BbyMutha interview

BbyMutha is the architect of her own success

The Tennessee rapper talks firing her former manager and holding the reins to her own career

Metronomy, Nights Out Retrospective

Metronomy’s Nights Out was a refreshing oddity in the era of indie landfill

11 years on from its initial release, Tom Connick takes a look at how Metronomy’s genre-shifting album became their masterstroke

Slowthai

The Miseducation of slowthai

Everyday life in forgotten Britain, as seen by the anarchic rapper

Angel-Ho interview

Angel-Ho is ready to take the stage

We catch up with the DJ, ballroom performer and NON Worldwide founder ahead of the release of her debut album Death Becomes Her

Toro y Moi

20 Questions: Toro y Moi

Following the release of his sixth studio album Outer Peace, we spoke to Chaz Bear about the internet, household chores and trying to stay balanced

Object Blue © Oscar Eckel

object blue: A face in the crowd

We meet with hotly tipped DJ and producer to trace her rise – and why she’ll always be a music nerd first and foremost

Black Midi Interview

Inside the buzz of Black Midi

The young London band are making some of the country’s most esoteric new guitar music. Crack Magazine meets the group at Lewisham’s MFA Bowl for a match

7 Day Theory

Under Covers: The untold story behind Tupac’s haunting The 7 Day Theory artwork

Under Covers is a new series tracing the stories behind classic and groundbreaking album artworks….

Britney Spears’ …Baby One More Time kicked open the doors for a generation of pop provocateurs

Alim Kheraj studies the legacy of the pop star’s debut album, 20 years on from its original release

Dear Frankie: Tips on self-care and sticking to New Year’s resolutions

The Discwoman co-founder answers a second round of questions from Crack Magazine’s readers

Shabaka Hutchings Interview

Shabaka Hutchings has something to say

We meet the visionary leader ushering in London’s jazz revolution

We spoke to Joe Pearlman, director of Bros: After the Screaming Stops

‘Bros: After The Screaming Stops’ was a runaway iPlayer hit of the holiday period

Inside WRWTFWW Records, the idiosyncratic label fuelling interest in long-forgotten releases

We catch up with the label’s founders to rifle through their back catalogue and make sense of the renewed interest in obscure releases

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