Posts by Mike Vinti (@VintiVSVinti )

Ratking’s incendiary So It Goes seared a path for unrelenting experimentation

Ratking’s incendiary – and only – album not only captured the sound of a fertile rap scene in flux, but seared a path for unrelenting experimentation

Shabazz Palaces

Robed in Rareness Sub Pop

With Section.80, Kendrick Lamar started his journey to legend tier

Confessional flows, immaculate beat selection and a tangle of internal contradictions. Signs of what was to come are littered throughout ‘Section.80’ – a debut project that laid out Kendrick Lamar’s philosophy early on

With The Money Store, Death Grips blew up a splintering alternative rap landscape

We revisit the Sacramento-formed group’s incandescent debut full-length on its 11th anniversary


The End, So Far Roadrunner Records

We Out Here 2022: A triumph in the Cambridgeshire countryside

Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire 25 August

Slipknot’s debut album carved a place for metal in mainstream pop culture

In the 23 years since its release, a lot has changed for Slipknot. We take a look at the impact of the group’s eponymous debut and how the band has evolved since

Binker & Moses are the London trailblazers exploring the boundaries of jazz

We meet London’s friendliest jazz revolutionaries – Binker Golding and Moses Boyd – in a Covent Garden pub. Taken from Issue 131

Floating Points Pharoah Sanders London Symphony Orchestra

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders and The London Symphony Orchestra

Promises Luaka Bop
Jadu Heart

Jadu Heart are the duo bringing together pagan rituals and romance

We premiere the video for Jadu Heart’s new single Burning Hour


Meet William Child, the claymation artist behind some of hip-hop’s best music videos

We meet the artist and director turning your favourite rappers into plasticine figures

100 Gecs

100 Gecs – Divide and conquer

100 Gecs don’t care whether you think they’re for real. The iconoclastic duo are too busy turning pop music inside out

1000 Gecs

Inside the remixed chaos of 1000 Gecs and the Tree of Clues

A.G. Cook, Hannah Diamond, Patrick Stump and Tommy Cash share their stories of working on 100 Gecs’ new remix album

Daniel Avery

Daniel Avery’s Love + Light finds a surreal companion in Greg Hodgson’s VHS visuals

We premiere the new visual album from Daniel Avery and Greg Hodgson


20 Questions – Ashnikko

Blue-haired viral sensation Ashnikko takes on this month’s 20 Questions

System of a Down

On Mezmerize, System of a Down pushed nu-metal to its limits

Fifteen years ago System of a Down showed the world that nu-metal could be so much more than grown men in boiler suits and white dreadlocks

Pavel Milyakov

Track by track: Pavel Milyakov breaks down Masse Métal

On his new album Pavel Milyakov, aka Buttechno, swaps the dancefloor for post-industrial wastelands and musings on humanity’s relationship with nature. Here he breaks down the record’s key moments

Headie One

Track by track: Fred again.. takes us through his mixtape with Headie One

Fred again.. takes us through ‘GANG’ his new mixtape with Headie One, track by track

Real Lies

Real Lies want to feel part of something

We premiere Real Lies’ new single and visual Boss Trick


Baronhawk Poitier is Honey Soundsystem’s new breakout star

Meet Baronhawk Poitier, the dancer, DJ and producer cutting a unique path through the DMV club scene

moses boyd

Moses Boyd: Keep up the pace

Moses Boyd makes jazz that speaks to a new generation – but his ambitions don’t end there


Chassol is the Solange collaborator blurring the boundary between film and music

We premiere Chassol’s new video for Savana, Céline, Aya Pt.I & II

Mixes of the Year

The Class of 2019

We quiz eight artists on the highlights of their year. Featuring object blue, 100 gecs, Oli XL, Sherelle, Aitch and more

yussef dayes

Yussef Dayes is at the heart of London’s new jazz scene

We premiere the new double video, Duality, from British jazz drummer Yussef Days

20Qs Danny Brown Parallax

20 Questions: Danny Brown

This month we catch up with Detroit’s finest to talk comedy, personal hygiene tips and crying on the first day of school

M. T. Hadley

M. T. Hadley is a Frank Ocean-endorsed enigma

We meet the singular songwriter and premiere the new video for breakout track Janet

Jesus Is King

Kanye West

Jesus Is King Def Jam
Call Super

Listen to Call Super’s new song Echothread

We have the exclusive first listen to Call Super’s new track ‘Echothread’

Danny Brown – uknowhatimsayin

Danny Brown

uknowhatimsaying¿ Warp Records
nova batida

Nova Batida 2019: Lisbon’s new inner-city event feels familiar

LX Factory and Village Underground, Lisbon, Portugal 13 September