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Listen: Tony Allen

Following the sad news of legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen’s death on Thursday 30 April 2020, we host a Spotify playlist of his music as a tribute. 

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Listen: Basquiat and Hip Hop

Basquiat’s early graffiti experiments as SAMO© intertwined with the burgeoning hip hop, rap and graffiti scenes of the late 1970s and 1980s. Discover the sound of the era.

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Listen: Gustav Mahler

As a composer, Mahler acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century. We've curated our favourites of his works - take a listen.

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Listen: Igor Stravinsky

Stravinsky's wide-ranging compositional style made him one of the most influential composers of the 20th century, pushing the boundaries of and revolutionising classical music. We've curated our favourites of his works - take a listen.

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Listen: Jazz playlist

From Blue Note classics to the recent UK jazz explosion, we highlight some of our favourite artists, many of whom have played here in the past.

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Listen: Japanese Innovators

A playlist featuring some of our favourite Japanese artists. From the ambient electronica of Ryuichi Sakamoto to the Noise Rock of Boredoms - we shine a light on the nation's innovative musical past and present.

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Listen: Downtown NYC music

Go back in time to 80s New York - a creative Mecca for artists, writers and musicians - with a small selection of tracks from those involved in the scene