The 25 best reissues and retrospectives of 2017

Mikey “IQ” Jones takes an in-depth look at 25 the year’s best reissues and retrospectives, from Japanese city pop and pastoral ambience to Radiophonic dub and devotional music. Before we dive face first into this hot sonic mess, I want to draw attention to some honorable mentions. Some were omitted simply for space and the

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The 25 most WTF music news stories of 2017

You already know 2017 was full WTF. The world miraculously continued to spin despite most news coming out the United States seemed like it was written by the staff at The Onion; sexual misconduct was exposed en masse as women (and men) became empowered to come forward about alleged abusers; just like last year, music lost

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Lamontt – "Heelz"

Chicago R&B crooner Lamontt speaks to the ladies in his sexy new single “Heelz”. Produced by Grammy producer Vybe, “Heelz” is a perfect blend pop and R&B sounds, describing the feeling when a man gets that late night invitation. Listen to Heelz below, available now on iTunes. LAMONTT “HEELZ” ITUNES LINK  TWITTER: @lamonttreborn FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/people/Lamontt-Reborn/100017553131475 Lamontt is

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Maestro Fresh Wes The Exclaim! Questionnaire

Nearly 30 years on from hitting the scene with “Let Your Backbone Slide,” Maestro Fresh Wes’s status as the Godfather Canadian hip-hop is indisputable. That said, he isn’t one to rest on his laurels. “When I see artists like Kool G Rap drop his new album, and then he’s got MoSS from Toronto producing it,

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The 10 best video game soundtracks of 2017

It’s been another banner year for video games with a killer crop soundtracks to match. FACT gamers Scott Wilson, Miles Bowe, Tayyab Amin and Lewis Gordon round up the most memorable scores 2017. Last year, the video game trends to watch were virtual reality and 4K graphics, and the battle lines were being drawn between

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Morbid Angel's Steve Tucker Discusses His Return to the Band and Writing Their Aggressive New Album 'Kingdoms Disdained'

This year marks a rebirth sorts for legendary Florida death metal act Morbid Angel, as they unveil their ninth album, Kingdoms Disdained. It’s their first since 2011’s Illud Divinum Insanus received criticism for its drastic change in the band’s sound, but also sees the return vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker.   Kingdoms Disdained is Tucker’s first album

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