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Martin Christie’s Travels //

Martin Christie is a musician, artist and creator of various happenings including the electronic music open mic tour and Northern Beat Poets Association. A tireless campaigner against musical mediocrity and obviousness, seeking to lift the proverbial stone and look beneath for unique music, original minds and movements that continue to be overlooked by the mainstream. He is an optimistic believer in the power of music and art to make a difference to individuals and communities.

He is always searching for artists to review as part of his music travels, and has a particular interest in those who are creating because it is hard wired into their DNA, the talented yet ignored, the brilliant yet completely unaware of their abilities. His column for AT also exists to discuss technology based influences on modern music making and diverse ways of producing music.

Latest Posts //

Martin Christie’s Music Travels: The Near and Distant Future of Live Music

The basic human need for live music is driving a range of innovations for future gigs in the context of this painful pandemic. These events look very different to what we have become used to, but these approaches, and variations on these approaches, may be the only way forward for the time being. In this article Martin Christie brings together some of these innovations and discusses the future of live music.

By |July 8th, 2020|

Martin Christie’s Music Travels: Ira Lobanok and Carla Jane Duffy

In this instalment Martin Christie’s Music Travels, he catches up with Ira Lobanok of Ukrainian outfit krapka;KOMA and Carla Jane Duffy of London based Pixi Ink talk about creating music for video games, lockdown, and their latest collaboration. Read on to find out more.

By |June 26th, 2020|

Martin Christie’s Music Travels: Virtual Electronic Music Open Mic (VEMOM) by Quentin Leonetti

In response to the countrywide lock-down, the Electronic Music Open Mic (EMOM) community, like many other groups, has quickly come up with various online streaming events. These events have included the Virtual EMOM organised by Quentin Leonetti, an experimental musician from Belgium (pictured above).

By |May 4th, 2020|

Martin Christie’s Music Travels: Dohnavùr – You Can and You Shall

Dohnavùr is a 2-piece electronic band from The Lothians in Scotland, consisting of Alasdair O’May and Frazer Brown. The duo has just released a stunning debut album called You Can and You Shall on Werra Foxma Records.

By |April 24th, 2020|

Martin Christie’s Music Travels: Talking Modular and Apta with Barry Smethurst

In the first of several articles touching on modular music making I talk to Manchester based Barry Smethurst of Apta. Barry has played at some of the Manchester all electronic music open mics (EMOM) and I am also very happy to have a copy of his first limited edition 7” vinyl release. With a new album in the pipeline, it seemed a good time to have catch up.

By |September 13th, 2018|

Martin Christie’s Music Travels: Samuel

Samuel is a Brighton based electronic pop artist. He creates melodic, atmospheric pop with lyrics that come straight from the heart. An entertainer who puts everything into his performance, I first saw him at one of my regular EMOM nights at The Troubadour in London. In this interview, I particularly wanted to find out more about his song writing approach and his views on the current music scene.

By |September 3rd, 2018|

Martin Christie’s Music Travels: Maya Stone / DeepDownDirty Records

Maya Stone runs DeepDownDirty Records, an independent Electronic Dance Music label dedicated to in their own words ‘fighting the good fight for underground music producers’. I caught up with Maya to soak up some of her enthusiasm and passion for great music, and find out more about future plans for the label.

By |August 7th, 2018|

Martin Christie’s Music Travels: Kintsuku

Ellie Jones makes ethereal and lush electronic music under the name of Kintsuku. Based in Manchester she has played several of my EMOM nights and also has a track included on the EMOM compilation double CD released last year.  I recently caught up with her to find out more about her current work and plans for the future.

By |July 4th, 2018|
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