From Annie Mac to Éclair Fifi, women are grabbing more airtime than ever, but the decks still feel stacked against them, writes Kate Hutchinson
Track-placement pioneer offers non-commercial movie producers access to more than 150 tracks
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?
South African duo making the sound of seven virtuosos from across a wide variety of styles both traditional and electronic
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
The Glasgow trio's rough-edged, noncomformist take on synthpop is, they say, not 'DIY or die'
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
With its elegant rhythms and crackly samples, the cult Scots' cryptic fourth album was worth the eight-year wait, writes Kitty Empire
Their music is veiled in mystery and they rarely give interviews. But on the release of their first album in eight years, Tomorrow's Harvest, brothers Marcus Eoin and Mike Sandison talk about their passion for grim 70s movie soundtracks and vintage hardware with Louis Pattison
Meet the South London singer-producer taking late-night blubstep to another level
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
Jon Hopkins's fourth solo album has the giddy feel of an epic night out, writes Killian Fox
Are Disclosure a 'true' deep house act? Does anyone honestly care? Either way, their album is a very good thing, says Alexis Petridis
They're the French synth-poppers in love with 80s fast fashion. This way for some Gallic teen spirit