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Club Future Nostalgia: how Dua brought the dancefloor home

How do you top the pop album of 2020? By releasing an 18-track all-star remix collab only five months later. Dua Lipa, executive producer The Blessed Madonna and some of those special guests lift the lid and drop the needle on the party set we all need right now.

Mulatto: Nobody can out work me”

With a gold record for her monstrously streamed track Bitch from Da Souf, a cameo in the biggest music video of the year and co-signs aplenty, the 21-year-old rapper is poised for big things.

IDLES x Kenny Beats: We needed to add some punch”

For their upcoming third album, the punk band have collaborated with one of the hottest producers in hip-hop. We joint-Zoomed frontman Joe Talbot in Cardiff and Los Angeles-based Kenny Beats to discuss their unlikely collaboration – and to share with The Face mixtapes they made specially for each other. Aw, cute.

Chika’s making power moves

After making fans out of Beyoncé and Snoop Dogg, the rising Alabama rapper has worked alongside Jamie Foxx on new Netflix film Project Power.

Only Fans? Major musicians are embracing sex work culture

From FKA twigs, to Kehlani, Rico Nasty and Cardi B – there’s been a surge of cam girl and pole-dancing references in mainstream pop culture. In a pandemic, support for sex workers is crucial. But where’s the line between homage and appropriation?

Growing pains: an interview with Aminé

The rapper and director shot to fame thanks to his bright aesthetic and carefree, goofball humour, but new album Limbo takes on darker and deeper themes. He talks to The Face about his immigrant parents, the case for police abolition and finally convincing Summer Walker to collaborate.

Rated by The Face: a weekly playlist

Featuring Cardi and Meg’s sex-positive smash, mean and melodic rap by Lil Baby and Lil Keed, plus a helium-fuelled love song from 654AR and FKA twigs.

Emma Rena is soundtracking the end of the world

The artist may only have two singles out, but after a five-year expedition honing her sound – during which she racked up a writing credit on a Grammy-nominated album and US series Empire – she’s finally ready to take over.

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