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Funk-dripped drum & bass head plays us his most inspiring tracks

Always that most steadfastly independent genre, today drum & bass is splintered into a panoply of micro camps. In one corner, the giant, fizzy-pop electro chords and high fructose rushes of labels like Hospital; in another, the clipped, dark minimalism and sub bass caverns of its most underground soldiers, the Critical crew.

We catch a few minutes with Cobblestone Jazz...

Cobblestone Jazz are one of those prolific groups who've secured a place right in the pounding heart of the creative techno industry. Their '23 Seconds'...

Something’s happening on the peripheries of jazz, but what do we call it? Alanna Henry delves in to find out

In the UK, new experimental sounds born from the jazz tradition are transforming the live experience. Fusing with mainstream genres like grime, hip-hop and reggae...

On Cue is our flagship mix series, celebrating the pivotal DJs and producers whose influence has shaped the world of electronic music, both in their...

“My parents were really big record collectors and they were serious about it — so much so, that they had separate collections,” deep house innovator...

Fred P revives his Black Jazz Consortium project with a new album of lush house inspired by traditional Brazilian sounds. Hear ‘Another Path’ now

Fred P will release ‘Evolution of Light’, his first full-length Black Jazz Consortium LP since 2013, on 7th November. 

Across 12 tracks, the Queens-born, Berlin-based...

Ahead of Jaunt at Basing House

Chicago don Mark Farina is a DJ with two distinct sides. Although he is perhaps best known by clubbers for his jacking, upbeat, chicago house sound, he is equally adored in trip hop and downtempo circles for his epic collection of Mushroom Jazz compilations.

Faithless singer Maxi Jazz dies, aged 65

Maxi Jazz, the artist best known as lead vocalist of English electronic music group Faithless, has died. 


An official statement shared on social media today...

Pharoah Sanders

American spiritual jazz legend Pharoah Sanders has died aged 81.


The news was confirmed by Sanders’ label, Luaka Bop, via Twitter on Saturday (24th September)...

The Dutch EDM star mentioned the possibility – among other things – in a talk at Oxford University...

In an address to Oxford University’s union today, Afrojack discussed the possibility of making an album outside of the genres he's previously been confined to.

The...

Scratch supremo Jazzy Jay will be in the UK this week, demonstrating his immense scratching skills on digital interface Serato Scratch.

The legendary scratch-master Jazzy Jay is in the UK demonstrating Rane's new scratch mixer.

The hybrid TT57 SL scratch mixer incorporates Rane's Serato Scratch Live...

In this first instalment of Spice Rack, a new bi-monthly column on underground music from South Asia and its diaspora, Dhruva Balram looks at the...

The London venue faces closure during the coronavirus lockdown

The Jazz Cafe in London has launched a crowdfunding campaign to save the space from permanent closure.

The Camden venue, which marks its 30th anniversary...

Next up on Dutch house label STUG Music is Chocky with the ‘Thinking Cat’ EP. Hear R.O.S.H.’s jazzy, breakbeat remix now...

Chocky will release his new EP ‘Thinking Cat’ via Dutch label STUG Music on Friday 5th April.

A headsy mixture of minimal house, deep grooves...

Album of the Month:  Waajeed ‘Memoirs of Hi-Tech Jazz’

Waajeed captures the joys, struggles and sounds of his home city of Detroit on his Tresor debut

The first album from Detroit stalwart Waajeed (aka Robert O’Bryant) on Tresor is, we’re told in the press release, best experienced in the car, thanks...

But the 30-year-old institution says the move is not sustainable in the mid or long-term 

London's Jazz Cafe is set to reopen this month as a seated venue, with capacity limited to socially distanced crowds of 151, split between 92...