Playlist: Neo-Psychedelia Picks

Neo psychedelia is a variety-filled subgenre of psychedelic music that originated in the 1970s as an outgrowth of the British post-punk scene - which still exists until today with the fame of acts such as Tame Impala, Pond, Melody’s Echo Chamber, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. In this article, contributor Dinda Az’ara Putri has curated a neo-psychedelia playlist for you to enjoy.

The Wanted, Where Are They Now?

The Wanted, the British-Irish boy band consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes. Formed in 2009 through a mass audition, they reached the peak of their career with one of their singles on top of the charts, yet 5 years later, the group decided to go on a ‘long-hiatus’. Yes, unfortunately this boyband is no longer operating as they have split up. The members went their own way, and one question remains: where are they now?

Problematic Idols, Cancel Culture, and What to Do About Them: A Personal Opinion

Cancel culture is an act of deciding that a person (mostly public figures, artists, people who create things and/or are of fame) should no longer be supported, right after discovering that they have said or done problematic things. In other words, no longer supporting the person due to knowing their problematic attitude is called “cancelling” the person. Cancel culture has caused quite a controversy amongst people on the internet, mostly because of the varied opinions about it that later caused polemics. Sometimes having problematic idols cause people to implement cancel culture-- is it really the right thing to do? This article unravels contributor Ralka Skjerseth's opinion on cancel culture and having problematic idols.

Long Songs Recommendation

In this first post out of a two-part series, we will highlight five songs that can be considered pretty long. In our definition, “long” does not necessarily mean songs that are big in length; we want to highlight songs (generally over five minutes) that switch over multiple genres and styles so that it has the illusion of length.

Anticipated Women-Made Albums in 2019

There is a lot to be excited about in terms of the music industry in 2019, with the many exciting artists announcing new albums. In this article, we will feature ten of these anticipated albums made by women musicians—senior and newcomer, mainstream and sidestream, with a fixed release date and some unknown ones.

Sampling in Hip Hop Culture

Have you ever listened to a new Hip Hop hit and got the feeling that there is something familiar, that you have listened to it before although it was released just last night? The chance is you actually know the song that is used as a sample on this new song, yet the tweaks that have been done to the sample might left you thinking. This leads us to the next question. What is sampling, actually?