Imran Khan is a writer who lives in Canada. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications at York University before studying Creative Writing at the University of Toronto for Continuing Studies. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for other publications like Inside Entertainment, aRUDE and The Toronto Quarterly.
Making a Sene: The Rise of Brian Marc | 20 Sep 2016 // 10:00 PM
Brian Marc, AKA Sene, manages a minimal but heavy discipline of turntablist groove; his dream-washed music appropriates the rhythms of a casual stroll through city streets.
An Anxious Eroticism: The Flesh and Machinery Grooves of Elyas Khan | 8 Jun 2016 // 4:49 AM
Elyas Khan's sensuously-disquieting music, in his own words, is a hallucinatory event: it embodies the kind of fear, alarm and agoraphobia we sometimes feel when we've read too many headlines for the day.
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.