Top albums of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, we're looking back at some of the records that have soundtracked our year.

Interview: Gorgon City

Jungle and hardcore are at the heart of dance music act Gorgon City. We discover how they’ve injected these sounds into the mainstream…

Young Fathers

We learn how Young Fathers' evolution from mainstream MCs to acerbic outsiders has made the world sit up and listen

Interview: David Shrigley

Turner Prize nominated artist David Shrigley spills the beans on his new LP...

Interview: Laura Mvula

Laura Mvula reveals her new musical directions and collaborations...


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    Featured artist: JUCE

    South London girl group JUCE are making the template cool again with dance moves, pop hooks and Dev Hyne productions. Fresh off a tour with Basement Jaxx, a debut LP is expected next year...

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    30 seconds interview: Stretch Trio

    Jazz three piece Stretch Trio have enjoyed a great 2014, releasing their debut LP and winning Help Musicians UK’s Peter Whittingham Jazz Award 2014. We get to know them a little better...


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    In session: Andreya Triana

    Andreya Triana’s soulful songwriting has attracted esteemed collaborators of all musical hues, from Ninja Tune staples Mr Scuff and Bonobo to LA producer Flying Lotus. Watch her perform That’s Alright With Me.


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    Playlist: Best of 2014

    It's definitely been another classic year for music. Join us as we listen back to the best records of 2014, with DELS, Cloudface, Kate Tempest, SBTRKT, Royal Blood, Caribou, Call Super and Thom Yorke…


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    Interview: Alexis Paterson, Cheltenham Music Festival

    As manager of Cheltenham Music Festival, Alexis Paterson is a leading champion of classical music. Here, she tells us about the current crop of young classical composers she's excited about and explains the opportunities her festival offers musicians...
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    Interview: Kate Whitley

    Kate Whitley is a classical composer who’s grasped the DIY ethic with both hands. Here, she gives us the inside track on Multi-Storey, her innovative concert concept, and explains what life's like as a classical music outsider.
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    Midem launches Artist Accelerator programme

    Calling all artists and songwriters - apply now for the Midem Artist Accelerator programme to help enhance your musical career.
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    Future Music launches search for UK’s best songwriter

    Future Music has launched a new competition to find the best songwriters in the UK with a £5,000 prize up for grabs for the overall winner.