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Q&A: The House Of Coxhead

The House Of Coxhead

Put in touch through a friend, we got to ask Thomas Coxhead a few questions. Thomas has been running the dance blog The House Of Coxhead for three years now, and even though I’ve only been aware of it for a few months I really love what he’s doing over there! He’s built himself a community and people pay attention to what he says, it’s influence like this that makes the British dance scene so special, guys like Thomas sharing music he loves, not trying to impress anyone!


Soundspace:

So Who is The House Of Coxhead?

Coxhead:

I am Thomas Coxhead, and The House of Coxhead is my not so little home any more.


Soundspace:

When you first set the blog up, what were your intentions and where did you see it going?

Coxhead:

I first set my Blog up in July 2010 in my second year at Uni, so we’re actually in the month of its third birthday! I set the blog due to a request by Example’s tour manager at the time, Mark Surridge – myself and the Example team love a lot of the same music, so I was going to do it so that they could keep up to date with everything, and as a bit of fun away from the seriousness of Uni work. At the start I never saw it going too far, but after 100,000 hits in the first 12 months, I felt it was something more serious than just a stream of music on a Tumblr…


Soundspace:

Do you think it’s met those expectations?

Coxhead:

I think it’s met those expectations, and more. Like I say, I never expected it to be anything more than a bit of fun, but since then I have worked alongside some of my favourite artists in the world, gone to countless festivals, been on a number of radio shows and been mentioned in Billboard magazine as an “influential Dance blog”, one of the biggest music magazines in the world! In all honesty, I’m totally humbled by it all, because I’m from a small village in the North West of England, and it’s crazy to think that a website can open up the opportunities and experiences that I’ve had over the past 3 years.


Soundspace:

If you could live in one country for a day, where would it be and why there?

Coxhead:

I haven’t traveled the world enough to give a knowledgeable answer on this one yet, but I have been to Tobago in the Caribbean twice, and it’s just the most incredible place ever. So yeah, probably Tobago!


Soundspace:

Are you involved in music in anyway besides the blog? DJing, Producing, etc?

Coxhead:

I’m involved in music in all sorts of ways – I DJ quite a lot around the North West B2B with my best mate, Thomas Wormald. I’m also working on my own music at the minute, which should hopefully start to see the light of day in the near future. It’s very hard to balance everything out, but I think I’ve got it right at the minute. Lots may change before the year is out though…


Soundspace:

Do you have any advice for anyone currently or interested in setting up a blog?

Coxhead:

My advice is simple – be different. Don’t post what everyone else is posting just because it’s ‘cool’ at the time. Some artists I was posting about would have been looked at as weird a few years ago, and now they’re some of the biggest stars in the world.


Soundspace:

Are there any up&coming artists that truly stand out for you at the minute?

Coxhead:

Loads, probably too many to mention; if you would like to know some, my blog is probably the best bet! The most exciting though… London Grammar – those guys are really special.


Soundspace:

One thing we shouldn’t know about you?

Coxhead:

I’m 23 and still sleep with a teddy bear – although, he is basically Ted from the film and is a massive G, so it’s alright, I think…


Soundspace:

Favorite track of all time?

Coxhead:

Michael Jackson – Rock With You.


Soundspace:

Anything else you’d like to add?

Coxhead:

I would just like to thank everyone for their continued support. It’s all well and good me posting music that I like, with some words about it, but without the amazing readers my blog would probably just have slipped under the radar and fizzled out like many do. I feel very lucky and grateful.


Find Coxhead at:

Website
Twitter
E = tjc89209@hotmail.co.uk

Listen to London Grammar – Strong
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