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Playlist: Afropunk London

Footloose festival Afropunk dabbles at the cutting edge of black urban culture, cooking up an untouchable line-up of genre-hopping talent. Our new playlist celebrates the London 2017 edition...

Interview: Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts' Hayden Thorpe on what he loves most about tour life, why he's getting inspired by Solange and what’s in store for the band's new sounds…

Playlist: Mara Carlyle and Willy Mason

Sonic travellers Mara Carlyle and Willy Mason take us on an explorative mission to the four corners of the globe to unearth some of the best vocal and choral sounds on earth...

Interview: Roachford

Pop ace and penner of perennial hit Cuddly Toy lets us in on his musical beginnings, his biggest inspirations and what's in store for his European tour this autumn...

Sound Effect – Barry Adamson

Music-maker, photographer and film-maker Barry Adamson talks us through the songs that have soundtracked his life, with Beach Boys, 21 Savage, Elvis and John Barry...

Playlist: Glastonbury Festival 2017

This year, the M gang have decamped to Glastonbury Festival. To celebrate, we’re bringing you a festival flavoured playlist of 12 tracks by acts we can’t wait to catch live in action...

Playlist: BIRTHRIGHTS

Nottingham duo CJ Mirra and Kirk Spencer are BIRTHRIGHTS, an electronic duo behind the Continental Drift playlist. Dig into their eclectic selection featuring Tirzah and 6Lack…

Interview: John Surman

'Jazz offers young musicians complete freedom of expression and the chance to be themselves every night': jazz master John Surman on the strength of the genre in 2017...