Magnetic Man

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Tinie Tempah and Skrillex to perform at GlobalGathering

15 Mar 2012

Music Gossip

Tinie Tempah, Chase and Status, Skrillex and Friendly Fires have been confirmed for GlobalGathering 2012. The UK dance festival has announced a huge line up for July 27 and 28, involving artists from many genres of electronic music including Maverick…

RockNess - Dores, Loch Ness, Fri 10-Sun 12 Jun 2011

21 Jun 20113 stars

Something-for-everyone and friendly, if intense, atmosphere

At first glance, the RockNess 2011 line-up looked a little schizophrenic. Acts were mainly pulled from the distant camps of Scots indie rock (Glasvegas, Paolo Nutini, Frightened Rabbit), and pioneering electronica (Jamie xx, Chemical Brothers, Groove…

Interview: Katy B on bringing everything to RockNess - including the kitchen sink

27 May 2011

The chart-friendly, female face of dubstep

‘When I was 13, listening to Choice FM, I would listen to a lot of R&B from America, and whenever a British person tried to do it, it didn’t really work, they just sounded like they were trying to copy that whole style. Now the music sounds British…

Magnetic Man plan rock collaborations

25 Feb 2011

Music Gossip

Magnetic Man want to collaborate with Dave Grohl and John Lydon. The dubstep group's latest track 'Getting Nowhere', features soul singer John Legend, but they are keen to line up some rockers for their next album. Speaking at the NME Awards in…

Kasabian, The Chemical Brothers, Paolo Nutini and Glasvegas set for RockNess 2011

24 Feb 2011

Line-up also includes DJ Shadow, Frightened Rabbit, Magnetic Man

Rockness, Scotland's fastest growing festival, returns for 2011 with some of the hottest new acts in guitar music, while simultaneously remaining true to its electronic roots. Looking at the line-up, combined with winning NME's 'Best Small Festival…

A look at Deadmau5's rise to fame

10 Dec 2010

The Canadian DJ and producer set for Braehead Glasgow show with Magnetic Man and Calvin Harris

How the hell did Deadmau5 get so big? The Canadian DJ and producer has been a powerful force on the commercial end of the dance music circuit for a couple of years now of course, but this month is set to prove he’s no longer just another face in a crowd…

Magnetic Man prepare to take dubstep to the masses

27 Oct 2010

Artwork, Benga and Skream take 'dubstep supergroup' on tour

It thrived in the dark, and in underground dancehalls acolytes beat out their devotion with their feet. Now dubstep is going somewhere no one ever expected: the charts. Magnetic Man (aka Artwork, Benga and Skream) took ‘I Need Air’ into the top ten and…

Magnetic Man - Magnetic Man

6 Oct 20103 stars

(Colombia) Newsflash: dubstep is still hot right now. Hence, we presume, this album from Magnetic Man – aka Benga, Skream and Artwork – a dubstep supergroup, if you will. Evidently aimed at the upper echelons of the hit parade (why else would…

Fortified Sessions

16 Oct 2008

‘It’s great how fast dubstep has grown in the last couple of years,’ says Arthur ‘Artwork’ Smith, ‘but people don’t realise that it’s been going since 2001, and that lots of people have been making this music for that long. Every so often someone will…