Posts by Will Pritchard

Britain’s rap revolution

The 2010s have been a dramatic time for Britain’s rappers and MCs. We trace the journey of UK rap through the decade – from grime’s identity crisis to Glastonbury fame and accolades

Whose master’s voice? Why artists need to take ownership in the age of independence

With rumblings about master rights and money troubles in the music industry growing louder, artists need to be more aware of their ownership options than ever before

Myspace music

Myspace’s server error reveals the danger that lies in entrusting tech companies with our cultural histories

The social media platform changed how a whole generation of fans discovered music. Now it may have destroyed how it’s remembered too

10 Compilations and Reissues You Might Have Missed in 2018

Here, we recap some of the best compilations and reissues that may have slipped through the cracks this year

Spotify Unwrapped: how the streaming service’s end of year campaign has highlighted its bot problem

Spotify Wrapped has been met with equal parts joy and ire this year. But the year-end results have also highlighted another problem for Spotify: bots.

Environmentalism

Greener rooms: how is the music industry responding to the environmental impact of touring?

From digital experiences to fronting climate change campaigns, we explore the different avenues in which artists can reduce their carbon footprint

Here’s everything we learned from Janelle Monáe‘s private London listening party last night

Will Pritchard reports back from Monáe’s previewing of ‘Dirty Computer’ in Soho

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Nils Frahm brings the Funkhaus to London’s Barbican Hall

The Barbican Centre, London 21 February

Murlo

Club Coil Mixpak

Lil Yachty coasts while Migos fly at Brixton Academy

O2 Academy Brixton 25 April

Joey Bada$$

All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ Pro Era / Cinematic Music Group

Jorja Smith entrances the Snapchat generation with timeless soul

Village Underground 3 April

Aesthetic:
Jorja Smith

She may have only just finished school but this ascendant soul singer is poised for stardom. Smith opens up to Will Pritchard in our extended fashion editorial

Flava D

Turning Points:
Flava D

Grime has always been a fiercely independent music scene, from Wiley selling white labels out…