Nines outtake © Jack Bridgland

Go behind the scenes of our Nines cover shoot with photographer Jack Bridgland

View a selection of outtakes featuring the Church End rapper at home in his local community

Ambient, David Toop

Read an extract from David Toop’s seminal ambient history Ocean of Sound

The excerpt unpacks the influences of 21st century ambient music – from Ryuichi Sakamoto to Javanese pop and Balinese gamelan to Hong Kong atmospherics

“Political and social revolutions won’t happen without culture” – An interview with Namiwa Jazz and Aaliyah Hasinah

As two examples of Birmingham’s self-starting generation, promoters Namiwa Jazz and Aaliyah Hasinah discuss pushing for WoC visibility in the city

Femme Culture

“Real success is equal representation” – An interview with DIY collective Femme Culture

We sat down with co-founders Ludo and Elkka to talk the ethos behind their DIY London-based collective and label

Onyx Collective © Eleanor Hardwick

Onyx Collective: Loose Joints

We check in with the group of 21st century jazz misfits currently changing the perceptions of jazz for a new generation

20 Questions: Mel Blatt

Talking Snoop Dogg, Prince and meeting Bill Clinton with the All Saints singer

Pussy Riot © Teddy Fitzhugh

Pussy Riot are just getting started

Nadya Tolokonnikova and Nikita Chaika have seized radical pop music for its political power. We meet the core of Pussy Riot to get to the heart of their activist mission

As a playwright, Eno Mfon finds power in untold stories

We spoke to the emerging theatre-maker about communicating identity through theatre, finding a place in Bristol and how much of herself she is prepared to give.

One of the city’s most influential minds, Nikesh Shukla has found community in Bristol

In a personal essay, Shukla pens a love letter to the vibrant city in which he’s flourished

As a DJ, illustrator and mentor, Danielle Doobay’s work shapes the identity of Bristol’s nightlife

Danielle Doobay is a Bristol-based illustrator, and one of the DJs behind Mix Nights – the informal DJ skills workshop run for women, by women

Joe Talbot’s visceral punk has a disarming tenderness at its heart

The IDLES frontman confronts people, politics and his own personal experiences with brutal honesty and wry humour

Bringing together the fringes of Bristol’s arts scene, Jo Bligh celebrates the outsiders

Meet the curator, producer and performer behind Thorny, a platform for Bristol’s marginalised voices

Meet Zozo, the DJ at the centre of Istanbul’s shifting underground scene

Nigar Zeynep’s blend of dark, crunchy techno and Turkish psych is earning her bookings around the world

10 years on, The Bug’s London Zoo is still a ferocious snapshot of an angry nation

Released in 2008, the raucous record was a pin-drop of discontent in the English capital

Queer Icons

7 Artists on Their Unsung Queer Icons

In celebration of the UK’s ongoing Pride Season, we asked some of our favourite artists to shout out their unsung queer icons, from Victoria Ruiz to Christine McCharen-Tran, Lotic and more

Love For The Streets are raising awareness for Manchester’s homeless community with arts and club nights

Manchester has one of the largest homeless populations in the UK. Meet the young promoters hoping to help change that.