Radio 1 will mark International Women’s Day by broadcasting an all-female line-up of DJs for 12 hours on two consecutive days.
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Sunday 12 May 2013
Dust off the glitter ball and dig out your Spandex – disco is back at the top of the charts. Samuel Muston explains why
Thursday 09 May 2013
Chairman, Dick Olver, endured a torrid time at his final AGM as protesters against its deals with Saudi Arabia were ejected amid stormy scenes
Friday 26 April 2013
Karl Hyde’s debut UK gig as a solo artist shows how far club culture has come. Not as spectacularly, perhaps, as when his veteran dance outfit Underworld helped their old pal Danny Boyle by assembling the soundtrack for last summer’s Olympic Opening Ceremony, 16 years after their “Born Slippy” helped give Trainspotting its propulsive rush.
Saturday 20 April 2013
"There's a doll doing spacewalks through Lewisham at 2am," begins Hyde on his first solo album, setting its appealing tone of urban lyricism and kitchen-sink surrealism.
Can he beat 'Gangnam Style'? Psy unveils new single 'Gentleman' with the refrain 'I am a party mafia!'
Friday 12 April 2013
South Korean rapper Psy released his much-anticipated new single at midnight last night - and is hoping to repeat the success of its predecessor "Gangnam Style" which has made him the biggest star to emerge from the growing K-pop music scene.
Sunday 07 April 2013
Argentina is on a high, but can the latest exponent of its cuisine live up to expectations?
Friday 05 April 2013
Exiles' Cafe was inspired by hearing Michael Sahl's “Tango from the Exiles' Cafe”, after which Lara Downes fantasised the location as a source of comfort for transplanted composers, represented by this series of piano miniatures.
Friday 05 April 2013
State sees Todd Rundgren deliver his customary laconic commentaries on a world gone mad from behind a wall of rock, techno and dubstep riffs.
Friday 29 March 2013
You've never heard of it – but dance music festival Ultra drew 330,000 revellers last week. Arielle Castillo reports on a new American passion
Thursday 28 March 2013
Put a spring in your step with Nike’s new collection of re-issued Air Max trainers, just in time for the shoe’s 25th birthday
Saturday 23 March 2013
Whether Portico Quartet ever were a jazz act is debatable, but they certainly don't sound like one now.
Friday 22 March 2013
The problem with ponderous electropop is that as soon as the meniscus of self-importance is pricked, it collapses into risibility, as on Depeche Mode's weakest album in some while.
Friday 01 March 2013
Despite her avowed intention to adopt an electronic approach that would take this fourth album in a different direction to its predecessors, it sounds like textbook Dido – which is either a tribute to her voice's character, or an admission of failure.
Sunday 24 February 2013
Kavinsky, aka Vincent Belorgey, is best known for "Nightcall", the impossibly magnificent, Daft Punk-produced slo-mo electro-disco theme from Drive.
Sunday 17 February 2013
Some people measure their lives in pets they’ve owned, books they’ve read or records they’ve bought. Fair enough.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 5 One Direction: Louis Tomlinson launching his own record label, has already 'signed two acts'