Urban

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.

January Blues – Errol Linton

Errol Linton has developed his style of blues over a two decades of busking on London Underground. Fusing the sound of New Orleans with influences from his caribbean heritage, Errol was spotted by an amazed Abram Wilson and was asked to join the trumpeter's touring band. Find out more by watching M's exclusive video with the Brixton blues-buster Errol Linton.

Sunday Night Live returns

Live urban music night Sunday Night Live relaunches at new home, the Clapham Grand in south London, on 12 February.

Live jazz in Wimbledon

A new monthly Saturday night live music club - Saturday Night Live! launches at The Colour House Theatre at Merton Abbey Mills, near South Wimbledon.

MOBO Unsung contest launches

MOBO organisers have launched a competition to find the best emerging talent to join the MOBO Tour 2012, alongside Clement Marfo & the Frontline and Lady Leshurr.

Featured Artist – Amplify Dot

Born in South London, Amplify Dot was never far from music. From the age of four, she would listen to the sounds of Salt n Pepa, Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix.

MOBO Week: Beverley Knight

M was lucky enough to ask three-times MOBO winner Beverley about her musical inspirations, dream collaborators and most memorable gigs – and they’re pretty memorable. In this not-to-be missed video, Beverley provides some brilliant tips for songwriters and gives us the inside story of the song she’s most proud of.