Books on the Blues: A reading list by Samson Kambalu

The Oxford-based artist, academic and writer walks us through eight texts that, in their own ways, tell a story about blues music, its evolution and its trailblazers

Nukuluk curate an eclectic playlist of tracks that have inspired them

Featuring aya, Tricky, Richard Dawson, Wu-Lu, Nilufer Yanya and more

Usher in the summer with a new playlist from DJ Spit

The Berlin-based DJ dabbles in “lots of positive emotions with a good portion of euphoria” for his club-ready Selections

The Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto

Life, works and legacy: 10 artists on Ryuichi Sakamoto and his everlasting impact

Musicians, contemporaries and longtime collaborators pay their tributes to the late Ryuichi Sakamoto – an artist like no other. Featuring Ninja Tune’s Coldcut, Fennesz, Dennis Bovell MBE, anu, Midori Hirano and more

Voyage of discovery: Intonal Festival 2023 through five standout moments

Various venues, Mälmo, Sweden 26 April

Experiments in the art of living: Don and Moki Cherry’s Organic Music

Ahead of Terraforma 2023, festival co-founder Ruggero Pietromarchi speaks with Blank Forms’ Lawrence Kumpf and Naima Karlsson about Don and Moki’s work and their Organic Music

Pretty Girl on the music that inspired her One Night, One Time EP

The Steel City Dance Discs signee gives us the lowdown on the music that inspired her dreamy April-released EP

Bar Italia: Tracey Denim review

Keeping faith with the halcyon days of pensive, mid-90s US slacker rock, Bar Italia’s scuzzy third album is right at home on the label that helped propel the sound the first time around

In Photos: The Great Escape 2023

Relive last week’s edition of the beachside event through a visual diary featuring Arlo Parks, Grove, Blondshell and more