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Soundtrack: Maxi Jazz

Lead vocalist of British band Faithless reveals his obsession with Todd Rundgren’s album ‘Something/Anything’

Photo – Tawni Bannister

Soundtrack: Esperanza Spalding

The Grammy-award winning bassist, cellist and singer recalls how a cult album by New York Duo Cibo Matto helped shape her music career

Taylor McFerrin performing at Dramuie's Brass and Crimson session in Oct 2016, at Hoxton Hall, London.

Soundtrack: Taylor McFerrin

The keyboardist and producer recalls discovering a life-changing album while searching through records owned by his father, Bobby McFerrin

Exclusive image of Singer/Songwriter Seye Adelekan, from Oliver Spencer's AW16 campaign

Soundtrack: Oliver Spencer

Menswear designer Oliver Spencer reflects on the enduring influence of Talking Heads’ breakthrough album

Miles Davis, Modern Jazz & The Ivy Look

In an extract from Jazz Festival, a new photo book by ‘the Father of music photography’ Jim Marshall, writer Graham Marsh remembers the Ivy league-inspired style championed by Miles Davis

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Soundtrack: Madness (Lee Thompson)

Saxophonist and founder of the English ska band Madness Lee Thompson remembers a personal introduction to the second album by dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson

Soweto Kinch (right) performs at Drambuie's Brass and Crimson sessions, as part of Edinburgh Jazz Festival 2016

Soundtrack: Soweto Kinch

Saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch reveals the tracks that influenced him while growing up in the West Midlands

Photo: Ed Reeve

Soundtrack: David Adjaye

Celebrated British architect, David Adjaye OBE, shares the classic songs that soundtracked his childhood

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Soundtrack: Michael Kiwanuka

British soul musician Michael Kiwanuka on the risk-taking Funkadelic record that inspired his new album

Soundtrack: Barney Ales (Motown)

Ex-Motown president Barney Ales remembers the making of Marvin Gaye’s seminal 1971 album ‘What’s Going On’

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Daydreaming With Stanley Kubrick

Musician and dj James Lavelle talks to PORT about curating a new exhibition at London’s Somerset House that celebrates the legacy of Stanley Kubrick

Morcheeba members Skye Edwards (left) and Ross Godfrey (right)

Soundtrack: Morcheeba (Ross Godfrey)

Morcheeba founder and multi-instrumentalist Ross Godfrey reveals how Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Elecric Ladyland’ helped shape his career

Chris Watson at Lindisfarne

Soundtrack: Chris Watson

Sound recorder Chris Watson writes exclusively for PORT about European composer that inspired his latest work, The Town Moor: A Portrait in Sound

Jeremy Gara – Photo by Jen Brown

Soundtrack: Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire)

Drummer for Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, Jeremy Gara, picks The Cure’s Disintergration as his essential Soundtrack

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Soundtrack: Jeff Wootton (Gorillaz)

Gorillaz guitarist Jeff Wootton picks three albums that influenced his mixing of art and music, and created an industrial Manchester sound

Nitin Sawhney

Soundtrack: Nitin Sawhney

Musician and composer Nitin Sawhney reflects on Protection, the bold Massive Attack album that caused him to reconsider the power of sound

Spirio player piano by Steinway & Sons. Photography Joakim Blockstrom

Steinway & Sons: Minor Details

PORT visits the pianomaker’s German factory to discover its latest innovation and meet ‘the ear’, the person responsible for maintaining the brand’s iconic sound

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Crystal Clear: Bowers & Wilkins

PORT discovers the latest offering from British audio brand Bowers & Wilkins and the philospohy of its founder, John Bowers

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Soundtrack: Nicolas Godin (Air)

Nicolas Godin, one half of downtempo French band Air, on the Stevie Wonder album that changed the face of electronic music

Tom Furse Digs album artwork

Soundtrack: Tom Furse (The Horrors)

The Horrors synth player, Tom Furse, discusses some of the obscure tracks he picked for a new exotica compilation album