The Update: Terre Thaemlitz

The Comatonse label head discusses her latest project – a response to LGBT agendas increasingly revolving around themes of family and matrimony

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IAMDDB: Heart and Soul

We check in with the Manchester singer-rapper who makes swagger feel like self-love

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Aesthetic: Bad Gyal

Sewing a range of influences into her sound, the Barcelona rap rebel’s music is hard to pin down. She talks discovering dancehall parties and cooking up a different flavour

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Nils Frahm: Resonate Deeply

Nils Frahm remoulds classical music for this century. We travelled to Frahm’s custom-built Berlin studio to find an artist looking forward while preserving the past

Benjamin Filby on illustrating punk fashion designer Dilara Findikoglu as a comic book heroine

Meet the artist behind ‘Dilara: Warrior Sorceress’, a comic which reimagines rising fashion star Dilara Findikoglu as a Trump-defeating superhero

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Nabihah Iqbal: My Life as a Mixtape

From Radiohead to Japanese obscurities via SOPHIE, the NTS regular fka Throwing Shade talks us through the music that shaped her

The Crack Magazine Team’s Favourite Albums and Tracks of 2017

Favourite albums, tracks, tweets and shows as chosen by the extended Crack Magazine family.

Meet BASSIDE, the Miami duo celebrating the bassy DNA of their city’s sound

Listen to their debut EP first exclusively via Crack Magazine

Five New Acts You Need to Know

From a new riff on Auto-Tuned Atlanta rap to ferocious guitar music out of Bristol, goofy house music to unconventional, evocative RnB, here’s our heads up on the new acts you need on your radar