Since its birth back in the late 70s, Hip Hop has cemented its status as one of the most popular music genres in the world. Its flawless combination of rhythm, soul and rapping has gone on to inspire many other musical genres, which we learnt when we explored the history of Hip Hop.
A film score can make a movie, in its subtlety, its timing, its undulations, and its quietude. Much of what we hear as we watch a film filled with fine artistry in general, stays with us long after the credits have rolled.
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His productions can be found in the hearts of multiple generations of dance and trance lovers, with a career spanning over 20 years.
We caught up with Levente Márton, better known as Sunny Lax, ahead of the release of his latest Producer Loops sample pack, 'Sunny Lax: Modern Trance Vol 3'.
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Hip Hop! We couldn't imagine a world without it. It's the sound, the movement, and the way of life for millions of people around the world. Its sampling culture has inspired many other musical genres, and its flawless combination of rhythm, soul and rapping, can be poetry in motion. In this article, we'll explore the origins of Hip Hop; one of our most popular and beloved genres.
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He grew up in the renowned city of Breda in The Netherlands, the place where Tiësto, Hardwell and many other big names in the dance industry have risen to fame. But it’s not his place of birth that makes Mark Sixma stand out. He’s one of Holland’s most dedicated producers, with a sound that travels from deep, dark techno to classical trance and tasty house beats. Bending the genres and keeping an open mind has seen Mark build a massive following, including the likes of Armin van Buuren, W&W and Andrew Rayel – who Mark collaborated with on several occasions. We hooked up with the level-headed producer and DJ and asked him all about his studio work, life on the road and of course, his personal highlights. Ladies and gents, Mark Sixma!
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