The story of the 1960s Italian music and cultural beat revolution, when teenagers grew their hair long, hitchhiked like Kerouac’s characters, set up hundreds of guitar bands and Rome Piper Club became the Mecca of a generation of beatniks.
Take a nighttime voyage through various styles of electronic music (dubstep, IDM, vaporwave, micro-house, techno, ambient). To be listened to between the hours of midnight and 5am.
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.
Under a cryptic pseudonym, the New York producer Daniel Lopatin has invented a certain style of contemporary electronic music that feeds on the past without ever becoming overly nostalgic.
At the opera, coloratura is a voice capable of great ornamental virtuosity, especially with vocalisations and trills.
Violinist Rachel Podger has established herself as a leading interpreter of the Baroque and Classical music periods.
Lasting more than just one summer, rave music became the soundtrack of the 90s youth who created their own rules of clubbing, and invaded not only the dancefloor but also the charts.
With its acid house and rave parties, 1988 was the year that Europe was introduced to the new hedonistic culture of electronic music and partying, already present in the USA. Clubbing would never be the same again.
In the shadow of the big cities of New York and Chicago, the Motor City has spawned generations of musicians fuelled in creating Great Black Music.
In record time, the Spanish singer has become one of the most fascinating and elusive artists on the pop scene, brilliantly blending her flamenco roots with hip-hop, R&B and electronic music.
Having emerged from the shadows after keeping his identity a secret for so long, the London-based producer has established himself as a key force in electronic music. His dark and fascinating music is the ideal soundtrack to the fears of a new century.
30 songs to get a killer party your guests will never forget… While respecting prevention measures… Winter edition. Happy New Year 2021!
Our three-playlist series ‘Birdsong’ is a journey following the many influences of birds throughout the history of music. This is the third and last episode: From inspiration to freedom.
Our three-playlist series ‘Birdsong’ is a journey following the many influences of birds throughout the history of music. This is the second episode: From ornithology to Absolute.
Our three-playlist series ‘Birdsong’ is a journey following the many influences of birds throughout the history of music. This is the first episode: From love to death.
Rain-soaked classics are undoubtedly fewer in number than those celebrating the sun, but there are still some famous ones. The rain doesn’t only make things hazy – it carries clouds of sound along with it.
As well as dwelling at night, the moon – a celestial being and a symbol of liberty – dwells in pop music’s most introspective moments.
Somewhere between euphoric trips and contemplative strolls, tales of the desert can be told in music – from contemporary light pop to arid rock and feverish psychedelia...
Morrocco’s rap scene is setting itself free, establishing itself as a source of inspiration, and developing its own rich soundscape. This is the Winter 2020/21 edition of our New Sounds from Morocco playlist.
Known as O Bruxo (the Wizard), the white-bearded Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist is a cultural icon.
Far from its iconic harbour and sun-soaked beaches, Sydney's outer suburbs are home to the beating heart of Australia's burgeoning rap and hip-hop scene.
Coming from California in the 90s, here’s some cool gangsta-rap with George Clinton style funk instrumentation.
Dolphy's career as a sideman bore witness to a great musical journey – one that has contributed to the history of jazz.
A celebration of the music that accompanied hundreds of cop shows and films from the 50s to the 70s.
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….
‘Afrophone stories from the Atlantic and Indian Ocean.’ This is how the New York label Ostinato Records describes itself.
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.
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.
Discover the fabulous history of the haunting traditional American folk song made famous by Lead Belly and Nirvana, “In the Pines (Where Did You Sleep Last Night?”.
A love letter to Brigitte Fontaine, an eternal figure of the French underground with a focus on her Saravah years.
The voice of the queen of neo-soul reflected in the singers of Generation Y.
A musical travelogue through London, a city that I love and that has been my home for 7 years. Mind the gap!
During the ‘80s, a bunch of bands focusing on macabre and dark romanticism repainted rock all black. The soundtrack to vampire movies and B-side horror films has an important place in music history.
Werewolves, vampires, monsters of the lagoon – your delicious transformation will take place step by step as you discover the golden age of demonic rock’n’roll.
The unsettling and groovy soundtracks that defined 1970s Italian trademark horror genre: Giallo.
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.
Welcome to an imaginary radio show with The Clash at the (complete) controls. 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.
Starting in the 90s, a sort of post-digital electronic music has emerged from artists putting glitches and errors at the center of their compositions, something quite different from mainstream techno.
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.
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.
During the 2000s the Cologne label established itself as one of the most important houses of electro music, managing to unite rigid techno, sensuality, and ambient beauty.
The guide to post-metal from the early 2000s onwards.
Whilst neoperreo, a digital DIY subgenre of reggaeton, might be a child of the internet worldwide, its flame burns brightest in Santiago.
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.
From Nujabes’ melodic boom to Kohh’s seductive trap, come and dive into the world of Japanese rap.
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.
Hard rock is still alive and well and is a genre that the whole family can enjoy.
InFiné, the multifaceted recording group will celebrate its fifteenth year of musical activism next year. Meet the label behind Rone, Arandel, Bachar Mar-Khalifé, Bruce Brubaker, Murcof, Vanessa Wagner or Deena Abdelwahed.
A story about producers from the Dominican Republic whose desire to get their neighbourhood dancing got the whole world to move.
How did this frantic music from the street parties of Dar es Salaam emerge as a niche global genre?
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.
Take a look behind the smoke, mirrors, and magic of Atlanta’s new generation of hip-hop torchbearers.
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.
The continuously crashing crest of modern pop’s wave, found in the up and comers of Atlanta hip-hop.
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.
If jazz has been revived in London then it’s on the dancefloors, thanks to a growing audience of twenty-somethings.
Uncompromising, forward-thinking and elusive: the mysterious duo fostered an unrivaled creative tidal wave in underground electronic music.
At the turn of the ’70s, a new kinky playfulness begins to appear in the arts throughout Europe.
Four German electronic music pioneers took over the synthesiser in 1970s and changed pop music forever.
Here are 30 songs you need to listen before going out to party… While respecting prevention measures… This is our very latest summer edition.
It is the undefinable magic that he lent to the words and music of others that means Frank Sinatra will live on for a very long time.
Introducing a timeless selection of Brazilian protest songs from Chico Buarque to Linn da Quebrada which remind us that hatred and violence are best fought by love and music.
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.
This is a movie for your imagination to watch as it wishes. In fact, you’re starring in it.
A guide to the obsessive British producer behind some of the most memorable records of the punk and post-punk era.
Electricity is in the air. Your heart’s aflame and your body’s so light you could fly… This is the summer edition of our sex playlist.
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…
Tony Allen, the masterful drummer who invented Afrobeat along with Fela, knew how to marry his original groove with every musical genre and each new musical generation.