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Get in the zone for Snowbombing 2022 with this weekend’s virtual festival

Snowbombing festival has announced details of a live streamed, virtual event, taking place this weekend. 

In lieu of its regular, IRL festival in Mayrhofen, Austria...

sbk shot by Sam Singer

In this month’s Meet the MC, Amy Fielding speaks with London-based artist sbk about coming up through the capital’s grime scene, his debut mixtape, and a new creative direction

At just 13-years-old, an MC going by the name of sbk sent an email to Lewisham artist and XL Recordings affiliate, Kwadwo Quentin Kankam, better...

The second artist in our new Meet the MC DJ Mag Originals video series is West Londoner, Br3nya. In her episode, she takes DJ Mag...

Of the raft of female MCs coming through in the UK right now, West London’s Br3nya is a legit standout, coupling her dexterous flow with...

Tributes pour in for garage MC from Flex FM

One of the best-loved MCs in UK club-land, MC Sparks, died at the weekend. He was known as one of the main MCs on the...

Bru-C in a beige coat, wearing a black hat against a grey wall

Having made his name as a key figure in the bassline and drum & bass collective CruCast, Bru-C is now pushing himself further with a signing to the UK wing of iconic hip-hop label Def Jam. He talks to DJ Mag about the importance of keeping it real

Realness: the rarest commodity in these filtered and manipulated times. Forever sought after, impossible to synthesise; realness can’t be controlled or counted or rated by...

London’s Sub Merchants celebrate all things deep, dark and dubby on the new six-track Ridley Road comp. Hear the syrupy subs of Fearless Dread’s ‘Sucker...

London’s Sub Merchants label will release a new compilation in July, celebrating all things deep, dark and dubby with six tracks of gnarly heft. 

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After dropping his third mixtape in summer 2020 — full of honest bars about mental health and working towards goals — and collaborating with Loraine...

It’s the mid-2010s, and the MC now known as Le3 bLACK is holed up in his halls at Westminster University. Surrounded by Indomie noodles and...

Darri T

In this month’s Meet The MC, DJ Mag’s Amy Fielding speaks with rising Norwich rapper, Darri T, about his impressive debut album, the importance of honesty in songwriting, and his everlasting love for the UK’s rap scene

Norwich, near the east coast of England, might not be the first place that springs to mind when considering rap or MCs, but 23 year...

Meet the MC is DJ Mag's new monthly interview series, getting to know emerging MCs on the electronic music scene. This month, DJ Mag’s Amy...

Master Peace is settled into a booth at The Courthouse Hotel in Shoreditch.  Nestled amongst bare bricks and leather seats, the South London MC oozes an infectious...

Nova made history last year when she became the first grime artist to win Scottish Album of the Year. An MC who wears her heart...

From 2007 to 2012, London promoters Eat Your Own Ears hosted Underage Festival at Victoria Park. Open to young people aged between 13 and 17...

Leeds-based rapper ATO uses music to reflect on his life and show an alternative side to the London-centric perception of Black Britishness. Ahead of his...

It all began with Pokémon. A digital world of endless exploration, it’s a common place for kids to lose themselves entirely; a fantasy of bright...

Meet the MC is DJ Mag's new monthly interview series, getting to know emerging MCs on the electronic music scene. This month, DJ Mag’s Amy...

Jeshi

East London’s Jeshi documents personal struggles, social contradictions and life’s day-to-day mundanities with a wry wit and relatable appeal. For this month’s Meet the MC, Rahel Aklilu speaks to him about the observational songwriting of his debut album, ‘Universal Credit’

"This is less of a big, brash political statement, which you’d expect because of the title, but rather a collection of observations from a man...

Inspired by the flourishing West African rap scene and her time spent living in the United States, Ghanaian artist Amaarae has been crafting a sound...

Ghana’s capital, Accra, is often described as the country’s beating heart. Home to the buzzing Makola Market, postcard-perfect beaches and high-energy nightlife, it’s a hub...

Tattooist-turned-rapper TRAPY speaks to Amy Fielding about his favourite Marvel characters, obscure samples, and his reason for anonymity

Framed by white curtains and stood against the red brick tower blocks of the city, West-London born, British-Serbian artist TRAPY looks down from a window...