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Good music longreads

Articles featured in our weekly Stack newsletter.

Dance To The Drummer’s Beat: A Loop History

The raunchy second life of Herman Kelly’s b-boy classic
Red Bull Music Academy Daily

The Future According To NSYNC

20 Years Of 'No Strings Attached'
NPR

The Concert Business Stands to Lose Billions From Coronavirus

Covid-19 has upended both SXSW and Coachella, but more disruptions are on the way as the live music industry scrambles…
Rolling Stone

Inside the Strange, Insular World of Cheerleading Music

To soundtrack one of American's most dangerous sports, artists and former athletes are creating bangers that make 'Jock Jams' sound…
Vice

The Hidden Noise Edition

On hidden tracks, vinyl, and hacking algorithm culture
Why is this interesting

10 Albums By Black Women That Defined The 2010s

This decade, Black women shifted and altered how we as a society listen to music.
Okayplayer

A decade of DJing: how technology changed the art form

New styles of DJing have emerged, and some have had huge impacts on dance music culture
DJ Mag

An update to a 37-year-old digital protocol could profoundly change…

Whether you know it or not, MIDI has changed your music listening life.
Quartz

Don’t leave jazz to the jazz guys

The music is more than a personality trait.
The Outline

Can Normal People Tell the Difference Between the Remastered Album…

Reclusive mastering engineers are still the unsung heroes of music
MEL

The Endless Potential Of The Pedal Steel Guitar

An Odd Duck By Any Measure
NPR

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