Welcome to an imaginary radio show where The Clash have total control. We have cover versions from all over the world, songs that inspired the band, artists that collaborated with them as well as a few Clash originals here and there.
A self-taught guitarist, the Nigerien Mdou Moctar is redefining the boundaries of Tuareg music.
Beyond its sticky sweet pop and more traditional sounds, a powerful alternative music scene is thriving in Lebanon.
The guide to post-metal from the early 2000s onwards.
Hard rock is still alive and well and is a genre that the whole family can enjoy.
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.
A familiar reminder that happiness can be found anytime, even when the sky is grey.
A pop icon and music legend who has influenced artists such as David Bowie, Thom Yorke, and Leonard Cohen.
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.
Not one of the major metal acts have missed out on the influence of Black Sab’, particularly by the band’s first three albums.
The perfect playlist to help your kids develop the same impeccable taste in punk and alternative rock as you.
One of the greatest rock bands of all time draws its inspiration from blues as much as folk and the psychedelic scene. Sometimes, the influence was subtle, sometimes it was more obvious…
Decca’s offshoot label showcased some of Britain’s most happening pop, psychedelic and progressive artists of the late 60s.
Why it is wrong to describe Frank Zappa as a brainiac and cynical musician...
How the group who knew best how to harness the energy of rock became one of the most important names in the history of rap.
1979 marks the beginning of what one will call ‘post-punk’. Don’t expect to hear hits in this playlist as great as they all are, but very minor singles or album tracks.
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.
A bittersweet selection of songs of love, loss, longing, and self loathing.
1981 bookmarked the transition into a new world. Listen to the future's foreshadowing while immersing yourself in the Dionysian sweat of a discotheque for a wild ride.
With the embryonic stirrings of house, the global wave of the so called world music, the disco/funk turning into hip-hop, 1981 was a year that changed everything.
Ian Dury was a hero, a mad performer, a pantomime villain, a sharp lyricist, a cripple, a lover and a rocker all rolled into one person.
Legendary, unknown, or unexpected, hear some of the musicians who have inspired David Bowie all along his incredible journey.
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 legendary producer has creatively guided the likes of Johnny Cash, the Beastie Boys, Adele, and Kanye West over the last three decades.
Welcome to the Church of Little Richard aka the Innovator, the Originator and the Architect of rock and roll.
How Tim Armstrong, the lead singer of Rancid and a figurehead of Californian punk, proved to be perfect Artistic Director for Hellcat Records, a subsidiary of Epitaph.
This playlist focuses on composers' final works: complete or not, abandoned or interrupted by the very death of their authors.
The English group established itself as one of the most important groups to have come out of the punk movement.
1968 was a year of phenomenal music, a year when the album really begins to become regarded as important for an artist to be able to make a statement.
Long drives can easily become a nightmare if the kids get bored…
The rise and fall of the Hippie movement following the common stages of an acid trip.
The rock 'n' roll revolution began with a small independent Memphis record label. It truly changed the world.
The golden days of autumn are now over, the leaves have turned brown and summer is but a distant memory.
1968 continues to resonate as a landmark year for rock, pop and soul. Discover our best singles of the year.
Was 1975 that a bad year for pop and a dead zone for new music like the great Bob Stanley says?
New Order have never been so sincere as in the melancholy of their ballads, when slowness gave them time to strip down
1966 proved to be such a wonderful year for music that it is worth documenting these great tracks that somehow avoided the radar.
In the winter, nature goes to sleep, and it’s the perfect time to dive into a sea of lively, yet sad songs.