Viceland’s  Creative Director Spike Jonze with Balls Deep host Thomas Morton. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for A+E Networks)

The launch of Viceland is near, and the trailer for Vice’s new 24-hour cable channel makes most other outlets’ programming look lame. The channel, (...)

Kendrick Lamar at  Roskilde Festival in Denmark. The rapper will headline this year’s Longitude festival in Marlay Park, Dublin. File photograph: Simon Laessoee/Scanpix Denmark/Reuters

Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and The National are among the first acts announced for this year’s Longitude festival. The festival will return to Marla(...)

Taylor Swift performs during her ‘1989’ World Tour in Sydney last month. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty

California hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar led the Grammy nominations on Monday, scoring 11 nods including album of the year for “To Pimp a Butterfly.”(...)

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Meet the musician behind the album of 2015 to date. His name is Kamasi Washington and the album is called The Epic. It’s epic by name and by nature(...)

Stephen Bruner has featured on two of the albums of 2015 so far, Kasami Washington’s The Epic and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, and the bas(...)

These are good times for buckwild musical adventure-seekers, and Miguel is certainly one of them. His previous brace of albums took the ro(...)

Kamasi Washington’s new album certainly lives up to the billing. A 32-piece orchestra, 20-strong choir and 10-band members producing a 172-min(...)

Kendrick Lamar: has been working away on new music for ages – and is also looking at tour dates for early 2015. But where’s his new album?

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When Steven Ellison initially went to work on the fifth Flying Lotus album, the plan was to make a jazz album. Nothing new there; you could apply t(...)