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Music review: Dizzee Rascal is back to his best, making fast, exhilarating rap again
Why would you keep writing tunes about hardship and street battles with other rappers, when you’re living in Miami, playing to huge festival crowds and enjoying life?
London’s new cool: how UK Afrobeats could take over the world
Some call it UK Afrobeats, others Afro-bashment or Afro-trap. But nobody is quite sure what to call it and that’s what is so exciting. We chart how a new wave of black artists have bypassed traditional gatekeepers to deliver their version of West African Afrobeat.
Book review: Sound System voices the political power of song from a musician’s perspective
Political music is everywhere, from the rap of Kendrick Lamar or duo Run the Jewels, to Ramy Essam and other Tahrir Square-based musicians of the Egyptian revolution, and in Beyoncé’s support for the American #blacklivesmatter movement.
In an age of instant access and Spotify, is ‘world music’ dead?
Today’s technology means music can be discovered no matter where on the globe it is being played, and it is opening exciting new airwaves from East to West.
Book review: Douglas Coupland’s Bit Rot – inside the dark heart of the information age
Canadian writer Douglas Coupland returns with a catalogue of stories, essays and ideas that explore the wonderland of the information age with its fantasies and challenges.
From London’s crumbling tower blocks to the world stage, the story of grime’s unlikely resurgence
Skepta winning the Mercury Prize marked a big moment for grime – a style of electronic dance-hall music influenced by UK garage – which has been repeatedly dismissed as too esoteric and too sonically ferocious for the mainstream.
Tate exhibition shows what happens when art and artificial intelligence collide
Tate Britain has launched a remarkable experiment in mass pattern recognition, in conjunction with the 2016 IK Prize for digital innovation in the art world. This year’s winning project, Recognition, was created by the Italian group Fabrica.
A tale of two nations: From the London 2012 Olympics to Brexit
From the multicultural pride of the London 2012 Olympics to Brexit, has the mood in the UK changed immeasurably or were the roots of nationalism already fermenting?
The Greek voters spoke, but no one listened: documentary and book explores a country on its knees
A new documentary and book on Greece’s economic crash explore what happens when the democratic consensus of a nation is ignored - their refutation of several lazy assumptions is refreshing.
Book review: Douglas Murphy dreams of space in Last Futures, an exploration of utopian architecture
The sci-fi architecture of the 1960s and 1970s – domes, biospheres and megastructures – imagined a utopian and progressive future, a spirit worth rediscovering.