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Soul and madness, reggae and bass: this pretty much sums up my favourite tracks this month.

3 August 2014 | Tracks of the month

In response to Israel’s horrific assault on Gaza, an international hip hop collective has put together this track calling for a boycott of Israel.

26 July 2014 | Video

‘I won’t lie, I was truly scared, but my fear was nothing compared what the liberation freedom fighters or the young Portuguese army recruits who refused to fight went through. I’ve thought about it a lot – would I do it again? I can honestly say yes.’

14 July 2014 | In depth

One of the most profound statements on music I’ve ever heard or read was made by the saxophone player Charlie Parker, he said:

3 July 2014 | In depthTracks of the month

I was saddened to hear of the death of one of my favourite jazz pianists, Horace Silver.

20 June 2014 | Video

A funny thing happened to me this week. I paid five dollars to enter a raffle a homeless man had set up outside the Detroit Electronic Music festival. Unusually for me, I won: it was a tatty copy of John Coltrane’s “Love Supreme”. I couldn’t think of a more perfect prize.

2 June 2014 | Tracks of the month