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Sundown Festival 2017: Abbey Road Studios Engineer Interview

3rd September 2017 | Music

Abbey Road Studios are the best known recording studios in the world.

The studios, best known as the studio of choice for The Beatles (they even named an album after the place!), has been home to some of the greatest artists of them all, including: Adele, Jay Z, Lady GaGa, Miley Cyrus, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Iron Maiden, Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, Elton John… and that’s just for starters.

Also, fun fact: It takes longer to become an Abbey Road Engineer than it does to become a doctor!

So, point is: its super exclusive. But, not any more.


This past year Abbey Road Studios has launched two new, affordable studios (‘The Gatehouse’ and ‘The Front Room’) aimed at emerging artists, whilst still promising that legendary Abbey Road experience.

At Sundown Festival, they brought along the ‘SongShack’, a unique pop-up recording studio allowing festival goers the chance to record their very own ‘single’ working with Abbey Road’s award winning engineers.

We just had to get in on the action!

Ryan Braier-Lorimer interviewed Abbey Road Studios engineer Stefano Civetta about his experiences at the record studios and the legacy of the recording studio.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Ryan Braier-Lorimer interviews an Abbey Road Studios Engineer

Ryan Braier-Lorimer interviews Abbey Road Studios engineer Stefano Civetta about his experiences at the recording studio and the legacy. (4 minutes)



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Sundown Festival 2017: Zak Abel Interview

3rd September 2017 | Music

Being one of the most highly anticipated upcoming British artists can be a very stressful time for the few artists who reach that position in their career.

Zak Abel seems to be playing to cool.


The singer-songwriter first hit the charts in 2014 featuring on the Gorgon City track, ‘Unmissable’ – a collaboration which took him worldwide and peaked at #19 on the UK Charts and #5 on the UK Dance Charts.

Since then, as he’s bounced from stage to stage and collaborated with the likes of Avicii and Wretch 32, acclaim has followed him. Single ‘ Unstable’ in 2017 showed that Zak Abel has the potential to be a global name – currently boasting over 26M streams.


With his debut album (‘Only When We’re Naked’) on the way – an album which is predicted to propel him into heights currently only imaginable – we sat down with him at the Abbey Road SongShack at Sundown Festival to discuss new music and more.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Ryan Braier-Lorimer interviews Zak Abel

Ryan Braier-Lorimer interviews Zak Abel at the Abbey Road SongShack at Sundown Festival to discuss new music and more. (5 minutes)



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Sundown Festival 2017: Saturday Review

3rd September 2017 | Music

Saturday at Sundown Festival was met with beautiful morning sunshine, with everyone desperate for midday to roll on.

John Galea kicked off the Main Stage with some pop to get everyone in the mood for headliner Craig David who was to come on later. Over at the Penguin Platform stage, Dano was the answer to everyone's dance needs playing a variety of nice lively tunes, easing everyone into the weekend.

Two O’Clock saw Franko Fraize take to the Main Stage to play some of his XXX tunes, as well as some others, to round off a solid set. Then it was time for Skepsis for your daily dose of heavy dance music, truly getting people moving and showing that Sundown Festival has something for everyone on the last weekend before it’s time for Back To School.


The man AJ Tracey came on the Main Stage later, playing songs from his latest EP as well as classics like ‘Buster Cannon’ and ‘Leave Me Alone’. AJ also banged out a couple of Skepta tunes to bring out the mosh pits and get the energy crew going. Just before on the same stage, RAYE blessed the festival with her insanely talented voice playing songs such as ‘Shhh’ and ‘I, U, Us’ as fans await her next release.

Kurupt FM took the garage heads to another level after AJ Tracey, playing some classic garage as well as some of their own tunes, adding their unique style of comedy setting them apart from the other acts on the day. At around half six, it became clear that Frank Fraize wasn’t done with Sundown Festival, as he hit the Penguin Platform Stage getting everyone hyped for the night, as darkness fell.


Making your way to The Nest…