Music / News / 17.11.17

Run The Jewels drop new ugly Christmas sweater

A festive sweater vest has landed on their merch store

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Ableton Loop peels back the layers of technology and club culture

Funkhaus, Berlin 10 - 12 November

Various Artists

Diggin' in the Carts Hyperdub

Charlotte Gainsbourg

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20 Questions: Big Shaq

We caught up with the UK’s hottest (except he’s not) MC to talk cartoons, cabbage and Celine Dion in a round of quick fire questions

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Art / Music / News / 17.11.17

Craig Richards to exhibit drawings of Ricardo Villalobos, Ben UFO and Nicolas Jaar

The London DJ will be displaying a collection of his visual interpretations of other artists

Music / News / 17.11.17

Jai Paul features on Fabiana Palladino’s new track Mystery

The elusive artist and brother A.K. Paul have contributed to Fabiana Palladino’s track ‘Mystery’ and Ruthven’s ‘Evil’

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Immersive shows and future-primed technology light up Mira Festival 2017

Fabra i Coats, Barcelona 9 - 11 November

The Way He Saw Things: Remembering the Emotional Charge of Lil Peep

Niloufar Haidari reflects on the life of Lil Peep who broke a lot of ground – and connected with many young people – in a short time

Music / 16.11.17

Skullcandy x Mixpak

Here’s what went down when Mixpak took over Skullcandy’s stage at Bristol’s Simple Things Festival

Music / 16.11.17

IAM Talks: Elijah x Crack Magazine

Online editor Duncan Harrison sits down with Elijah, director of Butterz, to talk diversity and the appropriation of grime


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Music / News / 16.11.17

Listen to Björk discuss the magic of David Attenborough documentaries

The pioneering artist said they became “an obsession”

Music / News / 16.11.17

Lil Peep has reportedly died, aged 21

Lil Peep, a New York based emo-rapper who released his debut full-length earlier this year,…

Five New Acts You Need to Know

Featuring diasporic sounds from London, post-club miniatures, optimistic quirkpop and Yasiin Bey-approved hip-hop from Atlanta

Music / News / 15.11.17

Watch Butterz’ Elijah discuss grime, diversity and the internet at IAM Weekend 2017

In April of this year, Crack Magazine hosted a conversation at IAM Weekend, a conference…

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Two electronic powerhouses collide at Dekmantel’s Warehouse Project party

Warehouse Project, Manchester 10 November
Music / News / 15.11.17

Listen to Björk’s new single, ‘Blissing Me’

Björk has released the second single from her new album, Utopia. Blissing Me appeared on…

Guest curators and a diverse line-up, Le Guess Who? surprises once again

Various venues, Utrecht 9 - 12 November
Music / News / 14.11.17

Jai Paul purchases former BBC nightclub for The Paul Institute

The elusive producer has bought the broadcaster’s discotheque to house his project

Music / News / 14.11.17

New music venue Ghost Notes to open in Peckham

The London club is set to launch in December

Music / News / 14.11.17

Dev Hynes shares art residency piece Suite Per il Servo Moro

The music suite was recorded at the Numeroventi studio in Italy

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Music / News / 14.11.17

The Gaslamp Killer sues two women over rape allegations

The allegations emerged on Twitter in October

Music / News / 13.11.17

Nils Frahm announces new album All Melody and US tour

The composer and pianist returns in 2018

Music / News / 13.11.17

Fever Ray announces European 2018 tour

Following the surprise release of her latest album Plunge, Fever Ray has announced a string…

Music / News / 10.11.17

Controversial risk assessment Form 696 to be removed

Sadiq Khan called for a review of the safety measurement, which has been called out for discriminating against black and ethnic minority artists

Music / News / 10.11.17

Sir Spyro replaces Logan Sama for BBC Radio 1Xtra’s weekly grime show

Logan Sama was dropped from the radio show for “ignorant and offensive” comments

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Music / News / 09.11.17

Housing plans to go ahead despite concerns from Bristol’s Thekla

The venue fears they may be forced into closure in the future over noise complaints

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Borderless voices and radical politics shape Progress Bar S03E01

Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin 4 November

Selections: Palms Trax

Deep cuts and compelling obscurities courtesy of the Berlin-based producer and DJ

Mixes / Music / 09.11.17

Marcel Fengler

The remarkably agile DJ delivers 94 minutes of winding techno sounds built for Berghain and beyond.