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Playlist: Food and drink

Welcome to the latest Friday Playlist. The most recent series of Master Chef has just come to a conclusion so we’re taking comfort in a playlist devoted to food and drink. Whatever your flavour, there should be something to satisfy even the heartiest of musical appetites in this week's selections. Our tasty pick of aural treats features the likes of Snoop Dogg, Bloc Party and Silver Apples…

30 Seconds interview: John Newman

You may not know John Newman’s name but you’ll have certainly heard his voice. He fronts UK dance act Rudimental’s Feel the Love and Not Giving In, their two number one smashes to date, and is currently on tour with the Hackney-based group. M spent 30 Seconds with John as he steps out on a hotly anticipated solo career with his anthemic new single Love Me Again...

Interview: Lethal Bizzle

Dame Judi Dench's favourite grime MC shares his songwriting secrets and tips on how to make it in the music biz…

Model Society: live review

Indie four-piece Model Society have been making a name for themselves over the past twelve months, catching the attention of BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq. Their hugely energetic live act is also winning plaudits on the gig circuit, so Russell Iliffe decided to check them out for himself at their recent EP launch…

Featured artist: Vondelpark

It’s instantly obvious that Surrey trio Vondelpark have poured time and patience into their desolate soundscapes and haunting take on R&B, placing them at the top of the pack when it comes to the glut of post dubstep acts breaking through this year. Their meticulous debut album Seabed draws on influences as diverse as Arthur Russell, 50 Cent and Whitney Houston.