Urban

M meets: Neol Davies aka The Selecter

After learning his craft in local rehearsal spaces and playing in a number of bands, Neol recorded the instrumental ska classic The Selecter which was the first release with Gangsters by The Specials on 2Tone records, the label he co-founded.

London International Ska Festival 2012

Since its birth in the early 1960s in Jamaica, ska music has spread around the globe, inspiring each new generation to draw on it to create something new whether it be reggae, two tone or ska-punk.

Bob Marley film preview

Marley - a special preview screening of a documentary on life and global influence of Bob Marley will be shown at the BFI Southbank in London on 13 April.

M meets… Mikill Pane part one

Mikill Pane (pronounced Mike-ill, by the way) is an east London-based rapper who got into making music through a love of wordplay with the English language and poetry slams.

M meets… Bleed Electric

Bleed Electric is the brainchild of music producer Chris ‘MUG5’ Maguire and originally created as an outlet for Maguire's eclectic musical tastes. Maguire was soon joined by rappers Dean ‘S-Tradamus’ Fortt aka Silk and Leon ‘Siege’ Hassan and the trio retreated into the studio to produce music that crossed and blended all musical genres.

M meets… Belleruche

Belleruche were formed in 2005 when Ricky Fabulous and Tim Goodwin (AKA DJ Modest) were joined by vocalist Kathrin deBoer.