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Previous winners include the likes of Metallica, Led Zeppelin and Paul McCartney...

Grandmaster Flash has become the first DJ to win the Polar Music Prize, often dubbed the "Nobel Prize For Music".

The prize was founded by...

Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five’s Kidd Creole found guilty of manslaughter

Hip-hop pioneer Kidd Creole has been found guilty of manslaughter.


Born Nathaniel Glover, Kidd Creole – an original member of the pioneering New York hip-hop...

Herefordshire festival goes all-out for milestone edition...

Nozstock: The Hidden Valley festival returns home to Bromyard, Herefordshire from 20th to 22nd July with a mega line-up featuring Chase & Status (featuring Rage)...

Kidd Creole

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five's Kidd Creole has received a 16 year prison sentence for stabbing a homeless man, John Jolly, twice in the...

From CBGB and the last days of disco to formative era house music and hip hop

Run-DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Larry Levan and more feature in a new exhibition on early ‘80s New York music, which opened Friday 11th June.  

Held at...

Essex's farm fest Brownstock returns

Essex's scaled down answer to Glastonbury, Brownstock — started seven years ago as a private party for the Brown family and 100 friends on their...

‘12on12 RUN DMC’ is a 12-track compilation of the music that inspired the group

Run DMC have announced a new, limited edition vinyl compilation, set for release via 12on12 in December.

The 12-track compilation celebrates the music that inspired...

First wave of acts announced

After successfully attracting hordes of Topshop Tarzans and leopard-leotard lasses to Port Lympne Animal Park last September, Zoo Project Festival returns for round two, this time in a Hidden Forest at Boughton House, Northamptonshire, on 30th August to 1st September.

 A guide to dance music's pre-rave past...

We've drafted in Greg Wilson, the former electro-funk pioneer, nowadays a leading figure in the global disco/re-edits movement and respected commentator on dance music and...

'Yo! The Early Days Of Hip-Hop 1982-84' features over 300 pages of photographs charting the genre's rise

A new book, set to be published by Soul Jazz Books/Records, will explore the very earliest days of hip hop.

'Yo! The Early Days Of...

The new names join headliners The Chemical Brothers in Cornwall in August...

Boardmasters has announced the second wave of artists to play the festival, which runs from Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th August on Fistral Beach in...

Line up and theme announced for family festival

Returning for its sixth year the family friendly Camp Bestival welcomes 2013 with an ever more diverse line up with the Around The World theme...

It's set to mark the 35th anniversary of their album ‘Raising Hell’

Run-DMC are getting involved in the NFT game, with plans to mint limited edition vinyl artwork from their double-disc compilation with the 12on12 label.

Only 500 hand-numbered editions of the...

Ibiza promoter's UK outlet

Zoo Project Festival returns for its second run next weekend (30th August - 1st September).

The event, which was spawned from the legendary Zoo project...

A guide to dance music's pre-rave past

A guide to dance music's past