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Muzik

Muzik

Muzik was a UK dance music magazine created by two former Melody Maker journalists, Push and Ben Turner, and published from June 1995 to August 2003

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Felix Da Housecat Presents Thee Madkatt Courtship: Alone In The Dark (Deep Distraxion)

Review by Calvin Bush, Muzik, June 1995

Pussy Power ...

Juan Atkins: Juan from the Heart

Interview by Calvin Bush, Muzik, June 1995

Detroit's JUAN ATKINS is widely credited with having invented techno. Fourteen years later, he returns to claim his crown with the first ever Model 500 ...

The Chemical Brothers: Chemicrazy Pilots

Interview by Push, Muzik, June 1995

They've changed their name from The Dust Brothers to THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS and their beats are beefier than ever. Stand by for the imminent release ...

Phuture 303: Acid tracking

Interview by Calvin Bush, Muzik, July 1995

Almost 10 years, after he sparked the acid revolution, Spanky is returning at the head of Phuture 303. But he's by no means the only ...

St Germain: Boulevard (F Communications)

Review by Push, Muzik, July 1995

GONE ARE THE days when everybody under 40 associated jazz with Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band and little else besides.  ...

Todd Terry: Day of reckoning

Interview by Calvin Bush, Muzik, August 1995

New York's Todd Terry is a giant of house music. He's also the subject of controversy and slander over his DJ sets and remix attitude. ...

Raekwon, RZA, Wu-Tang Clan: Wu-Tang Clan: Clan O'War

Interview by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, September 1995

Staten Island's WU-TANG CLAN are the most notorious hip hop crew of the Nineties. And the biggest-selling. Here, RZA and Raekwon give a rare insight ...

KRS-One: KRS–1: 1 From The Heart

Interview by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, November 1995

KRS-1 the grand daddy of hip hop takes to the soap box for a speech on record labels, street cred and 'The Goddess Theory'. Listen ...

2 Live Crew, Jeru the Damaja, Jodeci, Keith Murray, N.W.A, PM Dawn, Tupac Shakur, Snoop (Doggy) Dogg: Guilty until proven innocent?

Report by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, December 1995

Following the release of Mike Tyson and the acquittal of DJ Simpson the media circus is now focussing its attention on the spate of R&B ...

Underworld: Alphabet Soup

Interview by Push, Muzik, 10 March 1996

With the release of their new album, Second Toughest In The Infants, UNDERWORLD take a hurtling ride through their world... With a little help from ...

Faithless: Reverence (Cheeky/BMG)

Review by Push, Muzik, May 1996

Joyful and triumphant ...

Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, Joe Bataan, New Order, Rockers Revenge: Arthur Baker: Legend!

Interview by Kris Needs, Muzik, September 1996

In the beginning, there was ARTHUR BAKER. And without him, dance music wouldn't be what it is today. For starters, we wouldn't have had 'Planet ...

It's All Gone... Pete Tong

Interview by Push, Muzik, September 1996

PETE TONG. His Essential Selection show on Radio One is the nation's choice on a Friday night. It's a dry run for a night out, ...

Secret Knowledge: Hi Bunny, I'm Home!

Interview by Push, Muzik, September 1996

Kris Needs and Wonder. A boy from Aylesbury and a girl from Ohio. Music from the heart, some hard lessons from the street... and a ...

DJ Shadow: Endtroducing... (Mo'Wax)

Review by Push, Muzik, October 1996

STUTTERED BEATS, fluttered beats. Scratching harder and faster than the caretaker's cat at the local fleapit. Pianos which tease and prick, b-lines which cajole and ...

Coolio, Junior M.A.F.I.A., The Notorious B.I.G.: Notorious B.I.G.: B.I.G. Trouble

Report by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, October 1996

When the US hip hop elite hits the road, you expect sparks, right? When you put together names from the East and West Coast on ...

Norman Jay: Chop Chop!

Interview by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, November 1996

Chopper fanatic, sound system supremo, founder member of Kiss FM, former Talkin' Loud A&R guru, all-round celebrity and man of the people... What more do ...

Tupac Shakur 1971-1996

Obituary by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, November 1996

At the age of 25, TUPAC SHAKUR was gunned down and died six days later in a Las Vegas hospital. His death was inevitable, but ...

Mobb Deep: Hell Raisers

Interview by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, December 1996

The death of Tupac has left the hip hop bad boy vacancy wide open. MOBB DEEP'S Havoc and Prodigy have already more than filled his ...

OutKast: Blast from the Kast

Interview by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, December 1996

Lyrics with depth and a smooth-sung flow? Hip hop with real instrumentation? Attitude? Humour? Great songs? You need OUTKAST. ...

Puff Daddy: Sean 'Puffy' Combs: Multi-Million Dollar Man

Profile and Interview by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, January 1997

At 26, SEAN 'PUFFY' COMBS is reputed to be worth some $170 million. But that's not all the East Coast hip hop mogul has a ...

The Fugees: Runaway Success

Report and Interview by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, January 1997

From healthy US hip hop act to global superstars in under twelve months, you could say 1996 has been a remarkable year for the FUGEES. ...

Daft Punk: Homework (Virgin)

Review by Calvin Bush, Muzik, February 1997

PHIL SPECTOR would have been proud. If there's one trick the French pair can pull off with constant aplomb (and they do it repeatedly across ...

