Posts by Jasmine Kent-Smith (@jasmine_ks?lang=en )

Give In: Yaya Bey

Yaya Bey’s soulful, jazz-inflected ruminations on the complexities of Black womanhood have been a vehicle for healing and understanding her past. But in the face of a recent life-altering loss, she is choosing to surrender to the present

Close listening and thoughtful curation: Highlights from Semibreve 2023

Braga, Portugal 26 October

Rarelyalways and Joshua Idehen on performance, personal growth and the power of language

Multidisciplinary artists Rarelyalways and Joshua Idehen discuss work-life balance, the future of jazz, identity and overcoming creative roadblocks for our artist conversation series

Florentino announces new Kilometro Quinze EP, shares single with Shygirl

Listen to new single ‘Pressure’ now

Simple Things confirms George Riley, Evian Christ, Josey Rebelle and more for 2024

Following yesterday’s (25 September) Fever Ray announcement, the Bristol event has unveiled a further line-up of acts set to play its upcoming 10th edition

Family and friends of Gboyega Odubanjo issue statement following discovery of body in search for “inimitable” missing poet

The 27-year-old was attending Northamptonshire festival Shambala at the time of his disappearance, with his family claiming “his safety and well-being was neglected” while at the event

A slick celebration of long-established and cutting-edge: Flow Festival 2023 through five standout shows

Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland 11 August

Brainfeeder at 15: Label family and friends reflect on their favourite ever releases

To celebrate 15 years of Brainfeeder, we spoke to some of the crew about label releases and memories. Featuring Thundercat, Salami Rose Joe Lewis, Kuedo and Flying Lotus

NTS and Polaroid Music launch Kaleidoscope, a radio series, and mixtape contest for young curators

The competition gives five winning DJs and artists the opportunity to host their own guest show on Polaroid Radio along with their winning mixtapes broadcast on NTS Radio

Rising: Coffintexts is embracing her dance music era

Get to know Coffintexts, the Miami-based DJ and producer making peak-time percussive heaters for labels like Clasico. For Issue 145’s Rising feature, the artist talks creative recalibration, early nightlife experiences and being in her club era

Glorious chaos in the Glastonbury fields: An interview with Block9

Ahead of Glastonbury 2023, where the design duo and late-night party providers will touch down in Somerset for a coming-of-age clubbing spectacle, we speak to Block9’s Gideon Berger and Stephen Gallagher about all things Block9, and their Crack Mix 500 takeover

The Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto

Life, works and legacy: 10 artists on Ryuichi Sakamoto and his everlasting impact

Musicians, contemporaries and longtime collaborators pay their tributes to the late Ryuichi Sakamoto – an artist like no other

slowthai has been charged with rape

The rapper was charged with two counts of rape in connection to an incident in September 2021

Peverelist to release new solo EP on Livity Sound

Listen to the first single, ‘Pulse III’, now

Kelela

Raven Warp

Threads 2022: Ariel Zetina in conversation with Iceboy Violet

Ariel Zetina and Iceboy Violet connect over a video call to discuss tales from the road, their approaches to songwriting and performance, and the musical lineage of their respective cities

Merely Sunday Mix artwork showing the artist standing on a beach

Sunday Mix: Merely

An exercise in gorgeous subtlety from Swedish vocalist and producer Merely

Maral

On her shapeshifting Crack Mix, Los Angeles artist Maral takes a look back at the different realms she’s explored as a DJ and producer over the past decade, turning in a recording that encompasses her varied interests

Kelela is teasing something

Could new music be on the way?

Dive into the musical world of ANTI-MASS, the queer party creating space in Kampala

ANTI-MASS are the queer experimental collective throwing vital parties in Kampala. We speak to founders Authentically Plastic, Turkana and Nsasi and present their exclusive playlist

Jonny Slut on the sounds of Nag Nag Nag, the London party that ignited the 2000s

A look back at iconic electroclash London club night Nag Nag Nag. Here, we speak to party founder Jonny Slut and present a special mix of Nag Nag Nag floor fillers

Prettybwoy

An hour of dancefloor ammunition and expeditious selections from the SVBKVLT mainstay

UNIIQU3 is taking Jersey club to new heights

The producer and vocalist discusses how her bright aesthetics and glossy, kinetic sound are all built for the club

Space Afrika have put together a playlist of Bandcamp favourites

The Honest Labour duo walk us through the tracks they’ve been enjoying lately. Featuring Klein, No Home, Hana Vu and Sevdaliza

SHAPE Platform: The crackaud.io takeover

Last week, we premiered 11 new mixes, compositions and audio works from SHAPE Platform’s roster of artists. Listen back to the crackaud.io takeover here

Massive Attack 3D Ukraine print

Massive Attack’s 3D releases print in aid of International Rescue Committee

All proceeds go towards supporting people affected by the war in Ukraine

International Women’s Day: Mix tributes to late musical trailblazers

A special crackaud.io takeover dedicated to a trio of late visionaries: SOPHIE, Elza Soares and Betty Davis

International Women’s Day: SOPHIE by Abyss X

For International Women’s Day, Cretan artist Abyss X celebrates SOPHIE’s musical impact and groundbreaking catalogue via a special tribute mix

International Women’s Day: Elza Soares by Lynda Dawn

For International Women’s Day, London-based singer-songwriter Lynda Dawn celebrates the life and legacy of late samba legend Elza Soares

International Women’s Day: Betty Davis by Priya Ragu

For International Women’s Day, rising star Priya Ragu stitches together an exuberant mix built entirely from Betty Davis songs