What do you want to hear more of in 2017?
More great albums! The last couple of years have produced loads of legendary albums that have been on heavy rotation in Article HQ. Recently we’ve had the likes of Dauwd, Jonwayne, Tornado Wallace, Lord Echo and King Kenny on heavy rotation. We’re also looking forward to more from labels like Eglo, 22a, Athens of The North, Apron and Hyperdub. Always consistently great output.
What do you want to hear less of in 2017?
Dusty progressive trapcore.
What do you listen to?
Our studio’s open plan so there’s a real eclectic mix of tracks on throughout the day. Sometimes there’s a bit of a battle between the strategy guys who need come chilled tunes to keep focussed and us designers who want to crank up the bangers to see us through to a deadline though!
Where do you find new music?
We’re based directly opposite NTS radio station which is a massive inspiration. The calibre of artists they host and who we see go in and out is amazing. Gotta big up all the other great internet stations as well like Balamii, Noods, Radar radio, Worldwide FM et al.
Our Creative Director Chris, aka the King of Guilty Pleasures, regularly badgers us to whack on the guilty pleasures. The other day he genuinely wanted to put on the Frozen theme tune – not sure if that even qualifies as a guilty pleasure!