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Key Tracks: Martyn Ware on The Human League’s “Being Boiled”

The pioneering Sheffield synth guru talks about the £3 tune that gave The Human League their start.

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Rock Steady’s Beginnings: An Introduction to Jamaican Music’s Most Influential Genre

David Katz explains how rock steady began – and why it remains one of Jamaica’s most important genres.

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Nightclubbing: Jive Turkey

We explore the Sheffield night that served as an inspiration for Warp Records.

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My Debt to Corky: On Loving Mayo Thompson’s Corky’s Debt to His Father

Bryan Bierman finds out what it’s like to love an album for years – and then talk to the man who made it.

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The Melodians’ Tony Brevett RIP

Remembering a member of one of the most important harmony groups of the rock steady era.

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RBMA Radio Picks: De La Montagne

The party-starting French group picks some of their favorite shows to dance to from the RBMA Radio archives.

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SpaceGhostPurrp’s Halloween Playlist

The Florida rapper shares some of the scariest tunes on his hard drive.

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Throwing Snow on Darkness and Growing Up in England’s Last Wilderness

Darkness, the future of music and the productive diversity that comes from growing up in “England’s Last Wilderness”: Angus Finlayson profiles the 2013 RBMA participant.

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Lou Reed’s New York

Piotr Orlov remembers one of Lou Reed’s most underrated contributions to music – his documentation of New York.

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Lou Reed RIP

Mike Powell explains the life lessons that Lou Reed’s music – and persona – crystallized for him.

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When Don Letts Met Bob Marley

How the punk met the reggae don – and helped inspire both scenes.

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Glasgow Clubbing Roundtable: Bake, Richard Chater, Telford

We gather together three generations of Glaswegians to talk about the city’s vibrant scene.

alumni

RBMA Radio Picks: Distal

The Atlanta producer picks some of his favorite shows from our archive, Animal Collective and Zebra Katz among them.

alumni

Key Tracks: Mannie Fresh on Juvenile’s “Ha”

The Dirty South hip hop producer talks about one of his filthiest productions.

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Premiere: Stream Ross McHenry’s new album Distant Oceans

Check out the former Red Bull Music Academy participant’s new jazz and hip hop-inspired album before its release.

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Funk Archaeology: Soothing Sounds for (Egon's) Baby

Our resident cratedigger talks about the wonderful (and careful) process of introducing music to a newborn.

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Fire Hoses of Upper Harmonics: The Rebirth Brass Band Live

In advance of this year’s Street Kings event in New Orleans, Jordan Rothlein remembers the first time he heard a brass band perform.

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Running with the Second Line: How New Orleans Brass Band Went Hip Hop

In advance of this year's Street Kings event in New Orleans, Matt Sakakeeny details how the world of Brass Band came to embrace hip hop.

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Algoraving: Dancing to Live Coding

Joe Muggs goes into the world of "algoraving," a scene where you can literally see the music being written before your eyes.

alumni

RBMA Radio Picks: Knox

A pummeling techno selection from the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy participant.