Jimothy Lacoste © Eamonn Freel

Ortigia Sound System 2018 announces Crack Magazine stage

Kamaal Williams, Jimothy Lacoste, Mafalda and Nathy Peluso will play the Italian festival, from 25-29 July

SOPHIE confirms Lady Gaga collaboration rumours

“I’m working on a lot of different things”

Madonna spotted watching Migos’ Wireless performance

Migos performed at Wireless Festival yesterday (8 July) at London’s Finsbury Park. Madonna was in…

Stormzy

Stormzy to release a new book and launch a publishing imprint

Rise Up: The #Merky Journey So Far will land on 1 November

Aphex Twin

Listen to Aphex Twin discuss lucid dreaming in a 1994 interview

A new BBC radio documentary explores the many myths of Richard D James

Richard Swift

The Black Keys’ Richard Swift has died, aged 41

The musician passed away due to an undisclosed illness

Oakland fire

Oakland Ghost Ship defendants accept plea deals for prison sentences

Leaseholder Derick Almena and creative director Max Harris will serve less than 10 years in jail

Stormzy MERKY Festival

Stormzy stopped a show to watch England’s penalty shootout

The grime MC paused his headline slot at last night’s #MERKY Festival

St Pauls Carnival

St Pauls Carnival to return to Bristol this weekend for its 50th anniversary

The procession will be coming back to the UK city after a four year hiatus

Drake

Here’s how to get a refund on Spotify for excessive Drake promotion

A number of Premium users didn’t take too kindly to Drizzy being the face of every Spotify playlist

WhoSampled

WhoSampled app launches new Shazam-style feature for samples

Users can now identify samples within tracks on their phones

Bringing the Backline, Trust Fund

Trust Fund drops new album Bringing the Backline

Lyrics touch upon “listlessness, disavowal and the fetishisation of regret”

1011 Crib Session

Banned drill videos have been reposted to Pornhub

The music visuals have found a new home on the explicit website

Atlanta Drake episode

Drake samples Atlanta’s Drake-themed episode on Scorpion

Drake’s fifth studio album, Scorpion, is out today (29 June). One of the tracks, In…

Drake

Drake is the face of every playlist on Spotify today

It’s Scorpion season

Madonna calls out Migos on Instagram for posing outside her house

“That’s my house in Miami”