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James Kabat

Senior Staff Writer 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.

[POP] – Lady Gaga’s “The Cure” Is Safe But Feels Genuine

Lady Gaga is probably the most polarizing artist of our time. I myself, often struggle with the love/hate relationship I have with her artistry, her ever-changing image, and at times, strange personality. It seems that one minute she is full of poise, intelligence, and self-control, fighting for social justice and warning young people of the […]

[POP] Harry Styles’ “Sign Of The Times” Truly Feels Like The End

Let’s face it: Harry Styles has always been the One Direction member that stood out. Whether it’s the eclectic fashion sense, the admirable pipes, or natural charisma, you’ve always known he’s going places. He’s also been the one who seems to take himself more seriously than the other guys (regardless of authenticiy, carefully calculated career moves, […]

[POP] Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson Join Forces On Future Global Smash “Symphony”

Just as last year’s huge worldwide hit Rockabye reaches new heights on the Billboard Hot 100 this week sitting pretty at number 9, British trio Clean Bandit release another stellar collaboration, this time with Swedish pop phenom Zara Larsson. The dance-pop composition keeps in line with Clean Bandit’s signature sound comprised of soft and controlled verses that build […]

[DEEP HOUSE] KATO and Sigala Team Up with Hailee Steinfeld On Killer Club Cut “Show You Love”

Love is powerful. Love is transformative. Love is amazing! We all want love in one way or another, but in order to receive love we have to be open to it. This often means that we have to let go of what we know and trust the unknown because how can we experience something new […]

[POP] The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” Is The Best Of Both Worlds

Just moments after debuting the track live at the 2017 Brit Awards, GRAMMY Award-winning duo The Chainsmokers released their highly anticipated collaboration with Coldplay, Something Just Like This. The surprising single is taken off the duo’s upcoming full length LP entitled Memories…Do Not Open, out on April 7th, and is the second offering from the album after Paris. Sonically, […]