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Music for your speakers: Mighty Sam McClain’s Give It Up To Love

Not only do they sell the world’s finest hi-fi, but Grahams Hi-Fi, London also stocks a carefully chosen selection of CDs and vinyl. This month they recommend Mighty Sam McClain’s… Read more

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Classic Album Sundays’ Colleen Murphy listens to Electric Ladyland

‘Electric Ladyland’ is without doubt my favourite Jimi Hendrix album. ‘Axis: Bold as Love’ is certainly a strong contender and a close second but I feel Hendrix’s third album with… Read more

Recording Rhodes at Real World Studios with Mark Frith. Photo: Dickie Chappell

Producer Mark Frith on the challenge of recording live

The tens songs which feature on David Rhodes eponymous second album were recorded “as live as we could make them”. We asked producer Mark Frith to explain the challenges of… Read more

Rough Trade recommends London Grammar

Rough Trade recommends: London Grammar, If You Wait

I am not sure what the judges for the Mercury Prize were looking for so I cannot understand how this album didn’t make onto their short list. In fact I… Read more

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Kalbata and Mixmonster – Ten tracks we want you to listen to

Kalbata and Mixmonster who have just released ‘Congo Beat the Drum’ on Society of Sound, focus on the music that has influenced their own work.  Put simply they say “Ten… Read more

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Six tracks to really bring out the best of the P7 headphones

To demonstrate P7 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones, Bowers & Wilkins head of engineering Stuart Nevill has curated a mix of tracks in master tape-quality from Society of Sound. Dub Colossus –… Read more

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Creating with less: Kalbata and Mixmonster in the studio

Kalbata & Mixmonster in Jamaica Trailer from kalbata on Vimeo. Producers Kalbata & Mixmonster went into their home studio with the sole purpose of recording a fully analogue reggae album… Read more

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Classic Album Sundays’ Colleen Murphy listens to Blue Bell Knoll

I cannot imagine I am the only female who as a teenager sat in her bedroom listening to the Cocteau Twins, making up my own “words” and inventing my own… Read more

Bowers & Wilkins CM Series, Grand Designs

Bowers & Wilkins speakers feature in restored cinema in new season of Grand Designs

We are very proud to see our CM series speakers featured in this stunning 1920s cinema conversion on the new series of Grand Designs. The owners have taken a derelict… Read more