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Comment: Billy Bragg

Political singer songwriter Billy Bragg tells M why musicians need to make sure their voices are heard in the streaming debate...

Playlist: End of the Road Festival

Welcome to our latest M playlist. Following last weekend’s Notting Hill Carnival playlists, we bring you a new selection this time focusing on the End of the Road Festival. The event is all about beautiful scenery married to some of the best folk, Americana and indie acts out there and is the perfect way to almost cap off your festival season (Bestival and Festival Number 6 are still to come). Dive in and check out tracks from Warpaint, The Walkmen, Belle & Sebastian and Savages…

M meets… X-Press 2

X-Press 2 came together through the club scene of the late 1980s, Darren and Darren House (Diesel) got together with Ashley Beedle through their love of house, balearic, soul and jazz music, Iconic debut Muzik Xpress smashed dancefloors to bits on both sides of the Atlantic in 1992.

Alice Russell and TM Juke

M popped on a train to Brighton and caught up with soul singer Alice Russell and producer TM Juke over a cup of tea.

X-Press 2

Xpress-2 are Darren House (Diesel) and Darren Rock (Rocky). Formed in 1992 with Ashley Beedle, the group have been igniting dancefloors ever since. In 2002, their collaboration with David Byrne on Lazy reached No.2 in theUK pop charts and became the sound of summer. M magazine caught up with the group’s Darren House.