Posts by Crack Staff (@crackmagazine)

Sevdaliza, VTSS and Laurel Halo join Sónar 2024 line-up

The Barcelona event has announced the remaining names for its 31st edition, taking place from 13-15 June 2024

Kiss Nuka

The Mumbai creative polymath and activist provides an “earthy, sweaty, ravey” mix ahead of playing Dialled In at Southbank Centre next month

Tracing 10 years of Simple Things Festival’s visual world

Ahead of the Bristol festival’s much-anticipated return and decade anniversary celebrations we talk to some of the creatives behind Simple Things’ iconic visual identity, from photographers capturing the live moments on the ground to the designers steering its artistic evolution

Morgan Hislop

The smoking area is a place of unspoken significance at the club; a space where…

Sunday Mix: Nailah Hunter

“A mix to warm the heart, best enjoyed with a cup of coffee and plenty of sunlight” from the LA-based harpist and composer

Venus Ex Machina

Take a sci-fi inspired trip through experimental electronics and metallic bass mutations with Venus Ex Machina’s entry into the Crack Mix series

Sunday Mix: Bella Boo

Dreamy electronica and sensual slow jams are the order of the day for Bella Boo’s entry into our Sunday Mix series, which she describes as “a mix for snuggles, spooning and making out”

Burial releases Dreamfear / Boy Sent From Above on XL Recordings

The double-single marks the Hyperdub artist’s first solo release on XL Recordings, with a 12″ release to follow on 9 February

Nídia

It’s Lisbon’s Nídia, stepping out for the Crack Mix series with over an hour of glorious club heat

Lyon’s Nuits Sonores shares line-up for flagship programmes

New additions to the main line-ups for the French festival’s next edition include Laurent Garnier, HiTech, Sofia Kourtesis, Bashkka, Ikonika and Karenn

John Glacier shares new track, Money Shows, featuring Eartheater

The former Crack Magazine cover star has also announced details of her new EP Like A…

Canty curates a playlist of imagined B-movie “closing credits” music

Ahead of playing Simple Things Festival next month, Canty curates an atmospheric playlist featuring Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Daniel Johnston, Billie Holiday and more

Noods launch artist development programme, Bloom

Applications for the 10-month artist incubator scheme are open until 25 February

Listen to a frenetic playlist of singeli and sinegli-inspired music from Duke

Expect synapse-scything sounds from Rian Treanor, MC Kono, DJ Dlaki and more, curated by the Tanzanian rhythm scientist

Sunny Side Festival completes line-up for 2024

The house and techno event is set to hold its first edition in Malta from 17-19 May 2024

Sunday Mix: ML Buch

Danish composer and producer ML Buch delivers her contribution to the Sunday Mix series. A match made in heaven

Cue Points: Paranoid London

Ahead of playing Simple Things Festival on 24 February, the tongue-in-cheek acid house duo talk through five key tracks in their repertoire

9 artists on Silent Servant’s musical legacy and the productions that captured their hearts

Friends, musicians and collaborators pay tribute to the fearless producer, DJ and designer. Featuring Primal Scream’s Simone Marie Butler, RS Tangent, Helena Hauff, Russell E.L. Butler and more

Liu Lee

An enticingly slick, unpredictable and effervescent listen from the Seoul artist

Bullion announces new album, shares lead single featuring Carly Rae Jepsen

Announced today (24 January), ‘Affection’ also features collaborations with Panda Bear and Charlotte Adigéry

Oldyungmayn

For today’s Crack Mix, Oldyungmayn comes through with a kinetic club workout, fuelled by hard drum and percussive polyrhythms from the get-go

GALA Festival reveals 2024 line-up

The likes of SHERELLE b2b Kode9, Joy Orbison and Novelist have been announced for the London festival, taking place from 24-26 May

Glastonbury announces 2024 Emerging Talent competition

Open for a week from 29 January until 5 February, the competition gives upcoming musicians and bands from the UK and Ireland the opportunity to compete for a main stage slot at this year’s event

RP Boo, Lyra Pramuk and livwutang to play Waking Life 2024

More names have been announced for the Portuguese festival, taking place from 19-24 June

Polyester launches Eden Young Fellowship for aspiring working class journalists

The publication is also running a raffle to raise funds for the fellowship

Sunday Mix: Hyperdawn

For their mix, the Manchester duo – aka Michael Cutting and Vitalija Glovackyte – pair languid R&B romanticism with skewed sound design and shadowy bass undercurrents, featuring tracks from Flying Lotus, James K, Blackhaine and more

Southbank Centre to host South Asian Sounds event series in March

The London venue is set to host a new South Asian Sounds programme, spotlighting artists and musical traditions from the wider Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Afghan diaspora

The Soft Moon’s Luis Vasquez has passed away

The news was shared via The Soft Moon social media account today (19 January). Luis…

Silent Servant has died

The news was confirmed by the influential LA-based DJ and producer’s management today (19 January)….

Jlin announces new album Akoma, featuring Björk and Philip Glass

The 11-track releases for Planet Mu leads with closing cut – and Philip Glass collaboration – ‘The Precision of Infinity’