Bespectacled punk geek has proved over four decades that he is one of the all-time great songwriters.
The Portugese composer and guitarist crafts creamy dreamy pop, mixed in with some rather surprising inspirations!
Away from major labels and the flavours of the month that rule over them, Chicago’s Numero Group are flying the flag for unsung artists and musical oddities.
The perfect playlist to get your kids dancing, open them up to the world, and help them develop the same impeccable taste in electronic music as you.
Cast your minds back to one of the bands who delighted us the 1990s by forging their own unique path of slacker rock in the wake of the grunge movement. Embark on a road trip in the heart of Americana which kicked off in California but soon spread all over the world.
From 1978 to 1983, Italian new wave was undoubtedly influenced by the likes of Bowie, Gary Numan, Japan, Ultravox and Kraftwerk, but filtered all these through a Mediterranean pop vein.
Let’s bring to light all the tracks that have languished in the shadows of The English Riviera, the album that brought Metronomy to fame.
It was by entering Solar da Malhada that Lucy's getaway would turn into a really formative experience. Read the story. Then listen to the soundtrack and close your eyes. The film will unfold in front of you….
Create your own David Lynch film by listening to some music that, albeit unintentionally, reflects some of the disquieting strangeness that exists in all of his films.
A musical travelogue through London, a city that I love and that has been my home for 7 years. Mind the gap!
Through his producing, his remixing and his thrilling DJ sets alongside his band The xx, this London artist has established himself as one of the past decade’s most exciting and inventive players on the electro scene.
An absolutely vital producer of the noughties’ indie scene, Four Tet was soon being asked to work for other artists. This playlist explores Kieran Hebden’s prolific remixes and collaborations.
Beyond its sticky sweet pop and more traditional sounds, a powerful alternative music scene is thriving in Lebanon.
From his post-rock band Fridge to his solo project Four Tet, the master of sound manipulation, Englishman Kieran Hebden took the road less travelled as he gradually left the lands of electronic folk to get closer to the dancefloor.
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.
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.
Following the explosion of electronic music, this northern English city invented its own electronic sound influenced by its industrial past.
D-beat, ultra-streamlined pop, and Space Disco. In Portland there’s more than 1 indie band per 1000 inhabitants. Welcome to Portlandia, America's musical exception.
Did you know that Nigeria isn’t only the home of afrobeats? Here’s a spotlight on some of Lagos’ semi-underground artists.
Born in the 90s, this is the playful and soothing side of electronic music, matching your wildest dreams and maybe even fulfilling them.
A familiar reminder that happiness can be found anytime, even when the sky is grey.
A collection of songs which celebrate summer in perhaps the two most cinematic cities in the world, New York and London.
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.
We look at the artists who left their mark on Blur without whom their pop may not have tasted quite so delicious.
A guide to the obsessive British producer behind some of the most memorable records of the punk and post-punk era.
The perfect playlist to help your kids develop the same impeccable taste in punk and alternative rock as you.
How modern R&B artists manage to touch every corner of today’s musical world.
A bittersweet selection of songs of love, loss, longing, and self loathing.
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.
Imagine a room in an unknown city. The sounds of the city are muffled and distant. Time stands still.
From Manitoba to Caribou, Canadian producer Dan Snaith has made the fascinating transition from alt rock to electro without losing any of his abilities as a songwriter.
Long drives can easily become a nightmare if the kids get bored…
From 1991 onwards, Kraftwerk has favoured reworking, restructuring and constantly updating their former compositions.
When you know you have a long dull winter ahead of you, this might be the moment to listen to songs about going away.
The golden days of autumn are now over, the leaves have turned brown and summer is but a distant memory.
In the winter, nature goes to sleep, and it’s the perfect time to dive into a sea of lively, yet sad songs.
Discover the British avant-garde crate-digging label run by Andy Votel and Doug Shipton.