Featured artist: Haraket

Five-piece outfit Haraket have emerged from the creative chaos of Peckham to bring a fresh take on the pervading moody electronica that has dominated the South London sound over the past five years. Combining bass, keys, trumpet and vocals with spacious breaks, they are fast becoming a lynchpin for local musicians around the area and count King Krule and Jamie Isaac among their collective.

30 Seconds interview: Deafkid

Deafkid are a London two-piece that deliver a perfect blend of intriguing electronica and indie-pop, drawing on a range of disciplines and genres to produce a fresh new sound. They started out working with hip-hop artist Ghostpoet, providing some production on his Mercury Music Prize nominated album Peanut Butter Blues And Melancholy Jam. We spent 30 seconds with them to find out more.

M meets… alt-J

The ultimate buzz band reveal their desire for endless rounds of sarnies & a preference for songwriting in the bathroom

Interview: Marc Almond

When legendary Soft Cell founder Marc Almond picked up the coveted Inspiration Award at The Ivors earlier this month we jumped at the chance to chat to him about his career so far and the early days of British electronic music.

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...

Interview: Katy B

UK funky firebrand explains why neo-soul artist Gil Scott has struck a chord & reveals the first single she ever bought

30 Seconds Interview: Candy Says

Candy Says are Juju, Elisa, Ben and Mike, who make 'lo-fi chic pop' that has an affirmative feel good factor, reminiscent of early Slow Club and Regina Spektor. They liken themselves to both Velvet Underground and ABBA, and are adept at delivering infectious, alt-pop that has pricked the ears of BBC 6 Music's Lauren Laverne. We catch up with the quartet as they prepare for the latest leg of a jam-packed UK tour.

Interview: Cloud Boat

Cloud Boat are Sam Rickett and Tom Clarke, who make music in their own way, at their own pace, away from the intoxicating London music scene. Their music explores a soulful vein of shoegaze, although they call dance label R&S imprint Apollo Records their home.Check out our interview with them here...