Dubstep

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‘I’m worshipping anger as a holy force’: dub, dancehall and destruction with the Bug
For three decades Kevin Martin has detonated the British music scene with various apocalyptically noisy projects – all as a way to ‘get over the crushing tyranny of existence’

John Doran

01, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Manchester’s Space Afrika: ‘We’re totally ourselves – Black artists in the 21st century’
The duo’s groundbreaking music takes the mischievous appeal of their home city’s sound and adds a fresh dose of dark ambience

Joe Muggs

20, Aug, 2021 @12:04 PM

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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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Burial: Tunes 2011-2019 review
The producer’s collected post-Untrue EPs reveal him as one of the most evocative voices in British music

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Dec, 2019 @9:30 AM

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Dance revolution: Has Boiler Room changed club culture forever?
After its online parties and DJ sets brought huge commercial success, the company is now preparing to launch its first ever festival next month

Nosheen Iqbal

28, Sep, 2019 @2:45 PM

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James Blake: Assume Form review – a big, glitchy, swooning, hyper-modern declaration of love
A love letter to his partner brimming with guest spots and west-coast vibes, James Blake’s fourth LP is a long way from his ‘blubstep’ roots

Kitty Empire

19, Jan, 2019 @2:00 PM

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James Blake: Assume Form review – lovestruck producer turns dark into light | Alexis Petridis' album of the week
Blake is clearly in a good place, unexpectedly embedded at the centre of pop culture, and his new album adds bright colours to his sound

Alexis Petridis

17, Jan, 2019 @12:00 PM

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'We could build something revolutionary': how tech set underground music free
YouTube, social media and even Bitcoin are allowing musicians to reject major labels and go it alone – but the industry is fighting back. Can artists use technology to stay truly independent?

Eamonn Forde

22, Nov, 2017 @9:50 AM

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Reggae DJ David Rodigan: ‘My name was adopted by a Kingston gangster. He’s dead now’
He may look like ‘a bank manager’, but after 40 years immersed in the genre, the DJ is respected from Jamaican dance halls to London superclubs. As he releases his memoirs, he recalls his criminal namesake and reggae’s rebel roots

Alexis Petridis

23, Feb, 2017 @2:29 PM

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McCartney, techno and the Spanish civil war – what keeps UK music venues alive?
All this week, clubs and stages are hosting special gigs for Independent venue week. Here, the people who run some of the best small venues in Britain describe what keeps them special

David Hillier

25, Jan, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Tkay Maidza on bringing a new sound to Australian hip-hop: I didn’t really want to fit in
With Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike on side, the rising star from Adelaide is infusing home-grown rap with unadulterated fun

Caitlin Welsh

23, Oct, 2016 @7:18 PM

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Burial – 10 of the best
The Banksy of future garage, whose two-step compositions soundtracked London’s darker sides, continues to shape-shift across collaborations and genres

Kyle MacNeill

19, Oct, 2016 @3:24 PM

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