Becky Hill releases the fourth episode of The Art of Rave podcast featuring Special Guest
Monday 17th August, London, UK: Today Becky Hill releases the fourth episode of her podcast, The Art of Rave. Over the course of the series Becky discusses rave culture with some of its legendary pioneers, including Roni Size, DJ Zinc, Andy C, Sister Bliss, Groove Armada, Fabio & Grooverider and more.
In episode four of The Art of Rave Becky and Pete Tong cover a wide range of topics, including: concerns about where electronic music is heading now amid the industry’s current ‘factory farm’ approach to songwriting; Robbie Williams, Goldie and John Niven’s Kill Your Friends; how the criteria for being a successful DJ has evolved over four decades; how A&Rs should sign records ‘from their heart’; Pete’s times as a ‘trainspotter’ working his way up through the ‘soul mafia’ hierarchy; Ibiza and Ibiza Classics; and whether or not the house scene is still as inclusive as it used to be.
As with all Becky’s guests on The Art of Rave, Pete Tong brings along three records that mean or say something to him, whether that’s because they’re by an artist that influenced him, remind him of a specific place or time, or feature a beat that defined his sound. These records are: ‘One Nation Under a Groove’ by Funkadelic; ‘Love Can’t Turn Around’ by Farley “Jackmaster” Funk Darryl Pandy; and ‘Latch’ by Disclosure
Meanwhile, Becky selects the record that exemplifies why she handpicked Pete Tong as a guest for the series: ‘Sing it Back’ by Moloko, which she performed on the Ibiza Classics tour with Pete.
While Becky Hill has an irrefutable aptitude for writing chart smashing pop music, her roots are firmly ensconced in electronic music. The Art of Rave provides the perfect platform for Becky to delve deep into the dance music scene she is so passionate about.