Futureboogie, big things ahead

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The future of Futureboogie (read here other news) looks bright. Among the leading names that the label produces are Christophe, Lukas, Waifs & Strays and Behling & Simpson.

According to label head honcho Dave Harvey, Futureboogie, which was started by Harvey and Steve Nickolls in 2011, is all about the “good time party music.”

The label has dubbed Ron Basejam’s remix of the White LampsIt’s You” as the most important they have produced.

The two first established their base in Leicester and have had many artists from Bristol in the line-up although they say it wasn’t their intention but local producers kept sending them fodder for the Bristol mill.

More than half of the line up from Futureboogie has been Bristol based.

“You can be earning not much money in Bristol and live quite well, which gives people the space to breathe and be creative,” said Harvey.

“Geographically it’s really small… there are all these people from disparate genres or subcultures that are all actually in the same place physically.”

The guys are constantly busy managing their label, programming festivals managing artists, bookings, and promoting parties.

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Lily Allen plans a return to music

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British singer Lily Allen is planning a return to music for the first time in four years and on the way she also returned to her maiden name.

Allen, who announced her return by tweeting “I’m coming back, bitches” has changed her Twitter handle from Cooper to Allen.

A year ago 28-year-old Allen changed her professional name to Lily Rose Cooper and now she says the new album will be released under her maiden name.

Allen made an appearance on Pink’s single True Love but her own last single was “Who’d Have Known” released in 2009.

Allen retired from music in September 2010 not long after he second studio album “It’s Not Me, It’s You” which won both praise and commercial success.

Her retirement was post a performance at Wembley Stadium.

She has ventured into a clothing store Lucy in Disguise and a Sony-backed label, In The Name Of as well as married Sam Cooper and gave birth to daughters Ethel Mary and Marnie Rose since retiring.

The new single may be released next March or April with the album to follow. Allen made a live performance in February at Paris Fashion Week during Etam’s Girls Only! Lingerie Show.

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