Collection Time

Tomorrow night we’re careering back over The Pennines, twisting and turning our way down Snake Pass to lend a hand at a decidedly large weekend of house music fuelled hedonism which is being laid on by the excellent partymongers over at Collect! in Sheffield and we can’t wait! It’s no exaggeration (and really no surprise).. read more →

Strange Bedfellows?

“All that I know most surely about morality and obligations I owe to football.” Albert Camus At the start of each football season, there are a dirge of musings from those less-enamoured with the beautiful game about how this moral void, this den of iniquity, and all those who inhabit it, are a sub-class of.. read more →

18 Sep 2013
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Basically unique..

It’s around 6am, sometime in the summer of 2002, and The Mint Club is lost in a cacophony of shimmers, smoke and throbbing house music. Daylight has begun to invade the periphery of my vision, creeping through from the alleyway outside where a healthy amount of people sit chatting animatedly, resting and meeting new friends.. read more →

‘The Motley Project’ by Deejay Rasp

I’m always partial to a bit of hip-hop and there’s not many out there who work the ones and twos better than DJ Rasp. One of Europe’s most respected hip-hop DJ’s, Rasp is a true champion turntablist. He has the proud accolade of becoming double UK champion in 2009, taking both the DMC Battle For.. read more →

24 May 2013
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Benny Maths does Record Store Day 2013

For the past few months, I’ve been incredibly busy with the day job at Just Good Music PR. We teamed up with Itchy Pig Records to launch a remix competition with a twist for Record Store Day. We wanted to give one lucky person out there the opportunity to have some music released on 12”… read more →

26 Apr 2013
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Bido Lito! Interview Benny Maths

Of late, aside from Hold business, I have been slogging away for Just Good Music PR to turn the idea for a Record Store Day competition into a reality. I had the idea that, instead of putting out some form of limited edition coloured vinyl, we’d actually get people involved and give them the chance.. read more →

12 Apr 2013
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Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me thrice, shame on who?

What a magical weekend. Burns Night was celebrated with whiskey, haggis and deep-fried Mars Bars on Friday. The snow that finally settled on Sheffield in the early hours of Saturday allowed for an afternoon spent hurtling down steep hills as fast as my Olympic louge fantasies would allow. The FA Cup provided one of the.. read more →

28 Jan 2013
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Not all that glitters…

Over a morning brew on Wednesday morning, I came across the following story about Rough Trade opening stores outside of London on ‘The Line Of Best Fit’. At first, I was delighted by the news that Rough Trade are considering spreading their wings and setting up branches outside of London. As one of the best-known.. read more →

24 Jan 2013
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Bloggy bloggy bloggy, oi oi oi

New year, new blog! Not that there was an old blog but still.. We were after writing a Hold blog back at the start three years ago- something to log, write about and big up not Hold It Down itself but the variety and quality of nights, bashes and general shindigs that we get to.. read more →