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Playlist: Norwich Sound + Vision

Norwich Sound + Vision has taken over the city's art spaces and venues, bringing panel sessions, keynote speeches and scores of performances. For this week’s playlist we asked Andy Ellis, PRS for Music's education and outreach co-ordinator, to tell us the acts he was most looking forward to catching. Before he set off he revealed his top picks including Ghostpoet, NO CEREMONY///, Sullivan & Gold, Curxes, Foxes, Islet, Sivu and many more...

Playlist: Autumn songs

Summer has officially ended and as we file away all those memories of sunshine and warmth, we're pleased at least that the transition to autumn has so far been gentle. To get us in the mood for walking among crispy leaves and frosty grass we've sought out our favourite songs about the changing seasons. You'll hear tracks by the late Amy Winehouse, Donovan, Roy Harper, Tunng, Beth Orton, Jon Hopkins, The Zombies, Zulu Winter and much more. So dig in, wrap up and settle into the season...

Playlist: Psych Fest

This weekend, Liverpool will become a mecca for fans of the weird and warped, as The International Festival of Psychedelia brings a smorgasbord of experimental psych, electronic and drone acts to various venues around the city. To celebrate we’ve dedicated our weekly playlist to some of the weekend’s most exciting acts. Tune in now for a mind-melting selection of tracks by Spectrum, Mugstar, Moon Duo, The Oscillation and Mo Kolours, plus some unexpected remixes and more.

Playlist: Arctic Monkeys

This week our playlist celebrates the release of AM, the latest album by Sheffield guitar band Arctic Monkeys. Not only is it being heralded by critics as the group’s best yet, but it’s on course for being one of the most popular with record buyers. It’s set to overtake Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories to have the biggest first week sales of the year so far. Check out our playlist showcasing some of the band’s best moments of their career as well as cuts from friends and influences…

Playlist: Bestival

As festival season is almost drawing to a close, we turn our attention to one of the last greenfield parties left to do: Bestival. Rob da Bank's annual fancy dress spectacular kicks off on the Isle of Wight today for a weekend of mayhem and madness, so we've scoured the line-up to uncover the most eclectic selection of the 2013 festival season so far. From Elton John to Peace, Chic to MIA, be prepared for mixed bag of aural delights, old and new...

Playlist: End of the Road Festival

Welcome to our latest M playlist. Following last weekend’s Notting Hill Carnival playlists, we bring you a new selection this time focusing on the End of the Road Festival. The event is all about beautiful scenery married to some of the best folk, Americana and indie acts out there and is the perfect way to almost cap off your festival season (Bestival and Festival Number 6 are still to come). Dive in and check out tracks from Warpaint, The Walkmen, Belle & Sebastian and Savages…

Playlist: Trojan Soundsystem

Welcome to the second of our Notting Hill playlists. Following MC Serocee’s selection we have some classic carnival bangers from Trojan Soundsystem. Earl Gateshead and Daddy Ad have been keeping the spirit of reggae very much alive with their love of dub and dancehall. These guys are the dons when it comes to Jamaican music. Inside you’ll find fine musical cuts from the likes of Dennis Brown, Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals and Apache Indian.

Playlist: Serocee

Welcome to our latest M playlist. This week we’ve invited dancehall MC, DJ and Toddla T collaborator Serocee to curate a Notting Hill Carnival themed playlist with the famous street festival taking place in West London this Bank Holiday weekend. His selection takes in everything from dancehall to garage and includes a number of upfront cuts from the likes of Stylo G, Wookie, Mark Pritchard and Bounty Killer. Crack open a Red Stripe and get your whistle out…

Playlist: Green Man Festival

Welcome to our latest playlist. This week we’re continuing our festival focus, this time taking in the musical highlights of the weekend’s Green Man event. Taking place in the lush surroundings of the Black Mountains, it’s celebrated for having one of the most beautiful of all the festival sites. Our playlist takes in some of the best acts from this year's great line up including the Pastels, Nathan Fake, Low, Steve Mason and Public Service Broadcasting.

Playlist: Wilderness Festival

Welcome to the latest M playlist.This week we're doffing our hats to the fantastic Wilderness Festival, which is happening in the beautiful Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire. We've scoured Spotify to celebrate the diversity of this year's bill, bringing you classic cuts from Rodriguez, The Bees, London Grammar, Temples, Charlie Winston and more. So turn up the speakers, crack open the windows and let a bit of the great outdoors in...