Saffron Records

Saffron Records: Redressing gender disparities in the music tech industry

Remembering SOPHIE, the architect

In the wake of SOPHIE’s death, we take a look at the groundbreaking producer’s life, legacy and sound

Ariel Zetina

Mixtape Club: Finn McCorry and Local Action on the new non-profit series

Finn McCory and Tom Lea are celebrating mixtape culture and supporting DJs financially with their new project. We speak to the pair about Mixtape Club and how it all started

Tygapaw: Burning bright

For Jamaica-born, Brooklyn-based producer Tygapaw, music is a tool for processing, connecting and documenting. We meet the artist over Zoom

Black Country New Road © Rosie Alice

Black Country, New Road are going their own way

The Cambridgeshire seven-piece make post-punk psychodramas riddled with Gen-Z angst – naturally they’ve been earmarked for glory. We meet them for Issue 117

Lloyd Bradley and Richard Russell talk remix culture and cutting dubplates

Read Lloyd Bradley’s liner notes for Saturday Specials: The Clipz Remixes

KeiyaA: The artist is here for her things

Forever, Ya Girl was one of the defining albums of 2020, but the work is just beginning. And KeiyaA is more than ready

Weirdcore Orient Flux

Orient Flux: Step inside Weirdcore’s new time-bending Beijing exhibition

We catch up with Weirdcore, Gooooose and 33EMYBW to talk the visuals and sound design of the immersive exhibition, located in Beijing’s SKP-S department store

Higher state of consciousness: Music’s irrational turn

A collective tilt towards magical thinking, from astrology to ayahuasca, is changing the way we engage with music – and the structures that surround it

Hard Reset: Climate change and music in 2020

Jayda G, Kelly Lee Owens and Clean Scene’s Darwin discuss the dance community’s impact on climate change.

At breaking point: The year Poland’s underground fought back

In 2020, Poland’s right-wing government doubled down on their hardline agenda, targeting women and LGBTQ+ people. In response, artists and musicians inspired a new wave of resistance

The universal language of Beverly Glenn-Copeland

It may have taken five decades for the singular artist to be discovered, but his sublime transmissions speak to the times we’re living in

DJing as a GCSE: The Smart Brothers on getting CDJs into the school curriculum

This year, DJing became a formal GCSE qualification in its own right. We speak to Austen and Scott Smart on how they made this happen

Batu Butt Studio Void Dez

Batu and Butt Studio present their audiovisual collaboration Void Dez

Featuring a new track made exclusively for the video by the Timedance label head

No Signal Radio

No Signal represents culture as a whole”

The station’s meteoric rise is bringing Black communities together through independent radio. Co-founder David Sonubi tells their story

Curtis Waters

Curtis Waters: “I knew something was going to happen this year”

The TikTok star explains how he went from working in a smoothie bar in Cary, North Carolina, to one of the most-streamed artists of the year