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Mix: Balance Series: Firesnake

2013's musical output has been pretty strong across the board with lots of new forms and interpretations of themes re/surfacing, so it's no surprise to hear classic rave sounds bubbling back up into the æther. Altern8 are one of the yearly contenders to try smash the X-Factor out of the Christmas No.1 slot, Slipmatt is making an appearance at the O2 as part of The Prodigy's NYE celebrations, whilst Disclosure continue their meteoric rise with Nile Rodgers joining them to help spread classic house vibes into 2014. So with is mind I created this dj mix 'Dark FM', which I'm delighted to say was chosen…

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Design in the Music Industry

With the sad passing of legendary Hipgnosis designer Storm Thorgerson, we can use this moment to take stock of design's broader health within the music industry. Music and art go together hand in hand dancing through the decades, centuries even, sometimes being so intrinsic to one another that the results help spawn new genres and defining moments in pop culture at large. Presently there is a debate about just how influential or indeed important artwork and packaging is to the music industry, in an age of instant digital consumption and dwindling record label budgets.  I wrote my design degree dissertation on the role of design…

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Firesnake.com relaunch!

Here at Firesnake I've been planning a new update for a while and you are viewing new fruits from a lot of labour right here. Together with various online partners and contributors, I'll bring you fresh news about the global creative sphere every week, mixing new and unique sights, sounds and viewpoints for you to experience. It's a hub for creative people to drop by every week and get news, reviews, free music, event listings, design articles and much more. There'll be updates on global design, music & culture, street style and fashion, with profiles on upcoming creative talent. There's even the Retro Corner section…

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Firesnake – ‘Path Of Souls’ Mix Collection

    Over a decade of Path Of Souls mixes so far: Classic & rare ambient, progressive, electronic music for those that want to go deeeep. 11 years old and 7 mixes in and after a short hiatus (due to a smelly, loud human being entering the world), there are new mixes on the horizon. Next up is 'Arcadia' with a distinctly psychedelic sound, with tracks and snippets from The Orb, Richard Hawley, The Invisible, DJ Food and Den Kozlov. Following that will be a two-parter filled to the brim with magnetically-charged beats. The sounds on the first mix will be reflective of a gloriously English…

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