hip hop & r&b

Interview: MiC Lowry

‘It’s important that we stay in Liverpool for as long as possible and make sure the music always comes from the city’ - young R&B act MiC Lowry on their Merseyside roots…

Playlist: El Dorado Festival

Welcome to this week’s playlist, curated by boutique festival El Dorado. The event will see a mix of ace hip hop and future funk with Craig David and Kano on the bill...

30 seconds interview: Adian Coker

South London rapper Adian Coker has been getting hype in underground circles with his 21st century take on hip hop. We spend 30 seconds with him…

30 seconds interview: Courts

Essex five-piece Courts count everyone from Elton John to Beats One’s Julie Adenuga as fans and are set to rip up the festival season with their hip hop/guitar hybrid...

Interview: Nadia Rose

Alongside the likes of Little Simz, Lady Leshurr and Lady Lykez, MC Nadia Rose is a female voice setting the new agenda. We discover how…

Interview: Roots Manuva

‘Everyone was on my back - I had to do something different’ - Roots Manuva tells us how he’s flipped the switch on new LP Bleeds…

30 seconds interview: Golden Rules

Golden Rules are a new hip hop duo comprised of South London producer Paul White and mike man Eric Biddines. They’re pushing a new psychedelic sunshine sound with upcoming debut LP Golden Ticket…

30 seconds interview: Antix

London hip hop artist Antix has been moving hearts and minds since he first emerged on the capital’s scene in 2010. Come Home is his latest cut which stormed Field Day Festival earlier this year…

30 seconds interview: Clubs and Spades

Sheffield’s Clubs and Spades blend live instruments with hip hop beats to power their sound. Having opened for Public Enemy and been backed by Radio 1’s Charlie Sloth, their star is on the up and up…