James Ward

Music, Venue

Venue’s albums of the decade

In a decade like no other, the past 10 years have provided us with some mind-bending, heart-rendering albums that have challenged and changed music for the better. Venue contributors tell us their favourite albums of the decade and why. Currents by Tame Impala  My Album of the Decade is ‘Currents’ by the mighty Tame Impala….

Gaming

Dragon Quest XI S: Review

‘Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition’ has finally come to the Nintendo Switch, and it lives up to its new (and rather lengthy) title. This edition comes with a 2D mode previously seen in the Japan-only 3DS version, complete with new quests; an orchestral soundtrack option, a photo mode, and…

Music

Favourite drum songs – celebrating the sticks

Ni Ten Ichi Ryu – Photek When people think drums, they usually think rock, but electronic drumming was so important for the development of the dance scene and Photek is such a brilliant example. Ni Ten Ichi Ryu is stripped to the core. It’s a torrent of disorienting beats. Blood-curdling, glassy notes descend and ricochet…

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