nitin sawhney

Fight the power

After a year of political turmoil, a refugee crisis and increasing unrest in the Middle East, music makers are once again using their art to challenge the status quo. Jim Ottewill finds out how…

In print: M58

The final 2015 edition of M magazine is out now – read it here!

Interview: Nitin Sawhney

‘I do feel darker about things now’: Mercury Prize nominated Nitin Sawhney on his new record Dystopian Dreams and giving up on government…

30 seconds interview: Shammi Pithia

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Shammi Pithia excels in creating the kind of expansive soundscapes that gently nudge you away from the humdrum of everyday life.

Featured artist: Hejira

This well-travelled London four-piece have distilled their disparate collective heritage – spanning Chile, Hungary, Ethiopia and Germany – into a persuasive mix of shrewd urban pop and scratchy electronics. Borne of many years of experience performing with Amy Winehouse, Tom Jones, Nitin Sawhney, Eric Lau and Connan Mockasin, all four are well-versed musicians and it shows. They have already won plaudits from Dummy, The Guardian and Metro, but stark debut single Litmus Test should do much to raise their profile when it lands next month.

INTERVIEW: NITIN SAWHNEY

We interview acclaimed songwriter and composer Nitin Sawhney from the Ivor Novello Awards' red carpet to talk about recording new album OneZero, collaborations and the British music he is currently loving...