Features

Cornelia

M caught up with Cornelia Dahlgren - a Swedish singer, songwriter and producer known by the stage name Cornelia. Now firmly based in London, Cornelia runs an her own label - Camp Mozart. In addition she is one half of Social Monster - a remix duo with DJ Mooken Tooken. In Cornelia's music you might find elements of electronic, experimental, pop, classical, hip hop and jazz music.

Review: It’s Lovely to be Here by James Yorkston

In his literary debut, Scottish folk troubadour James Yorkston spills the beans on the antics of a touring musician, and dispels the myth that life on the road is all about the sex, drugs and rock n’ roll.

Brutal bass

The brutal bass of dubstep has been tickling ribcages since the genre’s humble beginnings in Croydon circa 2001. It hasn’t had much of an impact on the charts though – until now. David Smyth charts the rise of the UK’s trendiest new dance phenomenon, led by a troupe of enigmatic producers and songwriters.…

Guest of the Month: Bear Driver

Each month the PRS for Music Foundation invite one of the movers and shakers in the world of new music to share with us, and you, a brief history of their movements in new music and a selection of the sounds and experiences that have been inspiring them of late. This month it's Bear Driver.

Picture This – Take That and Dave Lee

This photo was taken on the last day of several sessions I did with my ex-partner Andrew Livingstone and Take That at Unit 3 Studio in Primrose Hill, North London, in 1993. The studio is now a gym.

Review – Tone Manual by Dave Hunter

Guitarists are as identifiable by their tone as much as they are by their choice of notes. Tone Manual by Dave Hunter is a comprehensive study of how to achieve different sounds through use of instruments, amplifiers, speakers, effects and other peripherals.

Sumudu interview

As well as her exclusive performance for M, Sumudu talks about how she got started in music, her influences and hopes for 2011.

Sumudu exclusive performance

She's been compared to Karen Carpenter, Eva Cassidy and Joni Mitchell, and has been earning rave reviews from the likes of multi-award winning composer Howard Goodall. Singer-songwriter Sumudu performs two songs from her album exclusively for M.

Sets perform Wind-Up Bird

Sets are Dominic Scott, Harry Pearce, Tim Worthington, Leila Grove and Jessica Watson. Based in Leeds, the five-piece band make stunningly individualistic music. Watch this fantastic performance of their song Wind-Up Bird, recorded at PRS for Music headquarters.

Tom Robinson – On My iPod

M could talk to Tom Robinson all day about any of his talents – songwriter, performer, activist, broadcaster – but we're delighted to have found out what the writer of songs such as 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Glad To Be Gay and War Baby is listening to.