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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.

straight outta compton

Using Your Influence: Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre and today’s gangsta rap legacy

Aug 14, 2015

The new N.W.A. biopic couldn't be better timed, but it leaves out part of the story.