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Inside the Guide's Labels Issue

Posted on by Kate Hutchinson

In April 2014 I put together another special, themed issue of the Guide, this time dedicated to the new wave of UK independent labels. These are the new Warps, the new Ninja Tunes, and the new 4ADs and Dominos, who are defining the sound of 2014 and beyond.

I was able to commission some of my favourite writers in the country right now and I'm super proud of it. If your eyes prefer to read things online, you can see this issue's features here.

Interview: East India Youth

Posted on by Kate Hutchinson

I sat down on a murky winter's day with rising electronic artist/composer East India Youth. His debut album is really rather lovely and I hope it isn't missed off any end of year lists because it came out in January. You can read the electronic version of my chat with him on the Guardian.

Guardian Guide cover story: The return of Kelis

Posted on by Kate Hutchinson

I was lucky enough to go to Los Angeles in February and have dinner with Kelis. I had forgotten to tell her that I was vegetarian. She ate a lot of steak while I 'enjoyed' some lettuce leaves decorated with flower petals and drank all the wine. She laughed. I laughed. We all laughed. You can read the full interview over on the Guardian.

Guardian Guide cover story: Bat For Lashes and Jon Hopkins

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Here is the October cover feature I did for The Guardian Guide on Jon Hopkins and Bat For Lashes, who collaborated on a brilliant song (Garden Heart) for the How I Live Now soundtrack. You can read the online version of the interview here.

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Guardian Guide: The Dance Issue

Posted on by Kate Hutchinson

I've been temping at The Guide quite a bit this year, covering the editor, Paul, and the deputy editor, Sam, and editing a lot of the features. And here is my first cover story! It's an ode to the joys of dance, complete with guides on how to twerk, dutty wine and vogue. Click here or on the cover below – designed by the ever-brilliant Kate Moross – to see the full spread of features, which I've now uploaded to my portfolio.