Toro y Moi

20 Questions: Toro y Moi

Following the release of his sixth studio album Outer Peace, we spoke to Chaz Bear about the internet, household chores and trying to stay balanced

Object Blue © Oscar Eckel

object blue: A face in the crowd

We meet with the tipped newcomer to trace her rise – and why she’ll always be a music nerd first and foremost

Black Midi Interview

Inside the buzz of Black Midi

The young London band are making some of the country’s most esoteric new guitar music. Crack Magazine meets the group at Lewisham’s MFA Bowl for a match

7 Day Theory

Under Covers: The untold story behind Tupac’s haunting The 7 Day Theory artwork

Under Covers is a new series tracing the stories behind classic and groundbreaking album artworks….

Britney Spears’ …Baby One More Time kicked open the doors for a generation of pop provocateurs

Alim Kheraj studies the legacy of the pop star’s debut album, 20 years on from its original release

Dear Frankie: Tips on self-care and sticking to New Year’s resolutions

The Discwoman co-founder answers a second round of questions from Crack Magazine’s readers

Shabaka Hutchings Interview

Shabaka Hutchings has something to say

We meet the visionary leader ushering in London’s jazz revolution

We spoke to Joe Pearlman, director of Bros: After the Screaming Stops

‘Bros: After The Screaming Stops’ was a runaway iPlayer hit of the holiday period

Inside WRWTFWW Records, the idiosyncratic label fuelling interest in long-forgotten releases

We catch up with the label’s founders to rifle through their back catalogue and make sense of the renewed interest in obscure releases

Radical dance © Kent Andreasen

The radical moves of London’s dance community

Meet the performers whose work dismantles ideas of class, race, gender and sexuality

Sites of Resistance: Nightlife Culture in 2018

We trace the small – and not so small – acts of defiance offered up by nightlife throughout the year

Rising: Puma Blue

The 23-year-old South Londoner has mastered a brand of dusky, jazz-inflected guitar pop – with a stunning vulnerability at its core

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.

Dear Frankie: Advice on fuckbois, navigating singledom and the bro club

Looking for guidance on sex, politics, techno and reality TV? Discwoman’s Frankie is Crack Magazine’s new Agony Aunt and she’s here to help

UK Rap vs The World

Amid rising crime rates, this year politicians and the mainstream media passed the blame onto voices of UK rap. We speak with Kenny Allstar, LD, Headie One and Suspect on what it means to be a London MC in 2018

4 Berlin gatekeepers discuss door policies, changing crowds and underground club culture

What’s the significance of Berlin’s underground scene in 2018? We approached door pickers and DJs to share their perspectives