A Sit Down With DJ Krufty Kuts

Krafty Kuts is the multi-award winning DJ/producer and undisputed King of the Breaks. Acclaimed in the UK, adored in Australia, admired in North America, his multi-genre sets, dexterity on the decks and dedication to dancefloor hedonism have earned him hierarchy status in every genre of electronic music.

 

“I just hope to entertain people, that’s what I intend to do. Just make people smile.”

 

For those who aren’t familiar with Krafty Kuts, tell us a bit about yourself and your background.

I’ve been DJing & producing music for about 20 years and travelled the world many times. I’ve been blessed to play alongside some of the biggest names in dance music like Fatboy Slim, The Prodigy, Jazzy Jeff  – the list is endless. I’m all about funky beats and I love what I do and every day brings new challenges.

Who has been your biggest influence musically?

It is impossible to name one person but Electro, Hip Hop, & Funk is the main reasons I tick musically. Fatboy Slim from when I first started as he has made so many great dance tunes that I just loved. But a friend of mine Kurt Baggaley and Jon Ide introduced me to Electro music back in the day and that is where my whole love affair for music began.

How would you describe your musical style?

Funky Bass heavy beats & breaks with a touch of Hip Hop swagger!!!

What equipment do you use for your DJs set these days?

This is my exact set up 3 x Pioneer CDJ MK3’s CD players, 1 Technics turntable and a Pioneer DJM 800 mixer please!!! 

What do you feel are your biggest achievement?

I’ve achieved a lot & I’m always pushing myself to make better music & play great sets.

You’ve won many awards, including the ‘Best DJ’ award at Breakspoll three years in a row. That’s a nice thing right?

Yes I am very proud of my achievements and I think it makes all the hard work and determination worthwile but most of all I can look back and say yes I did achieve something with my life. I believe we are all gifted individuals it takes time to find out what we are best at. Like they say practice makes perfect and if you have the desire and drive to become the best at your chosen subject you can achieve many amazing things in life little or small with great rewards.  

You’re a certified legend in the DJ/electronic music world. What kind of progress have you seen the industry make since your time as a competition DJ?

The industry has moved so fast it’s incredible. New equipment has improved skills for DJs and live performances and really helped push dance music at the forefront, which is definitely a good thing; New DJ mixers, software for making music on your laptop; programs like Ableton are such an incredible tool to have for doing DJ mixes and producing music really quickly. It is such a fast moving business and with visuals also playing a big part in music times have changed for the better in my mind.

What advice do you have for musicians looking to start their own events? What have you learned from running your own breakdancing events?

I have been running club nights on and off for 15 years so it is really important to make sure you don’t spend over your budget. Always look to have something different from what everyone else is doing so your events don’t look like what everyone else is doing. Make sure your flyers, artwork is on point and looks the part. Try putting line ups that encompass various styles and genres of music, that way you can pull in people from other genres & styles of music. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Look so Happy in This Behind-the-Scenes Royal Tour Photo

Now that the royal tour has come to an end, fans of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are probably wondering when they will next see the couple again. But thanks to royal commentator Omid Scobie, there now exists an extra special, behind-the-scenes photo from the royal tour that’s never been seen before.

 

“You create the identity you want for yourself, just as my ancestors did when they were given their freedom.”

Картинки по запросу Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Look so Happy in This Behind-the-Scenes Royal Tour Photo

The first half of 2018 has been big for the royal family, with a wedding, a birth, and christening as well as a packed schedule of events and foreign trips.

Most of these moments show members of the family at their most composed, ready for the cameras and the crowds.

But sometimes we get to see the family in genuine moments of laughter or contemplation, and generally acting like a regular family.

And as the family expands and changes, we get even more chances to see the royals together.

Reporting for BAZAAR.com, royal reporter Scobie revealed that Meghan truly embraced her first major trip as a member of the royal family. As a Palace source told Scobie, “Meghan takes the work very seriously. She reads every note, learns every name and every story. Her enthusiasm is impressive and infectious.” And it’s more than a little exciting to hear that the Duchess is embracing her new role in such a big way.

After 16 jam-packed days and 76 engagements, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s royal tour has come to an end. The Duke and Duchess have travelled around Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, where they’ve met locals and well-wishers, championed issues close to their heart and opened and closed the spectacular Invictus Games.

There’s also been a fair share of drama and excitement, from Meghan being whisked away from an overcrowded market, to the couple’s plane suddenly aborting its landing. On a lighter note, fashion fans have loved seeing the very stylish outfits Meghan has worn. She’s relied on some of her favourite designers, while also paying tribute to her host countries by wearing local brands.

Rihanna Doesn’t Want Trump to Play Her Songs at His Rallies

The latest artist who isn’t happy with their music being played at Donald Trump rallies is none other than Queen Riri. Rihanna learnt from Washington Post White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker that Trump used one of her hit songs at his rally in Tennessee Sunday.

“Not for much longer… me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up philip!”

