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Aaron Unknown and Santino Le Saint are part of the New DIY

A conversation about the reality on independence in 2018

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Comfortable contrarian Denzel Curry talks mental health, moving beyond genre and hip hop’s drug problem

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“It has been tough claiming white spaces” experimental soul artist Nadia Nair on her battle to succeed

Nadia Nair has fought to be heard

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“Africa has always been the ghostwriter of the world” – OKZharp and Manthe Ribane on their new album Closer Apart

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Chlöe Howl is trying to push the conversation beyond ‘woke pop’

Chlöe Howl is on a mission

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Hive City Legacy

Hive City Legacy is a provocation on the essence of being brown

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outliers

Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante on pioneering grime, the artistry of hip hop and his new show Outliers

Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante is modern renaissance man

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“It’ll ruin ‘daycore’ songs forever, and you’ll find lots of anime” – breaking down nightcore with DJ Surati

Getting to know nightcore

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Oscar #Worldpeace

Oscar #Worldpeace is changing the narrative

Oscar #World refuses to stay silent

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iceage

“We’re less afraid to lead with our hips and get a little groovy these days” – on their new album, Beyondless, Iceage are broadening their horizons

Iceage’s frosty post-punk is beginning to thaw out

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Burna Boy Wants to Change the Way You Think of Africa

Burna Boy is ready to take over the world

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Brent Faiyaz is redefining what it means to be an R&B artist

Brent Faiyaz is an R&B singer like no other

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Summer Wave:
For Mist, even the sky presents no limit

The ambitious Birmingham MC has huge plans

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Puma Blue conjures strange sounds from the depths of South London

See him live on April 23rd

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“It’s about wining but its about respectful wining” – Hipsters Don’t Dance on roots, remixes and riddims

Hipsters Don’t Dance are scholars of dancehall

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Oscar Jerome makes thoughtful, political, modern jazz

An artist emerging from the hotbed of London talent

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Novelist

Novelist is the UK’s most independent-minded MC

Novelist is doing it on his own

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bishop nehru

You can keep SoundCloud, Bishop Nehru is making Grammy rap

Bishop Nehru is headed to the top floor

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