Hot on the heels of her new single ‘Heaven On My Mind’ breaking into the UK Official Charts Top 40, singer-songwriter Becky Hill releases the first episode of her podcast, The Art of Rave. Over the course of the series Becky discussed rave culture with some of its key artists, including Andy C, Roni Size, Pete Tong, Sister Bliss, Groove Armada, Fabio & Grooverider and more.
In episode one Becky and DJ Zinc cover a wide range of topics including: Pirate Radio, how technology has transformed the landscape, the evolution of D&B and jungle, being a ‘human Shazaam’, the definition of a ‘golden era’, genre bending and hopping within the scene, and parenthood.
As with all her guests, DJ Zinc brings along three records that mean or say something to him, whether that’s because they’re by an artist that influenced him, remind him of a specific place or time, or feature a beat that defined his sound. These records are: ‘It Is What It Is’ by Rhythm is Rhythm, ‘Terminator’ by Goldie and ‘Jack Got Jacked’ by AC Slater (Jack Beats remix).
Meanwhile, Becky selects the DJ Zinc record that exemplifies why she handpicked him as a guest for the series. ‘Creeper’ (ft. Dynamite MC) is her “biggest and favourite” track of his, citing the life-changing moment she heard it blasting through her elder brother’s bedroom door, which sparked her long lasting love for D&B.