Electronic

Playlist: Katie Riding, Independent Label Market

This week we asked Katie Riding, co-founder of Independent Label Market, music PR and artist manager, to tell us the tracks she’s been rating lately. From the nimble techno of rRoxymore to the slick pop of Lulu James, or the twitchy beats of Zomby to the gentle lullabies of Annie Eve, there’s something in here for everyone. So get stuck in and tell us what you think...

30 Seconds interview: Py

London-based neo soul singer Py deals in dreamy electronic pop. Her latest single Polyethers blends neon synths and fluttering half step rhythms all set off by her delicate vocals. The release has been reworked by Berlin-based DJ and producer Jimmy Edgar and follows collaborations with other underground electronic producers Throwing Snow and George Fitzgerald. M spends 30 Seconds with a vocalist much in demand…

Interview: Matthew Herbert

We talk to the pioneering soundsmith as he launches his latest sonic adventure at National Theatre outcrop The Shed.

Interview: Chris Sharkey

Jazz and thrash metal may sound like two different worlds but experimental guitarist Chris Sharkey is doing his best to bring them together. We spoke to the Leeds-based musician on his involvement in Take 5 and how to survive as a jazz artist who doesn’t call London home…

Interview: Psychemagik

We find out what Pyschemagik have got up their sleeve for the rest of 2013 & uncover their secret love of medieval folk

Featured artist: Haraket

Five-piece outfit Haraket have emerged from the creative chaos of Peckham to bring a fresh take on the pervading moody electronica that has dominated the South London sound over the past five years. Combining bass, keys, trumpet and vocals with spacious breaks, they are fast becoming a lynchpin for local musicians around the area and count King Krule and Jamie Isaac among their collective.

30 Seconds interview: Deafkid

Deafkid are a London two-piece that deliver a perfect blend of intriguing electronica and indie-pop, drawing on a range of disciplines and genres to produce a fresh new sound. They started out working with hip-hop artist Ghostpoet, providing some production on his Mercury Music Prize nominated album Peanut Butter Blues And Melancholy Jam. We spent 30 seconds with them to find out more.

M meets… alt-J

The ultimate buzz band reveal their desire for endless rounds of sarnies & a preference for songwriting in the bathroom

Interview: Marc Almond

When legendary Soft Cell founder Marc Almond picked up the coveted Inspiration Award at The Ivors earlier this month we jumped at the chance to chat to him about his career so far and the early days of British electronic music.