Urban

Playlist: Vijay Mistry

Festival2Funky, the Midlands’ premier festival of urban music and arts, returns this month. Get in the mood with this ace preview playlist from festival founder Vijay Mistry...

Playlist: The Great Escape 2018

Ready for this year's instalment of the mighty Great Escape Festival? We've rifled through the extensive line-up to pull out some of our fave acts hitting the seaside. Tuck in!

Interview: Kadeem Tyrell

South Londoner Kadeem Tyrell is flying the flag for a new wave of British R&B, with gospel, East Coast hip-hop and nineties soul all shaping his smooth sound. Get the skinny...

Playlist: Positive Vibration

The UK’s award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage returns this June for a weekend of legendary acts and selectors. Here, founder Rory Taylor picks his favourite tracks from some of the artists on the bill...

30 seconds interview: Mali Hayes

Manchester's Mali Hayes whips up hip-hop, alt R&B and jazz into a forward-thinking new soul sound, which is like little else out there. Get to know before her Great Escape gig!

Interview: P Money

'I'm really good at storytelling. I pay attention to detail so when I tell a story, I go pretty deep' - the grime MC on his candid approach plus staying independent...

Interview: XamVolo

Neo-soul newcomer XamVolo is a game-changing all-rounder who's getting serious props on both sides of the pond. Here, he opens up his musical mind and lets us have a peek inside...

Interview: Dotty

This week, XL Recordings' New Gen alumni Dotty unleashes his ace new project A Collection of Sounds, which spins on RnB, alt rap, hip-hop and trap. We get the skinny...