CULTURE

The Wrath of Woman: 2023 Is For Breakup Anthems

The Stories Behind Miley Cyrus and Shakira’s Breakup Anthems

Miley Cyrus 'Flowers'

via Miley Cyrus / Youtube

When Angela Bassett set the car on fire in Waiting to Exhale. When Aubrey Plaza spirals for a full episode after finding the condom wrapper in White Lotus. When Rosamund Pike fakes her death, frames her husband — Ben Affleck — for murder, and disappears completely after discovering his affair with EmRata in Gone Girl. Chefs kiss to all of it. Because one thing about me? I love the wrath of women.

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CULTURE

This Haunts Me: Justin Timberlake’s Diss Track About Prince

Justin Timberlake's outsized ego really made him think he had license to write a verse about … Prince

Left: Prince // Right: Justin Timberlake

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It wouldn't be hyperbolic to say that Prince is one of the most influential musicians of all time.

Beyonce credits Prince with taking her to the next level as an artist by recommending she learn to play piano. Lianne La Havas had tea parties with him. Frank Ocean — despite his own almost mythical status — was rendered starstruck just by the sight of him. And countless artists credit Prince's majestic performances and his iconic catalogue as major inspirations.

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MUSIC

Have a Punk Christmas with Brent Butler's "Brooklyn Christmas Eve"

The LA-based songwriter is the #ZackMorrisofRap.

What says Christmas in Brooklyn better than a chorus of, "Light up my Christmas tree like a cigarette / We don't need eggnog / We've got Jameson"?

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Music Features

INDO WAREHOUSE: YEAR ONE

IMMERSIVE GLOBAL SOUND X SOUTH ASIAN RHYTHMS

New experiential series, Indo Warehouse, is a rapidly growing NYC-based label and event concept that takes pride in South Asian roots. It gets you to move to global sounds that celebrate growth and inspire connection. Throughout the span of the year, they threw six unforgettable, sellout events with each selling out sooner than the last.

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CULTURE

2023 Grammy Nominations: Snubs and Surprises

Good thing Taylor Swift fans were too busy in the Ticketmaster death queue to riot over her snubs

Taylor Swift at the 58th GRAMMY Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, USA on February 15, 2016.

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It is with an apprehensive and tired sigh that I announce: the 2023 Grammy nominations are out.

The Grammy Awards are music’s most exhilarating and disheartening night of the year. Year after year, we’re all forced to sit through hours of pomp and ceremony. At the end of it, stars are disappointed by losses and audiences are disappointed by the boring spectacle the show has become.

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Top Stories

Female DJs On The Rise In The NYC Dance Scene

Impatiently Waiting For This To Be The Norm

Mazlow playing at Above It All at The DL, New York

Photo by Gabo Rodriguez Tossas @whatisgabrod

It’s 2022 and we’re finally, finally seeing female DJs.

Women are the biggest powerhouses in the music industry – think T-Swift, Rihanna, Beyonce. When they create, we listen. But these are also artists that have the assistance of mainstream media, streaming platforms, and brands.

Now, what about women in dance music? You might get lucky and stumble upon tickets to see DJ trailblazers like Charlotte de Witte, VNSSA, Sam Devine, or Anna Lunoe… but let’s BeReal. Think about it – what are the odds that when you show up at the club, peaking at 12am, there’ll be a woman behind the decks? Odds were low, but now things have changed.

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