Chal Ravens’ column collects the best sets that have dropped in recent weeks.
London Film Festival: techno gets the definitive documentary it deserves, in a brilliant portrait of the genre’s Black pioneers.
Rated by THE FACE: a playlist featuring Yune Pinkú, Bree Runway and Björk.
To help amplify the feminist movement in response to the killing of Mahsa Amini, stations such as Radio Alhara and NTS are streaming sets by Iranian women and non-binary artists.
From recording tracks on her iPhone to supporting Denzel Curry, this 19-year-old has plenty of tricks up her sleeve.
Meet the NTS radio hosts behind the “best show in the galaxy”.
A newly-published paper, Berghain: Space, Affect and Sexual Disorientation, examines how nightlife can shape our sexualities. Simon Doherty speaks to its researcher to find out more.
The UK music industry is at risk of collapsing. And looking back at previous eras, counterculture may be more dependent on our government than we’d like to admit.
The band’s frontman Graham Sayle talks class tension, mental health struggles and nepotism in the UK music scene.
The high-energy collective loves raw production and lo-fi aesthetics, and they’re part of a wider network across London and Manchester.
Rated by THE FACE: a playlist featuring Stormzy, GloRilla, Isabella Lovestory and Black Sherif.
KLVDR talks about the rapper’s epic, six months in the making music video that celebrates the best of Black British talent.
Having just released his razor-sharp new EP, Where Dreams Go to Die, we asked the 27-year-old about Boris Johnson’s shit haircut, stand-up comedy and why he’d never be caught dead eating a London kebab.
Rated by THE FACE: a playlist featuring Wizkid, Dexter, Bladee, Bandokay and Shanti Celeste.
In Episode One of Face-to-Face, the duo discuss mental health, social media, the toxic side of the music industry.
The LA-via-Atlanta surrealist recommends raunchy Southern soul, Julia Ducournau’s body horror and hacked version of Pokémon games.
Following the release of his dreamy new album, we quizzed the Filipino musician on sour sweets, life-changing advice and how to make the world a better place.
Botox, Buckfast, behavioural therapy and belly laughs: how the superstar singer-songwriter fought Tourette’s for his triumphant comeback.
Rated by The Face: a playlist featuring Jockstrap, George Riley, Yasin & Pa Salieu.
He’s the sound of young Montreal via Saint Vincent: a mix of drill, dub, dancehall and Drake that’s grabbing the ears of fans far beyond Canada and the Caribbean.
His latest single, Leaders, sticks two much-needed fingers up at the UK’s broken political system. Here’s what Foxell has to say about scary AI tech, Kinder Buenos and herbal teas.
Martyna Maja has obliterated Europe’s best clubs with her rule-shattering techno sets. Now she’s stepping out from behind the DJ decks to launch her bold new direction: alt-pop superstar.
Rated by The Face: a playlist featuring Talia Goddess, Yeat, Shygirl, Kenny Beats, Karen Nyame KG, Babyface Ray & Digga D.
The genre-mutating American duo have a legendary cult fanbase. THE FACE headed to their first UK headline gig to capture the moment.