Anyone who likes all four beats bumping hard on the floor has heard of Carl Cox. Considered "the greatest DJ in the world" by loyal fans and fawning critics alike, Cox jumped into the British dance scene in the late '70s and never looked back. He's a master of techno who knows how to keep a bit of gr
If you want a part-time lover, listen to Stevie Wonder. If you want a private dancer, groove to Tina Turner. If you want "music without a whole lot of stylistic baggage," you better check out Autechre.
As mischievous lads in Manchester, England, Sean Booth and Rob Brown bonded over a cheap synthe
Michael Tippett was never satisfied with one kind of musical form. Operas, symphonies, concertos, sonatas, choral works, string quartets -- he dabbled in them all. Even within a single work, he was fond of combining numerous influences, from Beethoven to English folk music to reggae to rap. Tippett's
If Britain had a blacklist during the Thatcher era, Ken Loach was on it. Pound the pavement though he might, he couldn't persuade anyone to fund his films. His made-for-TV documentaries met with steep resistance -- in fact, his depiction of the 1984 coal miners' strike was banned outright. Why? Loach