Urban

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.

Interview: Etta Bond

'I often sing the things I might not have the courage to say otherwise': Etta Bond on her soulful, late-night R&B confessionals...

Sound Effect – Ed Poston, Concord

For our latest playlist, Concord Music's senior A&R manager Ed Poston lets us in on the songs that have shaped him. Expect a mixed bag of goodies from Nick Cave, Cardi B, Paul Simon and more...

Interview: Dylan Cartlidge

We catch up with the Teesside trip-hop wonderkid who hurls genres at one another and turns the resulting musical gloop into thunderous, glitchy rap tunes.