• Album Review: Tom Misch And Yussef Dayes – What Kinda Music

    The phrase ‘genre-defining’ is probably overused in the music industry, but it’s the only term that can be used to describe this fruitful and expansive collaboration between two artists of very different disciplines....
  • Arts Review: Hamilton 3 Months On

    Tylah Mofford reviews the Disney Plus adaptation of 'Hamilton' 3 months post-release....
  • From Motor-Mouthed Rapper To Pop-Punk Paladin: Machine Gun Kelly’s ‘Tickets To My Downfall’

    As rapper-turned-rocker Machine Gun Kelly's fourth LP, Tickets to My Downfall, tops the Billboard charts, Gemma Cockrell reflects on his plucky evolution from rowdy hiphop terror to reviver of the dated pop-punk canon. ...
  • Kess’ Cozy Music Corner #15: Hoody

    Struggling to find that new artist to fall in love with? Fear not, our contributor Kess Leung is here with the latest and greatest musical recommendations each week. This edition shines a light on the uber-cool contemporary R&B of South Korean singer-songwriter, Hoody. ...
  • Kess’ Cozy Music Corner #13: Ta-Ku

    This edition of Kess' Cozy Music Corner shines a spotlight on doozy Aussie beat-maker Ta-Ku, who's combining of swirling bass lines with vibrant visual effects have made him a force to reckon with in the R&B/Hip-Hop scene....
  • The Beautiful Confessions of Loyle Carner

    Ben Coyle-Larner, from Lambeth, adopts the name Loyle Carner when he serenades us with his eloquent flow. His stage name is some sort of intentional double-barrel spoonerism that reflects how he has struggled with ADHD from a young age. This perfectly summarises him as a person. Carner is paving...
  • Is Music Sampling Plagiarism?

    The nature of hip-hop music’s creative culture is introspective: artists are always studying existing music for inspiration. Music samples are interwoven into most hip-hop tracks, enabling artists to create lyrical collages. Snippets of songs and beats are flipped, sped up, cut, pitched up and are subsequently used as fragments...