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Interview: Shakka

‘Listen to your inner child - they have the most exciting ideas.’ UK R&B star Shakka on songwriting inspiration and going large at the MOBO Awards…

Featured artist: Sincere

Sincere is a UK rapper who, after a sabbatical to build his Lizzy Clothing brand, is returning to the musical fray stronger than ever. With Momentum Music Funding, he’s readying new release Get Lizzy for summer…

BBC Proms 2015 season revealed

Dame Evelyn Glennie, Eric Whitacre, Wretch 32 and Jarvis Cocker are among the composers and songwriters to feature on this year’s eclectic Proms line-up.

30 seconds interview: Scorcher

Tayo Jarrett, better known as Scorcher, is a north London grime artist looking to set the charts alight with new single Work Get It feat Wretch 32 – get to know him in our 30 seconds…

30 Seconds interview: Krept and Konan

Krept and Konan are a youthful duo tapping the best elements of rap, hip, hop, grime, house and pop music to inspire their music. It’s a potent formula which is obviously making the right noises in the right places with the pair recently receiving a nomination for best newcomer at this year’s MOBO Awards. Even more remarkable is how the duo recently dented the top 20 with no label or national radio support. We found out how these two songwriters are doing it for themselves…

In session: Ryan Keen

Emerging singer songwriter Ryan Keen has had the kind of year that most upcoming acts could only dream of. In the last 12 months he has been the special guest on Newton Faulkner's tour, collaborated with Wretch 32 and supported Plan B at the iTunes festival – becoming the only unsigned act to appear on the month-long bill. We caught up with him before his headline slot at London Folkfest to watch him perform his track Old Scars.

Playlist: Wireless festival

This week we're celebrating the Wireless festival, which returns today for a three day musical extravaganza at London's Olympic Park. Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Miguel, Wretch 32, Emeli Sande, Daley, Nas, Frank Ocean and dozens more acts from the UK and around the globe will descend on east London for a weekend of music and mayhem. You'll hear classics from Nas and A Tribe Called Quest, alongside solid tunes from Katy B, Mikill Pane, Rita Ora, Earth, Wind & Fire, Devlin, Roses Gabor, Mausi and more...

30 Seconds interview: Melé

If DJ Sinden says you have the world at your feet, then you must be doing something right. So it goes for Liverpool’s Mele, one of the best emerging British producers and DJs currently turning club music in 2013 upside down…