Red Bull Music Academy recently announced a new series of mini documentaries, called H∆SHTAG$, which will look at “some of the most fascinating themes emerging from the web in recent times, from #cloudrap to #seapunk, #postdubstep to #advancedpop.” In the first edition, entitled “Don’t Call It #AltRnB,” RBMA talked to Miguel, How To Dress Well, ex-Weeknd producer Zodiac, and Rochelle Jordan about the state of the recently flourishing contemporary R&B/modern pop scene. A variety of subjects are covered, from the development of the genre to the way the internet shapes our listening habits, and it’s interesting to hear some of the leading lights speak about their music and web culture more generally.

Future episodes feature interviews with TNGHT, Flying Lotus and Main Attrakionz, and we’ll bring you those as they are released.