Sao Paulo © Marcelo Oliveria

São Paulo’s nightlife collectives are building a home for themselves

We take a look at how communities within the city’s club spaces are kicking back at their political landscape

Kiki Hitomi © Yannick Schuette

Kiki Hitomi: Dramatic dub

Ahead of her Unfold performance in May, we meet with the producer to talk influences, cultural exchange and Japanese TV

Grimes is ready to play the villain

After watching her reputation implode, Claire Boucher leaned into destruction. For her latest album, she brings us the end of the world

Dear Frankie: Tips on focusing yourself and steering the afterparty chat

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

Lena Willikens & Batu

“It’s like this never-ending mystery”: Lena Willikens and Batu unravel the artistry of DJing

The two selectors meet in an east London bar to talk methods and processes

Luniz I Got 5 on It, Jordan Peele Us

How the Luniz’ I Got 5 on It went from stoner anthem to Jordan Peele’s Us

An investigation into the story of the 90s banger and how it came to soundtrack this year’s most important horror movie

KOKOROKO are harnessing the transformative nature of Afrobeat for a new generation

We caught up with the eight-piece band prior to the release of their self-titled EP

Nike Native Instruments © Kasia Zacharko

In Photos: The Air Max 180 BLN with Nike, Crack Magazine and Native Instruments

Check out a gallery of Kasia Zacharko’s images from our recent one-day music workshop in Berlin

Peoples March © Eli Lawson-Adamah

In Photos: The Put it to the People protest

Crack Magazine’s photographer Eli Lawson-Adamah was on the ground capturing the London protest demanding a second Brexit referendum – the largest demo since 2003

20 Questions Homeshake

20 Questions: Homeshake

Talking bad habits and socialist memes with the Montreal-based artist

Cola Boyy © Alex Cheng

Cola Boyy is putting in the work

We sit down with the Oxnard producer in the office of his record label, at Paris’ 18th arrondissement, to talk community, activism and performance

Myspace music

Myspace’s server error reveals the danger that lies in entrusting tech companies with our cultural histories

The social media platform changed how a whole generation of fans discovered music. Now it may have destroyed how it’s remembered too

These New Puritans © Oscar Eckle

These New Puritans: Dreaming forwards

We talk art and the distinction between seriousness and self-importance with brothers George and Jack Barnett as they release their fourth album Inside the Rose

Little Simz My Life as a Mixtape

My life as a mixtape: Little Simz

The north London rapper spoke to us about the songs that helped her climb all the way to the top

Theophilus London

Aesthetic: Theophilus London

We speak with the Kanye-tipped artist and fashion favourite on retreating from social media to feel closer to his heritage

Longform Editions

Longform Editions is the Sydney label that wants to change how you engage with music

We speak to the founder of Longform Editions, Andrew Khedoori, about the importance of reclaiming time, focus and – crucially – musical discovery