US country music singer Don Williams dies

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US country music singer Don Williams – who enjoyed great success with his easy-going singing style – has died aged 78. The Texan native passed away after a short illness,... Read More

The leisure principle: why dance music is slowing down

The leisure principle: why dance music is slowing down

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Slow-mo hip-hop, drugs and the state of the world have altered dance’s bpm Related: Rae Sremmurd’s Perplexing Pegasus: a Laser Quest codeine nightmare For years... Read More

The month's best music: Beck, Cardi B, Zomby and more

The month's best music: Beck, Cardi B, Zomby and more

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] In a new series, the Guardian rounds up the 50 songs you need to hear each month in playlists across all major streaming services Welcome... Read More

Mosh-pit opera: Fugazi's random stage banter set to music

Mosh-pit opera: Fugazi's random stage banter set to music

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Random drum beats, guitar noodling, rants about gig etiquette: a new opera draws together every live performance by the cult punk band – not the... Read More

Ricardo Villalobos: 'Techno music melds the classes together'

Ricardo Villalobos: 'Techno music melds the classes together'

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Chilean-born techno pioneer lets rip on the gentrification of clubbing, and why family responsibilities mean he’s now always home by 10… in the morning... Read More

CW Stoneking review – wry revivalist makes party music for the present

CW Stoneking review – wry revivalist makes party music for the present

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Moth Club, LondonThe droll Australian repurposes old trad jazz, blues, calypso and country sounds into fresh, absurdist entertainment Revivalists of bygone music lend themselves to... Read More

Which of these is the best music video of the year?

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MTV has announced its nominations for this year’s Video Music Awards (VMAs), with Kendrick Lamar scoring eight nods for the video to his track Humble. It’s up for the coveted... Read More