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The Hal of Gnawa: James Holden, Floating Points, Vessel, and Biosphere in Morocco

We trail James Holden, Floating Points, Vessel, and Biosphere as they head to Morocco for a weeklong residency.


Zion In A Vision: Jamaica’s ’90s Rasta Renaissance

Fed up with dancehall’s focus on sex and guns, Luciano and others brought rasta values back to the fore throughout the ’90s.


Saturday Mass: Larry Levan and the Paradise Garage

Peter Shapiro explains why the beloved Paradise Garage DJ is still held in such high esteem, more than two decades after his untimely passing.


Bounce to This: An Introduction to Housing, Flexing, Voguing and Jersey Club

Learn more about the four native NYC dance styles taking center stage at May’s Bounce Ballroom event in Brooklyn.


Studio Science: Morton Subotnick On His Buchla Synthesizer

The electronic music pioneer explains his unique live set-up.


Luaka Bop: An Introduction

A guide to the label devoted to unearthing great music from the likes of William Onyeabor, Tom Zé and more.


Interview: Murder Dog’s Black Dog Bone on Hip Hop’s Most Successful Underground Magazine

The Sri Lankan founder of Murder Dog tells how a small Bay Area magazine became one of hip hop’s most influential reads.


The Voice of the Voiceless: An In-Depth Portrait of Mali’s Hip Hop Scene

At a moment when music’s political value seems like a thing of the past, hip hop in Mali is at the center of a discussion about democracy, globalisation and tradition.


Key Tracks: Mario Caldato on Tone Loc’s “Wild Thing”

The Beastie Boys’ go-to studio engineer recalls the making of a crossover hit.


Mr. Fung’s Cricket Orchestra

A visit with the world’s foremost authority on the music of crickets.


When Malcolm Cecil Met Stevie Wonder

The synth guru talks about his fateful first encounter with the Motown legend.


Gallery: Miami Music Week 2014

Exclusive photos from the RBMA Radio Pop-Up Studio and Red Bull Guest House.


Crass’ Penny Rimbaud on graffiti, jazz and John Lennon

The legendary anarchist punk charts a course through his long career.


RIP Frankie Knuckles, The Godfather of House

We remember the man who created house music.


Best Music Journalism: March 2014

The Wu-Tang Clan, Alex Chilton and Young Thug all feature in our round-up of some of the best pieces from the past month.


Interview: Freddie Gibbs on Madlib, Young Jeezy and Gary, Indiana

The Midwest gangsta rapper talks about his career to date.


Wax Trax: An Introduction

Rod Smith provides an overview of the influential indie that helped introduce a generation of Americans to industrial music.


Blue Note in 1964

The legendary jazz label had the best year of almost any imprint ever, exactly half a century ago. J.D. Swerzenski highlights just a few of the recordings you need to hear.


Interview: The Range on the Juke/Footwork and Nu Metal Connection

The Rhode Island producer explains why Spinn & Rashad and Linkin Park might be more similar than you think.


Robert Hood on Being David in a Techno World of Goliaths

The minimal techno pioneer breaks down the many guises he’s taken on through his lengthy career.