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London, United KingdomLaura Jae Navigates Pain with Poise
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Laura Jae Navigates Pain with Poise

August 7, 2014
Laura Jae is a mediator of music. The 23-year-old artist finds common ground between contradicting ideas: In content, knee-buckling heartache and personal fortitude and, in sound, an aesthetic that is simultaneously air-thin and full-bodied.
Sydney, AustraliaFor Indie Band Panama, Success is Personal
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For Indie Band Panama, Success is Personal

Honesty is the best policy, and it's especially difficult to beat when backed by a sweet melody. Panama’s Jarrah McCleary has a penchant for both, and the combination has made the Sydney, Australia-based...
10 Reasons We’re on Team Sam Smith
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10 Reasons We’re on Team Sam Smith

Oh, Sam Smith, where have you been all our lives? The British singer with a satin voice and R&B swagger sailed into our hearts in fall of 2012 with his guest spot on Disclosure’s single “Latch.” Since then, his debut full-length In the Lonely Hour...
Barcelona, SpainIndee Styla Redefines Roots Hip-Hop
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Indee Styla Redefines Roots Hip-Hop

“My music permits me to connect with people and to search for ancestral wisdom,” declares Barcelona-based emcee, Indee Styla, during our brief chat at an Astoria coffee shop. Finding inspiration in “roots” cultures and amalgamating that with conscious...
Can Gay Dance Culture Survive the EDM Era?
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Can Gay Dance Culture Survive the EDM Era?

From disco to techno, queer folk have always had an affinity for thumping bass beats. Exploring the reasons for that would be an entirely different essay, but as electronic dance music has become the...