Lauren Martin

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


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 - KiNK
Bulgaria's trailblazing techno performer tells his story, from club kid to critically acclaimed artist. Strahil Velchev, AKA KiNK, is a Bulgarian producer and DJ who unites the...
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 - Lapalux
The British Brainfeeder affiliate recounts the tracks that inform the tactile voices and processed loops on his Ruinism album.
Fireside Chat - Seun Kuti
Protest songs that make you dance: An in-depth talk with the afro-beat artist and youngest son of cultural icon Fela Kuti. The youngest son of afro-beat legend Fela Anikulapo...
First Floor - Visible Cloaks and Nabihah Iqbal
Guest host Lauren Martin speaks to Visible Cloaks and Nabihah Iqbal about their unique take on ambience, and plays new electronic sounds.
Fireside Chat - Special Request
With his new album Belief System, Leeds producer Paul Woolford creates a gargantuan sound that brings hardcore and jungle into the now. In electronic music's constant tug-of-war...
Fireside Chat - Peter Zummo
The celebrated American avant-garde trombonist and composer discusses minimalism, the labor of performance, Arthur Russell and more. Peter Zummo is an American trombonist,...
Headphone Highlights - Lucy Railton
The experimental cellist and Modern Love affiliate selects music that bridges modern classical and future-facing electronics. Lucy Railton is a British cellist and composer...
Top Flight with Chal Ravens - Gqom Originators: DJ Lag and Griffit Vigo
Interviews with Durban gqom originators DJ Lag and Griffit Vigo, plus exclusive mixes and the freshest tracks from the world beyond 4/4.
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,...
First Floor - Mike Dunn and Shawn Rudiman
Mike Dunn and Shawn Rudiman Guest host Lauren Martin speaks to house and techno legends of the US Midwest, Mike Dunn and Shawn Rudiman, and plays new electronic sounds. Need...
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
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 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 Plastician
From Croydon to the world: influential DJ, producer, Terrorhythm label head and club culture originator Plastician tells his bass-loaded story.
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 - 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 - 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...
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 - Love Vinyl
Step into a haven for new and used wax in London's East End, where the adoration for soulful dance sounds knows no bounds. Established in 2014, Love Vinyl is the joint venture...
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...

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