With Kamikaze, Twista proved that he was more than just the “fastest rapper in the world”

The Chicago rapper’s fourth album, released 19 years ago this week, demonstrated his range and yielded hits

The Year in Mixes

An unranked, vaguely chronological recap of the year through 25 must-listen mixes, charting the highs, lows and everything in between of 2022

Crack Magazine’s Annual Report 2022

Our breakdown of the year in music, featuring the best tracks and albums, Christmas gifts and staff picks, mixes and more

Listen to Henzo’s playlist of wonky club heaters

To Manchester we go for our latest Selections playlist, supplied by DJ, producer and 2022 favourite Henzo

Listen to an otherworldly playlist from Lomond Campbell

Featuring tracks from Marina Herlop, Loraine James’ Whatever the Weather project, Caterina Barbieri, µ-Ziq and Maxwell Sterling

Azu Tiwaline and DJ Plead on exploring heritage through music

DJ Plead and Azu Tiwaline talk finding balance between touring and making music, exploring their heritage through their work and what factors are important for their creative process

In Photos: C2C Festival 2022

Photographer Glauco Canalis captured C2C Festival’s 20th anniversary edition, which saw performances from the likes of Arca, Blackhaine, Jeff Mills and more

Central Cee performing at Alexandra Palace in London on 22nd November

In Photos: Central Cee at Alexandra Palace

Central Cee graced the stage at north London’s Alexandra Palace last night for a packed-out homecoming show

James Ferraro's 'Skid Row' album artwork

On Skid Row, James Ferraro explored Los Angeles’ seedy side with measured panache

The stories about Los Angeles are all true: underneath its carefully curated image lies an underbelly of darkness. But few artists have captured this reality like James Ferraro on 2015’s ‘Skid Row’

The artist Fauness for the Crack Magazine Selections playlist series

Fauness curates a playlist for moments of inward reflection

Featuring tracks from Iceboy Violet, Posh Isolation, Ange Halliwell, Casey MQ and Fauness herself

In Photos: Sonic Acts Biennial 2022

The biennial event returned to Amsterdam from 30 September to 23 October this year

Live from Ortigia Sound System Festival 2022

A trio of standout sets recorded live at Ortigia Sound System Festival in Italy this past summer. Featuring Kelman Duran, MC Yallah and Debmaster, and Lamusa II

Love triangles and witches: Let’s Eat Grandma on soundtracking The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself

Let’s Eat Grandma discuss creating their first soundtrack, a fairytale journey for Netflix’s epic ‘The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself’

Unwind with a new ambient-tinged playlist from DJ Plead

Emotive sounds and swelling soundscapes from the Berlin-based club producer

Le Tigre’s debut album sparked a revolution on the dancefloor

Le Tigre’s self-titled debut album embraced a playfulness that found expression through geeky pop culture references, and by turning evergreen feminist topics and in-jokes into danceable bops

Alabaster DePlume shares a contemplative playlist for “entering sadness with excitement”

From Moondog to John Cooper Clarke via Beatrice Dillion, Kuljit Bhamra, Novos Baianos and more, the Mancunian musician curates a warm and eclectic playlist tempered by an uplifting message