From Feudalism to Futurism – how the influence of the UK’s music scene continues to be felt around the world

When looking at its impact on the global music scene, the UK has consistently punched above its weight as a tiny isolated island. As well as being home to Britpop and trip-hop, we’ve birthed dubstep, grime and funky house and have produced countless influential acts such as Massive Attack, Burial, Mala and the Digital Mystikz

The Lowdown: DJ Pitch

Originally starting as a Watford-based party in 2014, London’s Tobago Tracks has seen many incarnations, with its overall universe incorporating a label fitting between the margins of many micro-scenes, a monthly NTS radio show, multimedia outfit, and – back when parties were still a staple of weekend activities – the occasional club excursion. The glue

The history of Afrofuturism within electronic music

Though the upper echelons of the contemporary electronic music industry are predominantly populated by white artists, its origins of young Black men in Detroit using music to transcend their surroundings means Afrofuturism has enjoyed a storied history in the electronic music industry. From early Detroit techno’s association with gleaming sci-fi imagery to Drexciya’s mysterious mythology

Live review: Horst Festival

‘Fallen empires and refound desires’ was the theme of this year’s edition of Horst Arts & Music Festival, its first at the ex-military ASIAT site in Vilvoorde. Embracing the attitude from previous years, the abandoned nature of the site served as a symbol of the archaic power structures that the Horst team want to independently