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Carl Loben

Carl Loben
Carl Loben has been a music journalist for 20 years. He wrote for the weekly music paper Melody Maker for most of the 1990s, and was on the staff at DJ magazine for most of the noughties. He’s currently a freelance journalist, based in Brighton.

After gravitating from Leicester University with a degree in Philosophy in the late 80s, Carl set up an independent entertainment guide for the East Midlands – INTO magazine. Following a brief spell on East Anglia what’s on guide Preview, he moved back to his home city of London to become a freelance journalist.

Landing a role at Melody Maker, he wrote about the Britpop, riot grrrl and agit-rock band scenes as well as emerging electronic music styles such as drum & bass.

Moving to DJ magazine just before the Millennium, he covered all the diverse electronic music styles and finished up as deputy editor before moving to Brighton and reverting back to freelance journalism once again. He wrote the electronic music section for the Billboard Music Encyclopaedia, and wrote for MOJO magazine for most of the noughties too.

As well as writing, Carl also produces music, runs a record label – Westway – and DJs in clubs and at festivals. He's interviewed many notable figures within music, and recently has started doing some lecturing too.

List of articles in the library by artist

Ed Rush & Optical: Quantum Drum'n'Bass

Interview by Carl Loben, Melody Maker, January 1999

IN CONTACT, Jodie Foster climbs into the capsule, straps herself in, and mentally prepares for the impending voyage. The aliens have kindly given Earth/the US ...

Huggy Bear: The Powerhaus, Islington, London

Live Review by Carl Loben, Melody Maker, January 1994

SHOULDN'T HUGGY Bear have split up by now? ...

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