Posts by Crack Staff (@crackmagazine)

Melenas curate a transportive playlist to “carry you to different landscapes”

With their new album ‘Ahora’ out today, the Spanish four-piece provides a Selections playlist featuring bar italia, Lil Ugly Mane, Operating Theatre and more


Bandcamp has been acquired by Songtradr

Epic Games has announced the sale of Bandcamp, the music marketplace it acquired 18 months ago


Arca is looking for personal assistants

Prospective candidates must be “based in Barcelona”, be “fluent in both English and Spanish” and be “responsible, organised, diligent and reliable”


“I tried to encapsulate what style and journey of music I love to play in sets, but also what direction Sector 7 is heading in… it almost feels like I’m reintroducing myself. Boofy 2.0.”

Mucho Flow completes line-up for 2023

Evita Manji, LCY, Abyss X, Lucinda Chua and more will play the Portuguese festival’s upcoming 10th edition, set to take place from 2-4 November

Joy Orbison shares archive 09-10, featuring rare and previously unreleased tracks

The former Crack Magazine: The Collections cover star has self-released five fan favourites and early career classics from the vault today, on his birthday (27 September)

Glasser delves into her feel-good songs in new playlist

Featuring Melati ESP, Arp, Fatima Al Qadiri, ascendant vierge and more


This is Sextile, swinging by the Crack Mix series to extend an invitation into an alternate dimension powered by dance

Fever Ray announced for closing show at Simple Things 2024

The Bristol festival returns for its 10th edition in February 2024

Katy B, TSHA and Mount Kimbie’s Kai Campos join programme for Brighton’s Patterns

DJ Seinfield, Suze Rosser, Bakey and Dan Shake are among the other names confirmed for autumn and winter events

Cosey Fanni Tutti on the musical awakening that catapulted her into another world

The industrial pioneer and author recalls a revelatory period of creativity and experimentation – and it all began at a pub in Hull 

Sunday Mix: Astrid Engberg

“For this mix I wanted to slow down and dive into the sections of my collection that I don’t play out or use in mixes, the stuff I listen to at home with my family on Sunday mornings”

Listen to a seductive, techno-driven playlist from Alfred Czital and Polygonia

A tantalising taste of what’s to come from the pair’s upcoming Lunchmeet festival appearance

Overmono, Tkay Maidza and Kendrick Lamar feature on EA Sports FC 24 soundtrack

The soundtrack to the forthcoming game – formerly known as ‘FIFA’ – also features Mandy, Indiana, Ashnikko, The Last Dinner Party and Central Cee

Leon Vynehall

Today’s Crack Mix from Leon Vynehall settles into a deep and atmospheric groove almost immediately. From there, the hour-long set swaggers through recent Bandcamp finds and record shop gems tried-and-tested IRL by the London-based artist and producer

The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst shares new book Goth: A History

The new publication – which is out today (21 September) – is a memoir of the subculture, delving into goth music, fashion and culture

There was a Dean Blunt soundtrack at Burberry’s Summer 2024 fashion show

The British fashion house, working with Benji B, turned to the sounds of the World Music co-founder for its latest catwalk collection

Positive Education announces programme of talks and workshops for 2023

The French festival returns to Cité du Design, Saint-Etienne, from 31 October to 5 November

Pop Zone: nil00

For this month’s Pop Zone, the Liverpool-based artist explores “the origins of ‘l0ve'”, their forthcoming new EP, and provides a poetic pop immersion into their world

Deena Abdelwahed, Floating Points and Olof Dreijer announced for Stone Island Presents London

The next instalment of C2C Festival and Stone Island’s collaboration is heading back to London’s Roundhouse

Kelman Duran, Susu Laroche and Mun Sing to play live shows at London’s Venue MOT

The southeast London venue is putting on a spread of live gigs and events this season alongside its usual club programming

Phonox announces autumn and winter 2023 programme

The London club has shared details of its events for the coming months

From Seoul to the World: Mixed by Balming Tiger

The Seoul-based collective’s Unsinkable and Leesuho take us “from Seoul to the world”, journeying from their immediate scene and surrounds through to a worldwide snapshot of artists from their play queues

Vetusta Morla and Iván Ferreiro to play Spain’s Granada Sound 2023

The festival returns to the Andalusian city this weekend (15-16 September)

DJ Spit

The Berlin-based DJ supplies a set he describes as fusing “futuristic energy and laid-back breaky rhythms to make your seasonal adventures even more memorable”

Forwards Festival 2023: Highlights from an impressive second edition

The Downs, Bristol 1 September

Music to Pull Your Strings: Mixed by Async Figure

Ahead of their new release on Tzusing’s Sea Cucumber imprint, Async Figure explore “the more heartfelt, emotional side of our productions” with their Specialist Mix

Listen to a new song from Sega Bodega and Safety Trance

“We knew immediately we had something special that kept evolving over the next months”

Latvian festival Skaņu Mežs to host 21st edition next month

Amnesia Scanner will headline the festival’s next chapter, slated for 6-8 October

Listen to Static Dress’ playlist of tracks that influenced Rouge Carpet Disaster (Redux)

Ahead of their album being reissued on Roadrunner Records, the Leeds post-hardcore band curate a playlist featuring Ethel Cain, 100 Gecs, Converge, Puma Blue and more