Soundtrack: Barney Ales (Motown)

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

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

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

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

804 Series in Rosenut

Crystal Clear: Bowers & Wilkins

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

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

Robert Glaspar Trio – image by John Rogers

Soundtrack: Robert Glasper

Bluenote pianist Robert Glasper shares some of the influences that inspired his choice of tracks on his latest record ‘Covered’


Soundtrack: Ghostpoet

British musician and vocalist Ghostpoet discusses the lasting influence of Badly Drawn Boy’s debut album The Hour of Bewilderbeast

Ellis Ludwig-Leone, founder of baroque pop band San Fermin

Music For Motion: Ellis Ludwig-Leone

San Fermin frontman Ellis Ludwig-Leone on penning music for the New York City Ballet and composing with motion in mind

Record Makers – The Vinyl Factory

Record Makers: The Vinyl Factory

Port pays a visit to The Vinyl Factory in west London and speaks to its creative director Sean Bidder about his connection with the physical record

Will Gregory's Moog Ensemble

Will Gregory’s Moog Ensemble

Goldfrapp’s keyboardist and producer Will Gregory on his new synthesizer ensemble project and pushing the limits of the electronic instrument

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Ruffhouse Records and Columbia Records

Soundtrack: Andreya Triana

London-born singer Andreya Triana explains how a Lauryn Hill album helped shaped her career

Artwork for Bummed by Happy Mondays

Soundtrack: Gary Aspden

The footwear expert behind the Adidas Originals x Spezial line pays homage to Shaun Ryder and Happy Mondays’ Bummed album