electronic/progressive house music producer, Lars Brodherr, aka DJ Larse … We are pleased to have him answer some of our questions…