The music created by the endearing female members of Razika could be no further from the dark sounds of metal from their homeland. Their snappy, breezy, classic pop tunes are as fresh and pure as the youthful faces of the band members who have succeeded in reaching a global audience with their melodies at the tender age of 20.

Hanni El Khatib

During one of several opening shows for Florence and the Machine last year, Hanni El Khatib shared a revealing moment with his drummer.“I looked back at him and was like, ‘What the fuck are we doing here?’” says El Khatib over the phone, sounding a little weary from a video shoot and celebration the night before.

Miami Horror

An ELO record, a Prince record, and a New Order record… what do they have in common? Well, you’re extremely likely to find them sitting on the coffee table at Benjamin Plant’s home, the mastermind behind Melbourne’s four-piece electro-rock act, Miami Horror.

J Staffz

I’ll assume anyone interested in reading about Toronto hip hop producer, J Staffz, is also interested in professional men’s tennis.


Phil Spector’s band was The Teddy Bears, Elvis Presley wanted to be yours, and Teddy Pendergrass had a beautiful man-beard. Today, carrying the plush Gund down the stairs by the ear is Sweden’s Teddybears.


For a band so rooted in decades bygone, New Orleans duo Generationals seem to not get too lost in calculating the components of their sound.

DJ Quik

Rolling out of the Blue Leprechaun at 4:30 in the morning, I had only two things on my mind – the good girl beside me, and my soon-to-be second interview with west coast legend & recording artist, DJ Quik.

Dave Nada

Over the past year, moombahton has exploded all over parties, nightclubs and blogs.

Parallel Dance Ensemble

ION asked me to interview Parallel Dance Ensemble and to be honest I wasn’t sure how to approach the situation. If you take a look at my iPod you’re gonna get a lot of DJ Khaled, Birdman, Pusha T & OFWGKTA.


Yuck is a UK based band composed of Daniel Blumberg who sings, plays guitar and writes songs; Max Bloom on guitar; Japanese Mariko Doi on bass; and New Jersey’s Johnny Rogoff on drums.


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