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In session: Fimber Bravo part 2

Steel pan modernist Fimber Bravo is a sight to behold live, propelling the instrument's humble harmonics into a dark and broody place. Watch him perform Sinnerman.

Interview: Erol Alkan

Trash club night creator and Phantasy label boss Erol Alkan is a revered DJ, remixer and now solo artist in his own right. M quizzed him about his debut EP and what makes for a killer remix…

In session: Fimber Bravo

Our M50 magazine party at London’s Social saw some great performances from some of our favourite new acts. Alongside Anna Meredith and Mo Kolours, steel pan maestro Fimber Bravo gave one of the sets of the night with his percussion heavy skills coming to the fore. Fimber has enjoyed a great year after collaborating with the likes of Hot Chip and Zongamin on his recent LP Con-Fusion. Check out his performance of live favourite Grey Clouds from the night…

30 Seconds interview: Cymbals

London four piece Cymbals are naming their forthcoming album The Age of Fracture after a book by Princeton academic, Daniel T Rodgers. The notions may be weighty but their music soars beautifully. New single Erosion is a prime example, taking new wave melodies, electronics and the soaring bass of New Order to create a bright and emotive hit in the making. We spend 30 Seconds with one of 2014’s brightest hopes…

30 Seconds interview: Tirzah

Micachu aka Mica Levi’s involvement in a musical project is a sure-fire guarantee of innovation and experimentation and so it is with the debut EP from Greco-Roman’s Tirzah. I’m Not Dancing follows in the footsteps of Disclosure, Vampire Weekend’s Baio and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard to recently see release on the label. It showcases the pair's friendship, love of r'n'b and low end bass. We get the skinny on Tirzah's sound from this fashion guru turned pop music maker…

30 Seconds interview: Mausi

Mausi sound so youthful and fresh-faced they could have shares in Oil of Olay but it’s undeniably hard to argue with the huge pop sledgehammer that is debut single Move. This massive summer holiday of a song deserves to soundtrack something important and follows a glut of rammed gigs and well received festival appearances. M dons a pair of shades and spends 30 Seconds in their glare ahead of its release