Dhruva Balram

Channel Tres: “I want to show that you can break past trauma in a positive way”

The rising star has worked with Thundercat, Tyler, The Creator and Disclosure. His new EP sees him perfect his 'Compton House' sound

Young Fathers – ‘Heavy Heavy’ review: anthemic, boundary-breaking pop

The versatile Edinburgh trio continue their strong run of form with a passionate, soulful and often mesmerising work

Sudan Archives: a generational talent fully blooms

The LA-based musician’s second album ‘Natural Brown Prom Queen’ is a dynamic combination of her skills as a violinist and pop songwriter.

Shygirl – ‘Nymph’ review: pop rulebreaker shines with a little help from her friends

On her long-awaited debut album, the London-based artist unlocks a new level of intimacy and emotional depth in her songwriting

Rico Nasty – ‘Las Ruinas’ review: a mixtape of two halves

The Maryland rapper and singer's latest release gets off to a strong start, but ultimately fades over its prolonged runtime

Pusha T: “I’ve won the wars. I have withstood everything”

How the Virginia rapper confirmed his place as one of the greats

Surya Sen – ‘At What Cost?’ review: a bold, cheeky voice like few others

The Bengali-British producer's debut mixtape is at once a chaotic love-letter to London's club scene, and a reflection on his South Asian heritage

Toro y Moi – ‘Mahal’ review: Californian experimentalist offers a pastiche to suit every taste

The artist's seventh album is a divine demonstration of genre-blending, psychedelic electronic music

Pusha T – ‘It’s Almost Dry’ review: Virginia legend still going strong in his rap tenure

The 44-year-old's latest proves that true lyricism is the key to longevity in the rap game

Syd – Broken Hearts Club’ review: arguably the R&B star’s strongest project to date

Album two was conceived as a collection of love songs – until heartache struck