It’s what people turn to’: Lauren Laverne, Iain Dale and others on why radio is thriving in lockdown

Audience numbers for live radio have soared. Presenters from the national to the local talk about the medium’s unique way of connecting There was a moment, in early lockdown, when everything “live” seemed to stop. No gigs, no plays, no clubs, no classes, no festivals. Nothing happening right now, no moments that brought you closer […]

Cocktail of the week: Larry’s horn | The good mixer

A neat twist on the manhattan, in honour of a legendary DJ Named after a bespoke set of bass speakers made for Larry Levan at New York’s legendary club, Paradise Garage, this takes the classic manhattan in a more esoteric direction with the subtle, vegetal notes of Cynar, the nutty bitters and serving it over […]

Feel the heat: Gilles Peterson’s Brazilian playlist

From samba to jazz and house, the DJ and founder of radio station Worldwide FM picks 10 tracks to transport you to Brazil Originally released in 1980, this funky track from solo artist Cristina Camargo is pure “80s vibes”, Peterson says. “I’ve been loving this boogie tune, produced by Lincoln Olivetti and Robson Jorge, of […]

‘We had to choose between us or our loved ones’: bands trapped together in lockdown

From a six-strong Glasgow household with members forced to share a bed to a trans DJ thruple in a remote log cabin, we meet the bands weathering the pandemic with each other The London indie-pop band were recording at a studio in Devon when lockdown began Continue reading…

Slow days, quiet healing: what trauma taught me about surviving a pandemic | Geoffrey Mak

Some days grief entails languishing in bed, because that is surviving – clarity can come when doing nothing Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage What does it take to survive a pandemic? Waiting, mostly, and if nothing kills you, then you make it out alive. I do mean […]

Jason DeRulo – Tip Toe (feat. French Montana) (Lyric Video)

[Verse 1: Jason Derulo] Big fat thang, overflowing Skinny tight dress, couldn’t hold it Way too thick like it’s swollen Girl, you’re too bad and you know it When you drop down, lose focus When that thing clap, that’s a bonus Back at lookin’ appetizing Back at that food, it’s a crisis [Pre-Chorus: Jason Derulo] […]