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Interview: Paigey Cakey

Feisty London rapper Paigey Cakey is fast emerging as one of the brightest young hopefuls in British hip-hop. We caught up with her on the red carpet at the MOBO nominations party to find out more about her musical heroes and what she's working on next...

In session: Mo Kolours

Anglo-Mauritian pop-experimentalist Mo Kolours is famed for his otherworldly productions and dubbed-out vocal hallucinations. Through a painstaking commitment to beat-making, he builds spacious structures on which to peg airy melodies and reverb-heavy percussion. Like US dub revivalist Sun Araw, he's big on collaborations and is devoted to enhancing the live element of his sound. We caught up with him at Liverpool Psych Fest to record his performance.

Featured artist: Young Fathers

Edinburgh’s Young Fathers are hip-hop alchemists who have fostered a new sound that melds the DNA of rap with leftfield R&B, punk and dark electronica. Working out of a Scottish basement, Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and Graham 'G' Hastings have hit on a bold combination of beat, rap and song that smells of its dank birthplace. Intent on owning their sound and visual identity, they have delivered an aesthetic perfect for recession-era Britain.

Interview: M.O

Girl group M.O take the best bits of pop and classic r’n’b and mix them with 21st century production to create a sound we think is pretty special. Check our interview with them from the red carpet of the MOBOs award nominations night…

Interview: Fuse ODG

We catch up with afrobeats star Fuse ODG at the MOBO Awards 2013 nominations night.

30 Seconds interview: Krept and Konan

Krept and Konan are a youthful duo tapping the best elements of rap, hip, hop, grime, house and pop music to inspire their music. It’s a potent formula which is obviously making the right noises in the right places with the pair recently receiving a nomination for best newcomer at this year’s MOBO Awards. Even more remarkable is how the duo recently dented the top 20 with no label or national radio support. We found out how these two songwriters are doing it for themselves…