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…

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Musical performance and its problems
Performance as a special kind of artistic activity does not exist in all arts. In painting, for example, it is inseparable from creativity: to create a picture is what it…

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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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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 under our regular column #Neformat.
Gord Downie – Introduce Yerself
October 17, died Canadian musician Gord Downey. His death did not come as a surprise, because back in May of 2016, he was diagnosed with brain cancer in an advanced stage. A week after the death of the artist, his latest album “Introduce Yerself” (“Imagine Yourself”) was released, and he began working on it with the frontman Broken Social Scene after learning about the impending death. As it becomes clear from the introductory part – the disc is entirely composed of elegies, so that depression and melancholy come through from every line, every word and chord. Continue reading

Digital Labels - Quantity vs. Quality
Digital music labels today - almost a pattern, with the universal access to the Internet, as a means of quickly obtaining music. Around the world, in the course of several…

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Digital Labels - Quantity vs. Quality
Digital music labels today - almost a pattern, with the universal access to the Internet, as a means of quickly obtaining music. Around the world, in the course of several…

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Your child and music
Whether to teach a child to read and write, whether to teach him algebra, chemistry, history, finally, whether to teach him to jump over the “goat” - all these issues…

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