Sarah Zupko founded PopMatters, one of the largest independent cultural criticism sites, back in the Internet's early days of 1999. Zupko is a former Executive Producer for Tribune Media Services, the media syndication arm of the Tribune Company. Her other pursuits involve writing historical fiction and research in the fields of Slavic and German history, as well as general European cultural and intellectual history. Zupko studied musicology, film, and art at the University of Chicago and media theory and journalism at the University of Texas, where she received her M.A.
Cajun music legend and BeauSoleil founder Michael Doucet releases a video for "Water Water", recorded with his new adventurous, roots music quintet, Lâcher Prise.
Mesmerizing, electronic producer Pantha du Prince returns with a new video, "Pius in Tacet", and he has a new LP around the corner, Conference of Trees, out 6 March.
Legendary producer and Planet Mu label head µ-Ziq lends his remixing skills to "La parole 5", a gorgeous new song from Roman composer and electronic artist, Vincenzo Ramaglia.
British soul, blues, and gospel singer-songwriter, Izo Fitzroy debuts her latest single, "Blind Faith", inspired by both Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway.
Greek electropop artist Σtella emerges from the underground to share her latest funky pop tune, "The Break". A new album follows for this musician on the rise.
Electronic producer Squarepusher's new album Be Up a Hello releases 31 January via Warp. Hear his latest single "Nervelevers".
The year in R&B and soul brought brilliant returns from music legends alongside artists pushing the boundaries of R&B past any limits. It's a genre where retro and futurism nestle cozily side by side. Here are the 15 best.
German electronic group Bersarin Quartett take their music up a level with their new album Methoden und Maschinen. "Wenn wir nur wollen" sees the ensemble adding new textures and approaches to their ambient sound.
Experimental electronic producer Meemo Comma shares the top 10 things that influenced her stunning, new album Sleepmoss, as we premiere the video for the title track.
Boston producer Ricardo Donoso's new album Re_Calibrate is the follow-up to Calibrate, and it continues his experimental electronic journey in bold and daring ways.
Composer Mario Diaz de Leon Merges the Acoustic and Electronic on 'Cycle and Reveal' (album stream) (premiere)
Composer Mario Diaz de Leon uses traditional classical instruments in combination with experimental electronics on his latest album Cycle and Reveal featuring four recent works. Hear it in full now.
Ska pop-rockers Bedouin Soundclash return with their first new music since 2010's Light the Horizon. Hear the brand new track "Salt Water" ahead of a new album releasing later this year.
Electropop's Ruby the Rabbitfoot delves even deeper into R&B on her latest tune "Raw Plate of Expectations", creating an infectious bit of electrosoul.
British rock artist County Line Runner impresses with his latest gem, a post-punk, sure-fire hit song, "Our Little World".
Fast rising Dublin pop/R&B artist Aimée releases her second single of dancey, soulful pop while baring her soul on "Break Me".
Electro/worldbeat singer, songwriter, producer Azam Ali steps out of Niyaz for a solo turn to pay tribute to '80s synthpop heroes on "Phantoms".
Electronic producer Konx-om-Pax creates cinematic soundscapes, and he shares the artistic influences on his new album, Ways of Seeing, with us.
Welcome Center's music is a bright form of electropop/synthpop that sports hooks galore. Hear their new single "Is This All There Is?".
Experimental electronic producer Burnt Friedman documents the musical melting pot of Berlin and Central Europe generally on his latest album. Watch his new video for "Supreme Self Dub".
Finland's Bobby Oroza croons his heartfelt, smooth soul music in a deliciously high tenor voice that adds a dreaminess to his slick, Motown-influenced sound on "Lonely Girl".
Miami's Scone Cash Players are a hot and scorching soul group that put the Hammond organ front and center in their sound. Hear their smoking new single "Canned Champagne".