Music

Working up a sweat with Alewya

On the day of the release of her Honey Dijon-mixed club-ready track, Sweating, the rising 26-year-old musician talks us through her sonic roots.

No Signal and the rise of the UK’s new Black radio

A station born out of a global crisis, No Signal began its life as a live stream of a night cancelled due to the lockdown. Now, a raft of young DJs and presenters brought together by JoJo Sonubi are serving a diversity of sounds while raising funds to facilitate a proper studio to call home.

At home with The Streets

Jarv Is… emerging from lockdown with a new band

Jarvis Cocker has been a frankly towering figure in British music for almost 30 years, and not just ’cause he’s tall. Now the one-time Pulp man is back with new band Jarv Is… and a brilliant debut album – one whose lyrics are eerily of the moment. All together now: “This is one nation under a roof…”

Where’s Kanye headed?

Yeezy season approaching. Expect a "rap album about God", affordable apparel with Mowalola in charge, and controversy.

A new dawn for alt black girls

Black alternative people have always existed, but faced alienation in the scenes they inhabited, or ridicule within their own community. Now, propelled in part by poster girls like Rico Nasty and Doja Cat, things are changing, writes Yomi Adegoke.

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