for music enthusiasts
The rappers who, for their whole career, remain involved in every step of the creation of a record from writing to mastering are not that common. This playlist is dedicated to the rapper-producers of the 2010s.
Between 1974 and 1989, The Residents, a band whose members have remained anonymous until today, have accumulated the most delirious of musical experiments ever in popular music.
A major independent label focussing on the most notable new musical genre of the 21st century – dubstep – Hyperdub have built a fascinating back catalogue with Burial and the label’s boss Kode9 as figureheads.
The fleeting thoughts that arise whilst bathing with Satie and Ravel.
An exploration of a sublime and devilish period for Miles Davis (1968-1975) when, for the sake of the groove, everything went electric.
Why is it, that in this muddled island, music always feels so vital and so at home? This is my own personal guide to British folk music: a selection of songs with deep soul and British roots.
The London producer has transformed himself into a first-rate artist through a grateful synthesis of dubstep, piano, soul, and R&B.
From Al Green to Fela Kuti via Miles Davis, Ray Baretto and Jorge Ben, let’s take a glimpse at 1972’s musical landscape – the rhythm & soul edition.
A love letter to Brigitte Fontaine, an eternal figure of the French underground with a focus on her Saravah years.
A self-taught guitarist, the Nigerien Mdou Moctar is redefining the boundaries of Tuareg music.
How a dozen or so rapper-skater-antichrists pulled off the most beautiful takeover bid of the 2010s mainstream. Odd Future is dead. Long live Odd Future.
Uncompromising, forward-thinking and elusive: the mysterious duo fostered an unrivaled creative tidal wave in underground electronic music.
The band formed by irascible and unpredictable Mark E Smith in 1976 has become a Manchester post-punk institution. A playlist for both the beginners and the fans.
With their first five albums and an early Peel session in a period of just over three years, Roxy Music shaped the future of music.
From 1993 until today, relive 27 years of music from the iconic British electronic in 3 hours and 10 minutes.
Sun Ra, the cosmic jazz prophet, inspired several generations of artists.
DEVO produced hits to make us dance, but also to dismantle mankind’s pretentiousness, which the band pointed out as being the source of all the violence we are able to commit.
The English group established itself as one of the most important groups to have come out of the punk movement.
Pulp were the band of the underdog: the student, the misfit, the quiet, the shy, the bored.
Whilst neoperreo, a digital DIY subgenre of reggaeton, might be a child of the internet worldwide, its flame burns brightest in Santiago.
Defeating the stereotypes rooted in Bristol past, this playlist captured the ongoing cultural and experimental buzz of a city in constant evolution and of its multi-faceted underground scenes.
With its ears wide open to the world, Mexico City’s musical melting pot is like no other.
Did you know that Nigeria isn’t only the home of afrobeats? Here’s a spotlight on some of Lagos’ semi-underground artists.
The continuously crashing crest of modern pop’s wave, found in the up and comers of Atlanta hip-hop.
If jazz has been revived in London then it’s on the dancefloors, thanks to a growing audience of twenty-somethings.
"The lusophone sound is coming" – Dino d’Santiago
Kendrick Lamar, Louis Cole, Khadja Bonet, Flying Lotus, Anderson .Paak, Jonwayne and Tyler, The Creator all come from the same place? It seems neither vain nor overrated to remember that everything happens in Los Angeles.
Chicago has all the musical richness of Great Black Music with a remarkable rise in rap and jazz over recent years.
In the beginning there was Hiatus Kaiyote, a quartet of "future soul" formed in Melbourne in 2011...
Ever since the cultural revival brought about by the Jasmine Revolution, the electro and rap scenes in Tunis have been blooming.
Ever since the Arab Spring, Cairo’s underground has been waking up. Hear the sounds of mahraganat and Egyptian trap.
Moroccan artists breathe fresh air into the hip-hop scene, tapping into the country's cultural depths and fires of emancipation.