Harsh rhythms crash, dance beats drop out, soul samples grate, voices are warped beyond recognition. Is West's dementedly contrary album the sound of a music star just doing his job?
In an era of faceless EDM stars such as David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia, this Swedish pop pair make 'music that sounds good after two beers'
With distortion, stagediving and much skronking, the UK's most extreme party music is being made by jazz musicians
Austra's sad-face disco drags itself on to the dancefloor and sounds terrific, but there'll still be tears before dawn, writes Rebecca Nicholson
A two-minute monologue about Earth's creation … and then the bass drops. Hear the exclusive premiere of new music from Yoko Ono
No 1 dance duo say organisers of Capital FM Summertime Ball forced them to mime, so they made it obvious
The booking and scheduling may have felt patchy, but pinch-yourself beautiful views of Loch Ness, relentless beats and the heavy, heavy monster sound of Madness won over the crowds, writes Malcolm Jack
This summer-kissed Swedish dance-pop collaboration is anchored by a bruised vocal turn from future pop star Tove Lo
He's a 23-year-old soul man. But is John Newman just Motown junk or is he a retro-R&B genius?
Bowlcuts, wide trousers, bad weather – it's Madchester all over again as Laura Barton spends a day in a field with the makers of Spike Island, a film about a legendary Stone Roses show
From studying the sound of hotel water pipes to stealing chord patterns from a reversing lorry, Jon Hopkins likes to go the extra mile when adding a little human warmth to his electronic music. Jude Rogers listens in
To mark ten years in the game, Ed Banger Records are releasing a compilation featuring this delirious electronic banger
From production to pop journalism, musicians are increasingly sharing their skills with fans
Forget about dubstep and EDM. From Daft Punk to Skream, dance music stars are drawing inspiration from the 1970s sounds of Chic, Donna Summer and Studio 54, writes Paul Lester
Are Disclosure a 'true' deep house act? Does anyone honestly care? Either way, their album is a very good thing, says Alexis Petridis