Arts and Entertainment Azealia Banks, first mermaid of hip-hop, is to headline Lovebox 2013 with Plan B and Goldfrapp

Plan B, Azealia Banks and Goldfrapp are to headline this summer’s Love Box festival in East London.

Music: Red Snapper Dingwalls, London

Red Snapper - the thinking junglist's quartet. Well, that's how they might cheer themselves up in one of their bleaker moments. Not that they've got a lot to feel down about - between the jazz and dub influences which their preference for real instrumentation immediately suggests, along with the visceral contemporary break beat, Red Snapper have mastered a tricky brief. It's just that Roni Size's output isn't a million miles away in form and approach, and look how far he's got. Oh well.

Classical Music: And on a more positive note ...

LSO / Andre Previn Barbican, London

Jazz: Rumble in the jungle

Goldie and Pat Metheny? An unlikely team, but it works.

Music: Heading for a Fall

The Fall, New York City

Music: Samurai of Harpenden

Photek has hit the big money. So what of his junglist roots? Anthony Clavane reports

Music: The Goldie variations

The genius of British drum- and-bass is back and kicking - and making classical music about his mum. Phil Johnson talks to the loquacious Goldie about life, love and jazz-fusion talks to the drum-and-bass genius about his childhood talks to Phil Johnson

Andy Gill on albums

Taj Mahal Taj Mahal and the Hula Blues

The Knack: How to dance to drum & bass

Drum and bass is basically funk music. Period. Just like house in 1986, it revolutionised and initially confused. It was the shock of the new. Drum & bass is now the most likely form of music to fill the dance floor at our night, The Electric Chair. It's stripped-down raw funk and huge basslines - what more do you want from the local disco?

Music: And not one of them a turkey

No, those aren't our music critics below - that's Prodigy, creators of just one of the CDs we'd like to find under the Christmas tree

FREE TICKETS TO THE HOTTEST CLUB NIGHT OF THE YEAR

Real Life has five pairs of tickets to give away, each pair worth pounds 78, for the biggest and best party of New Year's Eve - the Essential New Year's Eve at the Palace.

Pop: Size does matter

Critics describe Roni Size as selling out to popularity. But, as he explains to James McNair, to him it's much more important that everybody gets a go.

I work for: Goldie

Meredith Coral is PA to the musician, DJ, club promoter and record label owner.

Music Review: Records

Rock

Rock Review: Why Roni Size really does matter

You Can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you'll never stop people sniping about the Mercury Music Prize. If the judges go for the obvious option, they're accused of ignoring the cutting edge. If they pick the cutting-edge contender (ie, any proponent of dance music), they're condemned for being trendy. And if they pick a classical, jazz or folk album ... well, that never happens.

Reporter: The art of noise revisited

Michelle Olley blows her eardrums
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Vietnam & Cambodia
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Bruges
India & Nepal
Japan
Berlin, Dresden, Meissen & Colditz
Prices correct as of 17 October 2014
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London