Actress, Berlin Atonal 2018 © Cornelia Thonhauser

Berlin Atonal 2018: High-concept club sounds and challenging electronics

Kraftwerk, Berlin 25 August

Blood Orange – Negro Swan

Introspective, tender and unapologetically black, Devonté Hynes’ fourth LP as Blood Orange finds celebration amidst the struggle

Charli XCX © Yavez Anthonio

Charli XCX: Pull Up to the Party

Charlotte Aitchison is taking pop on a thrilling joyride. Chal Ravens joins her as she powers into the future

Ghetts’ Black Rose: Colourism, Diaspora Blues and Fatherhood

Chanté Joseph unpacks the powerful and sensitive themes of the grime veteran’s latest track and visual

mixes of the month

10 Mixes You Need to Hear This Month

August’s indispensable mixes, courtesy of Excelsior Ruth, Shed, Don’t DJ, Jayda G and more

D Double E talks us through Jackuum, track by track

To celebrate this milestone for a true British great, we asked D Double to break down each track of his long-awaited debut

Joy as An Act of Resistance review

IDLES – Joy as An Act of Resistance

Bristol punks IDLES wield the radical power of joy on their second album. The result? A heady rush of present-day fury and hope

Studio Barnhus Volym 1 review

Various Artists – Studio Barnhus Volym 1

The Stockholm label provides a snapshot of their exuberant sound – and a few outliers, too

Glitch 2018: The techno three-dayer makes its mark on the international festival circuit

Gianpula Fields, Malta 14 August