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Nas has dropped a new track with Atlanta rapper 21 Savage. You can hear the collaboration, 'One Mic, One Gun', below. 


The joint effort will...

irenecara

Irene Cara, the American singer and actor best known for singing theme songs for Flashdance and Fame, has died. She was 63.


Born in 1959...

New “house and electronic” music club, Virgo, opens in Manhattan

There's a new nightclub in Manhattan aimed at "house and electronic" music fans.


Virgo, located at 324 Grand Street on the Lower East Side, is...

Fred P

A decade and a half into a career making emotionally involved house music, Fred P’s sense of purpose is stronger than it’s ever been. The New York–born, Berlin-based artist fills us in on where he’s been, where he’s at and where he’s heading

Along with most of the world’s population, Fred Peterkin, the DJ and producer best known as Fred P, was having a tough time during the...

New book explores raving as a radical queer and trans practice in late capitalism

A new book dives into New York's queer and trans rave scene during late-stage capitalism.


Raving, by New York-based Australian author and scholar McKenzie Wark...

Cakes Da Killa by Ebru Yildiz

Blending hip-hop, house and influences from New York’s ballroom scene, Cakes Da Killa has been opening up the conversation around LGBTQ+ artists in rap. He speaks to Nathan Evans about developing his style, the appropriation of queer and ballroom culture, and finding inspiration in the Harlem Renaissance for his new album ‘Svengali’

In 2014, Cakes Da Killa’s uniquely sharp and agile club rap earned him an interview on New York’s premier hip-hop station, Hot 97. He never...

New York’s HAUS of ALTR releases new 21-track compilation

New York label HAUS of ALTR is back with a new compilation, out now. Listen to 'HOA021' below. 


The 21-track compilation marks the 21st release...

Joyce Sims, R&B singer-songwriter, dies, aged 63

American R&B singer-songwriter Joyce Sims has died, aged 63.


The artist, who hailed from Rochester in New York, was best known for her hit single...

New York record label Razor-N-Tape is set to open a new record store.


To mark its 10th anniversary, the prolific dance imprint will branch out...

Two pictures side by side. On the left, the Eldorado Auto Skooter sound system. On the right, some of its bumper cars

An iconic 1970s soundsystem lives on inside a Coney Island attraction. Vivian Host catches up with sound engineer Dan Prosseda about the magical speaker stacks of the Eldorado Auto Skooter bumper cars

Most of New York’s revered club soundsystems of the ‘70s and ‘80s are long gone, as are many of the men who built them. Richard...

koolgrap

Kool G Rap has announced details of his sixth solo album.


The Queens, New York MC, who began his career in the mid-’80s as one...

Premiere: Alien D ‘Giggle’

Alien D will release a new EP via New York’s Sorry Records this week. Listen to the opening track, ‘Giggle’, below. 


The DJ and producer...

Lauren Flax: intention is everything

After years of devotion to New York's club scene, Detroit-born Lauren Flax is more passionate than ever, with acid techno tracks to be perfected, causes to be fought, and lives to be saved through her harm reduction initiative. This month, she shares her journey with Bruce Tantum

It’s a Friday night at Brooklyn’s Public Records, and Lauren Flax is in her element. The dancefloor is packed, the room is dark, the fog...

Beyoncé's 'BREAK MY SOUL' remixed by Honey Dijon, Nita Aviance and Terry Hunter: LISTEN

Beyoncé has released a selection of remixes of the single 'BREAK MY SOUL', the lead single from her seventh studio album, 'RENAISSANCE'. Honey Dijon, The...

New record store, Octopus Records, opens in Brooklyn

There's a new record store in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighbourhood.


Octopus Records, an online vinyl shop originally launched in 2019, opened its own storefront last week...

jamesk

james K has announced details of her forthcoming second album, 'Random Girl'. Accompanying the announcement is the video for lead single 'Eiv Mude', which you can...

Brooklyn Record Exchange

Brooklyn Record Exchange has opened a new store in New York City.


The team opened their first shop three years ago, operating in the...

Recognise: Analog Soul

Two decades since they realised their destinies lay in music and DJing, NYC-based twins, Analog Soul, demonstrate their expansive and funk-filled sound for the Recognise mix series, and share their journey with Ria Hylton

Some 20 years ago, Jacky Sommer switched US coasts and headed east to New York. The Oakland native had just scooped a highly sought-after spot...

Legendary New York club director Steve Adelman announces memoir

New York club director Steve Adelman has announced details of his new memoir.


Having run four of the NYC's biggest clubs - Limelight, Tunnel, Palladium...

Collage of photos taken by Bill Bernstein

Bill Bernstein dedicated three years of his life to capturing the essence of the ‘70s New York disco scene. Here, Simon Doherty talks to him about some of his most iconic photographs, including images of Studio 54, Larry Levan, Odyssey Disco Club Dancefloor — made famous by Saturday Night Fever in 1977 — and more

The year was 1977. The disco scene was peaking, bringing with it unprecedented levels of euphoria. A specific set of sociological conditions (post-Stonewall riot, post-onset...