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Raya

Dance music history and culture obsessive, overall depressive. Great sense of humour. Contributed to Mixmag, Vice (BG), The Playground UK and my own existential crises. Successfully surviving in London since 2013.
Follow me on Twitter @rayaiam

Don’t Bring Back Door Pickers (Or At Least Don’t Pretend They’re Doing Us a Public Service)

December 5, 2015 |

Let me tell you a story about the first time I visited Berlin – this supposedly magical place, as everyone told me, where clubbing is the best and the music is the best and yeah, the queues are … Read More

2015 ROUNDUP: A Bunch Of Tunes

November 29, 2015 | 1

Let’s talk about some tunes now. (The previous 2015 Roundup post can be found here – it’s about crossover albums.)

Bear in mind that this is a selection based on MEMEMEANDONLYME. Okay? Cool.

Another thing to bear in mind is that … Read More

2015 ROUNDUP: Crossover Albums

November 28, 2015 | 2

Yes, we’ve been absent almost all year and now – boom! – back for the roundup. Nevermind anything in between. All the stuff.

I used to think that roundups should highlight only the positive but fuck that. I’m … Read More

Marshall Jefferson & Todd Terry @ The Forum, London (10.10.15)

October 11, 2015 |

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!

Yes, two of the big guys, the Godfathers, the OG dons of house music under one roof – that was last night for us at The Forum in Kentish Town, where we danced until … Read More

Raya’s Top 10 Desert Island Albums

September 19, 2015 | 1

I’m gonna go ahead and do the unthinkable – choose 10, only 10, records that I would take with me in the highly unlikely event of ending up on a desert island but somehow having the opportunity to … Read More

Bestival 2015: The Big Recap

September 14, 2015 |

Hello and welcome to Bestival 2015 – four days and nights of music, dancing, lovey, quirky stuff, porta potties, leaking tents and absolutely no consumption of any illegal substances whatsoever by anyone ever.

No good photos this year as I … Read More

Julio Bashmore b2b Ptaki @ Phonox, London (04.09.2015)

September 5, 2015 | 1

I couldn’t be happier that we’re bringing this blog back to life with a recap of the first party ever to be held at highly anticipated new London club Phonox. Why? Because we had a brilliant night and it would’ve … Read More

Seth Troxler’s Acid Future @ Tobacco Dock, London (08.08.2015)

August 10, 2015 |

 

In a city in which hundreds of dance music related events are happening at all times, it’s hard to put on a party that’s going to be known as The Party for days, months and years to come.

We Talked To… Smelly Feet Records

May 17, 2015 | 1

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, they say. When Soundcloud gives you an excellent mix from an upcoming label with a funky name, include it in your Best of the Week round up, we say. Then find … Read More

Best of the Week: 4 April, 2015

April 4, 2015 |

The most important thing this week is to enter our very first competition and win a Behringer mixer.

Don’t worry, I will remind you again.

Another important thing is that both me and Nevy … Read More