Dance music

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One to watch: Vagabon
After the loss of her best friend, the Cameroonian-American singer-songwriter finds consolation and catharsis on the dancefloor

Ammar Kalia

16, Sep, 2023 @1:00 PM

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DJ Znobia: Inventor Vol 1 review – raw minimalist kuduro to shake the dancefloor
The Angolan producer arrived at his own version of the dance style kuduro after adding layered synths to folk rhythms, and these tracks show his lo-fi ingenuity

Ammar Kalia

15, Sep, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Mercury prize 2023: London group Ezra Collective secure first ever jazz win
Band say unexpected win is ‘testimony to good, special people putting time and effort’ into helping young people to play music

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

07, Sep, 2023 @9:31 PM

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Funk legends Fatback Band: ‘The US has cultural amnesia. Britain keeps our music alive’
Their raw dancefloor sound yielded a string of hits – and the first ever hip-hop track. Still touring in their 90s, they chart a career from Marvin Gaye to Glastonbury

Garth Cartwright

05, Sep, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Fred Again review – restless mood swings from rave ringmaster
An enthusiastic crowd laps up Fred Gibson’s collective-healing vibes, but the pacing is off and the emotional moments don’t always connect

Michael Cragg

05, Sep, 2023 @11:27 AM

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End of the Road festival review – all killer no filler in a truly magical setting
Wilco and Future Islands share the same zealous audiences as newcomers Fat Dog and the Last Dinner Party in a carefully curated weekend of constant surprises

Daniel Dylan Wray

04, Sep, 2023 @12:20 PM

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Icona Pop: Club Romantech review – Swedish duo get edgier on first album in years
A decade since I Love It brought them to the big time, the electropoppers channel a darker, clubbier sound

Ammar Kalia

03, Sep, 2023 @12:00 PM

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One to watch: Kamille
The stockbroker turned Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has penned hits for Little Mix, Dua Lipa and more. Now she has made her a joyful, soul-infused album of her own

Kadish Morris

02, Sep, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Jaguar Jonze, Tex Crick and Rainbow Chan: Australia’s best new music for September
Each month our critics pick 20 new songs for our Spotify playlist. Read about 10 of our favourites here – and subscribe on Spotify

Michael Sun, Shaad D'Souza, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, Isabella Trimboli and Andrew Stafford

01, Sep, 2023 @1:00 AM

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Romy: Mid Air review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
Expertly produced with Jamie xx, Fred Again and Stuart Price, Romy Madley Croft’s debut solo album tops off vivid house and trance tunes with pop smarts and personal lyrics

Alexis Petridis

31, Aug, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Reading and Leeds festival review – Billie Eilish and the Killers thrill at bucket-hatted blowout
The post-GCSE audience is suitably boisterous at a festival that is keeping its remit admirably broad, from Foals’ intense rock to Bicep’s beautiful techno

Dave Simpson

28, Aug, 2023 @12:56 PM

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Horror metal, J Hus and new Dolly: all of autumn 2023’s best music
Rock, rap and pop royalty are set for a strong season, with returns for the Chemical Brothers and Kylie. Tropicália pioneer Gilberto Gil celebrates a stellar career and Thomas Adès takes the reins at the Hallé

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Ammar Kalia and Andrew Clements

21, Aug, 2023 @7:00 AM

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