Grime Stories: Jammer’s basement, pirate radio and the genre’s legacy

We speak to Dhelia Snoussi – co-curator of the Grime Stories exhibition at the Museum of London – about the link between grime and gentrification

Inside Swagger Like Us, the San Francisco party platforming emerging queer talent

Swagger Like Us is an event series and artist hub based in the Bay Area. We talk humble beginnings and party memories with co-founders Kelly Lovemonster and davOmakesbeats

All under one reality raving: the future technologies of music festivals

The field of immersive audience experience begs the question: do transactional exchanges (you-perform-I-clap) belong in festival models of the future? The way Sam Wiehl sees it, it’s a dynamic that begs revision

Weekends to last a lifetime: the worldbuilding potential of music festivals

Can the environmental impact created by attending a music festival, especially when its virtue is purely hedonistic, really be justified?

Thinking outside the box: how female urinals will pave the way to Peequality

Peequal co-founder, Amber Probyn, discusses the future of safe spaces at festivals and how urinals designed for women may be the solution

In search of solidarity: Welcome to Queer House Party

Queer House Party is setting the pace for accessible and inclusive clubbing. We speak to founding members and resident DJs Harry Gay, Wacha and passer, who also share a sweat-inducing set

Carly Rae Jepsen: More Than a Feeling

Carly Rae Jepsen is a pop sensation. Ten years after the sugar rush of Call Me Maybe, she’s still finding new ways to transform intimate emotions into collective bliss

Medusa: The glitter-soaked Shanghai party shares an exclusive playlist

Medusa is one of China’s most popular queer parties. Renowned for its glitter-soaked theatrics, the party’s founders drop by with a playlist that embodies the spirit of the Shanghai night

Let Loose: LSDXOXO’s Floorgasm party turns dancefloors into fantasy worlds

Floorgasm is the sweat-soaked party series headed up by club favourite LSDXOXO. We hear from resident DJ Yha Yha, who also delivers a Floorgasm mix

Emeka Ogboh turns the soundscapes of Lagos into profound explorations of time

Emeka Ogboh has made the leap from acclaimed sound installation artist to celebrated experimental producer. We interview him for Issue 133

Creamcake looks back on a decade of partying in this exclusive playlist

Ahead of its 10/11 anniversary celebrations, the team behind the Berlin club night share a high-octane playlist filled with avant-pop, post-club sounds and party favourites

Touching Bass are digging deeper into the transformative power of music

The label, club night, concert series and growing web of musicians has established itself as one of London’s most exciting musical prospects

Rising: tendai is treading his own musical path

Meet tendai, the east London singer-songwriter pairing a cinematic sensibility with a patchwork of sounds and musical cultures

Horsegirl are reviving the spirit of punk for a disillusioned generation

Barely out of school, Horsegirl are a band of friends on a mission. We meet the group for Issue 133

Sustainability at festivals: DGTL and Rave Scout Cookies on how events can lead to change

We spoke with DGTL’s Sustainability Manager, Mitchell van Dooijeweerd, and Rave Scout Cookies founder Salman Jaberi about the festival’s circular system

Naira Marley: Following the Leader

The Nigerian superstar’s career has been coloured by controversy. But where a conservative society sees a troublemaker, its youth find a new idol. Naira Marley is our Issue 133 cover star