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James Kabat

Editor, based in Chicago specializing in pop, dance, and underground club culture. I have interviewed some of the world's biggest DJ's and I enjoy diving deep into the minds of my musical heroes.

Kylie Minogue’s “Dancing” is a Country-Flavored Dance Pop Banger!

Aside from 2015’s seasonal album Kylie Christmas, fans of Australian pop diva extraordinaire Kylie Minogue, have waited close to four years for new music from the ageless 49-year old. Dancing, her brand-new single taken from her forthcoming album Golden, arrived today, exactly thirty years after she first hit number one in the UK with her […]

The 20 Best POP Songs of 2017

In a year riddled with scandal and polarizing politics, from the return of proven favorites such as Kesha and Lana Del Rey to daring moves by Selena Gomez and Harry Styles, here are the twenty mainstream pop songs that stood out the most!   20. Miley Cyrus – “Malibu” Four years ago the world uttered […]

‘Kaskade Christmas’ Aims To Bring Holiday Warmth Through EDM, But Ends Up With Too Much Chill, Instead

Every year, somewhere around November, a multitude of artists release holiday albums and with the exception of very few, who for some magical reason manage to stand out, they are completely forgotten about as soon as the season is over. Well, it’s 2017 and superstar DJ/producer and Chicago-native Ryan Raddon (better known by his stage […]

Dannii Minogue Makes A Welcome Return To Pop With Sia-Penned ‘Galaxy!’

Oh, 2017 you’re full of twists and turns, and out-of-the-left surprises! While most artists are wrapping up the year by focusing on the their past achievements, seemingly out of nowhere comes Australian singer, actress, club diva, fashion designer, and legend in her own right, Dannii Minogue with the Sia-penned dance pop banger! Complete with elements […]

Catching up with… Sydney Blu!

If you’re in Chicago this weekend and want to catch the very last bits of summer, head over to Estate Ultra Bar to hear one of Toronto’s biggest DJ/producers Sydney Blu’s set. The extended 5-hour extravaganza is brought to you by our friends at Vested Recordings and Primary Presents and is sure to be the icing on […]