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RIYL: Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia

A playlist to match the nu-disco vibes of Dua Lipa’s latest album, featuring Madonna, Anita Ward, La Bouche, Nite Jewel, and more.

  • by: Anna Gaca

Our 10 Favorite Things in Rap This Week

From a coronavirus anthem to a Bay Area YouTube channel to a doomed viral dance challenge

The Best Mixes of the Month

The 9 Best DJ Mixes of March: Sheltering in Place Edition

Music to soothe and satisfy in this anxious time

What Ben Sinclair from High Maintenance Is Listening to Right Now

“The Guy” has really good taste.

Electro-Pop Artist HANA’s Secrets to Livestreaming Success

The singer-songwriter and Grimes collaborator, who has logged more than 700 hours on Twitch, explains her tricks of the trade.

Kate Bush, John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie

Hear What David Bowie, Kate Bush, and More Sounded Like at Band Practice

Watch and listen as 10 classic artists—also including Prince, Jimi Hendrix, and John Coltrane—rehearse privately for some of their most iconic performances. 

In Iran, Coronavirus Is Suffocating an Already Strained Experimental Music Scene

Following U.S. sanctions, widespread protests, internet blackouts, and government crackdowns, COVID-19 is the latest calamity to befall Iran’s avant-garde.

32 Artists on the Music They’re Turning to During the Coronavirus Crisis

Including picks from Angel Olsen, Perfume Genius, Christine and the Queens, Animal Collective, DAWN, and more.

The Weeknd

6 Takeaways From the Weeknd’s New Album, After Hours

The Weeknd’s fourth album is a bridge between his shadowy early era and his latter-day pop, plus a healthy dose of Uncut Gems.

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13 Live Performances and Concert Films to Stream During Self-Isolation

From the Grateful Dead to Björk to Fugazi, here are the sets that are bringing us joy

The Never-Ending Couch Tour: How Livestreams and Social Media Have Already Transformed Live Music

The Couch Tour phenomenon—where fans join together online to experience performances in real time—has become both a business model and community builder over the last decade.

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How the Coronavirus Crisis Is Devastating New York City’s Nightlife Community

Without income or bailouts, clubs and DJs in the city are facing an existential threat: “I don’t even know what jobs there will be at the end of this.”