Playlist: Laura Mvula

We spoke to Laura Mvula about her upbringing and musical influences to decipher the vast array of styles that crop up in her eclectic debut album Sing to the Moon. Here, we've put together a playlist of songs that Laura herself has referred to, plus related artists we think have touched her unique sound.

Playlist: OMD’s Andy McCluskey selects

Andy McCluskey counts Kraftwerk, Brian Eno and Stockhausen among his musical mentors, which may not come as a surprise to many. He's also influenced by the music of Swedish electro artist Robyn and the moody minimalism of south London's The xx, to name a few. Listen to his choice picks here....

Friday playlist: SXSW 2013

To mark South by South West 2013 we've been running a week of features highlighting the UK artists who've made the 10,000 mile round trip to Texas. Now listen to 20 fresh cuts by the likes of Dauwd, Seams, Tropics, Dan Croll, The 1975 and Mary Epworth to find out who we've been banging on about!

Friday playlist: International Women’s Day

Welcome to the latest Friday Playlist. As it's International Women’s Day we thought we’d give today’s audio stream over to some of the leading ladies in music. But who to pick? There are so many great female songwriters to choose from…

Friday Playlist: Engine Earz Experiment

Prashant Mistry is the leader of musical collective Engine Earz Experiment, a group who’ve become a firm live favourite. Hear his exclusive music selection for M…

Friday Playlist: The Heatwave

The Heatwave are a three man bashment crew who regularly cause chaos in the UK’s clubs and via the airwaves with their Rinse FM show. Hear an exclusive M playlist ahead of their forthcoming Bass Culture tour…

Friday playlist: Colours

Welcome to your latest M playlist. This week we've picked songs and acts that feature a colour in their name. So forget the drab greys of February outside and tune in to our top picks... You'll hear tracks by Kindness, Hype Williams, Arctic Monkeys, Shirley Bassey, Sugababes and more.

Friday playlist: Time

This week we're pondering the passing of time. When will it be warmer outside? When do the clocks go back? When's teatime? Maybe it's time to take a break and listen to Jessie Ware, SBTRKT, Haircut 100, Bill Withers, Moloko and more...

Friday playlist: new beginnings

Happy new year and welcome to our first Friday playlist of 2013! We've chosen the theme 'new beginnings' to usher in what promises to be another great 12 months in music. You'll hear some great songs by Toro Y Moi, The Jam, Depeche Mode, Peaking Lights and more...

Friday playlist: Best of 2012

This week we're rubbernecking back over 2012, picking our favourite songs of the year. Hear a stunning selection of tracks from The xx, Daphni, Julia Holter, Bat for Lashes, Omar Souleyman, Clinic, Azealia Banks and more. Much more!