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Playlist: Latitude Festival

With thousands of revellers descending on Southwold, Suffolk, this weekend for Latitude Festival, we take a look at all the acts who will be delighting crowds in the sunshine over the next three days. With a line-up that boasts Kraftwerk in 3D, Bloc Party, Disclosure, Foals, Hot Chip, Jessie Ware, alt-J and much much more, it was tricky to pick our favourites for the playlist this week...

Playlist: Wireless festival

This week we're celebrating the Wireless festival, which returns today for a three day musical extravaganza at London's Olympic Park. Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Miguel, Wretch 32, Emeli Sande, Daley, Nas, Frank Ocean and dozens more acts from the UK and around the globe will descend on east London for a weekend of music and mayhem. You'll hear classics from Nas and A Tribe Called Quest, alongside solid tunes from Katy B, Mikill Pane, Rita Ora, Earth, Wind & Fire, Devlin, Roses Gabor, Mausi and more...

Playlist: Matthew Halsall

This week we asked Mancunian trumpeter Matthew Halsall to compile a playlist for us and, perhaps unsurprisingly, were bowled over by his eclecticism. His top pick of tunes old and new include Steve Reich, Aphex Twin, Yann Tiersen, Miles Davies, Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock and The Cinematic Orchestra. So plug in and get yourself sorted for a mega 53-song selection – the perfect soundtrack for a summer barbeque…

Playlist: Glastonbury

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ll be well aware that the Glastonbury festival is now upon us. So for this week’s playlist we’ve selected songs from some of our favourite artists to be either playing at the 2013 event or at previous years. You can hear tracks from the Orb, The Horrors, Primal Scream and Arctic Monkeys without needing to wear a pair of wellies…

Playlist: Pete Wareham

Melt Yourself Down is the newest musical outfit from saxophonist Pete Wareham. It’s his latest project to flick two fingers at the traditional jazz template and reinvent it with a wild energy few others tap into. Pete looks to the sounds of North Africa to inspire his incendiary deconstruction of the genre. If you're intrigued as to which artists have informed the Melt Yourself Down debut album, then you need to check out his exclusive playlist for M…

Sound Effect: Orlando Gough

Composer Orlando Gough has built his career around a taste for the unconventional. The former maths teacher has crafted music for battleships, choirs, TV operas, theatre productions, ballet and, most recently, for a lighthouse foghorn. Here, he talks us through the diverse music that soundtracks his life - expect gems from Animal Collective, The Small Faces, Monteverdi, Fairport Convention, Henry Purcell, Joe Zawinul and more....

Playlist: Collaborations

Welcome to this week's playlist. This Friday we're tackling the theme of collaborations so we've put our heads together to come up with a whole heap of great music for your aural delectation. Our list includes classics by Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith, David Bowie and Micke Jagger and as well as more recent cuts by the likes of current industry darlings Disclosure and vocalist Sam Smith and Hot Chip's Joe Goddard...

Playlist: Him & Her

Welcome to our latest playlist. This week's theme is 'him and her' so we've compiled a stack of hits from our favourite male and female solo artists and picked off some great tunes from bands that reference lads and lasses. You'll find odes to long lost lovers, lamenting R&B divas, good-time disco and some starry-eyed pop classics. Tune in now...

PLAYLIST: TRAVEL & TRANSPORT

Welcome to this week's playlist. The M team are heading off in all directions for the Bank Holiday weekend and wanted some sounds to make those roadblocks, train and plane delays a little less arduous. So dive into our Travel & Transport playlist - it includes Catatonia, The Clash, Daft Punk, Metronomy, Vitalic and Jessie Ware...

Friday playlist: The Eccentronic Research Council playlist

Welcome to the latest Friday playlist, this week compiled by The Adrian Flanagan from The Eccentronic Research Council ahead of the band's live London debut at Village Underground as part of the Noise of Art electronic music celebrations. His far reaching playlist takes in the weird and the wonderful from dancehall star Wayne Smith to 60s pioneer Joe Meek…