The Wire


Music offers its practitioners the power to extend, remake and multiply themselves. This playlist is an accompaniment to the 16 page essay feature in The Wire 376 on aliases, pseudonyms and alter egos – from dancehall deejays and reggae gunslingers, to psychedelic cultists, punk miscreants, Mayan metalheads, cultish despots and postwar hipsters.

15 Freedom Riders playlist

Listen to a playlist based on the 15 Freedom Riders chart, part of the Freedom Principles essays in The Wire 370 – a survey looking at ideas of liberation in music and sound

Watch: Looking For The Perfect Beat (excerpt)

Watch an excerpt from film maker Matthew Smith's new documentary about Los Angeles's beat scene, the influential Low End Theory club night, and the producers and musicians who are a part of it

Watch: Russell Haswell & Exaudi

Watch a video of Russell Haswell's collaborative performance with the Exaudi vocal ensemble, part of Aldeburgh Music Faster Than Sound series.