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The Beautiful Game: Shabazz Palaces’ Enthralling, Convoluted ‘Lese Majesty’

Navigating through Lese Majesty, the new record from Shabazz Palaces, is kind of like adventuring your way through the new-ish isometric puzzle game Monument Valley.
Anupa Mistry / July 30, 2014

Marsha Ambrosius Flaunts Her Rap&B Bona Fides on ‘Friends & Lovers’

Ever since her days adding soulful gravitas to poet Natalie Stewart’s gravely raps as part of the early ’00s British neosoul duo Floetry, Marsha Ambrosiu…
Anupa Mistry / July 17, 2014

Ark Analog Warp Bright Synths Into Trippy Video for ‘Was That It?’

Every musician has a secret (or not-so-secret, thanks to YouTube) past, when they were making mistakes, finessing a sound or playing guitars instead of synths.
Anupa Mistry / July 2, 2014

Trey Songz Is Superbly Seductive on ‘Trigga,’ Equates Cake With [Redacted]

With his sixth album Trigga, Trey Songz returns, ribald and ready, to swat middling crooners out of his lane. Ty Dolla $ign, Future, Justin Bieber,…
Anupa Mistry / June 30, 2014

J. Lo Teases With Fun Singles, but ‘AKA’ Is Mostly Mawkish Melodrama

Fifteen years ago, having already earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for her starring role in Selena, Jennifer Lopez launched her recording career…
Anupa Mistry / June 17, 2014

Kaytranada Channels Dilla, Embraces Up-Tempo Neo-Soul

Don’t ask Kaytranada to make another remix. The young Haitian-born, Montreal-based producer (real name Kevin Celestin) did indeed rise to international recognition by way of…
Anupa Mistry / June 3, 2014

Fatima Al Qadiri Conjures a Cinematic Din on Exceptional Debut, ‘Asiatisch’

Someone needs to hire Fatima Al Qadiri to score a film. If all of the experimental electronic producer’s releases to date were soundtracks, they’d be…
Anupa Mistry / May 8, 2014

Stream Motions’ Atmospheric Club EP ‘All Gone’

It's a common gripe among Canadian dance music producers: you've got to leave the country to really make it. Motions is Brendan Neal, a former…
Anupa Mistry / April 28, 2014

Watch A Tribe Called Red’s ‘Sisters’ Turn Their Day Into a Dance Party

Back home in Canada, A Tribe Called Red just took home a Juno Award for Best Breakthrough Group. It’s the first time an indigenous act…
Anupa Mistry / April 9, 2014

Ratking Resurrect Backpack Rap on ‘So It Goes,’ and It Doesn’t Suck

Nostalgia is so irritatingly inexorable it can resurrect even the nerdiest of musical subgenres: backpack rap. Some might claim the earnest, hyperlyrical, outré faction of…
Anupa Mistry / April 4, 2014

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