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Kedr Livanskiy is a force of nature

Something’s growing in the Russian underground, and Moscow producer Kedr Livanskiy is at the root of it

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The new D’Angelo documentary offers a rare glimpse of a troubled visionary

Devil’s Pie, a new documentary about the life of D’Angelo is an intimate portrait of a famously unknowable artist

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Common ground: Holly Herndon in conversation with James Bridle

Where do humans and machines overlap? Can we ever understand AI? Should we be listening to trees? Composer Holly Herndon contemplates our near future with technologist James Bridle

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

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The criminalisation of rap in Brazil is having fatal consequences

In Brazil, the suppression of baile funk comes alongside a brutal crackdown on the country’s black population.

Keyah/Blu is in a lane of her own

With every new track, Keyah/Blu reveals herself as an increasingly essential new voice. We meet the rising talent in London to find out what the future holds.

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Steve Lacy: Easy does it

With just an iPhone and a guitar, Steve Lacy declared himself the sound of a generation. With his debut album, he proved he’s the sound of a fluid future

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Rising: ((( O ))) is nourishing her soul

((( O ))) works alone from a solar-powered treehouse studio in the jungle. For this month’s Rising, she chats blissful R&B and a sustainable creative process.

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The Click: Wata Igarashi

In his own words, the Japanese producer reflects on how the art of repetition kickstarted his acid techno explorations

Judy Russell’s downtown groove: Remembering a New York dance icon

Judy Russell, a key player in the evolution of New York’s dance music scene passed away earlier this month, Nick Boyd pays tribute to her work.

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Clairo is growing up in real time

After a storm of viral success, the 20-year-old songwriter is learning to embrace the unknown. We meet the artist at her apartment in Bushwick to talk young adulthood and fame

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Daddy Yankee’s Barrio Fino legitimised the art of reggaetón, inspiring a revolution

Daddy Yankee’s third studio album seeded the culture of reggaetón for a cross-cultural boom. 15 years later Latin dance music owes Barrio Fino a major debt.

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Sweet Harmony: Rave | Today captures the hedonism of rave but none of the substance

The UK’s first major exhibition on rave culture, the Saatchi Gallery’s Sweet Harmony: Rave | Today, fails to capture the political spirit of the movement.

No Homo is an act of rebellion on the dancefloor

For the past year, No Homo has been pushing New York’s LGBTQ+ nightlife forward, we meet its founder Desmond Sam ahead of the club night’s first birthday.

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Laurie Spiegel’s expanding universe

The revolutionary electronic musician reflects on a life’s work at the vanguard of music – and why she’s still an old-fashioned composer at heart.

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Flohio and RIMON embody the energy of their hometowns

Rising stars Flohio and RIMON star in the new campaign for Appelsap X Ace & Tate, celebrating Amsterdam and London’s unique perspectives.