Powers Pleasant

Powers Pleasant is a pillar of New York’s hip-hop scene

A founding member of Pro Era, Powers Pleasant has been embedded in New York’s hip-hop’s scene since he was a teenager. With a new mixtape on the way, we meet him in his hometown for a catch-up.

© Davey Adesida

With heavenly R&B, Raveena maps out a space for healing

We meet the self-funded, DIY musician, who speaks to us about finding a tranquility and remedy within the presence of R&B.

Anthony Naples © Alex Huanfa Cheng

Anthony Naples has cleared the fog

After the producer-of-the-moment lost his footing, he went back to basics. Now in New York, we meet the artist to trace his trajectory – from rediscovering his purpose to moving ahead with Incienso

Commodification of queerness

Meditations… on the commodification of queerness

As Pride celebrations roll out around the world, brands and corporations are falling over themselves to signal allyship. Here, Manchester DJ and producer LOFT reflects on why we should be on high alert when it comes to the marketisation of queerness.

Eve

20 Questions: Eve

Eve tells us about the time she peed herself in front of Jamie Lee Curtis and more

Issam

Issam is leading a new movement in Morocco

Issam is on the verge of taking Morocco’s trap scene global

azekel

Azekel is a vital voice in the future of British R&B

Ahead of his performance at Meltdown next month, we meet rising R&B star Azekel

J Hus

J Hus is ready for you

The east London rapper is back with new music, new reflections and the same charisma

IDLES

In Photos: Relive IDLES emotional Glastonbury debut

Park Stage, Glastonbury 28 June
Robyn

Dance all night: Robyn chats choreography, clubbing and the making of Ever Again

In a new interview over Skype, we catch up to talk Prince, Mozart and clubbing with Louie Vega in the 90s, and go behind the scenes of the Swedish star’s latest video

jerome hadey

In the Tuscan hills, Jerome Hadey is building an escape from the music industry

Tucked away in the Tuscan hills, Villa Lena Recordings are offering an alternative to the music industry

Meditations… on stan culture

Writer and author Hannah Ewens unpacks why being a hardcore fan isn’t so black and white

Surfbort

Surfbort want to move you

The riotous Brooklyn-based punk band are captivating audiences with their impassioned fury

The Comet is Coming embody the collaborative spirit of jazz

Enter the unique creative universe of ‘King Shabaka’ Hutchings, Danalogue The Conqueror and Betamax Killer in our new film

Hot Chip

The Click: Alexis Taylor

In his own words, the Hot Chip frontman remembers the moment it all changed for him, courtesy of Royal Trux’s wild noise rock.

Big Joanie are taking up space

The London band talk representation and blazing your own path in punk