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The Bristol artist shares his thoughts on the National Healthcare System – from its unification of the people to the compassion of its staff
Every month for the last 17 years, Fabric has captured the fluctuations of dance music history in a little metal box, from microhouse to brostep. It’s time to pay tribute
Now! That’s What I Call Music released its 100th edition last month. It’s time to pay our dues to an overlooked institution
Selena paved the way for multicultural, empowered pop music. As Dreaming of You turns 23, Rachel Grace Almeida celebrates the legacy of the Mexican-American icon
Few things are as evocative of the sound of the summer’s past. But what makes a summer banger, well, bang?
For many, reggaeton is the sound of the city in summer. But the genre also captures something more: representation, mutual understanding and a communal bond
Gabriel Szatan reevaluates the much-maligned genre of blog house – was there more to it than day-glo animation, purple hoodies and dodgy bitrates?
From Beyoncé to Skepta, there’s been an uptick in established acts borrowing from smaller artists. Emily Gosling explores the consequences
Augustin Macellari wonders if artists can fill Instagram’s perceived vacuousness with substance
In this personal defence, Chanté Joseph argues that we need to support the controversial rapper in 2018
2017 revealed a striking conformity among our online listening habits – isn’t it time we did more to support independent artists and labels?
In uncertain times, soothing sounds have provided a sanctuary for many. Aurora Mitchell maps out the context of ambient music’s resurgence in 2017
By both reifying and remixing musical representations of Americanhood, the likes of SZA, Cardi B and Khalid presented a resistance to the uglier aspects of Americanness in 2017
Yemi Abiade reflects on how, in 2017, people of colour have shifted the momentum from the establishment and inspired change through self-created platforms
From raves under bridges to a club circuit in the Caucasus mountains, historically closed off countries are creating movements with cosmic connections
Niloufar Haidari reflects on the life of Lil Peep who broke a lot of ground – and connected with many young people – in a short time