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Timecop1983 Surfs a Dreamwave to a Neon Past with 'Reflections'

Timecop1983, is a practised master, retro-drenched in nostalgic chimes of the synth. Hailing from Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Leenaerts has been in awe of the 80s, the decade that bore the electronic music dawn. Cutting his teeth on DOS-based software, Scream Tracker, which he experimented with everything from hip-hop to minimal techno, before settling on synth based Dreamwave. Taking his inspiration from artists like Miami Nights 1984, College, Waveshaper and Sunglasses Kid.He manages to...

Fueling up at the Fountain Center

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shell. The opinions and text are all mine.Around the time of the 17th century, villages and towns in Europe were typically based around a central hub. Many times this would be around the town fountain (fed by a local spring). A place where people could go and meet to either catch up on the happenings, buy local goods, have a shindig, or just wash their laundry. In some cases, they'd take part in impromptu musicals about strangely...

Four Days In The Squall Of A Superfight

LAS VEGAS, Nev.—“Man, I’m usually in a suit, but it’s too fucking hot today,” a scalper told me a few hours before the big fight. It truly was too fucking hot. A police dog had to wear booties to protect his feet. This particular scalper was forced halfway inside, working the buffer area between the two sets of doors that separate the unsympathetic Mojave Desert heat from the air-conditioned artifice of the Monte Carlo casino floor. Tourists stumbled in for refuge and the chance to lose $20...