Daft Punk: Frog Rock

Interview by Calvin Bush, Muzik, February 1997

DAFT PUNK. They're not daft They're not punks. Just two young French funkateers putting France on the house map with one of the most hyped ...

Masters at Work, Nuyorican Soul: Masters At Work: Shock of the Nu

Interview by Kris Needs, Muzik, March 1997

You know MASTERS AT WORK, you're familiar with the studio prowess of Mr Gonzalez and Mr Vega, you appreciate their high quality, chart-busting, dancefloor output, ...

Death In Vegas: "Men talking about their record collections are like dogs sniffing each other's bottoms"

Interview by Andy Crysell, Muzik, April 1997

SPOOKY. VERY spooky. It's 11 am in deepest Clapham and in a cafe full of wheezing old men and cackling women, Richard Fearless, the sharp-dressing ...

Speedy J: Follow The Speeder

Interview by Push, Muzik, May 1997

DON'T MENTION the war. Unless you are in Rotterdam. Because if you are in Rotterdam, you really should know that on 14 May 1940, a ...

Tori Amos, Armand Van Helden: Armand Van Helden: Widow shopping

Interview by Calvin Bush, Muzik, June 1997

"It's gotta be big" sang Tori Amos. And lo, it was! ARMAND VAN HELDEN's remix of the petite songstress put him right up there in ...

Luscious Jackson: Divan Du Monde, Paris

Live Review by Push, Muzik, June 1997

GUITARS ARE crap. It's a simple and obvious fact of modern life. Except when it comes to Luscious Jackson, that is. ...

Brownstone: Stone free

Interview by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, July 1997

The sassy, free-thinking BROWNSTONE make their return this month with a second album, Still Climbing. In the words of their 1995 smash, 'If You Love ...

Primal Scream: Vanishing Point (Creation)

Review by Push, Muzik, August 1997

YOU CAN'T overestimate the importance of Primal Scream in the grand scheme of groovy things. ...

Coldcut: Solid Cold

Report and Interview by Calvin Bush, Muzik, September 1997

Ten years in the business and COLDCUT are still sticking firmly to their original philosophy of always being ahead of their time. Revolutionary software. System-booting ...

Speed Garage: Sound Of The Future

Report and Interview by Bethan Cole, Muzik, September 1997

It's harden faster, sharper and more bass-heavy than ever before, it has MCs, rewinds, ragga vocals and time-stretching. Its energy and hedonism is hard to ...

David Holmes: Holmes On The Deranged

Report and Interview by Calvin Bush, Muzik, October 1997

Celtic soul brother DAVID HOLMES heads for Noo Yawk to hang with the homies, freaks and weirdos. The result? The seedy core of The Big ...

Tuff Jam: Jam On It

Interview by Bethan Cole, Muzik, November 1997

Things are on the up for Tuff Jam. They've got a peak time radio show, records in the charts and followers all over clubland. They ...

The Anthill Mob, DJ Ride, KMA Productions, Skykap: Eastside Stories

Report by Bethan Cole, Muzik, December 1997

From the Krays to hardcore, London's East End has always nurtured its own club scene. A rawer, rougher, more honest flipside to the glitz you'll ...

Asian Dub Foundation: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Live Review by Andy Crysell, Muzik, January 1998

FUCK POLITICS, let's dance, yeah? What say we wiggle across the dancefloor, gobble up the chemicals and frug our worries clean away? ...

Goldie: Welcome to my world

Interview by Calvin Bush, Muzik, February 1998

He's finished with Björk. He's finished with Rob Playford. And he's finished with his mid-life crisis. He's just about to meet Val Kilmer, Laurence Fishburne ...

Dance Culture: One Nation Under A Groove

Essay by Bethan Cole, Muzik, March 1998

Ten years ago, a few hundred people were raving all night to the sounds of acid house. A year later there were a few thousand ...

Thievery Corporation: Super sharp suiters

Interview by Andy Crysell, Muzik, May 1998

Smouldering bossa-nova, bespoke tailoring and white-collar audio criminality: are Washington DC's Thievery Corporation the new Kruder & Dorfmeister? Or just the new Corduroy? ...

Red Snapper: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by Calvin Bush, Muzik, August 1998

SO WE all thought Red Snapper were something to do with "jazz"? Richard Thair's lot have been called many things since they first stormed to ...

Faithless: "It's not just fucking chirpy nonsense"

Interview by Andy Crysell, Muzik, October 1998

FAITHLESS are back, bigger, better and bolder than before. They say God is a DJ. He's probably a Faithless fan ...

112, Faith Evans, Puff Daddy, Total: Puff Daddy & The Family: Sound Republic, London

Live Review by Andy Crysell, Muzik, December 1998

Is this the greatest showman on earth? ...

Faith Evans: Keep The Faith (Arista/Puff Daddy Records)

Review by Angus Batey, Muzik, January 1999

Notorious BIG's wife and R&B sensation's long-time-coming Puffy-produced second album ...

Paul van Dyk: Follow The Leader

Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Muzik, September 1999

On a mission to the Love Parade with two million German ravers and the biggest trance DJ in the world. Paul van Dyk on Berlin, ...

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