Who Should Win, And Who Will Win, At The 2020 Grammys

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Lizzo & Lil Nas XPROGRAMMING NOTE: The Week In Pop is moving to Mondays! Today’s installment will be the final Thursday column. Look for the first Monday column just four days from now, on Jan. 27. The Grammys are this weekend. You probably know this because the Recording Academy is mired in scandal right now, with allegations of corruption … More »

The 2020 State Of Pop Address

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Billie EilishThe #1 song in America this week was released more than 25 years ago. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is often deemed the most recent tune to become a holiday standard, but for reasons mostly related to business, technology, and Billboard chart rules, it was not a Hot 100 … More »

Three years later, k?d drops second remix of Daft Punk’s ‘Doin It Right’ [Stream]

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Three years later, k?d drops second remix of Daft Punk’s ‘Doin It Right’ [Stream]Kid Noctural

Miami’s Patrick Cybulski—better known by his stage name, k?d—has been touring the globe in 2019, with stops in Germany, China, Spain, and more. While showcasing live talent is important, a strict tour schedule can cause a slight halt on the new music front. However, k?d wanted to give fans something special to finish out the year, and what better way to do so than alluding to his humble beginnings as a sharp remixer?

Three years ago, k?d was dropping SoundCloud remixes of Hayley Kiyoko, GTA, and more, leading to a euphoric, synth-heavy take on Daft Punk‘s beloved “Doin It Right” from their album Random Access Memories. Racking up over three million streams to date, the iconic remix is credited for jump-starting his career, ultimately leading to a “V2” to celebrate his growth.

k?d’s “V2” remix has been a staple in his live sets as of late, so fans must be relieved to see it finally come to light, as the young producer puts a groovier, funk-based take on this one, more in sync with Daft Punk’s original work. However, each climax is a new treat, with some chillwave electronics on the first break and deep craziness on the second.

k?d recently supported deadmau5 on his “Cube V3 Tour” in Minnesota and is expected to release his debut album Cage Script sometime in 2020.

On Songs For You, Tinashe Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

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Tinashe - Songs For YouThere was a time when Tinashe’s momentum felt unstoppable. “2 On,” the R&B singer and dancer’s 2014 breakthrough single, was one of those hits so contagious that Drake couldn’t stop himself from dropping an unofficial remix. Aquarius, the major-label debut album that followed, generated rave reviews. Despite the trendy Mustardwave pops and snaps … More »

SuperM, Summer Walker, And The Eternal Struggle To Measure Music’s Popularity

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SuperMSuperM are objectively a big deal. The seven-man ensemble brings together members of several prominent K-pop groups: EXO’s Baekhyun and Kai, NCT 127’s Taeyong and Mark, WayV’s Lucas and Ten, and SHINee’s Taemin. That makes them a supergroup, and they flexed their commercial superpowers this week by landing their debut EP SuperM: The 1st Mini … More »

New Music Friday: Hayley Kiyoko sometimes wonders if you’ll ever love her ever

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Also, Sam Smith has been having a bad time.

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Billie Eilish’s Time Is Now

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Billie Eilish - When We All Go To Sleep, Where Do We Go?“I have taken out my Invisalign, and this is the album!” Billie Eilish announces at the outset of her debut album. The 17-year-old singer then collapses into hysterical laughter with a male cohort — presumably her older brother, a fellow musician named Finneas O’Connell who’s been her close collaborator ever since … More »

New Music Friday: Kailee Morgue is so tired of breaking shit

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The Song Of The Week is Headcase by Kailee Morgue and Hayley Kiyoko. Lots of pop is in a strange place at the moment and right in the middle of…

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The 2019 State Of Pop Address

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Ariana GrandePop is dead; meet the new pop. More »

The 13 Juiciest Music Beefs Of 2018

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The Juiciest Beefs Of 2018Being online often feels like witnessing a chaotic, nonstop reality TV show. We’re given windows into the private lives of everyone we didn’t know we were supposed to care about, alerted whenever Ariana Grande cuts her hair or Cher has a thought. There are the couples we’re … More »