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St Louis rap: a would-be thriving scene struggles amid pervasive violence

St Louis rap: a would-be thriving scene struggles amid pervasive violence | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

The city’s insular scene is full of aspiring talent, but a string of murders involving high-profile stars has led to rappers relocating for their own safety

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Street Dreams: How Hip-Hop Mixtapes Changed the Game

Street Dreams: How Hip-Hop Mixtapes Changed the Game | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

Evolving from cassette to CD to .zip file to streamed playlist, the hip-hop mixtape has changed its format but not its spirit and intention: to showcase different artists and DJs, and to introduce …

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Music for the stilted generation: the Weeknd's deconstruction of modern life

Music for the stilted generation: the Weeknd's deconstruction of modern life | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

His new album is a homage to Bowie, he echoes the Thin White Duke’s 70s cocaine-fueled nihilism and he won’t do protest songs. So just who is the Weeknd and what makes him one of pop’s most intriguing figures?

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David Mancuso, Whose New York Loft Was a Hub of ’70s Night Life, Dies at 72

David Mancuso, Whose New York Loft Was a Hub of ’70s Night Life, Dies at 72 | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

With an eclectic musical mix, Saturday night parties at Mr. Mancuso’s loft provided the model for dozens of clubs to come.

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Love Saves the Day: An interview with the legendary NYC club pioneer and DJ David Mancuso

Love Saves the Day: An interview with the legendary NYC club pioneer and DJ David Mancuso | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

As if 2016 didn’t suck enough already, Monday night saw the passing of one of the most influential (yet unheralded) figures in late 20th century popular culture. That man’s name was David Mancuso, and if you’ve ever danced to great records on a great sound system in a room full of smiling people and thought “could Heaven ever be as good as this?” then David Mancuso is the person you have to thank.

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Frank Ocean Is Finally Free, Mystery Intact

Frank Ocean Is Finally Free, Mystery Intact | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

Mr. Ocean is restless and more than happy to drape himself in shadows. Here, he talks about being elusive, making music and regaining control of his career.

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Meet J Balvin, Latin America's answer to Drake and Kanye

Meet J Balvin, Latin America's answer to Drake and Kanye | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

Meet J Balvin, Latin America's answer to Drake and Kanye
The Colombian star is up for a best album award at the 2016 Latin Grammys – apt reward for the man making reggaeton cool again

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The Conscience of Super Fly: How Curtis Mayfield’s Hard-Knock Life Inspired a Classic

The Conscience of Super Fly: How Curtis Mayfield’s Hard-Knock Life Inspired a Classic | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

Somewhere between New York and Chicago, late 1971. Sitting on an airplane, the Super Fly script in his lap, Dad couldn’t stop the music from coming. “Wow, was I so excited,” he said. “I’d written a…

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The Chicago Record Store That Helped Birth House | Red Bull Music Academy Daily

The Chicago Record Store That Helped Birth House | Red Bull Music Academy Daily | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

Jacob Arnold tells the story of the influential Windy City record shop.

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REM on Out of Time at 25: ‘Being the voice of a generation is not a pretty place to be’

REM on Out of Time at 25: ‘Being the voice of a generation is not a pretty place to be’ | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

Their seventh album made them superstars. But the fame cost REM a band member and, nearly, their friendships. In a rare interview, five years after splitting, they discuss legacy, Trump and why they’re still sorry for Shiny Happy People

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Suicide's Dream Baby Dream – the unlikely anthem of 2016

Suicide's Dream Baby Dream – the unlikely anthem of 2016 | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

It has been covered by Bruce Springsteen and Arcade Fire, and soundtracks American Honey and new Adam Curtis documentary HyperNormalisation - but is it a song of hope or despair?

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[Interview] "Forget about Europe, it's a museum!" Daniel Haaksman about the future of dance music !

[Interview] "Forget about Europe, it's a museum!" Daniel Haaksman about the future of dance music ! | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

« Forget about Europe, it’s a museum! » Daniel Haaksman about the future of dance music

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San Fran-disco: how Patrick Cowley and Sylvester changed dance music forever

San Fran-disco: how Patrick Cowley and Sylvester changed dance music forever | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

A new release celebrating the work of Patrick Cowley sheds light on San Francisco’s disco scene which was cut down in its prime during the Aids crisis

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The Weeknd: ‘Drugs were a crutch for me’

The Weeknd: ‘Drugs were a crutch for me’ | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

Abel Tesfaye’s tortured, genre-bending R&B has brought him millions of fans, a triple platinum album and collaborations with Daft Punk and Beyoncé. Will mainstream success make him happy?

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‘Notorious’ Turns 30: How Nile Rodgers Conducted Duran Duran’s Reinvention

‘Notorious’ Turns 30: How Nile Rodgers Conducted Duran Duran’s Reinvention | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

By the time 1986 rolled around, Duran Duran was at a major turning point in its career.

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A Tribe Called Quest return: ‘You fight for what you love – and you go through hell to get it’

A Tribe Called Quest return: ‘You fight for what you love – and you go through hell to get it’ | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

Eighteen years after their last album, the hip-hop legends are back with a record that reunites original members Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Jarobi White and Phife Dawg, who died in March. Here, they talk post-Trump despair, why their music is a rallying cry for the voiceless and life without Phife

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Drips, pop and Dollars: the music that made Ennio Morricone

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Drips, pop and Dollars: the music that made Ennio Morricone
At 88, Morricone is a towering presence in film history. As he celebrates 60 years in music, the Italian composer talks shoots, scores and the masterpieces we missed

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Copy-and-paste songwriting for a switched-on world

Copy-and-paste songwriting for a switched-on world | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

It’s called interpolation – when you sing a riff from someone else’s song over your own – and it’s the sound of pop in 2016. But is it laziness or a clever response to the global playlist?

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Dawn Richard – from girl group star to future R&B queen

Dawn Richard – from girl group star to future R&B queen | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

Dawn Richard – from girl group star to future R&B queen
The former Danity Kane singer’s triumphant quest for solo stardom has taken in everything from Greek mythology to feminist reworkings of classic pop

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Vybz Kartel Speaks: After Five Years in Prison, He Still Rules Dancehall

Vybz Kartel Speaks: After Five Years in Prison, He Still Rules Dancehall | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

Dancehall is back on the pop charts, but its defining artist is in jail for murder. The Jamaican star speaks from behind bars.

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The legacy of David Mancuso: ‘His dancefloor was a kind of egalitarian utopia’

The legacy of David Mancuso: ‘His dancefloor was a kind of egalitarian utopia’ | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

The DJ behind legendary disco club the Loft, who died on Monday, would talk of music as if it had magical powers – and, in his hands, it was almost possible to believe he was right

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Reggae is Dead, Who Killed Jah Music?

Reggae is Dead, Who Killed Jah Music? | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

Reggae is Dead, Who Killed Jah Music? Technology and materialism have replaced musicianship and human rights — what’s left is lifeless and soulless.

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Birth of the Band: Read Inside Story From Robbie Robertson's New Memoir

Birth of the Band: Read Inside Story From Robbie Robertson's New Memoir | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

Robbie Robertson recalls how the Band formed in a detailed excerpt from his upcoming memoir, 'Testimony.'

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Bruce Springsteen: ‘You can change a life in three minutes with the right song’

Bruce Springsteen: ‘You can change a life in three minutes with the right song’ | PhonoSeduction | Scoop.it

The global superstar talks about the masculine facade of Donald Trump, the strength he inherited from his mother, the philosophy he shares with fans, and the joy he delivers on stage

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