Lauren Martin


London-based music writer for online and print publications, mostly covering electronic music.
Currently an editor, writer and lecture and radio host for Red Bull Music Academy.
Run the weekly mix show on RBMA Radio, Choice Mix.
HMU: [email protected]


With 1-800 Dinosaur Calling, Grime MC Trim Strikes a Pose | Red Bull Music Academy Daily
On his long-awaited debut album, grime avant Trim plays with his own power and weirdness
Fireside Chat - Perc
British techno torchbearer Perc has long fuelled a revival of dark and powerful club music. Listen to his story. In the near 15 years since Perc released his debut single "I...
Fireside Chat Plastician
From Croydon to the world: influential DJ, producer, Terrorhythm label head and club culture originator Plastician tells his bass-loaded story.
Fireside Chat David Rodigan
The great gentleman of reggae Sir David 'Ram Jam' Rodigan tells his story: from the English countryside to Jamaica and worldwide. Jah bless!
Fireside Chat - MikeQ
The Qween Beat founder and one of the voguing scene's leading figures discusses his early days and spreading ballroom to the world. New Jersey based MikeQ is one of the key...
Headphone Highlights - Lapalux
The British Brainfeeder affiliate recounts the tracks that inform the tactile voices and processed loops on his Ruinism album.
Headphone Highlights Michael Kiwanuka
The genre-blending London soul crooner winds through his diverse influences, touching upon funk, R&B, hip-hop, glam, psych, indie and more.
Fireside Chat - Jonny Nash
Through collaboration and travel, Melody As Truth label boss and RBMA alum Jonny Nash has a gentle intuitiveness to his ambient sounds.
Counter Intelligence - Peckings Records
Get familiar with this London stronghold of Jamaican sounds - a family-run institution supplying the UK with big tunes for over 40 years. There's a huge swath of history packed...
Fireside Chat - Nkisi
Ahead of curating the 2017 Wysing Arts Centre music festival, the NON mainstay speaks about her black diasporic sound and future-facing ideas. Melika Ngombe Kolongo was born in...
Headphone Highlights - Jeb Loy Nichols: Southern Soul Special
60 mins First aired Next Headphone Highlights From country soul and blues ballads to rousing R&B: singer-songwriter Jeb Loy Nichols selects choice cuts from the American South....
Fireside Chat - Doc Scott
The original king of the rollers speaks about the evolution of drum & bass, from Metalheadz at Blue Note to the present day. The original "King of the Rollers," Scott McIlroy...
Headphone Highlights - Equiknoxx
Jamaica's mutant dancehall purveyors select their favorite tunes across the board, from Scare Dem Crew and Sade to Todd Rundgren. Dancehall duo Equiknoxx are based in Kingston,...
Fireside Chat - Nadine Shah
The British songstress reflects on politics, coming of age in the UK and her new album. Nadine Shah, a child of Pakistani and Norwegian parents, grew up in a coastal town in the...
Headphone Highlights Space Dimension Controller
Belfast-based producer and Academy alum Space Dimension Controller speaks about the idiosyncratic sounds of IDM that have long shaped his production work.
Jacques Greene Lecture (Montréal 2016) | Red Bull Music Academy
Montréal producer Jacques Greene has maintained a steady output of distinct and deep dancefloor burners since 2009 via labels such as LuckyMe, 3024, Night Slugs and his own...
A heady interview about genre and futurism with Kuedo | Red Bull Music Academy Daily
The considered sound designer and synthesist talks about his new album in a rare interview.
Fireside Chat Richard Barratt
From Sheffield bleep and the birth of Warp, to writing mainstream pop hits, Richard Barratt has travelled across the musical spectrum. Hear his story.
Fireside Chat Assassin AKA Agent Sasco
Jamaican dancehall icon, prolific crossover vocalist, and Kendrick and Kanye collaborator: Assassin AKA Agent Sasco tells his story.
Headphone Highlights DJ D.DEE (Pacific Rhythm)
DJ D.DEE of Vancouver-based leftfield house label Pacific Rhythm runs down some favorite "boogie-ass boogie" and disco records that influence their vibe.
From Classical to Avant-Pop, Cellist Oliver Coates Teases Out Sound | Red Bull Music Academy Daily
Cellist, composer and Mica Levi collaborator Oliver Coates teases out sound
Dev Hynes Lecture (RBMA Montréal 2016)
Black Coffee Lecture (RBMA Montréal 2016)
The Black Madonna Lecture (RBMA Montréal 2016)
Veronica Vasicka (RBMA Montréal 2016)
The Everyday Revolutions of Berlin's Ziúr | Red Bull Music Academy Daily
Lauren Martin introduces the Berlin-based producer as she makes her debut on RBMA Radio Ziúr's sound is one of extremities. Her debut EP, Taiga, to be released on July 1st...
Fireside Chat Alex Smoke
Glasgow's techno auteur talks his life in music: from early raves at Sub Club to crafting underground classics and finding his own voice.
Northern Soul: An Oral History | Red Bull Music Academy Daily
Between the blossoming of the hippy movement in the late '60s and the decimation of British industrial heartlands in the '70s, the underground club culture of London's Mod scene...
How Jessy Lanza's Love Songs Minimize Life's Daily Dread
"Do you like Limmy?" Jessy Lanza asks, referring to the bleak Scottish humorist known for online skits about mental health and human behavior. Lanza has just finished a DJ set...
Choice Mix: Joey LaBeija | Red Bull Music Academy Daily
Cultures combine in the New York producer's distinct musical hustle Joey LaBeija has "233" tattooed in the creases between his knuckles, for the block he grew up on in the...

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