The Click: Damon Albarn

In his own words, Damon Albarn describes a life-changing trip to Mali that forever altered his musical path

Friendly Society: Saffron Records are creating opportunity in music and technology

The Bristol collective are addressing long-standing industry imbalances, and they need your support

Listen to a playlist of sentimental songs curated by Arooj Aftab

The Brooklyn-based vocalist, composer and songwriter uses her Selections playlist to spotlight tracks from “musician friends old and new”

20 Questions: Hana Vu

The LA-based singer-songwriter takes on this month’s 20 Questions

Soichi Terada: Basking in the afterglow

A new generation of clubgoers anointed house veteran Soichi Terada an international sensation at 50. After a whirlwind six years, he’s eager to revisit his past

Justin Timberlake’s solo debut smoothed the way for one of the greatest reinventions in pop

19 years after its release, we explore the reasons why ‘Justified’ remains the blueprint for any pop act member’s leap into the world of solo stardom

Snail Mail: The rebound

The success of Snail Mail’s debut left the indie star reeling from the aftershocks of fame. Now, a dramatic second album reveals an artist ready to start anew

Namasenda: All guns blazing

The PC Music signee is an ex-punk who creates adrenaline-laced club music inspired by action movies. Label Namasenda at your peril

Azu Tiwaline has curated a playlist of kinetic club tracks

Featuring object blue, Polygonia, Simo Cell, Pessimist and more