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‘Music dug up from under the earth’: how trip-hop never stopped
Fused from jungle, rave and soul, trip-hop filled the coffee tables of the 90s, and is now inspiring Billie Eilish’s generation. So why is the term so despised by many?

Joe Muggs

11, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Rudimental: Ground Control review – the energy of a thousand leavers’ balls
The drum’n’bass foursome blast their way out of lockdown with a kinetic sound-system joyride

Kate Hutchinson

05, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Todd Edwards: the inspiring force behind Daft Punk and UK garage
His house music caused a sensation – ​but soon he was depressed and working a for a phone company. The US producer explains how he swung back to Grammy-winning glory

Alexis Petridis

29, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Nightclubs admit confusion over UK Covid rules as ‘freedom day’ nears
Lack of clear government guidance on how businesses should operate adds to anxiety over reopening

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

16, Jul, 2021 @10:23 AM

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DJ-producer Sherelle: ‘I feed off people’s unexplained anger’
Black artists pioneered dance music, but the scene remains white-dominated. UK rising star Sherelle is dodging the trolls and trying to make change with her platform Beautiful

Marcus Barnes

07, Jul, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Subwoofers at the ready! The jungle and drum’n’bass revival is upon us
With turbocharged tracks storming the charts, both genres are having a boom – but did they ever really go away?

Joe Muggs

16, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The push to archive the history of jungle and drum’n’bass
Historians aim to document small labels, record shops, pirate radio stations and clubs that helped scene thrive

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

13, Jun, 2021 @2:21 PM

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Greentea Peng: Man Made review – featherlight, even in anger
Hip-hop, jazz and righteous reggae blend elegantly in the singer-songwriter’s message-driven debut album

Kitty Empire

06, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Drum’n’brakes: the cycling DJ taking the party to the streets
Lockdown stopped Dom Whiting’s indoor parties – so he got on his bike and put his decks to good use

Mattha Busby

03, Jun, 2021 @11:53 AM

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Steve McQueen: 'It's rebel music that moves me'
The director on the reggae-fuelled house parties he witnessed as a child - lovingly recreated in his new film, Lovers Rock – and how their raw energy shaped his taste in music

Sean O’Hagan

15, Nov, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Rave on: the rise of middle-aged clubbing culture during lockdown
Fortysomethings rediscover their musical youth of the 90s with livestream parties – but this time, from the comfort of the couch

James Tapper

23, Aug, 2020 @7:00 AM

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United Nation: Three Decades of Drum & Bass review – a raving nostalgia trip
Club entrepreneur Terry ‘Turbo’ Stone co-directs this documentary about ‘a mad old time’ of pills and illegal parties

Cath Clarke

21, Feb, 2020 @7:00 AM

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