Posts by Crack Staff (@crackmagazine)

Sunday Mix: DJ Harrison

DJ Harrison mines his collection of funk, jazz and soul for a gorgeous Sunday session. “For the full experience, enjoy with candles and nag champa incense.”

Kendrick Lamar Dave Free

Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free to produce live-action comedy with South Park creators

Production for the untitled film will begin in spring 2022

Bossa Nova Civic Club

New York’s Bossa Nova Civic Club closes doors following building fire

A GoFundMe has been launched for the Brooklyn venue

Digital museum project, Everything is Music, nominated for Digital Culture Award

The platform, which allows users to discover the musical history of Bristol and Bath through geo-tagged locations, is shortlisted for the Digital Storytelling award


Giles Smith and James Priestley usher in the new year with an all-vinyl Crack Mix packed with body-moving sonics

We’re screening three new music documentaries with Norient Film Festival

Supporters can watch for free until Sunday night. We’ve teamed up with Norient Film Festival…

Moodymann, Helena Hauff and rRoxymore join DGTL Amsterdam line-up

The Dutch weekender returns to the NDSM Docklands on 15-17 April 2022

Kazue Yokoi, music journalist and author, shares essay for REMAIIN

In the piece, the writer discusses now-defunct gallery and performance space Off Site and the Japanese alternative scene

FKA twigs announces new mixtape CAPRISONGS

The long-awaited project lands on 14 January

Toshiki Ohta

The London-based DJ embarks on an adrenaline-fuelled trip through breakbeat, hip-house and more. Expect tracks from Laurent X, KC Flightt and Modeselektor

Grammy awards

Grammy awards 2022 postponed due to Omicron variant

The 64th annual celebration was due to take place on 31 January

Radiohead side project The Smile share first single

The new song, entitled ‘You Will Never Work in Television Again’, is the work of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet’ Tom Skinner

Aaliyah © Mikael 'Mika' Väisänen

Aaliyah’s first posthumous album, Unstoppable, is out this month

Drake, Future, Snoop Dogg and Ne-Yo all feature on the forthcoming release

Watch Kam-Bu perform 10 Toes live in XR

The south London rapper performs his 2021 track ’10 Toes’ live in XR. Recorded for our new mixed-reality performance platform Crack XR

Compilations you may have missed in 2021

An unranked selection of 20 compilations that you should catch up on. Featuring Pastor T.L. Barrett, SVBKVLT, Cakeshop, Pressure Dome and more

Staff Lists: The Crack Magazine team on the best moments of 2021

From favourite tracks in the club, to podcasts and recipes, the Crack Magazine team reflect on the past 12 months and what got them through lockdown

Podcast: A conversation with UNIIQU3

The DJ and producer born Cherise Gary in conversation with journalist Tara Joshi. Originally hosted as part of our Supporters Talk series

I See You

Thom Yorke shares new playlist featuring aya, Blawan, Space Afrika and Blackhaine

The Radiohead frontman has shared the sixth instalment of his ‘In the Absence Thereof…’ playlist series

Bjork The Northman

Björk appears in first trailer for Robert Eggers’ The Northman

The star plays the ‘Seeress’ in the Viking thriller

Sunday Mix: Cousin Kula

The Rhythm Section signees supply a dreamy selection of jazz, psychedelic jams and soulful grooves, complete with tracks from their debut album Double Dinners

New short film, Another Christmas, offers an alternative take on the festive experience

The new film combines music and spoken word, with artists such as ESKA, Douglas Dare, Duke Garwood and Camille O’Sullivan on board for the project

The Best Music Videos of 2021

From NSFW choreography to surrealist setups and coming-of-age hedonism, here’s an unranked list of our top 10 videos of the year


The London-based producer brings the heat with a mix that “embodies and represents” the inspirations behind his latest EP, ‘Rayhana’

Christmas gift guide 2021

Gift guide: The best Christmas presents for music fans

From Lil Nas X’s Montero robe to Radiohead’s fine bone china tea set

Floating Points and Daphni at Printworks London

MPs back Covid passes and negative tests for clubs in England

The measure will come into effect on Wednesday 15 December

Top 25 tracks of the year

Our top 25 tracks of the year in one definitive playlist

Featuring PinkPantheress, Yves Tumor, Charli XCX, Olivia Rodrigo, Turnstile, Baby Keem with Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey and more

Burial to release new Antidawn EP in 2022

The release lands in January via Hyperdub

The Best Mixes of 2021

From odes to old-school genres to tributes for pioneers we’ve tragically lost. An unranked list of 20 mixes from 2021, featuring Yung Singh, Loraine James, Don Zilla, Tomu DJ and more

Sunday Mix: Hiro Kone

The New York-based producer comes through with a mix of stirring ambient and experimental techno. Expect tracks from Flora Yin-Wong, Shackleton, Gabber Modus Operandi and more

Michael Nesmith

Michael Nesmith, singer-songwriter of the Monkees, has died

The musician was 78