Get an inside look at our mixed reality Crack XR app with Oliver Ellmers

The new app features immersive digital performances from Flohio, A.G. Cook and Brian Nasty. Visual artist and design technologist Oliver Ellmers walks us through the creative process

Kacey Musgraves: The sun also rises

Golden Hour made a household name out of country outlier Kacey Musgraves, even as her personal life was coming undone. For its follow-up, she leans into tragedy to find inner peace

How pop producer Ariel Rechtshaid composed the score for Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl is back. As we collectively re-immerse ourselves into the GG universe, we catch up with the show’s composer Ariel Rechtshaid to discuss his journey into scoring and the role Jam City is playing in bringing the music to life

Scalping: Body Language

Scalping aren’t the first to harness the dual energies of basement ragers and noise, but they might be the most uncompromising

Emma-Jean Thackray: Everything will flow

When multi-instrumentalist and producer Emma-Jean Thackray contracted Covid-19, it threatened to derail her career. Instead, she recalibrated

Space Afrika: Foreground music

Ambient outliers Space Afrika create evocative, fragmented soundscapes that engage with a complex, difficult world. We meet them for Issue 121

Rema vs. the world

The stars have aligned for the breakthrough Benin City hitmaker, but he’s busy dreaming of a whole other galaxy

Caroline Polachek on Bunny is a Rider and collaborating with Danny L Harle

Caroline Polachek is back with a new song. In the week of its release, we discuss studio sessions with Danny L Harle, lockdown creativity and the story behind her Breathless cover

Lockdown FM: Gilles Peterson documents a year of pandemic broadcasting in his new book

Lockdown FM reflects on a year of lockdowns, major cultural events and the healing powers of music. We catch up with Peterson to discuss how the book came together

Anz: The Masterplan

In the most unusual of circumstances, Anz has risen to become one of the most compelling figures in club culture. As that world begins to open up again, she pauses to take it all in

Mannequin Pussy are still standing

Recent events could have spelled the end of the Philly punk band. Instead, they’ve dug deep into the very qualities that made them special in the first place: vulnerability and resilience

Imagining freedom: The protest music of Kashmir

Amid escalating tensions in the region, artists are using music to strengthen cultural identity and spread messages of hope

Tyler the Creator

How Tyler, the Creator builds worlds with director of photography Luis Pérez

Talking Russian hats, vintage cameras and peachy hues with one of Tyler’s closest collaborators

KMRU: Ways of hearing

Nairobi-born ambient artist KMRU uses sound to find a deeper understanding of the world around us

Calvin Klein SXWKS

SXWKS: Strength in numbers

SXWKS are the London collective creating the perfect conditions for collaboration

Niks Delanancy

Niks Delanancy on how Black Artist Database is changing the music industry

The B.A.D. co-founder talks about how a Google spreadsheet turned into the volunteer project Black Bandcamp, and how it’s now expanding