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Arboretum Festival Ming Wu ARB2015: IF YOU BUILD IT: Cultural, Social and Environmental Responsibility in Modern Development

The impact of indigenous voices on Arboretum Festival offers teachable moments for Canadian music

Aug 31, 2015

The programmers of the Ottawa-area festival learn that offering people a platform for expression and a willingness to listen goes a long way.

We Are Your Friends - Saturday Night Fever for the post-recession, EDM generation?

We Are Your Friends: Saturday Night Fever for the post-recession, EDM generation?

Aug 27, 2015

The new Zac Efron vehicle We Are Your Friends, set within the American EDM scene, presents itself as a defining moment for Millennials.

Liner Notes - Teen Daze - Morning World

LINER NOTES: Teen Daze has grown his own paradise on Morning World

Aug 26, 2015

The 29-year-old, Abbotsford-based ambient pop producer looks, quite literally, just outside his window for inspiration.

Aaliyah 7 young artists who wouldn’t be here without Aaliyah

7 young artists who wouldn’t be here without Aaliyah

Aug 25, 2015

The late R&B artist died 14 years ago today, but her legacy still looms large over contemporary pop music.

Liner Notes - The Famines - Too Cool

The Famines have a solution vinyl’s “format gentrification”: the printing press

Aug 20, 2015

The Montreal art punks describe how releasing Too Cool & Other Songs as a "paper album" may have saved their band.

Nostalgia in Canadian Pop

Nostalgia in Canadian Pop: How artists like Carly Rae Jepsen look back to go forward

Aug 20, 2015

From Francesco Yates to The Weeknd, today's best pop artists are mining the past to explore the entanglements of time, memory and feeling.

DJ Barack Obama - Summer Playlist

What’s Barack Obama getting down to on Summer vacation?

Aug 14, 2015

The web-savvy President shared two Spotify playlists, giving us a glimpse into his vacation (and maybe sex?) listening.