From Doja Cat and Lil Nas X to horrorcore pioneers Three 6 Mafia, rappers have long courted controversy by using satanic imagery in their work. But in a society that demonises Black people, it's not all for the shock factor.
100%: Throughout the summer, the DJ/producer’s sets have been brimming with pulverising techno and a healthy dose of hedonism.
Rated by THE FACE: a playlist featuring Cleo Sol, Drake, ODUMODUBLVCK and Headie One & K-Trap.
100%: As she drops her second album Silence Between Songs, the musician chats about using music as therapy and how ET has influenced her new era's visuals.
The Hertfordshire musician travelled to Los Angeles to hone his new sun-soaked, carefree sound. Now back on UK soil, he's ready to unleash it to the world.
First-gen grime pioneers honed their craft through MC clashes in youth clubs and on pirate stations. Now, Victory Lap is bringing back raw radio sessions for the new wave of underground talent.
Rated by THE FACE: a playlist featuring George Riley, Overmono, Olivia Rodrigo and Yussef Dayes.
Take a look at all the action from The Dare's proudly hedonistic clubnight.
100%: Ahead of their set at Draaimolen festival, we caught up with the Greek musician about grief, doom-scrolling and staying hopeful.
Rated by THE FACE: a playlist featuring Doja Cat, Teezo Touchdown, Jorja Smith and Knucks.
100%: Sibling duo Brandon and Savannah Hudson answer salient questions about Woodstock, Travis Scott and er, pretend cooking.
We've curated a series of London shows with some of our favourite artists. The first gig features Blaketheman1000, Mercury and Felix Lee.
Inspired by cyphers, sound systems and local music heroes, these cutting-edge artists are keeping folk tradition alive.
Rated by THE FACE: a playlist featuring Eartheater, Burna Boy, John Glacier and Omar Apollo.
THE FACE speaks to British-Somalian artists about stigma, solidarity and the future of the scene.
100%: The North London musician has largely remained behind the scenes over the last few years. Now he’s stepping out on his own, with a synthy, electronica-dipped sound in tow.
On this week's episode of THE FACE Podcast, we chart the unstoppable rise of the West London rapper.
After 2023, PC Music will stop releasing new music, while cutting-edge artists at the forefront of the sound are switching up their style. Does hyperpop have a life beyond the label that birthed it?
THE FACE has teamed up with Beyond The Music to throw a party in a secret location this October.
100%: With three EPs and a few viral TikTok tracks under his belt, the 20-year-old is cooking up a distorted, breakbeat-influenced flavour of R&B. We asked him all about Lorde, Mexican food and the perils of indecision.
On this week’s episode, we discuss the sinister concept of dynamic pricing in pubs.
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, the Wu-Tang Clan leader has designed a Crosley record player in collaboration with the Scotch whisky brand. Cheers!
Rated by THE FACE: a playlist featuring Olivia Rodrigo, Yeat, Noname and Black Sherif.
Doja Cat is beefing with her own stans and no star is safe from being pelted with random objects during their live performances. Is this the year that music fandom fandom got out of control?