Kamasi Washington: Life Overflowing

On ‘Fearless Movement’, the saxophonist’s first full-length in six years, he finds inspiration in earthly pleasures: family, connection and the act of living.

Flowdan: From this point onwards

Flowdan is a giant in the U.K. underground. As part of Roll Deep, he steered the influential grime crew to murkier places. Alongside The Bug, he pushed dub and dancehall to its limits with his uncompromising flows. In February, he became the first ever British MC to win a Grammy for Rumble – the Skrillex-featuring hit that shook dancefloors as much as it did TikTok. Where does the east Londoner go from here?

Adrianne Lenker has turned tenderness into an artform

Adrianne Lenker has turned tenderness into an artform. On her latest solo album, the completely analogue ‘Bright Future’, the Big Thief leader is moving through life with a heart wide open

Vegyn is exploring the subtle art of letting go

Vegyn’s transportive music resonates with a generation of listeners who are equally curious and overwhelmed. Ahead of his second album, the London producer connects with Emma Garland for our February issue

Bar Italia: The Rest Is History

Intentionally or not, Bar Italia have cultivated an air of inscrutability with their approach to being a rock band that, depending on your POV, is standoffish, wry or just the right side of pretentious. As they bid the underground goodbye, the time is apt to find out who they really are

Anohni, the truth-teller

As 2023 draws to a close, the world more broken than ever, Anohni is unequivocal: we must face the truth, however hard that may be. Read the landmark December cover story

TraTraTrax: Keep It Moving

TraTraTrax has taken the global underground by storm. The Colombian label is leading a Latin American dance movement where diasporic traditions merge with UK bass and techno. But with recognition often comes tokenisation – and they’re resisting

Shy One: Higher Frequencies

Starting off as a grime DJ in her teens, Shy One has since become a luminary in UK nightlife. Gearing up for a second album, she’s never sounded more sure of herself. Read the October issue cover story

Connecting… Oneohtrix Point Never

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

LSDXOXO: Battle Stance

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

Jim Legxacy is going places

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

Into the woods with PJ Harvey

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

The Metamorphosis of Eartheater

World builder. Eartheater. The experimental provocateur, label head and fashion muse is readying her next phase the only way she knows how: devouring everything

The Cover Story: Jam City

The audio version of our Issue 142 cover story, featuring Jam City

Jam City is living 3 a.m. eternal

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

The Cover Story: Caroline Polachek

The audio version of our Issue 140 cover story, featuring Caroline Polachek

Popcaan is setting the gold standard

Always positive. Always moving. Blockbuster hitmaker Popcaan has one objective – to keep pushing dancehall forward. For the March issue cover story, Tshepo Mokoena learns how

Caroline Polachek is surrendering to chaos

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

Duval Timothy: Life in Colour

Duval Timothy’s meticulous musical practice reverberates with humanity. Now, he’s ready to embrace life in all its messy shades.

Ethel Cain: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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?

Sudan Archives: Destiny Fulfilled

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

On and on and on: The First 15 Years of Hessle Audio

The history and future of Hessle Audio, a label which came to define an era of UK club music

Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Kill or Cure

In the aughts, Yeah Yeah Yeahs were the chaos agents who upended sterile rock conventions. Two decades on, the storied New York band are still raising hell – and hoping for a revolution

Naira Marley: Following the Leader

The Nigerian superstar’s career has been coloured by controversy. But where a conservative society sees a troublemaker, its youth find a new idol. Naira Marley is our Issue 133 cover star

The Cover Story: Arooj Aftab

The audio version of our Issue 132 cover story, featuring Grammy-winning composer and vocalist Arooj Aftab

Digga D: The Architect

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

Girlpool: Let the Light In

Los Angeles indie duo Girlpool are growing up, not growing apart. The pair are the cover stars of Issue 130

To Be Continued: Top Boy

Kano, Little Simz, Ashley Walters and Micheal Ward preview the return of Top Boy. This is the story of how converging forces of Black British creativity are changing the face of culture.

The Cover Story: John Glacier

The audio version of our Issue 126 cover story. Featuring rapper, producer and self-confessed nerd John Glacier

Jenny Hval © Ida Fiskaa

Deconstructing Jenny Hval

Few dare to blend high theory and art pop like the Norwegian musician and writer. But for her latest chapter, Jenny Hval is finding inspiration in the ordinary