Imran Khan
Contributing Editor

Imran Khan is a writer who lives in Canada. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for other publications like Inside Entertainment, aRUDE and The Toronto Quarterly.

Features // 26 Articles
Columns // 29 Articles
Reviews // 86 Articles
Blogs // 61 Articles

Coming in to Land: Pigeon John Inducts Hip-Hop Into the Twilight Zone | 20 Oct 2016 // 10:00 PM

Hip-hop’s most loquacious jester forges ahead into a twilight zone of skewed and jacked up hip-hop.

Lost (and Found) in Space: United Sounds of Joy Transmit From Another Universe | 28 Sep 2016 // 9:30 PM

If beauty and horror were two parallaxes in the vast expanse of the galaxy, somewhere between those points you might hear these songs.


Taking the Bitter With the Swede: Adam Tensta's Moody Hip-Hop Soul | 7 Sep 2016 // 10:15 PM

One of Sweden's most outspoken and celebrated rappers returns with an album of eerie hip-hop noir, where the heavy grooves luxuriate in the nebulous fog of despair.

The Hunted and the Haunted in 'King Stakh's Wild Hunt' | 19 Aug 2016 // 3:29 AM

Deeply baroque and shamelessly foreboding, Uladzimir Karatkevich’s King Stakh’s Wild Hunt is a crowning achievement of Belarusian gothic.


Dreaming the Book: The Works of Antonio Tabucchi and Fernando Pessoa | 12 Sep 2016 // 3:30 AM

These writings evoke a powerful, hypnagogic imagery, presenting possible scenes from Pessoa’s impossible dreams.

Angela Pleasence Exhibits Madness and Love in 'Symptoms' | 24 Aug 2016 // 9:15 PM

Symptoms reaches for a different sort of horror, the kind that festers in the obsessive minds of the romantically distraught.


When Kontagious Was Shaken, Not Stirred | 28 Jun 2016 // 4:52 AM

Koray Fuat, formerly of UK band Kontagious, recounts how the band's briefly ubiquitous single "Shake It Up" shook things up in London's hip-hop underground for a short while.

The Glow Lives on in Taimak's 'The Last Dragon' | 27 Jun 2016 // 7:30 AM

The actor's memoir is a backtracking through a life under scrutiny and a life eventually left to chance.

//Mixed media

How Röyksopp's 'Melody A.M.' Brought Electronica Into the Mainstream

// Sound Affects

"With their debut, the Norwegian duo essentially provided the everyman's guide to electronic music.

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