Retrospective: Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?

As Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? turns 15, Anna Cafolla connects the definitive debut to her teenage years spent on the north east coast of Ireland

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Zaltan: The Digger’s Digger

On a Friday evening in Hackney, the Antinote label boss talks digging, Paris’ club culture renaissance and how partying should be, well, fun

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The Breeders: Together Again

The Breeders were integral to the 90s alternative scene, but then they stalled. Now, fresh from their first album release in a decade, they talk drugs, reunion tours and the slow decline of the music industry

Listen to four audio Sketches by Soda Plains, Ikonika, Sega Bodega and Ivy Lab created using Native Instruments

It’s the second season of Native’s Sketches series

The Update: Tessa Pollitt

Ahead of a new documentary on The Slits, the band’s former bassist explains why its finally time the punk band got their dues

The Lot Radio © Pablo Frisk

In two years of broadcasting, The Lot Radio have placed themselves at the heart of New York City’s dance music underground

As they celebrate two years of service, Nick Boyd profiles an independent station in it for the love

20 Questions: Brix Smith Start

Tales of dodgy hotels? Favourite emojis? Survival tips? The former Fall guitarist steps up for our round of 20 questions

Janelle Monáe’s new material continues her thrilling Afrofuturist opera

As she readies her third studio album, we retrace the futuristic and political foundations of Janelle Monáe’s daring oeuvre

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Little Simz: Terms and Conditions

From North London to Wonderland, Simbi Ajikawo paints vivid pictures of her headspace. On her birthday, she talks industry setbacks and platforming women of colour

Another Kind of Life captures the world’s most elusive countercultures and persecuted communities

From the street kids of Seattle to queer, crossdressing men in 1960s New Jersey, a new Barbican photography exhibition finds beauty in difference

Remembering Jóhann Jóhannsson, a composer who elevated good films to greatness

The Icelandic composer died last weekend at the age of 48

Black Panther brings Afrofuturist spectacle to the multiplex

The first black-led superhero movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe had a lot to live up to. And, thanks to the accomplished direction of Ryan Coogler, it shoulders the burden with ease

The Complex History of Plagiarism in Music

Tom Watson explores the fine line between flattering inspiration and career flattening infringement

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GoldLink: For the DMV

The 24-year-old remains steadfast in his goal of putting the US capital on the map

Retrospective: Get Rich or Die Tryin’

Neil Kulkarni examines how Curtis Jackson’s record-breaking LP gave rap an enduring boost of testosterone

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Commanding Hellfire with Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

The Geordie psych-metal outfit have mastered a dark art