Nigerian musicians are making a major impact across the globe – but in their home country, the industry has a different set of rules. Lagos-based journalist Joey Akan provides a beginner’s guide.
From underground club tracks, to pop bangers and memeable viral hits – listen to 100 songs which soundtracked our 2019.
“It was easier for me to have a photoshoot with Hedi Slimane than to become a dishwasher in Marseille.”
Villejuif Underground frontman Nathan Roche hadn’t had more than €200 in his account since 2014. And then he became a model and muse for Celine.
The DIY darling’s just released two new tracks. Listen here to see why all eyes are on him.
The Smartbar regular reports on the current state of Chicago’s storied club scene.
The Face met with legendary hitman Pharrell Williams and Beats by Dre president Luke Wood for a special recording studio sit-down in Miami.
The breakthrough Brooklyn rapper and his UK producer 808Melo discuss drill music as a global movement.
The rising poet-rapper has the Hollowman cosign.
The auto-tune singer and post-digital Renaissance man talks collaboration, personal discovery, and staying true to his vision on his debut solo album.
“The best band of 2019” take the Revelations hot seat, and we talk atoms, Fiat 500s and... fajita stores.
He’s the biggest, most secretive British musician you’ve possibly never heard of. And, after breaking records, he’s now breaking his interview silence here.
The heavyweight London rapper has been living it up in Dubai.
The south London House of Pharaohs member is flying solo with his debut mixtape Sorry You Were Saying.
The Atlanta-via-Detroit DJ does house and techno that’s good for the soul.
How a Londoner from round these parts became Hollywood’s go-to soundtrack composer and Thom Yorke’s text-mate.
The best contemporary music – updated with new tunes from Stormzy, Bad Bunny, Nasty Cherry and God Colony.
The Jamaican star talks hustling, fresh talent and being shot in the back.
Since entering the grime scene, the rapper has skyrocketed to stardom, pissing off right-wing politicians and fighting for the rights of the British public along the way.
Take it from the leftfield grime producer, Edinburgh is more than just a hub for middle-class mums during Fringe.
It’s been 30 years since the fall of The Berlin Wall. Since post-reunification subcultures bloomed like flowers growing from the rubble, the city has become a destination for EasyJet ravers who put millions of Euros into the economy.
The best contemporary music – featuring new additions from J Balvin, Shanti Celeste and South London newcomer Darkoo.
In the 2010s, the trap beat became one of the defining signatures of contemporary music. Simon Reynolds traces its migration from the streets of Atlanta to the pop charts, spawning scenes across the globe.
The 23-year-old is the biggest artist in R&B. So why does she want her old day job back?