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Maestro Gamin’s latest venture with producer Books One, Miracle Work Medicine, sees a return to Daisy Age hip-hop.
17 May 2017
Time to put away the Ben Gibbard comparisons, even as Gibbard himself ended up DJ'ing the record release party for Cataldo's fifth indie-pop opus.
27 Apr 2017
Alongside producer Books One, rapper Maestro Gamin offers yet another dose of speaker medicine with "Future Calling".
29 Nov 2016
Hip-hop’s most loquacious jester forges ahead into a twilight zone of skewed and jacked up hip-hop.
20 Oct 2016
If beauty and horror were two parallaxes in the vast expanse of the galaxy, somewhere between those points you might hear these songs.
28 Sep 2016
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.
08 Jun 2016
New York's Cardiknox are taking more steps in their goal of world domination. With their debut record Portrait out, the band are dreaming big, wanting to transcend the indie pop scene.
28 Apr 2016
Redressing the issues of a troubled past, Toronto's Nixxon, a one-time musical associate of the Weeknd, cuts his own swath with the release of his new album -- a gothic-futurist exercise in R&B.
08 Mar 2016
Andy Kayes' latest album of mercurial hip-hop finds the rapper putting the boom back in boom bap, one beat at a time.
28 Jul 2015
The British singer's latest LP, Curio City, finds all of his influences distilled down to a funk-strummed groove of pure pop magic.
16 Mar 2015
The Italian singer-songwriter captured the national mood in her breakout single. With a new album and US tour dates, she's about to go international.
13 Mar 2015
Spitting poems from England's ghettos, British rapper Luca Brazi presents a more sombre and thoughtful approach to hip-hop.
04 Mar 2015
Aimed squarely at house parties across Italy’s suburbs, TerronRissa dispense their rhymes with humor and easygoing charm.
04 Feb 2015
The previous month in K-pop saw veteran artists go solo, rookie groups continue their hot streak, interesting collaborations, and a ton of solid music. It wasn't the most innovative month for the industry, but a lot of great execution regardless.
04 Dec 2014
Few can deny that Swift is a talented songwriter, but there are only so many times she can attack her "haters" before that trope feels as worn as a months-old US Weekly still sitting on the top of your toilet.
19 Aug 2014
After more than a decade on hiatus, Ruby returns with another set of intriguing, thought-provoking tunes. Lesley Rankine speaks with PopMatters about the return.
06 Aug 2014
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