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Nina Kraviz // Global dance // UK hip-hop // Ms Banks // Awate // Deborah Pritchard // Black Honey // John Slack // Gwenno // Procol Harum // The Fall

  • By Lucy Doyle
  • 20 Mar 2018
  • min read
Extra, extra – the latest edition of M magazine is now out in the world!

For this issue's cover feature, we hang out with international DJ, producer and label boss Nina Kraviz as she straps herself in for her biggest year yet.

Elsewhere, we ponder the future of electronic music after EDM and learn about the music recognition technology that could help solve the industry's data problem.

We also check the temperature of Britain's hip-hop scene to find a new wave of boundary-zapping artists readying to rule in 2018 – from Nicki Minaj-approved rapper Ms Banks to MC and producer Awate.

Elsewhere, we explore how artwork shapes artists in 2018, checking in with the likes of synaesthetic composer Deborah Pritchard and hypnotic pop-rockers Black Honey.

This issue’s Sound Effect comes from Berkeley Ensemble founder and clarinettist John Slack, while for Just Joined, we meet new members Solardo and Breakfast Muff.

We also cross paths with space-age synth-pop ace Gwenno and Belfast composer Philip Hammond, plus Procol Harum's Gary Brooker shares his memories of writing A Whiter Shade of Pale.

In Business News, we bring you news of PPL and PRS for Music's joint venture, take a look at proposed changes to European copyright law and find out how lyrics features on digital streaming platforms are taking centre stage.

For Picture This, The Fall's Guitarist Pete Greenway remembers the band's ringleader of 40 years, Mark E Smith, who sadly passed away in January.

There's all that and loads more, so go on – dig in...