Music

All hail Teezo Touchdown

The Texan artist has been an enigmatic force since his re-emergence in 2020. With his oddball tracks mashing gangsta rap, punk and metal he's raising a few eyebrows, in all the best ways.

Is the UK albums chart fair?

Rappers and heritage rock bands are battling for the UK Number One, and it’s the acts with vinyl-loving fans who are winning.

Dua Saleh: 4,000 miles from home

Born in Sudan, raised in the American Midwest, Dua Saleh is now in Wales, wrapping a role in Sex Education. But just how did a queer underground musician land a part in one of Netflix's biggest shows?

100% Yaw Tog: the asakaa boy wonder

He might still be a student, but the Ghanian rapper has just had Stormzy jump on the remix of his anthem, Sore. Here, THE FACE gets the full low-down on the voice behind those hard-hitting bars.

Talent Borrows, (Perfume) Genius Remixes

Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, made one of the best albums of 2020. Now he’s let loose a bunch of producers – including A.G. Cook and Jenny Hval – on a reboot of every track. It’s out with the deliciously grimy art-rock and in with… what exactly?

Joyride: the renaissance of FKA twigs

Having gone public about her experience of domestic abuse, FKA twigs has returned with creative confidence. Here, the artist and activist speaks to her friend and I May Destroy You creator, Michaela Coel, about a new batch of music inspired by a wave of freedom.

…and on the sixth day, God created Manchester

Set up by 24-year-old mogul Michael Adex – and fuelled by the success of chart-busting rapper Aitch – talent and entertainment company, NQ, embodies the same Mancunian spirit that’s been pulsing through the city since Factory Records.

Vegyn’s happy melancholia

The LA-via-London producer reveals how a depressive episode, like-minded musicians and an ominous tarot card inspired his EP, Like a Good Old Friend.

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