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About The 405

The 405 is Music & Culture website based in the UK.

Since forming in the spring of 2008, The 405 has gone on to become one of the UK's most read independent sites, winning numerous awards along the way.

We've also had the privilege of putting on shows all over London, DJing at various events around the UK, promoting two regular club nights, hosting a stage at Iceland Airwaves, and regularly appearing on the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and Amazing Radio.

Contacting The 405

Below you'll find emails for the entire editorial team. If you'd like to submit your music for review, please use our new music submission form (that's the only way we'll accept music based submissions).

The 405 Team

Please don't add any of these email addresses to your mailing list. We'll just unsubscribe.

If you're not sure who to direct your request to, please email us at (IMPORTANT: Please don't send music submissions to this address. Use the new music submission form.

Editor/Founder: Oliver Primus
Associate Editor: Wil Cook
Live Editor: Kris De Souza
New Music Editor: Hector Barley
Photography / Sessions Editor: Tim Boddy
Video Editor: Stephen Bevan
UK News Editor: Russell Thomas (send news tips here )
American News Editor: Tarynn Law
Film/Style/Tech/Art Editor: Oliver Primus

Can I send you something in the post?

In terms of music, we stopped accepting CDs for review a long time ago. However, we accept almost everything else (CDs/Zines/Books/Vinyl/Alcohol/Gadgets/Cassettes/Films/Flowers etc). Just send an email to with details of what you'd like to send us, and we'll provide you with our address.

Write for The 405

Head here to find out more. We also accept guest pitches/articles.

Submit your work to The 405

As mentioned above, if you'd like to submit music for review, please use our new music submission form.

If you'd like to be featured in our Art/Design, Tech, or Style sections (anything non-music related, essentially), please send an email to, detailing your work and providing us with examples.

If it's image-led work (photography, illustration, design etc), please attach at least six high-resolution images (jpg/png), 1000px wide. We also ask for you to include details regarding your work, who you are, where you're from, and what makes you tick.

DJ Enquiries / Media Partnerships / Appearances

For all DJ based enquiries, please contact Wil Cook. For all media partnerships, panel/radio appearances and site comments, please email Oliver Primus.

Advertise with The 405

Advertising on the site is handled by our own in-house team. For advertising, sponsorship and business development, please contact Rob Barwell:

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