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Good music longreads

Articles featured in our weekly Stack newsletter.

Nyege Nyege: East Africa's new wave

Electronic music is booming in East Africa, and a small collective based in Kampala is at the heart of it…
Resident Advisor

The definitive oral history of Korn’s “Freak On A Leash”…

The story of the unlikely hit that made the Nu metal pioneers into a household name.
The FADER

What Was Chipmunk Soul?

Three of the style’s key producers–and one celebrity chef superfan–on the halcyon era of a sound that once ruled hip-hop
Red Bull Music Academy Daily

Mitski Writes Bangers for the Loners

On her fifth album, Be the Cowboy, the musician explores solitude in all its forms.
GQ

A beginner's guide to club lighting

What we see in a club can be as important as what we hear.
Resident Advisor

Annoyed by Restaurant Playlists, a Master Musician Made His Own

How Ryuichi Sakamoto assembled the soundtrack for Kajitsu, and what it says about the sounds we hear (or should) while…
The New York Times

How Smart Speakers Are Changing the Way We Listen to…

With everyone trying to get us to talk to their speakers, should listeners be excited, or worried?
Pitchfork

Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet

Some of the first email mailing lists, launched soon after email was invented, were for music fans.
Wired

Prince And The Power of Women

Prince wrote about women in a way that most contemporary male artists still can't.
Noisey

Yaeji

A raver-next-door goes from DIY parties to global sensation, and she’s bringing her friends.
The FADER

Bird History: A Novelty Hit With Wings

How a single novelty song capture the public imagination, influenced punk rock and became a cultural institution.
Tedium

Martha Wash: The Most Famous Unknown Singer of the '90s

The voice behind "It's Raining Men," "Gonna Make You Sweat" and "Strike It Up" went from being a victim to…
Rolling Stone

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