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

9 Mixes You Need to Hear Right Now

Whether you’re prepping for next weekend or recovering from the one just gone, we select the mixes you need in your life right now

A Guide to Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Cinematic Storytelling Through Sound

From sonic translations of vast landscapes to sci-fi soundtracks, here’s a rundown of the recurring themes in the pioneering composer’s film scores

10 Female Artists on Their Unsung Pioneers

uff to UMFANG, Midori Takada to Cera Khin, we asked 10 artists who to shine a light on their underappreciated heroes

7 Essential Japanese Ambient and New Age Records

Japanese ambient and new age music created in the 80s has found a second life in reissue culture. Here’s our cheat sheet to the genre’s resurgence

Ryuichi Sakamoto talks us through Async Remodels track by track

With Oneohtrix Point Never, Arca, Yves Tumor and more enlisted for remix duties, the pioneering composer reveals the thinking behind – and his personal response – to each reinterpretation

My Life as a Mixtape: Donae’O

From a career comeback to his first love, the UK vocalist and producer maps out the soundtrack to his most life-affirming moments

6 Artists on Their Favourite Abba Songs

‘Dancing Queen’? ‘The Day Before You Came’? ‘Eagle’? Jarvis Cocker, DJ Harvey, John Grant and more explore Abba’s lasting legacy and choose their best-loved Abba track

Legowelt in 20 Records

For nearly 20 years now, Danny Wolfers has been reshaping the sound of electronic music. Josh Baines delivers a crash course through the singular artist’s most definitive releases