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Eryn Allen Kane — Aviary: Act II

  At the end of 2015, I praised Eryn Allen Kane’s debut EP, Aviary: Act I, as one of the best albums of the year, going so far as to say “she could sing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,’ and it would probably be one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard.” Not one to…


Richie Hawtin announces “Play Differently” technology

  Second wave Detroit techno icon Richie Hawtin has shared his newest venture, following his decision to end his four-year run in Ibiza with his ENTER. project. Hawtin announced “Play Differently” at NAMM, a conference for the world’s biggest music instrument and production manufacturers. The joint venture with Allen & Heath and parent company Audiotonix…


Don Was named to DIME’s board of directors

  Don Was, legendary Detroit-born producer and label executive who has worked with the likes of Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones, has been named to the Detroit Institute of Music Education’s board of directors. He will join DIME’s founders Kevin Nixon and Sarah Clayman, as well as the senior managing director of venture capital…

Dej Loaf teams up with Lil Durk for “My Beyoncé”

  There’s nothing like a Midwestern rap romance to warm the heart on a chilly November day. Chicago rapper Lil Durk and Detroit’s woman of the hour Dej Loaf show their softer sides and profess their love for one another on the new single “My Beyoncé” off of Durk’s upcoming mixtape 300 Days, 300 Nights….


Flint Eastwood — Small Victories

  You know those songs that make you want to turn your stereo all the way up, jump on your bed, and forget the rest of the world for a little bit? That’s pretty much Flint Eastwood’s new EP, Small Victories, in a nutshell. The album uses a larger-than-life, danceable sound to express significant loss….


Sufjan Stevens shares gorgeous remix of “Blue Bucket of Gold”

  In March, Detroit-born singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens released Carrie & Lowell, a welcome return to his folk roots featuring sparse instrumentation, brutally honest, introspective lyricism, and the sort of haunting melancholia that leaves you shaken long after you’ve finished listening to the album.   Now Stevens’ has released a new version of the album’s final…

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