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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.

‘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 […]

Steve Angello Takes On Spirituality on Powerful ‘Genesis’ EP

It took a while for Steve Angello to recover from the enormous success of Swedish House Mafia and find his voice again. Prior to the formation of the DJ supergroup (with Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso) the Swedish producer was easily one of the best in the business, but after seven successful singles with SHM, the massive […]

Sofi Tukker Showcase Suppressed Aspects Of Their Personalities In Their “Fuck They” Video

You know all of those things that hold you back from being your true self, like negative thoughts, unsupportive superiors, shitty friends, and bad habits? Well, fuck them!!! Who cares about them?! That’s the theme of Sofi Tukker‘s newest smash-in-the-making, candidly entitled Fuck They. The song, co-written by Scissor Sisters‘ Jake Shears, is “About anything that holds […]