'Walk Through British Art', the permanent exhibition at London’s Tate Britain, is also a walk through British music. From Elizabeth I to Stephen Lawrence, adding music allowed me to connect with artworks that may have otherwise felt distant. Music pours silently from the paintings in this collection, and I found reuniting these different forms of artistic expression to be a thrilling experience.
Residing at the crossroads of soulful jazz and glamorous disco is the party sound of acid jazz. It made its waves in the '80s, riding on the coattails of music nobody had heard of, and it all began in London.
UK Drill is the fast rising new sound in British hip-hop that's built on the hostility and aggression found in drill music popularized by the likes of Chief Keef. It's not without it's challenges and naysayers but it's providing opportunities and changing the rap scene.