Welcome to our latest playlist. This week's theme is 'him and her' so we've compiled a stack of hits from our favourite male and female solo artists and picked off some great tunes from bands that reference lads and lasses. You'll find odes to long lost lovers, lamenting R&B divas, good-time disco and some starry-eyed pop classics. Tune in now...
A founder of the band with Martin Price and Gerald Simpson (A Guy Called Gerald) in 1987. 808 State had a big chart hit with Pacific State at the height of the rave era but the band's influence in alternative electronica goes deeper than that.
Anna Hildur has worked within the Nordic music industry for two decades. She talks to M about the success of Nordic talent overseas and explains how the region’s unique geography, culture and political systems have helped incubate one of the world’s most innovative music regions.
Ask a room full of people what Nordic music means to them and you’ll get a different answer every time. From the biggest hits of The Saturdays to the enigmatic post-rock of Sigur Rós, from Björk to black metal, PRS’ Nordic songwriters have made their mark around the world.
Björk is launching a new series of remixes based on her recent Biophilia project, involving artists and producers including Matthew Herbert, These New Puritans and Hudson Mohawke. It coincides with the release of the new Hollow video, showing footage from inside Björk's body.
M caught up with David Arnold, renowned songwriter, film composer and producer, to find out more about his role as music director for the 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony and hear about what's in store for the big event next summer.