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

Idles © Charlotte Patmore

IDLES: We’re all in this together

Against the backdrop of broken Britain, the Bristol five-piece have become a symbol for collective joy and care

Sama: Partying in Palestine

We headed to the West Bank-raised DJ and producer’s home in Paris, where she spoke about representing her home scene

20 Questions: Connan Mockasin

Wonky pop’s most beloved oddball talks childhood memories, chewy steak and greed

Juvenile, 400 Degreez

Juvenile’s 400 Degreez encapsulated Cash Money’s first wave of inventiveness

Dean Van Nguyen delves into the legacy of the rapper’s third album, and how it crystallised the influential label’s sound

Meet the founders of, a new women-led station that’s rewriting the rules of radio

We speak with Becky Richardson, Ami Bennett and Frankie Wells

Rico Nasty © Michelle Helena Janssen

Rico Nasty: Nasty Girls

The NYC rapper broke through with a trio of high-octane rap personalities. We speak with the artist in a Berlin hotel on how the latest transformation is just doing her

In celebration of Drukqs, Aphex Twin’s most divisive and misunderstood statement

Slated upon its release, opinion has since softened on Aphex Twin’s 2001 opus. Oli Warwick explores why the album divided critics

Mark Fisher

K-punk, capitalist realism and acid communism

On the eve of the release of a new Mark Fisher anthology, we speak with Kode9, Simon Reynolds and more to find out why his ideas remain so pivotal

Crack Magazine x Aphex Twin

Throughout November, we will be delving in to the strange and beautiful world of Aphex Twin. Find everything in one place here

Weirdcore, Aphex Twin

Weirdcore: Enter the vortex

Weirdcore is the artist behind Aphex Twin’s twisted visuals. We meet the London-based project turning Richard D. James’ nightmarish visions into reality

Yxng Bane © Rio Romaine

Yxng Bane: Mask off

We meet the east London rapper leading a wave of Afrobeats-inflected music that’s sweeping the UK

Aphex Twin

Aphex Twin’s mask collapses

After years of feeding the mystery machine, Richard D. James is offering us more pieces of himself

Brockhampton © Damien Maloney

Brockhampton’s dreams came true

We went to LA to shoot Brockhampton, America’s strongest creative brotherhood