From Hastings at the very southern tip of England: Station H is a freewheeling House Music podcast hosted by 5 Magazine’s Will Sumsuch with special guests in conversation, and zero editing.
For this year’s annual Station H catchup at the Brighton Music Conference (BMC), Will Sumsuch and Richard Earnshaw are joined by fellow 5 Mag author Harold Heath, Massi Deeka (Strictly Underground Music) and music industry veteran and Brighton DJ Nick Titchener.
After finding a corner in a somewhat noisy ante-room off the main conference drag (with staff coming and going throughout), the crew discuss Richard Earnshaw’s debut appearance on a BMC panel, the distance between appearance and reality in the music business, and how holding in a poop, might just be the key to playing a truly great DJ set.
Other topics skimmed over include:
As creators and curators, are we now at war with the algorithm?
Why are we still talking about a lack of diversity in electronic music? What should be done, and who should do it?
The incredible statistic that the week following Record Store Day 2019 was the highest selling week for vinyl since 1991. Does that statistic tell the whole story?