Articles by Khalid

Khalid graduated from the same high school as Madonna and used to live with a Jamaican Queen, but he has always and will forever worship at the church of Björk.


NMD to celebrate ten years of Strange Beautiful Music

  Fans of avant-garde, experimental, and outsider music are in luck this weekend, as New Music Detroit presents three days of the most forward-thinking sounds from artists all across the contemporary music spectrum. This weekend marks the tenth edition of Strange Beautiful Music, a marathon celebration of cutting-edge works from several genres.   According to…


U2 recall heyday at Ford Field stop of The Joshua Tree tour

  Pity the hardcore U2 fan; despite their idol’s unflagging ability to command blockbuster ticket sales and stay atop the Billboard charts, recent years have also found the Irish quartet dogged by lukewarm reviews and a flailing public image. From Bono’s much-parodied savior complex to the snafu over the band’s iPhone “release” of 2014’s Songs…


Adidas Originals brings free “Essentialism” concert series to Detroit

  On the heels of its successful Portland debut with producer Kaytranada, adidas Originals has extended its EQT ‘Essentialism’ free concert series to four new cities in celebration of the origin of the EQT franchise. The next stop of the concert series happens to be Detroit — with a performance on August 19 by rapper…


Alt-J, Run the Jewels, Solange to headline Mo Pop 2017

  Mo Pop Festival, which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, will return to Detroit’s West Riverfront Park on July 29 and 30 headlined by Alt-J, Foster the People, Run the Jewels, and Solange. The popular outdoor event boasts stages of music, a locally crafted food and beverage experience, an art village, and much more….


MotorKam — BlackDaddy’s Greatest Hits | DMM Premiere

  It’s four months to the day since Detroit rapper MotorKam released his single “Redlight,” and in that time, we’ve been eagerly awaiting new music from his “BlackDaddy” project. Detroit Music Magazine is proud to say the wait is over, as MotorKam has shared an exclusive premiere of his new full-length with us.   Don’t…


Big Sean’s “I Decided.” shop pops up in Detroit this weekend

  To help celebrate the release of his fourth solo studio album I Decided., Big Sean is taking a page from his mentor Kanye West’s playbook. The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated recording artist has announced his first-ever pop-up shops, which will take over four cities this weekend. The locations will open today at 5 p.m. in New…


Danny Brown, Paul White to release Accelerator EP next week

  After making fans wait three years for a follow-up to the highly acclaimed Old, Danny Brown has wasted little time enjoying the success of his most recent album, Atrocity Exhibition. The Detroit rapper and Bruiser Brigade leader has just announced a new EP due out next week. Accelerator is a collaborative effort with UK…

Prude Boys — “The Outlaw” b/w “Plague My Dreams” | DMM Premiere

  You read the song titles — “The Outlaw,” “Plague My Dreams” — and your initial thoughts turn to a forbidden romance. Your first listen confirms this notion, that it’s two sides of the same lovelorn coin, especially when the female lead provides backup vocals for her male counterpart on the B side. Oh, and…


Movement Fest reveals 2017 phase 1 lineup featuring Carl Cox

  Movement Electronic Music Festival, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, has revealed the Phase 1 lineup for 2017. The highly acclaimed outdoor event will feature the venerated acid house pioneer Carl Cox as the Main Stage headliner on Monday night of the three-day fest, which returns to Hard Plaza on Memorial Day weekend,…