jazz, but not as you know it
Across London a new generation of musicians are drawing on broken beat, house and grime to create a sound that reflects the diversity of the capital. We meet the stars of the scene.
"save your money, stay fly, wear condoms and keep living life" – playboi carti
Playboi Carti’s self-titled debut mixtape is an escapist ode to living the highlife in the 21st century. Ride the prince of hip-hop’s insouciant new wave.
the sounding off issue
giggs is an inspiration for an entire generation of rappers, trappers and drillers
Whether melancholy street anthems or exuberant party starters, Hollowman’s ice-cold flow has taken him from underground hero to undisputed champ of the UK scene.
power to the party: meet the people who make afropunk so special
AFROPUNK festival offers a safe place for self-expression and self-celebration. Ahead of its second run in London this weekend, we spoke to AFROPUNK founder Matthew Morgan, and met the people who made the first UK event so memorable.
behind the scenes at wireless: photographer olivia rose goes backstage at north london's wildest weekender
Young Thug and Lil Yachty share a lovely hug and Novelist reflects on life.
wiley, chip and stefflon don take us backstage at eskimo dance in olivia rose's beautiful short film
Eskimo Dance took Wembley Arena by storm at the weekend, but more importantly it shows how grime overcame Form 696 to become a live musical force.
why this is such an exciting time for the afrobeats scene in the uk
Inevitably as the broadsheets finally allow grime a seat at the top table, the streets have started bumping to a whole new sound. Afrobeats stars mix vocals driven by its West African heritage with narratives that are a response to the unpredictability...
jme, chip and lethal b discuss the evolution of grime at d double e’s video shoot
Olivia Rose shoots straight up at D Double’s suited and booted video for How I Like It.
my year in photos… by olivia rose
A picture speaks a thousand words, or so they say, so we invited our favourite image-makers to submit the pictures that say 2016 to them. From pop stars to parties, amazing landscapes and beyond, this is ‘my year in photos…’
go backstage at skepta’s alexandra palace show
As Apple Music announce their Skepta: Greatness Only documentary, step behind the scenes and into conversation with his friends, family and special guests. Redefining British music, building his legacy... this is greatness.
grime I rep to the T, 140 I kept to the beat
This Is Grime is the definitive tome on the most exciting musical subculture to emerge from London in the 21st century, Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose reflect on the book’s magical year in the making.
exhibition an eye on grime opens tonight in leeds
A brief history of the culture, as told by its most formative visual documenters.
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