Interviews

Interview: Steel Banglez

'Minorities are now part of the British mainstream culture – we’re living in the age of social where this is now possible': hip-hop super-producer Steel Banglez on how UK rap went mainstream...

Interview: SignKid

'He inspired me to compose songs about the struggles of being deaf' - the signsong rapper shares his musical influences...

Interview: John Foster

The designer and author of the definitive guide to album cover design in the 21st century discusses the role of artwork in the digital era...

Interview: Frank Turner

'The days when bands just played and surprised people with no backing are long gone': Frank Turner on SXSW 2018 and what's in store for his upcoming world tour...

Interview: AJ Tracey

Rising grime champ AJ Tracey on what fuels his flow, how he's maintaining creative control and why the US is ripe for British MCs right now...

Interview: Philip Hammond

Belfast composer Philip Hammond on embarking on his career at the height of The Troubles, his musical inspirations and what's in store for the premiere of his new work The Blackbird's Poet.

Nina Kraviz: Surround Sound

We check in with international DJ, producer and label boss Nina Kraviz as she straps herself in for her biggest year yet...

Interview: Dan Bettridge

‘Learning to two-step and doing the Texas sway’: the Welsh singer-songwriter spills the beans on his favourite SXSW moments...

Interview: Nina Nesbitt

The triple threat singer, songwriter and producer on her new sound, why her music is clicking with American audiences right now and her top tip for surviving SXSW…

Interview: Awate

'You can still rap your way backstage if you've worked on your craft' - Camden rapper Awate on making it in UK hip-hop...