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| Jan 24, 2016

Afrirampo reunion may save 2016

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While 2016 kicked off for most of the music world with David Bowie tricking hundreds of thousands of people into buying a jazz-prog concept album about death, the message from the heart of J-pop was loud and clear: “DO NOT WORRY, NOTHING WILL EVER ...

As dance music booms, top club bets on Macau over New York

Jan 22, 2016

As dance music booms, top club bets on Macau over New York

House music was made in America, but as the dance scene increasingly goes mainstream a leading club is placing its bets on Macau over New York. Pacha NYC, one of the premier nightclubs in New York and a launchpad for DJs now famous around ...

Grimes is set to challenge your definition of pop

Jan 21, 2016

Grimes is set to challenge your definition of pop

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No matter how hard her fans and the music press campaign to make it happen, Grimes will never become the true pop star they want her to be. Although her otherworldly, Ableton-assisted music is crammed full of hooks fit to sit alongside Rihanna and ...

Bowie finally tops chart in U.S., his adopted home, after death

Jan 18, 2016

Bowie finally tops chart in U.S., his adopted home, after death

David Bowie’s final album on Sunday hit No. 1 in the United States, his adopted home, with the British music legend posthumously achieving a feat he never managed in life. “Blackstar,” which was released two days before Bowie’s Jan. 10 death from a secret ...

Inspiration that comes in dreams and rice balls

Jan 17, 2016

Inspiration that comes in dreams and rice balls

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Ichiko Aoba takes her seat at an old-fashioned coffee house in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, and places a sketchpad and a plump pouch of rolling tobacco on the table. During the hour-long conversation that follows, the tobacco goes untouched, but the sketchpad gets a thorough ...