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The music of Oneohtrix Point Never cleaves to a dream logic. For a glowing tenth album, pop’s resident disruptor and the Weeknd collaborator is revisiting past selves. Sasha Geffen learns more for the September cover story
This year has been a trip for LSDXOXO. The custodian of queer and kinky club music has launched a label, DJ’d for Beyoncé and even roused the ire of techno’s gatekeepers. Now, emboldened by a period of artistic risk-taking, the game is on. Meet our August cover star
Not content with releasing one of the year’s most exciting tapes, rapper-producer Jim Legxacy has co-produced the UK’s song of the summer. This is the story of an artist from Lewisham, and how he came to create a sound that’s as vibrant and complex as his home
PJ Harvey: musician, poet and iconoclast. A new album, the first in seven years, captures a moment of creative renewal as she explores the ambiguities of worlds both real and imagined. Crack’s Editor-in-Chief, Louise Brailey, learns more
Jam City’s 2012 debut album rerouted UK club music, but a series of stylistic heel-turns and A-list collaborations defined the years that followed. Now, the producer is returning to his roots to celebrate the transcendent quality of a messy night out
Caroline Polachek is no stranger to drama. Guided by her breathtaking voice, the experimental pop artist has written operas, earned a Grammy nomination and even inspired a TikTok dance craze. Now, she’s ready for her next chapter
Ethel Cain, the Southern Gothic alter ego of Hayden Silas Anhedönia, inspired devotion like no other artist in 2022. But with the first chapter of her sprawling epic ending in tragedy, where does the cult of Cain go from here?
As Sudan Archives, Brittney Parks brought the innovative instrumentation of East and West Africa to the experimental R&B world. Her latest reinvention, girl-next-door Britt, reveals the person behind the art
Despite having his creativity stifled by the authorities, the west London rapper has continued to build on the foundations he laid when helping the genre rise to prominence. Now, a new era is beginning
In 2019, Mitski announced a hiatus from music and disappeared from social media. Nearly two-and-a-half years later, she’s about to release her sixth album and take it on a global tour. So Mitski’s back? Kind of…