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Playlist: Blizzard

This week’s playlist has been curated by Mancunian rapper Blizzard to celebrate the release of his new single. Expect a surprising mix of tunes from the likes of Radiohead, Mamas & the Papas and Sun Glitters...

BMG acquires Infectious Music

BMG Chrysalis UK has announced the acquisition of indie label Infectious Music, bringing the likes of alt-J and Temper Trap to its roster.

Featured artist: Adult Jazz

What Adult Jazz promise in name, they definitely deliver in sound. Like Money’s Jamie Lee dueting with Wildbirds and Peacedrums, they craft raw songs for a sophisticated palette.

In session: Deafkid Part 1

Anglo-French pair Deafkid sound like they have studied the off-kilter pop music of their native lands to develop a strain of electro-pop that is fresh, exciting and more than a bit odd. The quirky genetics of their songs carry elements of alt-J, Django Django, Panda Bear and El Guincho, although Christopher Lockington and Florian Sauvaire cite their main influences as Three Trapped Tigers, Mew, Cant and Eskmo. Watch them perform new single Vigilante here.