Rising: Mrley

Charli XCX: The endgame

The clock’s running down on Charli XCX’s major label contract. For her final move, the pop auteur is making a play for superstardom

Manami on spreading joy and inclusion in Bristol’s electronic scene

DJing was an unexpected career trajectory for Manami. Here, the Bristol-based artist talks music production, her classical training and giving back to the city’s community

Mica Levi: In dreams

Celebrated composer for film, DIY figurehead, lifelong collaborator… Mica Levi doesn’t care for boundaries, musical or otherwise

PinkPantheress: Just a feeling

PinkPantheress’ followers on TikTok grew by 200,000 in the time it took to write this profile. Don’t worry, she’s ready for it

Joy Orbison: Outside looking in

Joy Orbison was 21 when Hyph Mngo sent his career into overdrive. His response – elusiveness. Twelve years later, a debut full-length revels in a newfound intimacy

Friendly Society: Saffron Records are creating opportunity in music and technology

The Bristol collective are addressing long-standing industry imbalances, and they need your support

Soichi Terada: Basking in the afterglow

A new generation of clubgoers anointed house veteran Soichi Terada an international sensation at 50. After a whirlwind six years, he’s eager to revisit his past

Snail Mail: The rebound

The success of Snail Mail’s debut left the indie star reeling from the aftershocks of fame. Now, a dramatic second album reveals an artist ready to start anew

Namasenda: All guns blazing

The PC Music signee is an ex-punk who creates adrenaline-laced club music inspired by action movies. Label Namasenda at your peril

Blackhaine: Motion sickness

Through brutal narratives and choreography, Blackhaine is giving expression to a desolation that lives at society’s margins. The Salford-based artist is the cover star of Issue 125

Rising: Tomu DJ

For this month’s Rising feature, California-based artist Tomu DJ talks inner peace, self-acceptance and her debut album, ‘FEMINISTA’

Meth Math: Rushing towards oblivion

Step inside the strange world of Meth Math, the Mexican trio making club-focused reggaeton to soundtrack the apocalypse

Crack Cloud: Get free

With roots in addiction recovery, Vancouver collective Crack Cloud extol community, catharsis and positive change. Read the interview from Issue 124

Designing Rustie’s Glass Swords: An interview with Jonathan Zawada

In the week that Rustie’s groundbreaking debut album, ‘Glass Swords’, turns 10, we catch up with the designer behind its striking cover art

Eris Drew: Keep reaching

Eris Drew has switched countless dancefloors on to the Motherbeat philosophy. With the release of her debut album, the Midwest rave mystic draws us deeper into her world