week 11 2018

Sound Effect – John Slack

Clarinettist John Slack has worked with some of the UK’s leading orchestras and is a founding member of the Berkeley Ensemble. Here, he reveals the songs that have shaped him.

Interview: Ruth Barrett

'If you haven't cracked the basic idea in 20 minutes, then you're going down the wrong path - The Durrells, Victoria and Collateral composer gives her advice for TV and film scoring...

Interview: Lady Sanity

'Rap is a release for the youth' - the Birmingham rapper and wordsmith chats the rise of UK hip hop, plus her advice to new artists...

Interview: Ms Banks

'I feel like our music is getting way better; we’re living true, empowering each other to go on to even greater things' - the Nicki Minaj-approved rapper chats women in music and more...

30 seconds interview: Blue Lab Beats

The duo are part of London's booming contemporary jazz scene, throwing grime, hip hop, neo-soul and Carribean into their melting pot of influences. We catch up ahead of SXSW...

Interview: Chiedu Oraka

'All I want to see is stronger northern representation in UK black music and I need to be one of the figureheads of that movement' - the Hull rapper on the UK rap scene...

Featured artist: The Fish Police

Surreal, genre-bending and laced with funk guitar lines, glitchy synths and drum machine beats, The Fish Police make infectious neurodiverse sounds.

Interview: Luxury Death

'I never want the "band" label to limit our freedom' - Ben from Luxury Death on blurring the boundaries between music and art...