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Featured artist: Fimber Bravo

As a founder member of the 20th Century Steel Band, Fimber Bravo's music pricked the ears of a generation of hip-hop artists who sampled the group’s 1975 album Heaven & Hell. Since then the steel pan specialist has collaborated with artists all over the world from Sun Ra Arkestra to Morcheeba. 2013 has seen him diversify further with a new record that combines electronic production with classic percussion and includes an impressive cast of talent from Hot Chip to Zongamin.

Interview: New Build

New Build are Al Doyle and Felix Martin from Hot Chip’s ‘other’ band but their mix of electronics and pop hooks is getting tongues wagging all on its own. We quizzed Al about the group, their music and how it feels to get props from your musical heroes…

Playlist: Latitude Festival

With thousands of revellers descending on Southwold, Suffolk, this weekend for Latitude Festival, we take a look at all the acts who will be delighting crowds in the sunshine over the next three days. With a line-up that boasts Kraftwerk in 3D, Bloc Party, Disclosure, Foals, Hot Chip, Jessie Ware, alt-J and much much more, it was tricky to pick our favourites for the playlist this week...

Friday playlist: Best of 2012

This week we're rubbernecking back over 2012, picking our favourite songs of the year. Hear a stunning selection of tracks from The xx, Daphni, Julia Holter, Bat for Lashes, Omar Souleyman, Clinic, Azealia Banks and more. Much more!

30 seconds with… The Electroscopes

The Electroscopes formed in 2009 and are inspired by bands like Hot Chip, The Presets, Depeche Mode 'and all that kinda stuff.' They've been described as 'Royksopp if they came from a council estate in England" and the well respected Music on Fire Blog described them as 'one of the best new bedroom producers out there - up with Penguin Prison".