SOPHIE, B&&B 2018 © Kasia Zacharko

In Photos: Bread&&Butter by Zalando

Photographer Kasia Zacharko was on site to capture the action of Europe’s largest fashion fair – from the backstage area to the afterparty

Charli XCX © Yavez Anthonio

Charli XCX: Pull Up to the Party

Charlotte Aitchison is taking pop on a thrilling joyride. Chal Ravens joins her as she powers into the future

Ghetts’ Black Rose: Colourism, Diaspora Blues and Fatherhood

Chanté Joseph unpacks the powerful and sensitive themes of the grime veteran’s latest track and visual

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill transcended gender qualifiers, genre and time

On its 20th anniversary, Briana Younger commemorates the graceful strength of an essential LP

In Photos: Houghton Festival 2018

Co-founder Craig Richards and the team behind Gottwood took to the Norfolk countryside to stage the second, magical edition of the four-day extravaganza

Close Listening: Tracing the history of field recordings and electronic music 

From wax cylinders to washing machines, Thomas Hobbs explores how everyday sounds have shaped the development of electronic music

UK Jazz © Jackson Bowley

The New Stories of UK Jazz

A swell of talent has galvanised the UK jazz scene. The faces of a new wave, Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia and Moses Boyd are breathing new life into the movement

Rising: Men I Trust

With no manager and no label, the Canadian trio are animated by an independent ethos – and it seems to be working in their favour

RP Boo: Paid Dues

We meet the ‘godfather of footwork’ who, 20 years after he altered the fabric of dance music in his city, is recognised for his visionary mind

Tirzah © Yis Kid

Tirzah: Slow Motion

We gatecrash a session with lo-fi Londoners Tirzah, Micachu and Coby Sey to get to the heart of Tirzah’s intimate new album Devotion

Munroe Bergdorf © Tom & Denelle Ellis

Sisterhood: Munroe Bergdorf

A guide to allyship and action from the social activist, model and former Pxssy Palace resident

Rich Brian’s Glow Up

At 18 years old, Rich Brian represents a new chapter in hip-hop. No longer just a viral sensation, the Indonesian rapper wants you to see him – and his 88rising crew – as more than a novelty

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