Lauren Martin

Writer

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]

Portfolio

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.
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...
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 Plastician
From Croydon to the world: influential DJ, producer, Terrorhythm label head and club culture originator Plastician tells his bass-loaded story.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Fireside Chat Assassin AKA Agent Sasco
Jamaican dancehall icon, prolific crossover vocalist, and Kendrick and Kanye collaborator: Assassin AKA Agent Sasco tells his 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!
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Dev Hynes Lecture (RBMA Montréal 2016)
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Black Coffee Lecture (RBMA Montréal 2016)
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The Black Madonna Lecture (RBMA Montréal 2016)
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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...
Choice Mix: Marshall Applewhite | Red Bull Music Academy Daily
The Detroit metalhead turned ghettotech freak breaks down the nasty stuff Marshall Applewhite's track "Leave With Us" opens with a pitched-down vocal sample of the Heaven's Gate...
Fireside Chat Marshall Jefferson
Move your body! The Chicago house originator and remixer extraordinaire guides us through his deep dancefloor legacy.
Fireside Chat Kano
The grime icon and East London MC tells his story: from his sound system roots to conquering clubs and spearheading a movement.
Fireside Chat Julianna Barwick
The New York songstress and ambient devotional maverick talks about her journey from childhood choirs to Iceland, string ensembles and more.
Kelela Knows How To Harness Her Power | Red Bull Music Academy Daily
The golden-voiced R&B singer details her gradual ascent into the pop sphere.
Fireside Chat Lunice
The visionary Montreal producer and Academy graduate talks TNGHT, Rihanna, LuckyMe, and how the rap and pop music industries overlap.
Pan Daijing discusses her intense sound and therapeutic abrasion | Red Bull Music Academy Daily
The night before speaking to Pan Daijing, I experienced sleep paralysis. I reached for "A Season In Hell," a composition of Pan's that rolls out into a techno-inflected series...
Choice Mix: Willow | Red Bull Music Academy Daily
Lauren Martin speaks to the Manchester DJ and producer, as part of RBMA Radio's Choice Mix series
Choice Mix: Batu | Red Bull Music Academy Daily
Playing U.K. techno with a dub mentality, Bristol-based producer Batu is out to challenge the dance In Fritz Lang's silent film Woman in the Moon, the characters position...
Choice Mix: Sami Baha | Red Bull Music Academy Daily
Planet Mu's latest signing takes control of the Choice Mix

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