One to Keep an Eye on Is Logic1000

In dance music, melody is sometimes seen as something you must tolerate while waiting for the rhythm to return. Take your medication with a pinch of sugar. Samantha Poulter is well aware of the situation. Her excellent Logic1000 creations bounce merrily across genres, yet never fail to provide a captivating melody. Her heart is in […]

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WAP by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion Pushed the Globe Into Overdrive

As many of us choose for evenings home on the couch over nights out with friends this winter, Belcalis Alamanzar's classic words ring out through the internet ether: "A ho never gets cold!" Cardi B, the rapper popularly known as Cardi B, parades down a hotel hallway in a plunging, barely-there bralette and a tight-fitting […]

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Irreversible Brain Taint from Segregation: Leo Nocentelli

Leo Nocentelli is impossible to pin down. When I ask how the renowned funk guitarist's astonishing solo record Another Side came to be published after 50 years in obscurity, he gives me the whole tale in a seven-minute monologue, but I can't confirm his age. "It's not important," he adds, his Louisiana accent thick as […]

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Beyond the Stage Review — A Haunting, Heartbreaking Show

A lined A4 notebook is pinned open on a board, highly doodled with love hearts and the strange ideas of an 18-year-old girl, not unlike any other 18-year-old girl throughout history. "Just plain fuckin' nice" is the title of a playlist that includes Bobby Darin's I Wanna Be Around (1965), as well as the words […]

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Blinding Lights Dethrones the Twist as the All-Time Billboard No. 1

The Weeknd's breakthrough track Blinding Lights has now dethroned Chubby Checker's 1960s classic the Twist as the all-time No. 1 song on the Billboard single charts. The song, an immediate synth-pop hit, premiered in late November 2019 and spent four weeks at the top of the weekly Billboard Hot 100 in April and May 2020, […]

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Big Big Train Frontman David Longdon Dies at 56

David Longdon, the leader and multi-instrumentalist for Big Big Train, a British prog rock band, has died at the age of 56. Longdon died at a Nottingham hospital on November 20th as a result of an accident, according to the group. There were no more details provided. "It is unspeakably cruel that a quirk of […]

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