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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.

Featured artist: slowthai

Get to know everyone's favourite new rapper slowthai, as he showcases his explosive wares on a sold-out UK tour this week and next...

Featured artist: Kyan

UK singer-songwriter and Nile Rodgers acolyte Kyan channels fresh future-soul direct from his self-induced solitude in LA - and it's a thing of wonder. Don't miss this...

Playlist: Lady Sanity

Rap powerhouse Lady Sanity takes us on a musical tour of her home city of Birmingham on the playlist this week, showcasing the best Brummie tunes right now.