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Sound Effect – Bengi Unsal

For this week's playlist, Southbank Centre's senior programmer of contemporary Music Bengi Unsal lets us in on the songs that have soundtracked her life so far...

Playlist: 53 Degrees North

Music convention and showcase 53 Degrees North returns to Hull this week. We're celebrating some of the ace local + UK-wide bands gracing the 2018 line-up in our latest playlist...

Playlist: Light on the Shore

For our new playlist, Edinburgh International Festival's Jen White takes a trip through the event's new Light on the Shore strand to celebrate the highways, byways and back lanes of Scottish music...

Playlist: Underneath the Stars Festival

When Mercury Prize-nominated folk artist Kate Rusby isn't writing and performing her own stuff, she's co-curating the ace Underneath the Stars Festival. Here, she shares her line-up faves for 2018...

Premiere: Raphaella – Good Life

Future-facing pop producer Raphaella is a musical force of nature, who's written hits with some of the biggest names in UK music. She gives us first dibs on her banging new track, Good Life...

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!

Playlist: Pulled Apart By Horses

The Leeds quartet have been going hard with their noisy rock destruction for a decade now, wreaking havoc on stages with their mosh-pit anthems. Here, guitarist James selects a mighty playlist ahead of their Pit Parties show tonight (4 May).

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...

Playlist: Shangela

The RuPaul's Drag Race superstar shares the songs that have soundtracked her life. Tune in here for pure pop extravaganza...