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Tinie Tempah wants to break the US market so he can "inspire" youngsters to work hard.

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Chase and Status, Fabric, London

Fabric is teeming, its air-conditioning units dripping with such persistence that it seems to be raining. A secret treat under London's streets, the venue is designed in such a way that it is difficult to find the exit. You find yourself stumbling into room upon room of never-ending beats. This intense atmosphere suits Chase and Status's set, which steers away from their hits and concentrates on the drum and bass that ignited their passion.

Video: Tinie Tempah and Adele collaboration?

Tinie Tempah has revealed that he wants to collaborate with Adele.

Swedish House Mafia, Alexandra Palace, London

Light and lasers fill the expanse of Alexandra Palace, beams of blue and green pouring over the crowd like the northern lights after too much Red Bull. At midnight, three Swedish DJs explode on to the platform. The set is a mountain, flashing colours. Steve Angello, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso look down upon their minions, who are gasping for a beat.

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The annual well-dressing season is under way in Derbyshire. The Pagan custom of decorating wells with plants and flowers takes place at towns and villages throughout the area (welldressing.com).

Wretch 32, XOYO, London

It's no secret that the success of MCs like Dizzee Rascal, Tinchy Stryder, Tinie Tempah et al has inspired record labels to frantically snatch up as many of these underground stars as possible, with Wretch 32 being the latest kid on the block to be tipped for the big time. Back in January, he landed a No 5 single with "Traktor", a pounding tune so wickedly addictive, Diddy insisted on performing it with the 26-year-old at his Last Train to Paris party earlier this year. Then, Ian Brown gave him his blessing by allowing him to use a sample of The Stone Roses' "Fools Gold" for his most recent single, "Unorthodox". Exciting times, then, for Jermaine Sinclair, especially for a guy who grew up on a Tottenham estate but can now stamp "wooer of rap moguls and rock legends" on his CV, and has shown he's got a lot more going for him than being another mix-tape rapper with a ghetto backstory. Musically, he infuses soul and a real sense of poetry into his observational lyrics, and on stage he's fun, energetic and chatty, leading the chant: "forget about violence, I rather be cool!"

Katy B - Watch out Jessie J, there's a new kid in town

A year ago, no one had heard of Katy B. Now, after three Top 10 singles, she's on the verge of stardom. Charlotte Cripps meets dance music's hottest new act

Never mind the songs, feel the spectacle

As Kylie's latest extravaganza tours Britain, Elisa Bray looks at the different ways that the stars put on a show

Kanye and Jay-Z triumph deep in the heart of Texas

Since 1987, South by Southwest in Austin has become renowned for one-off shows by mega-stars and showcases for hot new acts. Althea Legaspi reports from its 25th anniversary celebrations

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Tinie Tempah, Hammersmith Apollo, London

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The biggest thing to come out of Plumstead since Shampoo has his audience enthralled, even if the songs are hardly groundbreaking

Tinie Tempah: He's going to be huge

Rap superstars are known for giant egos and turbocharged spending habits. But Britain's latest urban sensation plays to a different tune

The Week in Radio: Could Radio 4 learn from Tinie Tempah?

If the BBC Trust is serious about wresting the young and ethnic minorities away from their existing radio choices and on to Radio 4, it should perhaps get in touch with Brits winner Tinie Tempah. On paper, he already sounds like the archetypal Radio 4 listener. "He was passionate about English and Shakespeare," enthused his school teacher. "He was the only person I knew who looked forward to National Poetry Day." Unfortunately for the Trust, the 22-year-old from Peckham who has risen to be Britain's foremost rapper seems entirely resistant to social engineering and loyal to Radio 1Xtra.

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