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Album Reviews / 08.10.21

James Blake – Friends That Break Your Heart review

…navel-gazing execution. James Blake’s voice, while interesting in its own way and often skillfully deployed as an instrument itself, was never the best thing about James Blake’s music. If anything,…

News / 27.09.22

Kanye West teases new collaboration with James Blake

…playing tracks we made I’m good for presents thanks — James Blake (@jamesblake) September 27, 2022 Watch the snippet above and read our review of Blake’s latest record, Friends That…

News / 15.01.20

Four Tet, James Blake, Kaytranada and Doja Cat to play Lightning in a Bottle 2020

…roster of top-tier acts, from Kaytranada to Jon Hopkins, Four Tet and more. Doja Cat joins the programme, along with Nina Kraviz. Furthermore, James Blake is set to head up…

Leifur James
Album Reviews / 24.04.20

Leifur James – Angel in Disguise

…the mood turns sombre as James directs his gaze inward. The album title itself suggests a darker direction, and here, James carves out a nocturnal world that’s built on love…

Róisín Murphy, The Click
News / 15.08.22

Róisín Murphy, Jame Blake and Kraftwerk revealed for Cala Mijas’ Crack Stage

…of James Blake alongside Spanish bands Love of Lesbian and Leon Benavente. Catalan rapper Santa Salut will also play. Cala Mijas is a new festival organised by the team behind…

News / 05.11.21

The UK MVAs celebrated the craft and content of the year’s best music videos

…friends’ ‘lockdown’ and ‘isolation’ themselves. Amongst its British winners were Pa Salieu, Bicep, Beebadoobee, James Blake and Dua Lipa whilst the teams behind international artists like Megan Thee Stallion, Lil…

© Camille Blake
News / 14.01.21

CTM Festival confirms Loraine James, Oramics, Rian Treanor and more for 2021 edition

…see a collaboration between Isabel Lewis and Loraine James, entitled Fascinated By. There’ll also be the premiere of Symmetry of Five – a collaboration between Mark Fell, Jim O’Rourke, Rian…

Profiles / 12.04.23

From the club to the coffee shop: Crooks & Lovers and a coming of age for post-dubstep

Album Reviews / 05.02.21

slowthai – Tyron

…this more three-dimensional persona. Feel Away, which features James Blake and Mount Kimbie, offers a frank and powerful portrayal of heartbreak underscored by Blake’s spectral vocals. On the other side…

What Just Happened / 12.11.19

The top 100 songs of the decade

From the crypto-commercial nu-pop of SOPHIE to the viral juke of Footcrab, an eerie Fugees sample and an ill-fated cockroach, these are the tracks that defined a decade…

Lists / 06.10.22

Hessle Audio’s peers reflect on the label’s legacy and the past 15 years

Album Reviews / 12.05.22

Obongjayar: Some Nights I Dream of Doors review

…his own identity. This self-examination runs throughout, from the Afrobeats of Tinko Tinko (Don’t Play Me for a Fool) to the yearning, James Blake-esque I Wish It Was Me. It…

News / 20.06.22

Nick Cave, Josey Rebelle and Caribou added to Cala Mijas Festival line-up

…Peluso, Hot Chip and James Blake are slated to play the debut edition. Cala Mijas is a new festival organised by the team behind Bilbao BBK. It comes to La…

I See You
News / 20.11.19

Thom Yorke, FKA twigs and Tyler, the Creator confirmed for 2020 Grammy nominations

…frontman competes with James Blake and Bon Iver in the Best Alternative Music Album category, and has been given a nod for Best Music Film. Suspirium, taken from his score…

Album Reviews / 18.11.21

Parris – Soaked in Indigo Moonlight

…consider that Parris spent his formative years in Plastic People at FWD>> parties, regards early James Blake and Airhead records as key influences, and has affiliations to labels such as…

Long Reads / 27.09.22

Terence Etc. shares a playlist of songs that inspired his debut album, V O R T E X

…V O R T E X. But, more notably, there’s a certain mood nurtured here among Nance’s picks, which range from early 2000s Outkast to James Blake’s tear-jerking cover of…

News / 13.09.23

Actress announces new album LXXXVIII

…here. Actress is heading out on tour this month, too, with festival dates at events like Galicia’s WOS Festival as well as support dates with James Blake on his UK…

News / 15.09.23

Phonox announces autumn and winter 2023 programme

…Garda, Ben Klock and James Blake. Elsewhere on the programme, September will see a residency from Mala, who will curate the line-ups for four consecutive Fridays, and the club will…

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News / 23.07.21

Daniel Kaluuya features on Dave’s new album

Today (23 July), Dave releases his much-anticipated second album, We’re All Alone in This Together. On top of previously announced guests like James Blake, Stormzy, Wizkid and Snoh Aalegra, there…

Lists / 07.07.21

13 artists on the timeless allure of Aaliyah’s self-titled masterpiece

…at the way its provided sample source material for an illustrious roll call of artists, among them Drake, Burial and James Blake. But the masterpiece’s legacy goes much deeper than…

News / 21.12.21

Ryuichi Sakamoto releases Diana Kunst-directed video for track silence

…for silence was directed by award-winning filmmaker Diana Kunst, who has previously worked with musicians such as James Blake, Rosalía, A$AP Rocky and Mykki Blanco. More recently, Kunst directed FKA…

Long Reads / 08.06.21

Director Edem Wornoo is crafting nocturnal visions for British rap and beyond

…into everyday narratives. Closely tuned into UK rap and hip-hop as well as artists like James Blake and Sampha, Wornoo has a striking gaze driven by both dreams and humanity….

BST Hyde Park
News / 21.01.20

Kendrick Lamar to headline BST Hyde Park 2020

The Grammy-winning artist will perform at BST Hyde Park on Sunday 5 July. Kendrick Lamar will headline BST Hyde Park this summer. He will be joined by James Blake and…

News / 07.04.22

Little Simz, PinkPantheress and Dave nominated for Ivor Novello awards

…there’s also James Blake’s Coming Back – which features SZA – as well as FKA twigs, Fred Again.. and Headie One’s collaborative single Don’t Judge Me. Previous Crack Magazine cover…

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Annual Report 2019 / 18.12.19

Staff Lists 2019

What has 2019 brought us? For the Crack Magazine team, there were some defining moments, and lessons learnt along the way

A$AP Ferg
Profiles / 15.10.19

A$AP Ferg: Harlem when it sizzles

Harlem. Six square New York miles that have offered a home to everyone from James Reese Europe to Big L; Duke Ellington to Super Fly’s Youngblood Priest. Today, this historic…

Profiles / 06.10.22

On and on and on: The First 15 Years of Hessle Audio

Los Angeles artist Maral sat with her arms folded
Profiles / 16.11.22

Maral: Aural Histories

Profiles / 22.12.21

Cut and reset: The Class of Three Minutes

Long Reads / 20.01.22

Ricky Eat Acid’s Three Love Songs inhabits the liminal space between intimacy and detachment