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BBC Radio WM - Interview With Echo Factory Founder Ajay Naik 

Interview with Ajay Naik founder of Echo Factory and presenter Arshia Riaz on BBC Radio WM, skip to 1:43:00 into the show to catch them!

Are you looking for a high powered, exciting learning environment that caters for your every musical need? Look no further than Echo Factory! Their unique and tailor-made approach is geared towards enabling students to make it in the music world.  And, they have all the resources to equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge, experience and contacts.

Based in Leicester’s vibrant Cultural Quarter, Echo Factory’s newly refurbished building houses its own live venue, record label, recording studio, band practice facilities, cutting edge business hub, music classrooms, lecture theatre, café/bar and chill out zone.


In the UK, the traditional music schools no longer cater for the real needs of young musicians.  Echo Factory delivers a life-changing, real-world and relevant experience which draws on your passion for creativity, collaboration and – most importantly – music. 


Echo Factory is the perfect place for aspiring musicians, producers and music industry professionals.


Offering courses that truly give students 360 degree knowledge of the global music industry, the results are impressive.  All students gain direct access to industry, with placements, showcases and the opportunity to launch their own businesses.  Courses include:


  • ·         BMus (Hons) Contemporary Music Performance degree
  • ·         BA (Hons) Music Business degree
  • ·         Music Business short courses
  • ·         Private instrumental lessons

To apply for a course, contact Echo Factory now, on 0116 253 5657 or

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Complex Premier: Jungle Legends Ragga Twins Return With Brand New Single "Vigilante"



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East London duo Ragga Twins are set to release their new hard hitting electro jungle dub track ‘Vigilante’ with accompanying remixes from Serial Killaz, Martron and Trufix.

Ragga Twins are a dynamic jungle/dub collective made up of Deman Rockers and Flinty Badman. Frequently attributed as being the founding fathers of jungle music, the Ragga Twins have been crafting and building a genre for over 20 years from their humble roots in Hackney to festival stages at Glastonbury and Bestival and support slots with the likes of James Brown.

In a recent interview with the Ragga Twins, Dazed commented on the duo describing them as: “bringing their reggae roots to the hardcore genre in the form of rewinds and lines they’d perfected from their sound system days, the siblings also helped the jungle scene to grow and become one of the most influential music trends in living memory.”

Live dates:

27.11.15 UCOJ
28.11.15 Russia
4.12.15 Hootanannys
5.12.15 The Winter Convention
11.12.15 Jungle Therapy
12.12.15 Nicky Blackmarkets 360 degrees
19.12.15 Philly blunt launch party
31.12.15 Moondance

31.12.15 Bournemouth  



Bassman75 returns with emotive new single

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Legendary R&B artist Bassman is set to release ‘Don’t Judge Me’, his stellar follow up to hit ‘Jamaican Grind’. Although it carries on the dance tangent it is very much a personal ode. Inspired by hardship and medical trauma Bassman felt the best way to convey his emotions was through the medium of music. After an allergic reaction to penicillin and the concept of death very much a reality Bassman decided it was time to write about his experiences. Music saved him and he is now intent on sharing his artistry with as many people as he can.

Stellar new track ‘Don’t Judge Me (Fast Life) is out January 29th



Save Sandi Thom

The outpouring of Sandi Thom with regards to her not achieving playlist status on Radio 2 and Bauer brings to a head a subject and condition that relates to many musicians highlighting the mental stress they go through when releasing music and attempting to build their career when negative things happen to them. It is a series of symptoms that for over twenty years or more we have seen in artists especially those who have been dropped by major labels and it highlights a discussion that needs to be had that labels should take into account how they ‘drop’ an act. This is not the case with the Sandi Thom situation as she is independent and it is clear that she was suffering from symptoms more closely aligned to pregnancy perhaps. The subject of artist depression within the music industry is still one that it feels Sandi has ignited and needs to be recognised.

Sandi Thom’s meltdown highlights a much bigger issue suffered by musicians, depression, which should be recognised.

It is an incredibly stressful life releasing music and trying to attain fame , and once attained , trying to hang on to success. 

Sandi Thom with her heartfelt outpouring online relating to not achieving playlist status with a release simply highlights issues that the Quite Great Label services team have encountered as a growing issue within the music industry. The issue of artists feeling rejection from major media outlets when they are criticised in print , online or in broadcast media is all part of musicians building a career but it also brings to the surface a question as to who owes a duty of care to the artist? This is especially true when understanding the mental stresses that come with an artist or band who has their deal with a major label or a major independent label terminated and suddenly they are found without structure or direction, therefore opening up the debate as to whether those who have signed a band or artist owe a duty of care and hence some type of counselling service to the band in order to negate the risk of short term or long term mental stress or even depression.

One minute the world is potentially at an artist’s feet with everyone doing everything they can to help them sell their music, create and adapt their image as well as giving them dedicated care and attention. Then when they are ‘dropped’ everything stops , and the silence is truly deafening.

Over night the label may potentially cease direct involvement but how wonderful it would be if there was some in built mechanism that could run alongside this that enabled some type of counselling as it is clear when this happens, to a musician it is like a marriage break up so why not treat is as such.

The end of any relationship, especially a long term one, can be truly harrowing for all concerned , but when an artist / label relationship comes to an end maybe the artist symptoms such as despair, rejection, sadness and even anger, should be in some way taken into account and some aid offered.

Having worked with Sandi Thom when her career was just starting it is clear that this momentary emotional blip relating to radio play should just be a temporary thing. However, it is something that all developing artists who do not have labels and are trying to build a career need to prepare for as rejection of any kind is hard for the individual to take but it must be remembered that broadcasters especially wish to play music that the public will embrace so if rejected on one occasion, an artist needs to dust themselves down and create music which they believe in , if the major radio stations do not play your release it may not be that your music is not right it may simply be that the timing of your release ie leading up the Christmas is just a tough time for all artists and a reorganising of their release pattern may help. Most of all the artist needs to maintain belief and keep improving as only their determination and belief will keep things moving forward given that the music industry is based around obstacles, whether it be radio play, TV exposure, that elusive print feature or the breakthrough review on a leading website and once that is understood then a developing artist can prepare for the tough road ahead, but as any successful artist or band finally understands, success brings so much that outweighs the tough times that it took to achieve that success. Every artist wants star status but only the strongest achieve it.

In situations like the one we have just experienced with Sandi Thom, one would hope that the key industry players such as major record label executives and representatives from organisations such as The Musicians Union would come together and discuss a strategy in which artistry can be nurtured and valued by all.


Rebecca James strikes out with hard hitting remix

Rebecca James is a Pop, urban, singer-songwriter who blends vocal harmonies with a modern urban sound. Throw in a twist of classical training and a taste of youthful exuberance and you have an exciting and dynamic pop star.

Backed by the likes of BBC 1Xtra on previous releases, and the original version of On My Way being chosen as BBC Introducing track of the week, Rebecca is back with On My Way, the Gifted remix, which features the very talented V Simmons.

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This remix puts Rebecca in a totally new space which only goes to show off her versatility. Her stunning vocals blend well with the trap style synths and compliments this more gritty remix with charm and bold expression.

After lining up on stage next to some of the UK’s biggest artists at The Wembley Arena and completing her own national schools tour, this has already been an impressive year for the Welsh born singer, and with her mixtape due out November 2015 as well as other exciting things planned for 2016, it would be best to keep an eye on Rebecca James for the coming year.

‘On My Way (Gifted Remix) will be available from November 23rd