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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.

chilly gonzales chambers

Chilly Gonzales Explains It All

Aug 13, 2015

From his concerts to his Pop Music Masterclass series, the (no longer) self-proclaimed musical genius unlocks what makes great music work.

Exposures - SappyFest X

EXPOSURES: The magic of SappyFest X caught on film

Aug 10, 2015

It's hard to explain the adorable charm of this scrappy Sackville, New Brunswick festival... until you see these photos.