How Raza Tariq said NO THANKS to Central Saint Martins

The Click: Waajeed on a transformative Miami trip with Roy Davis Jr.

In his own words, Detroit producer Waajeed reflects on an impromptu trip to Miami with Roy Davis Jr. that altered his brain’s chemistry

Sabrina Bellaouel: Present Continuous

With a new year comes fresh beginnings – a revitalising energy that French-Algerian R&B artist Sabrina Bellaouel harnesses on her debut album, ‘Al Hadr’

Billy Nomates: Anger is an Energy

Billy Nomates is tired of holding it all in. The Bristol artist is ready to let loose raw emotions and – thanks to new album, ‘CACTI’ – belligerent, big-hearted pop

DJ Plead: Beat Connection

DJ Plead’s percussive club experiments have lit up dancefloors the world over, but the Lebanese-Australian producer and DJ has another, more personal aim: to explore his Arabic heritage through music

Rising: Joyeria is embracing every mistake

Meet Joyeria, the intentionally enigmatic songwriter condensing a lifetime of pent-up creative frustration into sharp, direct lyrics; music that is at once at once playful, devastating and bitterly funny

How Lucy Bright and Oliver Coates built the musical universe of Aftersun

From Blur to Éliane Radigue, Oliver Coates and Lucy Bright discuss influences and the process of soundtracking Charlotte Wells’ directorial debut ‘Aftersun’

Duval Timothy: Life in Colour

Duval Timothy’s meticulous musical practice reverberates with humanity. Now, he’s ready to embrace life in all its messy shades.

Threads 2022: Nick León in conversation with Florentino

For the December issue, we brought together artists who have shaped the year for in-depth conversations. Here, Nick León and Florentino chat dancefloor highlights, ‘Xtasis’ and highlighting different musical narratives

Threads 2022: Ariel Zetina in conversation with Iceboy Violet

Ariel Zetina and Iceboy Violet connect over a video call to discuss tales from the road, their approaches to songwriting and performance, and the musical lineage of their respective cities

Threads 2022: Jockstrap in conversation with Wu-Lu

London experimentalists Wu-Lu and Jockstrap talk post-genre practice, the challenges of touring today, and the rewards of altruism in this conversation taken from Issue 138

Ethel Cain: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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?

Gigi Masin portrait shot, 2022

Gigi Masin on the simple sound that triggered a creative recalibration

The Venetian artist discusses synths, simplicity and improvised epiphanies in this month’s The Click

Fashion designer Tia Tanaka on flowers, Studio Ghibli and self-expression

We caught up with the designer behind the ‘Blooming Fuschia’ petal shirt, worn by Lous and the Yakuza in our Aesthetic shoot, to talk inspirations, advice for young designers and the process behind her work

Rising: New York rapper CLIP makes music for flexing through the tears

CLIP’s subtle bravado, paired with her candid lyricism, resonates with a younger generation that embraces life in all its contours. We catch up with the rising artist for Issue 138

Los Angeles artist Maral sat with her arms folded

Maral: Aural Histories

Los Angeles producer Maral draws from a rich vein of Persian folk, pop and classical to recast enduring sentiment in urgent new ways