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Alex’s SelectionThe Streets – Has It Come To ThisOriginal Pirate material was hands down my most life changing and important album. When this came out my older brother worked in a record shop and would bring me records to listen to regularly. This one being a “don’t show Mum” album obviously made me want to listen to it more and learn what all the references meant, most of which went over my head still being in junior school. Outkast – Hey Ya!Still now this is one of my favourite party songs....

Bikini-friendly beverages: Enjoy these beers and seltzers without guilt

Years ago, health conscious individuals didn't have many options when it came to alcoholic beverages. But when Michelob Ultra came out in 2002, it started the low-carb, low-calorie movement in the liquor industry, Mitzel says.Mitzel says he saw evidence of this at the Fargo Marathon. Different athletic sponsorship and commercials on TV showed young people working out, then enjoying a Michelob Ultra."It took a number of years for others (in the industry) to catch up," he says.Spirits, wines...

Student who drank eight vodka and energy drink mixers ends up in hospital

The student was with her fiance when the incident happened (Picture: Mercury)A student has warned of the dangers of vodka and energy drink mixers after being rushed to hospital.The 24-year-old drank so many that she ended up with a heart rate of 200 – more than the usual rate of around 100 beats per minute.Benefits cheat who swindled £81,000 was caught after trip to MaldivesChloe Wright gulped down eight vodka drinks mixed with low-cost energy drink Rockstar, while at a garden party earlier...

DDJ to CDJs: Practicing For CDJs With A Pioneer DJ Controller

Shares 1.3KControllers are an easy way for beginners and bedroom DJs to practice their chops. Even as a DJ’s skill-sets advance, controllers won’t always be at the ready for a gig. Many clubs will insist DJs for the night share a pair of CDJs. Often, touring DJs prefer them over controllers because of the consistency and simplicity in terms of logistics. Plug in the USB and go!Unfortunately, not everyone can get their hands on a pair of CDJs before their first gig using them. A CDJ setup is...