Jazz promoter Norman Granz and Legendary jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie backstage at a Jazz at the Philharmonic concert, 1955. Photgraph: Metronome/Getty Images

No one ever called Norman Granz a filter or a taste-maker. Today, though, that’s how the Verve Records’ founder would be tagged in articles such as(...)

Colm Mac Con Iomaire has been busy doing various musical projects while also recording his new solo album, And Now the Weather (Agus Anois an Aimsir)

The years fly by. It has been seven years since Colm Mac Con Iomaire’s debut solo album, The Hare’s Corner, appeared; 25 since he first took to a s(...)

Studio rat: Daniel Lanois. Photograph: Brad Barket/Getty/CBGB

Daniel Lanois is on the road again. He’s calling from a hotel in Seattle as his tour heads up the west coast of the United States and into his nati(...)

From dubstep definers to house swingers and techno thumpers, Paul Rose’s work has been both canny and distinctive. His Hotflush label has (...)

The creative tensions and tussles at the heart of Young Fathers’ music is quite thrilling. The Mercury Music Prize-winning Edinburgh trio (...)

The music industry eats babies for fun. In the last few weeks, we’ve seen a couple of new examples which demonstrate that young musicians and the p(...)

The gourmet chef from Queens, New York made his rep for raspy, snarky and playful licks with a clutch of champion mixtapes, EPs and the Fuck, (...)

Hank Shocklee: ‘People diss Soundcloud and Spotify because of “music for free” and all that, but look at the artists who’ve got traction who would never have got traction under the old label regime.’ Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The Bomb Squad were the crew who brought the noise. Back in the day, when hip-hop was still figuring out what time it was, a group of producers, DJ(...)

There’s a new Villager in town. In the corner of a hotel bar in Dublin, Conor O’Brien is talking about his new album, Darling Arithmetic. He’s done(...)

It was John Lydon who noted that anger was an energy, a sentiment with which Kendrick Lamar would probably agree. To Pimp A Butterfly is (...)