There are two sides to Omar Souleyman. Home in Syria, he’s the wedding singer, the dude who turns up to perform at a couple’s big day and leaves be(...)

There are only two tracks, albeit lengthy ones, on Kieran Hebden’s eighth album as Four Tet, but it’s quality, not quantity, that counts. Hebden ha(...)

Spring is sprung. It’s a time when festival launch parties and line-up announcements pop up with the florabundance and fanfare of brightly trumpeti(...)

Every the staff at Rough Trade’s shops compile an annual release of those tunes that have received much in-store love in the year just ending. The (...)

Omar Souleyman: Wenu Wenu

There’s only one Omar Souleyman. In recent years the Syrian wedding singer has found audiences far from home for his hypnotic, mesmerising, thrilli(...)

 Thomas Bangalter, left, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, from the French music group, Daft Punk

The fact that the most infectious, feel-good tune of the year was made by two French lads usually seen sporting motorcycle helmets is a sign of the(...)