Recorded live at our 21st birthday party in Manchester, the dubstep legend talks science, emotion and the importance of dim lighting. 2022 ̸November 2022 Live from MUTEK, the Toronto artist discusses music as a time capsule, emotional maturity and DIY modular rigs. Ahead of RA's 21st birthday party in New York, Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy, Sharon White and editor-in-chief Whitney Wei share their love letters to North America's nightlife capital. The dubstep pioneer talks fatherhood, reinvention and Skreamizm. ̸October 2022 A critical analysis of Britain's Black music economy through the years. Knowledge sharing, collaboration and making parties accessible are part of the long-term blueprint, insiders say. Memorable music moments from the past three months.
̸September 2022 Imposter syndrome, working with friends and more real talk from one of the UK's most unpretentious stars. RA staffers reflect on important albums and festival experiences. The house and soul legend discusses collecting vinyl and growing up in Chicago's 1970s funk heyday. A New York veteran discusses the art of throwing weekday parties and producing without samples. ̸August 2022 Jungle's ongoing resurgence, sci-fi audiovisual installations and Scotland's failed colonial scheme—the Hyperdub boss goes in. Gender disparity in dance music, memorable festival sets and the power of stan culture.
From Newcastle promoter to DC-10 resident, the Trick label boss tells us his story. Revisting the experimental artist's 2020 album, The Fifth Season. ̸July 2022 Several accounts of drink and needle spiking in major nightlife capitals have pressured venues to implement harm reduction policies. Staff writer Anu Shukla and managing editor Chloe Lula discuss recent developments in Berlin. The grime legend flexes his producer chops.
New music, community-driven parties, tech talk and more from RA staffers.
Live from Nuits Sonores, the cross-genre artist talks baile funk, her hands-on style of teaching and community building in Brazil. ̸June 2022 The second instalment in our Reflections series explores the intersection of nightlife and the blockchain-based world of Web3, as reported by senior staff writer Nyshka Chandran in her latest feature. A repeat episode from last year in celebration of Pride month. This instalment highlights K Wata's mind-bending grooves, the sculpted polyrhythms of Air Max '97 and membership models for promoters. Is it better to work alone or with people? UK artist Aluna and DJ crew SLIC Unit discuss how both models impact the creative process. ̸May 2022 Radio presenter, dubstep producer and documentary filmmaker—the many faces of Heny G. On the debut episode of our new Reflections series, New York staff writer Kiana Mickles analyses recent developments in local nightlife following the closure of a treasured Brooklyn venue. Live from Rewire Festival, Planet Mu affiliate Jana Rush and sound researcher Caroline Claus discuss gender politics, audio equipment and urban landscapes. RA staffers discuss the collaborative nature of UK jazz, fusing gqom and dembow and the monetisation of DJ mixes. ̸April 2022 The New York-based DJ, producer and booker talks Nowadays, community and paying it forward. ̸March 2022 Elijah in conversation with journalist Kieran Yates, recorded live at AVA London. The Lady Of The House co-author speaks about the value of community. An archive episode for International Women's Month with the late, great Detroit producer. In the first of a new documentary-style series on the Exchange, Whitney Wei invites perspectives from Ukraine following the country’s invasion by Russia. ̸February 2022 The jungle and drum & bass pioneer—and captivating storyteller—unpacks his life, career and new book. Kadallah Burrowes explores the term "Afrofuturism" with the help of Suzi Analogue, Neema Githere, Mia Imani Harrison and Jackie Queens. Suzi Analogue spoke with Kadallah Burrowes about using her label Never Normal to champion innovative Black creators. "My real gift is arrangement." William Orbit opens up on his 40-year career. ̸January 2022 FAUZIA, DamnShaq and counsellor Darlington Zvionere discuss performance anxiety and how to overcome it with Vanessa Maria. A rare, revealing interview with the long-time Circoloco resident The PAN affiliate talks opera, cooking and solitude.