Posts by Davy Reed (@davyreed)

20 Questions: Brix Smith Start

Tales of dodgy hotels? Favourite emojis? Survival tips? The former Fall guitarist steps up for our round of 20 questions

Meet Yugen Blakrok: the underground rapper featured on the Black Panther soundtrack

She’s the Johannesburg rapper with a verse on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Black Panther’ OST โ€“ but Yugen Blakrok isn’t abandoning the underground just yet

On stage, Kendrick Lamar is rap’s new martial arts-inspired superhero

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Enter the strangely comforting soundworlds of Kayla Painter

Meet the rising star of experimental music who crafts eerily beautiful soundscapes in response to our uncertain times


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The Update: Coach K

From Gucci Mane to Migos, the veteran impresario has developed some of rap’s most vital acts โ€“ now, as he outlines his plans for his label, it seems he’s just getting started

Meet Buddy, the Compton singer-rapper making feel-good music for sunnier climes

Davy Reed meets the prodigious talent as he gears up to release his debut album, and finds him in a positive frame of mind

20 Questions: Yung Lean

Haunted hotels, acid trips and meatball recipes with the Swedish rapper

ยฉ Alex De Mora

Penny Rimbaud: Freedom Fighting

Famous for co-founding the seminal punk band Crass, Penny Rimbaud now counters rage with serenity. Davy Reed spends a day with an icon

20 Questions: DJ Seinfeld

From bad haircuts to beet soup and Liam Gallagher, the Swedish producer reveals all in Davy Reed’s round of quick-fire questions

ยฉ Hollie Fernando

The Update: Hookworms

It’s been a turbulent time for the Leeds-based psych band. Davy Reed checks in with the vocalist and producer to trace the obstacles he’s overcome

Angels, Spliffs and Heavy Metal Riffs: Dean Blunt and Mica Levi’s opera ๐•ดย ๐–“ย ๐–“ย ๐–† reviewed

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Wu Tang

The Saga Continues eOne

Wiki: My Life as a Mixtape

With a Skepta collaboration and a debut album under his belt, the rising rapper talks first records, nostalgic tracks and Lil Wayne

A2: Easy Does It

The Croydon singer-rapper is stepping out from the shadows and into the limelight. Davy Reed meets up with him to talk grime and a change in direction