The 20 best mixtapes and EPs of 2022

These bite-sized releases introduced a new legion of rising artists to get invested in

The best EPs and mixtapes of 2022… so far!

With over half of the year now gone, let's take a look back at the banging non-album releases we've been playing on repeat these past six months

SIPHO. – ‘She Might Bleed’ EP review: remarkable songs with a real flair for drama

The Dirty Hit signee’s second project matches its eclecticism and emotional depths with sublime, addictive hooks throughout

The NME 100: essential emerging artists for 2022

Meet the NME 100, the essential new artists set to take over 2022. Your new favourite artist is waiting...

SIPHO.: delicacy and boldness from Dirty Hit’s latest rising star

The Birmingham-born artist discusses his rousing new single, rejecting stereotypes and his grand plans to "make a new community"

The Great Escape announce first 50 acts for their 2022 festival

All of the artists will also play during the new music festival's 'First Fifty' showcase later this year

Damon Albarn joins End Of The Road Festival line-up

The Blur frontman leads a host of additions to next month's festival

Birmingham’s SIPHO. debuts with double-edged ‘MOONLIGHT PT. 1+2’

Joining the Dirty Hit roster, alongside The 1975 and Rina Sawayama