 

Картинки по запросу photo rihanna with trump

Between running a beauty empire, being a national ambassador, maintaining style icon status and reportedly working on new music; it’s safe to say that Rihanna is a very busy woman. Her long list of roles and titles have not stopped her from staying politically conscious, however —one quick look at her social media pages proves that the “What’s My Name” songstress is well informed.

Rihanna’s been on something of a political kick lately. Earlier in the day, the star endorsed Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum elections  for the midterm elections. “FLORIDA: You have the opportunity to make history this election,” she wrote on Instagram. “If you’re tired of feeling like you don’t matter in the political process, know the most important thing you can do in supporting a candidate is finding someone who will take on critical issues such as: making minimum wage a livable wage, paying teachers what their worth, ensuring criminal justice reform, making healthcare a right, and repealing Stand Your Ground.”

This isn’t the first time that Rihanna’s music has been reportedly blasted during Trump’s racist rallying calls. In The New York Times‘ adaptation of Trump rallies into a “Play in Three Acts,” Rihanna’s music is mentioned in Act II Scene II. “They trickle into the arena, buying slices of pizza, taking selfies with Trump-era celebrities and dancing along to the same playlist at every rally: songs by Rihanna, Tina Turner and Journey.”

 

But can she actually stop Trump from playing her music?

The answer is complicated. When a politician wants to use a song as background music at a rally, their campaign needs a public performance license from the copyright holder of the musical composition, rather than one from the recording artist, intellectual property lawyer Danwill Schwender explained in a 2017.

Everything To Know About Gwyneth Paltrow’s Wedding Dress

Gwyneth Paltrow married her producer fiancé Brad Falchuk back in September, when the pair said ‘I do’ in what we could only imagine was the most chic wedding the Hamptons has ever seen – and now we have the details to confirm it.

 

“Personally, at midlife, I have tried to accept how complex romantic love can be.”

 

Картинки по запросу Everything To Know About Gwyneth Paltrow's Wedding Dress

On September 29, she finally had her chance to be a proper bride when she married TV writer Brad Falchuck in an intimate ceremony in the Hamptons. Nearly a month after the super-private nuptials, we finally know how Paltrow dressed for the major milestone. Here, we break down everything we know about the bride’s looks from the big day.

I have decided to give it a go again, not only because I believe I have found the man I was meant to be with, but because I have accepted the soul-stretching, pattern-breaking opportunities that (terrifyingly) are made possible by intimacy,” she wrote inside the issue, referring to both her then fiancé and her relationship with ex-husband Chris Martin.

Paltrow shared 46 other photos of her wedding on her Goop website. Everything was distinctively Goop, from the Caravan rehearsal dinner decor to the individual Nine Cakesmini wedding cakes everyone was served. Paltrow also pulled a Meghan Markle, changing into a Stella McCartney design for her reception look. Paltrow wore a white Stella McCartney caped romper to dance during her wedding weekend.

Paltrow walked down the aisle in a stunning Valentino gown featuring lace appliqués over a nude lining, cap sleeves, a fuller skirt, and a keyhole cutout back. The bride collaborated with designer Pierpaolo Piccioli on the look. She finished it off the ensemble with a simple tulle veil.

As well as discovering that only 70 of their closets friends and family attended, Paltrow also revealed that guests were treated to gin, fresh lemon juice and thyme cocktails, al fresco dining and personalised carrot cakes for dessert.

The Spice Girls Have Finally Reunited and Announced They’re Officially Going on Tour

One of the most iconic girl bands of all time, the Spice Girls, have been hinting at a comeback for quite a while now. After hinting at a reunion months ago, the Spice Girls have finally confirmed a reunion tour – but in the United Kingdom. Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Mel B and Mel C will be performing in June 2019 without Victoria Beckham.

 

“Being in the Spice Girls was a hugely important part of my life and I wish them so much love and fun as they go back on tour next year.”

 

Картинки по запросу The Spice Girls Have Finally Reunited and Announced They're Officially Going on Tour

The Spice Girls are set to go on tour in 2019 across the United Kingdom, but there is a truly awful catch to this amazing news. Posh Spice stans will be incredibly upset because Victoria Beckham said she wouldn’t be joining the tour. TBH, who can blame her after they’ve turned down her microphone all those years? Victoria, who is extremely self aware about her musical capabilities, is focusing on her powerhouse fashion line instead.

In a press release shared by the group, Emma Bunton said of the announcement: ‘It’s time to spice things up all over again!!!!! I can’t wait to perform to our forever supporting fans and a whole new spice generation! Love you all!’

Meanwhile Mel B said: ‘I’ve said it sooo many times I’m beside myself it’s actually happening. I’m now properly screaming it from every rooftop – me and my girls will see you all on stage!!’

Beckham, who will not be joining the group for the tour, shared her well wishes for her fellow Spice Girls.

Fans started predicting a reunion when the five women shared a reunion photo in February. Beckham always maintained that it was just a “fun lunch,” but reports from TMZ stated the group got back together with their manager Simon Fuller with plans for a reunion.

“I’m not going on tour. The girls aren’t going on tour,” Beckham said during New York Fashion Week.