The UK Afrobeats hitmakers are running Accra’s hottest new venue, where Headie One and Stormzy have been seen propped at the bar.
Vans shoes and Dickies at the ready: a new wave of social media-savvy artists have brought the style back – and the scene's much more inclusive this time, too.
The Preston musician and Fixed Abode label head presents a soothing showcase of the imaginative artists in his area.
Featuring Doja Cat’s spaceage sex raps, Lorde’s beach-friendly grooves and emotive experimentalism from Space Afrika and Blackhaine.
The multi-hyphenate artist is best known for his slick production work for NiNE8 Collective. Yesterday, he released his debut solo EP – Make It Thru – a compelling blend of hazy vocals set against a backdrop of hip hop beats and indie rock instrumentals.
Five things: the musician and memoirist shares her most treasured items that will never end up selling for peanuts on eBay.
Pa Salieu and slowthai join forces, Bad Bunny sings in Japanese and Billie Eilish has harsh words for a rubbish ex.
In 2018, the London musician released Devotion, one of the best albums of the year, then went quiet. THE FACE meets her to discuss her tender new material.
Get to know the Dutch musician-raver-artist blending her free-spirited upbringing with her No.1 love: the dancefloor.
The self-proclaimed cheeky chappy proves his lyrical prowess on new song, Oliver Twist.
The leading DJ of Palestine’s dance music scene takes us on a journey.
Featuring Sipho’s soul-stirring single, 박혜진 Park Hye Jin’s ethereal rap and dense lyricism from masked Manny artist Meekz.
Chal Ravens’ column includes sweet sounds from the Scorpion Kings alongside sets by LSDXOXO, Leon Vynehall and more.
Every month, Wale Oloworekende covers the continent's most exciting releases and music news stories for THE FACE.
With a masterful mixtape and a Missy Elliott collab under her belt, Bree Runway is ticking tasks off her pop star to-do list at speed. The best part? She’s only just getting started.
The Nine8 Collective member wears her heart on her sleeve on her new track, Breaking Point.
Featuring a soul-soothing single from Lil Nas X, a bottle-popping freestyle from Potter Payper and politically potent rap from Stiff Pap.
The highs, highs and, er, highs of British nightlife have been immortalised with a new book of rave veteran Matthew Smith’s ’00s photography. Step inside, and leave your coats at the door.
The 18-year-old Londoner spent two years juggling school work while writing tracks in the studio. Now, he’s fulfilling his musical dreams and collaborating with Dave in the process.
Hang on to your ears – the London band are back with a second album promising “an explosion of different stuff”. Including, they insist, pop.
The South African superproducer duo celebrate the genre that’s enjoying a moment in the sun.