Selwa Abd's heady, ever-changing productions are just one part of her larger mission to unite artists outside capitalism. Zoë Beery joins the prolific New York-via-Casablanca artist for a revealing afternoon tea.
Sitting at the crossroads of techno, noise, gabber and breakcore, Rita Mikhael's music is fearless, confrontational and utterly thrilling. Max Mertens hears the Iraq-born, Toronto-based artist's story.
The Russian-born, Berlin-based artist made her biggest track in five minutes, and says she could finish 1,000 in six months. Aurora Mitchell talks to Anastasia Vtorova about her playfully irreverent take on dance music.
The artist also known as Luis, DJ Python and Deejay Xanax is as poetic as he is versatile, dishing out everything from house to breakbeat to so-called "deep reggaeton." Max Pearl pays him a visit in Queens.
Two years and three EPs since they began making music, it's all coming together for Ronan Downing and Peter Ward. The Irish duo tell Ray Philp how their friendship and the generosity of one of their heroes got them where they are today.
The mysterious Barcelona DJ/producer's slow-moving and ebullient house has been turning heads of late. In advance of his Sonar appearance, RA's Philip Sherburne finds that it's a sound borne of happy accidents.
With a few high-profile mix appearances and releases on Rekids, Underground Quality and Naif, Moscow's Nina Kraviz has become one of the most hotly-tipped names of 2009. But when RA's Ryan Keeling called up Russia to talk records, he found that there's much more to the story than DJing.
House: It may have been a dirty word for producers of UK bass music in the past, but Joe Cowton is among a fresh wave of artists that are taking influence from both spheres in order to carve out their own niche. RA's Richard Carnes travels to his Bristol hometown to find out more.
The San Francisco-based producer's "tropical booty" has been winning converts Stateside and in the UK. RA's Piotr Orlov catches up with Ryan Merry to find out more about the floppy disc-obsessed beatmaker.
The sole American on the Dial imprint's roster, John Roberts is one of deep house's most exciting new talents. RA's Ryan Keeling visited the Berlin apartment of the Ohio-born producer to find out more.