Listen to four audio Sketches by Soda Plains, Ikonika, Sega Bodega and Ivy Lab created using Native Instruments

It’s the second season of Native’s Sketches series

Various Artists – Midnight Manual

The fifth anniversary compilation from Singapore-via-Berlin techno label Midnight Shift is let down by inconsistency

9 Mixes You Need to Hear Right Now

Whether you’re prepping for next weekend or recovering from the one just gone, we select the mixes you need in your life right now

A Guide to Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Cinematic Storytelling Through Sound

From sonic translations of vast landscapes to sci-fi soundtracks, here’s a rundown of the recurring themes in the pioneering composer’s film scores

© Chloe Newman

Stefflon Don’s live show proved why she’s the UK’s reigning queen of rap

O2 Forum Kentish Town 8 March

700 Bliss – Spa 700

Philadelphia duo Camae Ayewa and Zubeyda Muzeyyen – otherwise known as Moor Mother and DJ Haram – deliver cathartic, diasporic sounds that give space to ruminate and rage

Ministry – AmeriKKKant

There’s horror, humour and samples of Trump ranting over metal riffs, but the band’s latest lacks, you guessed it, nuance

10 Female Artists on Their Unsung Pioneers

uff to UMFANG, Midori Takada to Cera Khin, we asked 10 artists who to shine a light on their underappreciated heroes

The Update: Tessa Pollitt

Ahead of a new documentary on The Slits, the band’s former bassist explains why its finally time the punk band got their dues