Squid Parallax

Squid: Something in the water

Jakob Kundst Steensen / Catharsis, Connect BTS

Connect, BTS: Hans Ulrich Obrist on the K-pop group’s groundbreaking London exhibition

We meet with the Serpentine Gallery curator to talk BTS’ philosophy, musical references and Jakob Kudsk Steensen’s Catharsis installation

AYA

AYA’s new dance theory

The Manchester-based producer disrupts dancefloors with club commentary from the heart

Yaeji

Yaeji: All together now

Yaeji learned a lot about herself after her breakout success. Now, with her friends by her side, anything is possible

Youth Clubbing

Youth clubbing: Inside a new generation of London studios

We meet the people fighting political indifference, industry apathy and public funding cuts to secure a brighter future for young people in the capital

club culture

Groundwork: Taking the temperature of contemporary club culture

Four of club music’s most singular voices trace what dance music did next

JPEGMAFIA

JPEGMAFIA is ending 2019 on top

We caught JPEGMAFIA in London for our latest style shoot

Eris Drew and Octo Octa © Kasia Zacharko

Inside The Crack Magazine Archives, our new book celebrating 10 years of photography

In this extract, editor Louise Brailey writes about the significance of her favourite image

FKA twigs © Justin French

FKA twigs: A divine invention

FKA twigs has always had faith in her vision. MAGDALENE, her anticipated second album, anoints her as the decade’s most impactful artist

Keyah/Blu

KEYAH/BLU is the South London artist who defies classification

Get lost in the world of her unique style in our exclusive editorial

Giant Swan © Tom Andrew

Giant Swan: The shape of noise to come

Giant Swan want to question everything you know about extreme music. We meet the duo in Bristol to talk noise, debut albums and their guiding philosophy

sudan archives

Sudan Archives is conjuring alternative realities

With long-awaited debut Athena, Sudan Archives transmits visions of her own Afrofuturist utopia

Girl Band: Noise Machine

After withdrawing from the glare of the spotlight, Girl Band return stronger – and stranger – than ever

A$AP Ferg

A$AP Ferg: Harlem when it sizzles

For A$AP Ferg, his hometown is his biggest muse

Dr. Rubinstein

Dr. Rubinstein is in her element

A raver at heart, Marina Rubinstein’s love of the dancefloor spills into her kinetic, acid-driven DJ sets

brent faiyaz

Brent Faiyaz stands alone

We meet R&B’s lone-ranger Brent Faiyaz for Issue 105