Published on June 29th, 2020 | by Jerry Doby0
Becky Hill launches The Art of Rave podcast
Hot on the heels of releasing new single ‘Heaven On My Mind’, hitmaking singer-songwriter, Becky Hill today announces the launch of her podcast The Art of Rave. Available fortnightly from Monday 6th July, the brand-new series hosted by Becky herself will see her discuss rave culture with some of its legendary pioneers.
While Becky Hill has an irrefutable aptitude for writing chart smashing pop music, her roots are firmly ensconced in electronic music – from listening to Trance and Drum ‘n’ Bass as a child, through becoming a ‘professional’ clubber in her teens to collaborating with some of today’s most renowned DJs and producers (such as Wilkinson, MK, Tiesto and Martin Solveig) in her twenties.
The Art of Rave provides the perfect platform for Becky to delve deep into the dance music scene she is so passionate about. “My love for dance music started when I was a child.” says Becky. “Some of my earliest memories are hearing Trance music in the charts and later being heavily influenced by the eclectic tastes of my big brother, he quickly turned me into an avid Drum ‘n’ Bass head even though I was too young to rave. When I finally turned 18, I started to wonder if rave was now different to what it was and whether I’d missed out on the golden days of rave. So, I thought I’d talk to some of the legends in the game and get an education on how music was made, listened to and the rave scene from before I was even born.”
During the course of the series, Becky will explore electronic music, its culture and how it has changed over the years. She will be talking to icons such as DJ Zinc, Pete Tong, Andy C, Roni Size, Sister Bliss, Fabio & Grooverider, Groove Armada and more to discuss their music, their careers, and their influence on the scene.
Each of Becky’s guests will be bringing along three records that mean or say something to them, whether that’s because they’re by an artist that influenced them, remind them of a specific place or time, or feature a beat that changed them. Meanwhile Becky will be bringing along one of their records that defines why she has handpicked them as a guest for the series.
Episode one of The Art of Rave will begin with Becky talking with DJ Zinc about a wide range of topics including: Pirate Radio, how technology has transformed the rave scene, the evolution of Drum ‘n’ Bass and Jungle, the definition of a ‘golden era’, genre bending and hopping within the scene, fatherhood and how his ‘Creeper’ (ft. Dynamite MC) changed Becky’s life.
Becky Hill’s The Art of Rave podcast will be available across all platforms from 6th July 2020
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About Becky Hill
Renowned for her show-stopping vocal prowess and her credentials as a hitmaking song writer, 25 year old Becky Hill is one of Britain’s most in-demand musical exports of the moment. Following a killer 2019 with the release of three hits – including ‘I Could Get Used to This’ (with Weiss), and ‘Lose Control’ (with Meduza and Goodboys) – Becky Hill closed the year as the 2nd most listened to British female artist on Spotify in the UK. Becky has not only notched up over a 1.5 billion streams, but also 18 million monthly Spotify listeners. She has an impressive string of hits to her name, having written and performed on nine singles which charted in the top 40 of the UK official singles chart, including the recently released ‘Better Off Without You’ (which spent 5 weeks in the Top 20 of the UK Official Singles chart), the chart-toping, number 1, (‘Gecko (Overdrive)’ with Oliver Heldens) and two top 10 singles (‘Wish You Well’ with Sigala and ‘Afterglow’ with Wilkinson). Over and above this, she has collaborated with the likes of Rudimental, Matoma, Lil Simz and more, while her songwriting skills have been enlisted by artists ranging from MK, Tiesto, Jax Jones and Martin Solveig through to MNEK and Little Mix.Tweet