DeForrest Brown Jr.

Building a better future for dance music: A reading list by DeForrest Brown Jr.

The New York-based writer, theorist and representative of the Make Techno Black Again campaign picks out six essential texts for understanding and preserving underground music culture

Juneteenth

Juneteenth: 15 essential records by Black artists to buy on Bandcamp today

Today, to mark Juneteenth, Bandcamp are donating their share of all sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Here are 15 essential records by Black artists available on the platform

TOPS

Downtime: TOPS

Welcome to Downtime, a regular series in which we ask our favourite artists for their cultural recommendations. This month, we catch up with TOPS

10 mixes you need to hear this month

From repurposed techno by Luke Slater to traditional and folk delights from Wonja, this month’s mix round-up will satisfy whatever musical cravings you have. Bass, breaks, weird ambient and much more inside

Beatrice Dillon © Ortiz Arenas

30 records to buy on Bandcamp today

Today, Bandcamp is waiving its processing fees in order to support musicians affected by the coronavirus pandemic. We surveyed our staff for 30 records you should buy

mixes

10 mixes you need to hear this month

10 of our favourite mixes released in March that represent the myriad moods you might encounter in lockdown. Julian Huxtable, Sonja Moonear, Kali Malone, livwutang and more inside

17 artists on staying creative in lockdown

We speak to 17 artists from across the world about staying creative during the coronavirus lockdown

self-isolation

7 ways to occupy yourself and help musicians while self-isolating

Learn new recipes from DJs or get in touch for one-on-one Ableton lessons

13 womxn in music on advice they’d give to their younger selves

Wisdom from Brooke Candy, Jayda G, Octo Octa, Ciel, Christine Sun Kim and more