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It’s just over a week since rapper PnB Rock appeared on DJ Akademics’ Off The Record podcast discussing the increase in brazen LA robberies. And in a strange, horrifying twist of events, it’s now been confirmed that PnB Rock was shot inside a South Los Angelos Waffle House. He was hit with multiple gunshot wounds and pronounced dead at the hospital 45 minutes later.

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Popdust’s Exclusive With VNSSA

Her latest remix, TikTok, touring, and advice to all you DJs out there

VNSSA

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VNSSA’s remix of Claude VonStroke’s song “These Notes In This Order” drops September 9th. Be sure to check it out - and more - on her Spotify.

Last weekend, Popdust hit the ground running at Electric Zoo - NYC’s end-of-summer EDM bash. Thousands made the trip to Randall’s Island Park to jump, dance, and sweat it out under the laser lights of music’s biggest players.

Lucky for us, our exclusive access to EZOO didn’t end with a final song as we got to sit down with VNSSA.

The Southern California native is a resident on our list of top DJ talent, hitting the stage at some of this year's largest festivals including Coachella and Bonnaroo.

VNSSA answered some of my burning questions about all things house, collaborating, producing, and being a woman in yet one more industry where the lineup is full of men:

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ANDY and GENPOP behind the decks at the DL

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Every summer I seem to trip and fall face first into something new. Whether it be a person, place, or new passion, that’s what the hottest months are for.

Thankfully, summer is also when music - especially in New York - is unstoppable. You’d be hard-pressed to find a night during the week when music isn’t happening, and for me, it’s been the summer of House.

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Britney’s Back, Baby

Britney Spears To Release ‘Tiny Dancer’ Duet With Elton John

Britney Spears at Ziggo Dome, Ahoy, 2011

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The era of the early-2000s is experiencing a resurgence. Our Queen Britney Spears has returned — sans a 13-year, cruel conservatorship — and she’s hotter than ever. Our loneliness is no longer killing us.

Word on the street is that just last week Britney Spears and Elton John recorded a version of Elton’s hit, Tiny Dancer, in a secret session. You’re reading that right. Two of the most iconic names in music have joined together to save the music industry as we know it.

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CULTURE

If You Were In Stranger Things Season 4, What Songs Would Save You From Vecna?

When does Stranger Things Season 4: Part 2 come out? Today. And we're not ready.

*SPOILER ALERT: This contains spoilers for Stranger Things Season 4: Part 1. So, open another tab, watch it, then come back.*

If Stranger Things will do one thing, it’s resurrect an 80s song and introduce a whole new generation to its wonders.

When the first installment of the Netflix hit show’s fourth season dropped, the stakes were high. Each season has to live up to the last and — with years having passed between the seasons — would anyone even tune in?

But tune in they did. In droves. Suddenly the internet was bombarded with memes about Will’s bob, the rapidly aging teen characters, and … the soundtrack?

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Zane Lowe’s Interview with Harry Styles is a Must-See For Fans of His Latest Album, "Harry’s House"

Harry’s House is Harry Style’s third album and it’s his most honest yet. So is this interview via Apple Services

Zane Lowe has been called “Pop’s Unofficial Therapist” by the New York Times, and his recent Apple Music Interview with Harry Styles solidifies that status.

The Apple Music DJ’s interview series has profiled all the biggest names in pop music. The Zane Lowe Interview features a number of intimate questions and is a prime example of the best of Apple Services — the giant’s entertainment hub for streaming and organic content. From Apple Care, Apple Card, to Apple One, Apple Services helps you get the most out of your beloved devices with high‑quality content and services. Award‑winning series and films, amazing music in spatial audio, world-class workouts and meditations, trusted news publications, superfun games — even the ways you pay for things. Like Zane Lowe’s revealing show, they’re only on Apple.

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