Dominic Preston

Staff Writer at Tech Advisor and Macworld covering all things tech and gaming, Executive Editor at Outermode, and occasional freelancer on film, TV, videogames, food & drink, lifestyle and travel.

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EDEN - Candid Magazine

Eden is a pulsing, atmospheric dance music odyssey that avoids easy answers and cheap melodrama in favour of a naturalistic style that simply lets the music do the talking. Writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve’s fourth feature takes for its setting the Parisian ‘French touch’ dance music culture that exploded in the ‘90s, investigating the life behind the parties, raves and drugs. The movement’s most famous sons, Daft Punk, are pushed to the fringes however, in favour of skinny, young garage DJ Paul
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Sven Hansen-Løve talks co-writing Eden - Candid Magazine

Sven Hansen-Løve is in the unusual position of having co-written his own fictionalised biopic. Eden, directed by his sister Mia, tells the story of Sven’s life and career as a Parisian DJ across two decades, from house parties with Daft Punk and drug-fuelled raves to the inevitable sobering morning after. Except in Eden it’s Paul, not Sven, and some of it is made up – though even he isn’t sure which bits any more. Candid met Sven in Soho for the film’s UK release to discuss garage music, the po
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Watch Jake Shears’ Solo Song from ‘Bent’

Listen to the Scissor Sisters star's new composition for his theatrical debut in 'Bent' With previews underway, it’s just a few days until the official opening night of the new L.A. revival of Martin Sherman’s play Bent. If you can’t wait though, you can now hear the play’s sole musical number, co-written and performed by arch-Scissor Sister Jake Shears. Shears makes his theatrical debut as drag queen Greta in director Moisés Kaufman’s production of the play, about the persecution of homosexua
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Years & Years Singer: It’s ‘Kind of Sad’ Gay Popstars Don’t Sing About Men

The frontman of the British pop group explains why he made a point of referencing male lovers in his song lyrics Olly Alexander, lead vocalist of British pop group Years & Years, has called it “kind of sad” that so many gay male singers avoid using male pronouns in their songs. Alexander spoke to Digital Spy about the band’s debut album Communion. The site noted that the singer, who is gay, included several lyrics that specifically reference male lovers, which remains unusual in mainstream mus
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Swedish Eurovision Winner Måns Zelmerlöw: ‘We Are All Heroes, No Matter Who We Love’

The winner of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest celebrated diversity as he collected his trophy Swedish entrant Måns Zelmerlöw won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night, claiming a narrow victory over Russia’s Polina Gagarina. The Swedish singer won with his upbeat song ‘Heroes’ at the contest in Vienna, Austria. “I’m so extremely happy,” he said upon receiving the trophy from last year’s winner Conchita Wurst. “I want to thank all of you for voting and supporting me. I just wan
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Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande Cover an ’80s Hit for the Happy Hippie Foundation

The duo team up to cover 'Don't Dream It's Over' for Cyrus' new homeless and LGBT youth charity A couple of weeks ago Miley Cyrus launched her new charity venture, the Happy Hippie Foundation, aimed at raising funds and awareness for homeless and LGBT youth. The group launched with a number of ‘Backyard Sessions’, performances featuring Miley and guests including Joan Jett, Laura Jane Grace and Melanie Safka. The series is now continuing with a new video featuring fellow former child star Aria
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Rihanna Slams Indiana’s ‘Bullshit’ Religious Freedom Law During March Madness Concert

When Rihanna took to the stage in Indiana this weekend for her set at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival, she used the chance to show some solidarity for the local LGBT population and challenge the state’s recent “bullshit” Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Midway through her set, the pop star paused to call out the recent law and get the crowd to chant along with her: “Who’s feeling these new bullshit laws that they’re trying to pass over here? I say fuck that shit!” I wanna hear you say
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Kid Rock: Rap-Rock ‘Turned Out to Be Pretty Gay’

The rock star, who's an ordained minister, also isn't looking forward to marrying gay couples Kid Rock has made some pretty questionable remarks in an interview with The Guardian, calling rap-rock “pretty gay” and admitting that he isn’t looking forward to marrying gay couples. You see, the rock star is apparently an ordained minister, and says of gay marriage: “I don’t look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it.” He also spoke about the genre that made him both famous an
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Madonna Releases Six Album Tracks Early Following Leak

After unfinished demos hit the web last week, the pop megastar has released part of her new album early In response to demo versions of most of the songs on her upcoming album being leaked online last week, Madonna has released the final studio versions of six tracks from Rebel Heart, which is set for a full release in March 2015. Eleven songs from the upcoming album appeared online last week, but the singer was quick to dismiss them as “unfinished demos,” calling the leak “artistic rape” and