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Arcade Fire: ‘The major record labels are completely clueless’

Arcade Fire: ‘The major record labels are completely clueless’

As the band grace cinemas with new documentary ‘The Reflektor Tapes’, I join them in Toronto for some Reflektion. (The Independent) Continue reading

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Tink

Tink

20-year-old R&B protégé from Chicago being mentored by Timbaland. Her velvet vocals are as comfortable rapping over modern beats as singing soul-bearing ballads. (Mixmag) Continue reading

Ghost Culture

Ghost Culture

24-year-old East London-based producer James Greenwood leaves engineering for Daniel Avery behind to create his own dreamlike world. (Mixmag) Continue reading

King Of The Swingers

King Of The Swingers

As Arctic Monkeys get ready to play the first huge gigs of London’s festival summer, I ask modern-day rock ’n’ roll icon Alex Turner if he’s putting it all on. (Time Out) Continue reading

Route 94

Route 94

The London-based bedroom producer sounds like a collision between Detroit techno and Chicago house – on Interstate 94, of course. (Mixmag)
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I’m In It

I’m In It

Josh Leary, better known as Kanye-producing experimentalist Evian Christ, shows me around his hometown of Ellesmere Port. (self-titled) Continue reading

A Culture In-Between

A Culture In-Between

Born in the Congo, raised in Europe, Baloji brings together hip hop and the music of his birthplace. Ahead of tonight’s concert at the Barbican, he tells me about this meeting of continents. (The Quietus) Continue reading

Afghan Wig Out

Afghan Wig Out

They had bigger things to worry about than mud, dodgy sound systems or the state of the portaloos. It’s Kabul’s first rock festival in 36 years. (Mojo) Continue reading

Stella Feehily

Stella Feehily

The playwright on her new play, Bang Bang Bang, which explores the lives of human rights researchers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Exeunt) Continue reading

Sex & Trainers In Berlin

Sex & Trainers In Berlin

Travelling to Berlin to see a showcase performance of Xaver Von Treyer’s new audiovisual project ‘The Torino Scale’ in the slightly bizarre setting of an Adidas shop and taking the opportunity to further explore the city’s relationship with music. (The Quietus) Continue reading

Rice Dream

Rice Dream

Looking into a federation of small farmers in Uttaranchal state to find out more about the impact that Fairtrade accreditation can have in rural India. (Fairtrade Foundation) Continue reading