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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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Richard H Kirk was prolific, hungry, angry and funky to the end
The Cabaret Voltaire musician exemplified Sheffield’s experimental mindset and transformed British club music

Joe Muggs

21, Sep, 2021 @5:07 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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Rave responsibly: a guide to clubbing safely as Covid restrictions end
Virologists and night-time advisers share their tips on making a night out as safe as possible, from testing to masks to looking out for each other

Joe Muggs

21, Jul, 2021 @8:00 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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‘This sounds like a human synthesiser’: the evolution of rap, one verse at a time
A rap tutor and a language expert dissect the various eras of music’s ever-shifting genre, from Beastie Boys to Giggs and Nicki Minaj

Joe Muggs

08, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Obay Alsharani: the Syrian refugee keeping his mind free with ambient music
The music producer escaped Assad’s Syria and ended up in a Swedish refugee centre, where the space and minimalism of ambient allowed him to express his alienation

Joe Muggs

09, Mar, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Joni Mitchell: how rock misogyny made me into a militant fan
It took Joe Muggs until his 30s to get into Mitchell’s grown-up music, but once it clicked, the whole history of music was rewritten in his head

Joe Muggs

17, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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DJing formally offered at GCSE: a challenge to a 'colonialised curriculum'
An additional new syllabus of formal grade exams on DJ decks – the technology behind grime and hip-hop – has been welcomed for promoting greater inclusivity

Joe Muggs

08, Sep, 2020 @3:39 PM

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Steve Barker: the 'anti-John Peel' sidelined by the BBC after 43 years
The 72-year-old DJ has been beaming leftfield music – plus interviews with Bono, Morrissey and more – into Lancashire since 1977, but drastic local radio cuts have ‘left us to drown’

Joe Muggs

14, Jul, 2020 @3:49 PM

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Twisting my melon, man! The baggy, brilliant indie-rave summer of 1990
As the new decade dawned, indie and rave collided and a seismic party began. Bands from the Happy Mondays to Primal Scream relive that explosion of pills, thrills and endless possibilities

Joe Muggs

07, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Slayer: where to start in their back catalogue
In Listener’s Digest, our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. Next up: the LA metal band who made the sky pour with blood

Joe Muggs

22, Apr, 2020 @7:11 AM

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