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Bethan Cole

Bethan Cole

Bethan Cole, b.1971, has written about music, fashion, beauty and the arts for the NME, The Big Issue, i-D, Vogue and The Sunday Times.

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4 Hero: The Sound of Unimaginable Dreams

Interview by Bethan Cole, Mixmag, March 1996

Dego and Mark are 4 Hero. And Jason's Optical Stairway. And Tom & Jerry. And the brains behind Reinforced Records. They gave Goldie a break ...

A Guy Called Gerald: Return of the Gerald

Interview by Bethan Cole, Mixmag, February 1995

With 'Voodoo Ray' A Guy Called Gerald defined British acid house. With '28-Gun Bad Boy' he lit the fuse that became jungle. With his new ...

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 ...

Aphex Twin: I Care Because You Do (Warp)

Review by Bethan Cole, Mixmag, May 1995

OVER THE past year or two, Richard James has built up an antagonistic persona, composing tracks built of harsh ear-splitting noises. And yes, you'll find ...

Basement Jaxx, Idjut Boys: High In The Basement

Report and Interview by Bethan Cole, i-D, August 1996

As the tired ritual of corporate house culture burns itself out, something low key is rising from the ashes. It's eclectic, it's experimental and it's ...

Blake Baxter, Joey Beltram, System 01: Techno in Berlin: Down In The Bunker

Report and Interview by Bethan Cole, Mixmag, May 1995

Berlin: Eastern techno axis, where hardened Detroit innovation collides with glam club babes in a former department store bunker. Tresor is the club and the ...

LTJ Bukem: "Don't Miss Out on a Good Thing"

Profile and Interview by Bethan Cole, Mixmag, September 1995

That's what everyone's saying about LTJ Bukem — the man whose pioneering, melodic take on breakbeats has catapulted him into the drum n' bass super ...

Cool Breeze, DJ Shadow, Funki Porcini, Future Perfect, Howie B, Massive Attack, Moloko, Photek, Portishead, Tricky, UNKLE: "Rock died out and then came pop now you're living in the world of... Trip Hop" — U.N.K.L.E.: 'If You Find Earth Boring'

Report by Bethan Cole, Mixmag, August 1995

One year ago we coined the term 'trip hop' for a new, instrumental school of stoned hip hop rhythms and psychedelic wizardry. Since then, the ...

Coolio: Paradise Lost And Found

Profile and Interview by Bethan Cole, i-D, January 1996

Once the grim fictions of gangsta rap were Coolio's reality: gangs, guns, crack addiction, jail. Now he's swapped sin for salvation and notoriety for celebrity. ...

Daft Punk: What's Up? Daft Punk

Profile and Interview by Bethan Cole, i-D, December 1995

TWO THINGS you should know about Daft Punk. Firstly, they're not in the slightest bit stupid. Secondly, ostensibly, they've got nothing to do with 1977. ...

DJ Shadow

Profile and Interview by Bethan Cole, i-D, October 1996

What happens when you remove all the boundaries? DJ Shadow's debut album, Entroducing, is a record without frontiers. ...

Missy Elliott

Profile and Interview by Bethan Cole, i-D, January 1998

AT THIS moment she's so far out, floating in her own self-programmed audiogalactic, that no one else in hip hop or R&B can touch her. ...

Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim: Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown: Nasty Girls

Essay by Bethan Cole, i-D, September 1997

Sisters with voices? Or Ladies with an attitude? Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown are just as nasty as they wanna be ...

Charlotte Gainsbourg: Eternal Ingénue: Charlotte Gainsbourg on Her Latest Stylish Role

Interview by Bethan Cole, The Independent, 9 July 2011

The daughter of Anglo-French musical royalty, Charlotte Gainsbourg was destined to be a performer — and now she's in the hottest arthouse film of the ...

Goldie, Menswear, Tricky: Pre Millennium Tension

Report by Bethan Cole, i-D, March 1997

Adolescent angst and twentysomething trauma used to be something of a cliché. But no longer. With admissions of young people to hospital at an all-time ...

Leftfield: Quiet Storm

Interview by Bethan Cole, i-D, May 1996

Leftfield are dance provocateurs who turned from the quick thrill of the clubland twelve-inch to take their place in the ranks of the unit-shifting, award-winning, ...

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 ...

Ultra Sonic: Raveheart

Report and Interview by Bethan Cole, i-D, June 1996

You reckoned the rave dream died years ago? Think again! They may have hung up their whistles and white gloves, but Scotland's musical youth are ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Temazepam: Monging Out

Report by Bethan Cole, Mixmag, July 1995

Jellies used to be heavy shit, for addicts and desperados. Then serious clubland hedonists started taking them to come down. Now, in the search for ...

Trainspotters: Sad All Over

Report by Bethan Cole, Mixmag, December 1995

Trainspotting, eh? We all do it, to one extent or another. But there are people who go that little bit further. People who take it to extremes. Who let collecting, buying ...

UK Garage: Tuff Jam

Report and Interview by Bethan Cole, i-D, August 1997

IT HAPPENS like this: just when you're sitting comfortably, just when you least expect it, just from where you least expect it, along comes a ...

Why does everyone ignore "Jump Up" jungle?

Interview by Bethan Cole, Mixmag, January 1997

Even Goldie has been dissing "jump up". But wasn't it the ragga stuff that put jungle back in the frame in the first place? ...

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