Teething pains and potential at Neversea Festival’s first edition

Constanța, Romania 7 - 9 July

How engineer Russell Elevado found the vintage sound of Erykah Badu’s Mama’s Gun

We sit down with Elevado to walk us through the analogue equipment used to capture Badu’s sound during a famed era of creativity at Electric Lady studios

Five New Releases You Need To Hear This Week

Dizzee, Tyler and Lana return while Daphni treats us a to a lengthy stream of brand new material

The mystery of Frank Ocean and moments of empowerment at Lovebox

Victoria Park, London 14 - 15 July

A conversation with Willo Perron, the mind behind Jay-Z’s 4:44 campaign

The creative director sits down with Crack to talk Jay-Z’s 4:44 artwork and the visuals for the forthcoming tour

Five Mixes You Need To Hear This Week

Laurel Halo, Athene, DJ Persuasion, Elena Colombi and Bandshell feature in our cheat sheet to the week’s best sets

Chester Bennington obit

Chester Bennington’s vulnerability resonated with a generation

In light of the Linkin Park frontman’s tragic passing, Gabriel Szatan remembers a man who meant so much to so many

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Meet Anna of the North, the singer featured on Tyler, the Creator’s Boredom

We FaceTimed Anna to get the inside scoop on how she ended up on ‘Flower Boy’

Music / News / 21.07.17

Stormzy appeared on last night’s Love Island

The grime MC gave the contestants some advice

Music / News / 20.07.17

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington dies aged 41

The cause of death was suicide

Music / News / 20.07.17

You can now stream Aphex Twin’s massive online back catalogue

There’s new stuff too

Celebrating The Global Network of AFROPUNK

Ahead of their second annual London event, Bex Shorunke meets the key players and crucial creatives that form the fabric of AFROPUNK’s creative community

Music / News / 20.07.17

Posh Isolation to release Khalil’s debut album The Water We Drink

A new trio on the Copenhagen label, the band’s debut album The Water We Drink is due for release on 25 August

Music / News / 19.07.17

Jubilee releases new video for Wine Up featuring dancehall artist Hoodcelebrityy

The track is from the album After Hours

Music / News / 19.07.17

Oneohtrix Point Never releases new single Leaving The Park

The track is from the soundtrack for Good Time – a Safdie Brothers-directed film starring Robert Pattinson

Five Takeaways from Latitude 2017

Henham Park 13 - 16 July
Music / News / 19.07.17

Auction of Tupac’s 1995 prison letter to Madonna halted

Personal items, such as worn underwear and a hairbrush, were included in the auction

Music / News / 19.07.17

Lana Del Rey responds to album leak: “U little fuckers”

Lust For Life has leaked online and Del Rey has responded on Twitter

Music / News / 19.07.17

Dekmantel lines up next three instalments in their tenth anniversary series

Young Marco, Tolouse Low Trax and Ectomorph are on the next three releases

Selections: Max Richter

Nearly 90 minutes of structural musical mastery in this exclusive Spotify playlist curated by the acclaimed post-minimalist composer

Music / News / 19.07.17

The Warehouse Project unveil 2017 programme

The Warehouse Project have unveiled the line-ups for their 2017 programme. Following on from LCD…

Music / News / 18.07.17

Burial and Regis remix Mønic tracks for Osiris Music’s 50th release

The imprint celebrates its 50th release with two special reworks

Music / News / 18.07.17

Watch Danny Brown’s feverish new video for Lost

The track is from 2016’s Atrocity Exhibition

Summer Reading List: 11 Essential New Books for Music Fans

Oral histories, band bios and novels from esteemed music critics, these are the only texts you’ll need this summer

Music / News / 18.07.17

Lana Del Rey announces surprise show at Brixton Academy

Pre-sale registration is now open

Shabazz Palaces

Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star / Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines SubPop
Music / News / 18.07.17

Jeff Mills announces new project Lost In Space

The project will see the techno maestro connect with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse

Music / News / 18.07.17

R. Kelly issues statement on abusive cult allegations

The disturbing reports emerged yesterday in an investigative BuzzFeed report

Turning Points: Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler

Theo Kotz calls the Seattle rapper to trace his journey from jazzy boom-bap to Shabazz Palaces’ trippy vision

Music / News / 17.07.17

Crack Magazine presents Jonny Nash on Obonjan Island

The ambient artist will be heading up the island with a special show hosted by Crack

Music / News / 17.07.17

R. Kelly is reportedly holding women in an abusive cult

Apparently the artist controls what they do, eat, when they bathe and records them performing sexual acts

In Photos: Lovebox 2017

Vicky Grout captured Frank Ocean’s highly anticipated set and the atmosphere on ground at the Victoria Park blowout

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