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The beat machinations of Robot Koch

From the tram-filled hills of San Francisco to the tower blocks of Glasgow, there's a global community of beat chemists busily concocting a heady hip-hop...

Get a load of these boots, they're rubbery!

Face it festie fiends, when it comes to having fun in the mud you can't go wrong with a pair of welly boots. Stomp away...

“It’s with the heaviest of hearts that we say goodbye to our brother"

Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, longtime bass player in seminal hip-hop group The Roots, has died, age 62. 

The celebrated musician joined the outfit in 1992, when...

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Discover what goes into the programming of the UK rapper’s seminal track

 

Roots Manuva is a certified don of the UK hip-hop scene, and...

House music’s Black roots highlighted in The Daily Show segment: Watch

The Daily Show paid tribute to house music and its pioneers in its CP Time segment last week. Watch the clip below


In the midst...

The group shared the news last night (29th July)

Malik B., founding member of The Roots, has died.

The rapper, real name Malik Abdul Baset, has died aged 47. The band announced the news...

Juke Bounce Werk co-founder, Alexis Gutierrez — aka DJ Noir — explores how language can be used to appropriate Black culture and leave behind its...

We have been forced to address the elephant in the room.

In light of historic current events, the dance music community has been forced to...

Plus Young Fathers and Azekel...

The new Massive Attack EP is out now, called ‘Ritual Spirit’, with guest spots from Tricky, Young Fathers, Roots Manuva and Azekel.

The record is...

So many return from Ibiza in desperate need of another holiday just to get over it, but uncover the island's rustic tranquility and you can...


Let's make no mistake, Ibiza is all about the parties, but eventually 36-hour days and enough vodka limons to fill up a bath tub can...

Daft Punk have taken on a robot form for so long that it's hard to remember a time that they didn't don their famous helmets...

No matter how many times they told it, the story of Daft Punk’s transformation into robots around the time of Discovery’s recording didn’t get any...

BRAYLEN DION & EMILY WANG

Detroit-born, Atlanta-based Ash Lauryn is a digger in the truest sense, repping a soulful, classic house sound in her sets and helping preserve and bring back to the fore the Black roots of electronic music through her Underground & Black project. She speaks to Ria Hylton about discovering her passion and making the most of opportunities

On 1st July, Ash Lauryn performed an all-night-long set at East London’s NT’s Loft. Her mix, dripping in the soulful, cavernous grooves of an old-skool...

TEACHERS is a new short film (clocking in at exactly 9:09) with a special mix by CK303, celebrating the Chicago roots of Daft Punk...

The Real Daft Punk includes 1997 and 2001 interviews...

Daft Punk are the subject of a new book that claims to provide “vital insight into how the duo achieved unparalleled success without compromising artistic...

The Roots formed in the city in the late '80s

A street in Philadelphia has been named after hip-hop legends The Roots.

The group's longtime drummer, Questlove, shared a post on Instagram from Philadelphia news...

All-star techno cast announced for Belgium event

Belgium loves techno and we do too, so it's just as well I Love Techno is going back to its roots when it returns to...