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Jungle Beat the Blues By Getting High, Heartbroken and Surreal

The British band talk break-ups and second-album jitters before the release of their new record, ‘For Ever,’ tomorrow.
Ryan Bassil
all the good shit

Baba Stiltz Will Fuck You All The Way Up With His Sad, Warm Vibe

In an alternate universe DJ Koze and Julian Casablancas had a baby and brought him back here: to this reality, to flood your synapses.
Ryan Bassil
Holy Shit

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Kurupt FM Has Signed to XL Recordings ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The self-proclaimed indie titan signs the self-proclaimed best MCs in the galaxy.
Noisey Staff
New music

Wrap Yourself Up in This Track from Sampha and XL Boss Richard Russell

"Close But Not Close Enough" is warm, rosy cut from Russell's upcoming Everything is Recorded project.
Noisey UK Staff
Remembering Things

Don’t @ Me: ‘Maths + English’ Is The Best Grime and Pop Crossover Album

Okay, so everything Dizzee Rascal did after isn’t great. But his third album is overlooked as a near-perfect bridge between two worlds.
Duncan Harrison

Le1f: "I Don't Think I'm Any Angrier Than I was Before"

The New York CIty 'Riot Boi' discusses discrimination, the "angry black man trope," and utilizing sexuality in rap.
Mathias Rosenzweig
Holy Shit

Groove to Kaytranada's New Song "195" While We Wait for His Album

A track on the new XL Recordings compilation, but where's the LP?
Phil Witmer
Holy Shit

Watch Powell's Video for "Insomniac" Featuring Steve Albini's Voice and Emails

Big up, Steve.
John Hill

Empress Of Takes the Cards She Was Dealt

We talked to Lorely Rodriguez about tarot, pigeonholing, and absconding from Brooklyn to Mexico to allow herself the space to write her svelte, future-pop debut.
Michael Cragg
Longreads Or Whatever

"It's Taboo, No One Ever Mentions Their Name Again": What Happens When an Artist Gets Dropped?

What's it like to get dropped? We speak to artists who've been let go and the record label bosses who have had to cut the cord.
Longreads Or Whatever

This Is Who Shamir Is

We join the 20-year-old Vegas native in London to talk pop, perceptions, prom, astrology, androgyny, and much, much more.
the evolution of

The Evolution of... M.I.A.

From small-town beginnings, she became a dominating trans-global force of creativity. This is how it happened.
Tamara Roper