Jasmine Dotiwala

  • Published on 30 Oct 2017 Sections

    He’s one of the most influential characters in British music today. The sound that Wiley created in East London at the turn of this century – which eventually became known as Grime – has now reached global popularity. But whilst his peers achieved huge chart success, he has been known as the driving force behind…

  • Published on 13 Aug 2017 Sections

    Grime star J Hus has a chequered past – including a spell in prison and once being stabbed five times. Now he’s on the verge of international recognition – with his debut album ‘Common Sense’ nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize.

  • Published on 24 Jul 2017 Sections

    “The UK has a brilliant grime scene and I want to do everything I can to support it”: bold words there from the Culture Minister Matt Hancock, who’s backing the campaign to scrap a controversial police form for music venues. Mr Hancock has told this programme he believes the Met’s 696 form disproportionately impacts people from black…

  • Published on 9 May 2017 Sections

    In the 90s pomp, TLC were a global phenomenon. But tragedy followed success when Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes was killed in a car crash in 2002. Now, her band mates have come back as a duo, with a new self-titled album coming next month. But they insist that Lopes is irreplaceable.

  • Published on 12 Apr 2017 Sections , ,

    It’s a sound and a style that is changing western music. Afrobeats – the fusion of African and international pop music is helping secure some of West Africa’s brightest stars a global audience.

  • Published on 1 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    His tweets make front page news, his concerts sell out in minutes, and his debut album is destined to top the charts: the grime artist Stormzy has caught the imagination of a generation.