Posts by Maya Ellwood

Forecast Festival to showcase mentees’ work next month

The 2023-2024 cohort will present the interdisciplinary works they have been developing over the past year

Sunday Mix: JJJJJerome Ellis

For today’s Sunday Mix, multi-disciplinary artist JJJJJerome Ellis reads two excerpts from their book ‘Aster of Ceremonies’, via which they “meditate, through poetry and music, on lineages of Black and stuttering life”

Playlist: Grime Love Story

An alternative V-day playlist to soundtrack your February 14.

Jeff Mills and Héctor Oaks confirmed for Neopop 2024

Neopop returns to Portugal this summer from 8-10 August for its 17th edition

Joe Armon-Jones and Jlin join In the Round Festival 2024 line-up

Camden’s Roundhouse has announced the full line-up for the seventh year of its event series, In the Round Festival

Kneecap claim UK government is silencing them by blocking funding

The Irish punk-rap band released a statement on X, formerly Twitter, to announce that funding initially awarded by the ‘Music Export Growth Scheme’ had been blocked by the British Government.

Sónar and OFFSónar launch Sónar Week

The Barcelona events are teaming up to offer festival goers a new Sónar Week Pass which will allow access to all of Sónar by Day, Sónar+D, OFFSónar, and Sónar by Night

Sonic Acts Biennial returns for 2024

Sonic Acts Biennial takes place from 2 February to 24 March, celebrating the festival’s 30th anniversary with a series of performances, special commissions, workshops, a symposium and an exhibition

Nick Cave, Warren Ellis are scoring Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black

The anticipated Amy Winehouse biopic will feature an original score from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

Nuits Sonores announce the Crack Magazine Pass

Crack Magazine have teamed up with Nuits Sonores to create a bespoke pass that provides access to our picks from the festival’s lineup.

Jamz Supernova © Ben Brook

Jamz Supernova, Kampire and BADSISTA to feature in new podcast on DJ culture

The ten-part series will go out weekly from today (1 February) with the first episode featuring UK funky DJ and producer Roska

Arca, Hessle Audio and Billy Woods to play Turin’s C2C Festival

Over a dozen artists have been revealed in the first announcement for C2C Festival, including Arca, Bicep, Darkside, Billy Woods, Sofia Kourtesis, Nala Sinephro and Romy.

Chuquimamani-Condori to headline Somerset House Studios Assembly

Somerset House Studios has announced the return of Assembly, a four-day experimental sound, music and performance series coming this March

London music and arts venue IKLECTIK launch crowdfunder for next iteration following eviction

The team behind the not-for-profit space and community are raising funds for a new creative hub after the closure of the physical venue last weekend (20 January)

In Photos: BlockParty in Lagos

A few weeks back, Nigeria’s BlockParty brought the year to a close with a pair of packed-out events featuring a slew of national names. Plug Films captured the highlights from the two gatherings, take a look at the gallery

Transport to another dimension with SITA

Fresh from the release of her ‘GENERACIÓN XDISIS’ EP, the Spanish DJ, model, designer and stylist offers a peek into her OUTOPIA world, featuring Venetian Snares, Miss Bashful and more

Shy One, Avalon Emerson and Josh Caffé to play Love International 2024

Love International has made its first artist announcement, confirming Josh Caffé, Avalon Emerson, Chez de Milo, Eliza Rose and more for the line-up

Simo Cell, ML Buch and Sunn O))) join Rewire Festival line-up

The new names join Slauson Malone 1, Aunty Razor, Iceboy Violet, Gazelle Twin and more on the line-up for the Dutch event, staged in April

Kim Gordon is releasing a new album in March

It will serve as a follow-up to her 2019 solo debut, ‘No Home Record’

Burial’s new record for XL Recordings has a name, Dreamfear, and a supposed release date

A mainstay of Kode9’s Hyperdub, the artist’s solo debut for the west London label is expected to land on 9 February

Joy Orbison shares first new music of the year, Flight FM

The new single was written and recorded while Joy Orbison was “waiting for a lift” to last year’s Lost Village festival

Ukrainian composer Heinali shares Aves rubrae music video

Created by visual artist Olbram Pavlíček, the vertical video was born from a 2023 collaboration between the pair, as part of a residency at Prague’s MeetFactory art centre

FKA twigs responds to Calvin Klein ad ban, calls out “double standards”

The ‘CAPRISONGS’ artist has spoken out after her 2023 Calvin Klein advert was banned in the UK for presenting her as what the ASA described as a “stereotypical sexual object”

Erika de Casier announces new album Still, featuring Shygirl, Blood Orange and They Hate Change

The new record from the 4AD signee drops on 21 February, with lead single ‘Lucky’ out now (10 January)

Sunday Mix: Martha Da’ro

Martha Da’ro’s midwinter Sunday Mix – themed around “coffee in bed on a sunny but rainy day” – is a lively yet laid-back blend of R&B, hip-hop, reggae and dance music for languorous listening

MEO Kalorama announces Massive Attack, LCD Soundsystem and Peggy Gou for 2024 edition

The Portuguese festival returns to Parque da Bela Vista, Lisbon, from 29-31 August 2024

Nia Archives, Four Tet and Honey Dijon billed for Sziget 2024

The Budapest-based festival has unveiled its initial lineup for the 2024 edition, scheduled to take place from 7 to 12 August on Óbuda Island

NYC’s New Colossus Festival announces more names for 2024

The Festival, that will take place across various venues in NYC next March, have added a slew of new names to their already 100+ strong lineup.

Nia Archives, Helena Hauff and Branko added to Sónar Lisboa 2024 line-up

The Portuguese festival has finalised its 2024 programme

Blackhaine, CASISDEAD and Marie Davidson confirmed for Sónar Barcelona 2024

The festival has announced the first wave of acts for its 31st edition.