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30 seconds interview: Sub Blue

Liverpool-based alt-RnB artist Sub Blue creates introspective, chilled out ‘suburban blues’ that bring a British spin to the laidback sounds of Frank Ocean and The Weeknd. Get to know...

Featured artist: Mahalia

Meet rising Leicester singer, Mahalia, whose shimmering R&B and empowering lyrics have made her the darling of countless ones-to-watch lists for 2019...

Playlist: Dat Brass

Looking for your next festival live favourites? Dat Brass are a 10 piece collective whose high-octane blend of jazz and hip-hop is taking gig-goers by storm. Tune in to their killer playlist here...

Featured artist: Jvck James

Nineties’ R&B meets the N73 night bus to Tottenham: get to know the smooth sounds of 18-year-old East Londoner Jvck James before he blows up big.

Featured artist: Dylan Cartlidge

Get to know the Teeside wonderkid who layers elastic basslines with electro-funk synths and snappy spoken word to conjure a sound that sits somewhere between Beck, De La Soul and Andre 3000.

Featured artist: Farai

A collaborative project between vocalist Farai and producer TONE, Farai's twisted mash-up of post-punk, grime, and hip-hop is set to go massive with the release of their debut on Big Dada.

Playlist: Team Salut

Hitmaking production duo Team Salut are leaders of the pack when it comes to UK Afro-wave. Tune in here for their party-starting playlist of dancehall, funk and classic Ghanaian hits.

Featured Artist: JGrrey

Grrey arrived in 2017 with an acclaimed live performance and has been mesmerising listeners with her musical versatility ever since. Dig in to her summery, freestyling soul here.

BASS Festival programme announced

BASS2018 will pay homage to 50 years of reggae, with live acts including Toots and the Maytals and Carroll Thompson, a four-week film series, The Art of Reggae exhibition and lots more.