Jan.
26
2011
Blaqstarr Leaves Your Sheets Wet

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Something is missing. Tonight, a thousand ill-fated couples, flush with the vigor of booze and the prospect of conquest, will seclude themselves in softly-lit rooms. The mood will be set, the shades drawn low. But man, there just ain’t no music to bump to.

Our generation is missing the instantaneous dry-hump-inspiring sounds of our own Marvin Gaye, Prince, or D’Angelo. Blaqstarr’s new EP, Divine, though, gives us all hope for a stickier tomorrow.

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Jan.
13
2011
The Brit-ish Triangle : Britney Colonizes Dubstep

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Dubstep people should have started getting worried when Britney Spears adopted that terrible British accent. There’s a new trans-Atlantic triangular trade going down. UK-cultural stockpiles are being slavishly appropriated by American producers to ferment sugary,cross-genre electropop.

Dubstep, now thoroughly market-researched and sufficiently MTV- buzzified, has had its recipe deciphered (what a brain-burner that must have been) and bottled into high-proof, mainstream swill with a diluted ‘exotic’ musical appeal for the consumption of the masses. The meteoritic populariy of Spear’s “Hold it Against Me” has had various factions of the dubstep blogosphere in a sine wave wah-bbling uproar, but this isn’t the first time a UK-borne musical influence has passed through the Britney triangle:

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Jan.
07
2011
Die Faster: 5 Trend Deaths in 2010

It seems that in today’s trigger happy tech world, trends have shorter and shorter life-spans. Are we witness to an evolution of the meme? Is the ever-growing internet monster gobbling up our icons so quickly that cultural staples are no longer possible? Personally, I like to think of it as trimming the fat; here are five trends that I sure as hell won’t be sad to wave goodbye to. As Duke Nukem (and probably a few Assange exposed war criminals) said, “Kill em all, let god sort em out.”
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Jan.
01
2011
A New Year, Time We Make Some Changes

People of the world, you must understand that we are now in the midst of one of the most annoying days of the year. Coming second only to those holidays where you gather around your family and have them tell you about your life, New Years Day is pretty much the worst thing imaginable.

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