WHAT ARE MIXES AND MEGAMIXES
Popular music of the past and present century has many different styles and trends, and each music lover has his own preferences for one or another direction. Some people like…

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Hits are born at home
The problem of learning is one of the most important, but, unfortunately, the least lit, which often leads to deplorable results in terms of creative growth: without setting the proper…

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Review: Drake - Scorpion
As sometimes happens, Drake’s symbolic infallibility cracked, and the fruit was an album that drastically lowers the listener from heaven to earth - nothing is more everyday and sobering than…

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M.I.A. vs. Everybody: how female rap fights the world system

Matangi “Maya” Arulpragasam – a girl born in London in a family of Tamil activists, famous for her daring deeds and remarkable talent. Singer, producer, clipmaker, designer, artist, rapper, loving provocative punches on the topic of the day, and political activist. In addition to the memorable eclectic style of music, in which she combines the motifs of ethnic music of the peoples of the east, hip-hop, electronics, world-class beats and reggae with acute social implications, Maia created a memorable image of a principled and wise girl who is constantly struggling with a ruthless political machine and injustice. Continue reading

Who will protect the music?

The author of the article “The Age of Electronic Music” believes that the music for acoustic instruments, the highest achievement of which he considers symphonic music, is in the past. The future belongs to electronic music, which he asks not to be confused with “pop music”, in which electronic instruments are used “primitively”. He calls such music applied music and considers it unworthy – this is simply “low-grade pseudo-electronic opuses.” A lot of words were told to them about the “poverty of colors” even of a symphony orchestra, whose “color arsenal” “does not exceed two dozen timbres” (the counting accuracy is amazing!). A. Enfi considers timbre “the most important formative function” and believes that “timbre deficit limits the compositional possibilities of academic symphony. Continue reading

What is a stylish record?

Sound recording already exists a sufficient amount of time for certain standards and foundations to appear in this area. The concept of “competent” recording may include various parameters of the exact sound transmission recorded. Compliance with existing standards is very important. This is determined by a sufficient degree of imperfection of carriers and other parameters of even the most modern technology of sound transmission, not to mention the fact that listening conditions, as a rule, leave much to be desired. Continue reading

LEGENDARY POST-PUNK GROUPS
It happens that the fashion for old things is back. This happens with music. Recently, post-punk is gaining increasing popularity, starting with narrow circles, and, gradually, capturing all the new…

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Impressionism in music
Impressionism originated in France when a group of artists — C. Monet, C. Pissarro, A. Sis-ley, E. Degas, O. Renoir, and others — performed their original paintings at Paris exhibitions…

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Top foreign nonformat albums
A bit late, but still publish our top for 2017 from the best foreign releases that do not have (or have a minimal) relation to hip-hop and are usually published…

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