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How X-Press 2’s ‘Lazy’

Released in 2002, a dream collaboration between UK house heroes X-Press 2 and Talking Heads' David Byrne, ‘Lazy’ lit up clubs and the pop charts alike. Here, Dave Jenkins talks to the group’s Ashley Beedle, Rocky and Diesel about how the track transcended generations and genres to become a timeless hit

“Who even writes a bloody dance tune called ‘Lazy’?” laughs Ashley Beedle. Fellow X-Press 2 founders Rocky and Diesel chime in with the chuckles, as...

PinkPantheress and Willow

PinkPantheress and Willow have teamed up for a new collaborative track, 'Where You Are', which features additional production from Skrillex and Mura Masa.


Bath-born, London-based...

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Little Simz, Dave and PinkPantheress are among the acts nominated for the 2022 Ivor Novello awards.


This year's ceremony - the 67th to date -...

There's also a brand new music video 

Little Simz has announced her fourth studio album alongside a new single and music video.

London-based MC Little Simz, who was recently featured on the...

“We have to make the economics of streaming fairer”

82% of musicians earned less than £200 from streaming in 2019, according to a new poll by the UK’s independent body for music creators, The...

The MCs won in the Best Album and Best Contemporary Song categories respectively

Little Simz and Dave are among the winners at this year’s Ivor Novello Awards.

The winners of Ivor Novello Awards’ 65th edition were announced today...

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Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp joined Point Blank last month to deliver an insightful talk about the inspiration behind his iconic songwriting.

Gary Kemp is the man...

The awards consist of eight categories

Stormzy, Little Simz and Dave are among the nominees for this year's Ivor Novello awards.

The annual awards, which serve as the biggest songwriting accolade...

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In May 2019 Point Blank attended IMS Ibiza to check out the annual summit’s festivities and explore the variety of panels, events and parties on offer...

For 20 years, Simon Dunmore's Defected has been dedicated to the finest in house music, from its label and numerous associated imprints, to its events...

“I’m a collector of labels. My ambition was for people to have a Defected rack in their collections in the same way they'd have a...

Also claims prize for Best Contemporary Song

Skepta was honoured as Songwriter of the Year during the Ivor Novello Awards. The Awards recognize and reward Britain’s and Ireland’s songwriting and composing talents...