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Sound Effect – Phil Taggart

BBC Radio 1 spinner Phil Taggart lets us in on the songs that have shaped him, from The Clash's cover of Junior Murvin’s Police and Thieves to A Tribe Called Quest's Buggin' Out...

Playlist: Meat Free

Manchester's Meat Free gals tell us what they're spinning, ahead of their next big night on 6 October. Expect a proper mash-up of sounds, from Omar Souleyman to Tin Man, Sarin to L-R...

Playlist: This is Tmrw

Responsible for bringing some of the most exciting alternative bands to the second city since 2006, we got the Birmingham promoters to curate a tasty playlist for us from the All Years Leaving lineup...

Playlist: Fèmmme Fraîche

Michelle Manetti is behind Fèmmme Fraîche - a girls-galore, no-holds-barred bi-monthly clubnight of disco debauchery and all-out electronic warfare. This week, she curates our playlist...

Playlist: Green Man Rising 2017

This year's Green Man Rising line-up is the festival's biggest and best yet. Get close up with some of the emerging artists they've tipped for big things in this week's playlist...

Playlist: Fluffer Records

Responsible for putting on some of the sweatiest, chaotic and moshiest gigs in the capital, Fluffer Records pick the tracks that are on loop right now.

Playlist: Cassie Kinoshi

The composer and alto-saxophonist behind SEED Ensemble and Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year 2016 winners Nerija tells us about the tracks she's got on repeat right now...

Playlist: Snapped Ankles

Proggy/krauty/post-punk fourpiece Snapped Ankles are ready to roll with a debut album in the works, which promises to lurch from droll to downright weird. Here they reveal the sounds that fuel them...