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Our pick of the best albums of 2022, starring Kendrick Lamar, Ariel Zetina, 700 Bliss, Wu-Lu and more. Music that left a mark on us – and the world – in a year that’s oscillated between the frightening and the absurd; painful and joyous.
Across the music industry, artists, labels and platforms are donating funds to help support the people of Ukraine. Here’s a list of resources, with links to charities and organisations
A rolling playlist of the best new music, curated and regularly refreshed by Crack Magazine
Ethel Cain, the Southern Gothic alter ego of Hayden Silas Anhedönia, inspired devotion like no other artist in 2022. But with the first chapter of her sprawling epic ending in tragedy, where does the cult of Cain go from here?
“A snapshot of where my sound is, at this point in time, whilst also nodding firmly to the future”
DJ Plead and Azu Tiwaline talk finding balance between touring and making music, exploring their heritage through their work and what factors are important for their creative process
The Venetian artist discusses synths, simplicity and improvised epiphanies in this month’s The Click
Photographer Glauco Canalis captured C2C Festival’s 20th anniversary edition, which saw performances from the likes of Arca, Blackhaine, Jeff Mills and more
100 minutes of pure energy from the London-based party-starter
The 19-year-old rapper touched down in London for a sold-out headline show, We sent photographers Sam Adjaye and Melodie Cherie down to capture the scenes.
Upon the release of a new covers album celebrating 25 years of ‘Dig Me Out’, Big Joanie sat down with Corin Tucker for a conversation that revealed shared visions of a fairer world.
Comforting sounds for calm recollection from the DJ and broadcaster
The stories about Los Angeles are all true: underneath its carefully curated image lies an underbelly of darkness. But few artists have captured this reality like James Ferraro on 2015’s ‘Skid Row’
Featuring tracks from Iceboy Violet, Posh Isolation, Ange Halliwell, Casey MQ and Fauness herself
“Go on a trip to get lost” with the multidisciplinary artist and Incienso signee
As Persher, Blawan and Pariah cut and splice the DNA of hardcore and metal to let loose new extremes
Emboldened by the radical power of community, New Orleans punks Special Interest run headfirst towards the chaos on their latest album ‘Endure’
Becky Sloan, Joe Pelling and Baker Terry, the creators of the cult puppet series, talk us through a series of stills from the new Channel 4 series, giving behind-the-scenes insights into the creation and craft of ‘Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared’
Ahead of their appearance at EFG London Jazz Festival later this month, the Leeds-founded collective drop by with a vibrant Sunday Mix that nods to their eclectic musical influences
Burial’s seminal second album turns 15. To celebrate, we spoke to Mala, Nia Archives, George FitzGerald, Loraine James and more about what ‘Untrue’ means to them
Get to know Ruby Goon, the free-spirited group making psychedelic rock that’s as vibrant and colourful as it is full of heart
The biennial event returned to Amsterdam from 30 September to 23 October this year
As Sudan Archives, Brittney Parks brought the innovative instrumentation of East and West Africa to the experimental R&B world. Her latest reinvention, girl-next-door Britt, reveals the person behind the art
The Berlin-based DJ, producer and Panorama Bar resident turns in an emotional and era-spanning set saturated in psychedelic hues
A trio of standout sets recorded live at Ortigia Sound System Festival in Italy this past summer. Featuring Kelman Duran, MC Yallah and Debmaster, and Lamusa II
A gleefully hectic festival set from Kelman Duran, filled with a grab-bag of baile funk, reggaeton, Jersey club and more. Utterly delightful.
Nyege Nyege affiliate MC Yallah in the zone with trusty collaborator and producer Debmaster for Ortigia Sound System Festival 2022. An incendiary listen