Radical dance © Kent Andreasen

The radical moves of London’s dance community

Meet the performers whose work dismantles ideas of class, race, gender and sexuality

Sites of Resistance: Nightlife Culture in 2018

We trace the small – and not so small – acts of defiance offered up by nightlife throughout the year

Rising: Puma Blue

The 23-year-old South Londoner has mastered a brand of dusky, jazz-inflected guitar pop – with a stunning vulnerability at its core

Spotify Unwrapped: how the streaming service’s end of year campaign has highlighted its bot problem

Spotify Wrapped has been met with equal parts joy and ire this year. But the year-end results have also highlighted another problem for Spotify: bots.

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 foundation.fm, 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