Catch a vibe at the virtual Club Quarantine

Miss the DJ playing the perfect sets at the club that everyone just loves? Grab your drinks and join DJ D-Nice’s Instagram live stories. Vibe with D-Nice and the rest of the audience on the livestream during his Club Quarantine. DJ, producer and rapper DJ D-Nice started using his Instagram platform to perform live sets and started “Club Quarantine” ever since the stay-at-home order was put into effect. Now the club is in the comfort of everyone’s homes. Live from his apartment in Downtown Los …

Skip partying and play ‘After Hours’ over The Weeknd

It has been four years since his last album. Finally, The Weeknd released a fresh batch of songs. Although The Weeknd switched up his style in the album, his fans genuinely enjoy “After Hours,” both in the melodic and the lyrical aspect. “Let’s be real, none of us are ready for this masterpiece,” said user JayTooSavy on YouTube. Earlier in his career, The Weeknd made albums that describe his pain, drugs, lust and the nightlife. In his new album, “After Hours,” he’s showing his realization …

Soccer Mommy’s ‘Color Theory’ highlights new shades of depression

Sophia Allison has been baring her soul to teenagers on the internet since she herself was a teen. With all of that experience, she’s only getting better at using her solo project, Soccer Mommy, to turn her struggles with depression into beautiful pieces of music. “Color Theory,” her newest album, is emblematic of Allison’s maturation into a leading figure in indie pop. The lyrics on “Color Theory” are so stark and honest it’s shocking. She turns these feelings of depression, suicidal ideation and self harm, …

King Krule’s Man Alive: An expression of catharsis and love

Under the moniker King Krule, Archy Marshall has become known for creating music that is heavily informed by the dreariness of the world around him. On his new album, “Man Alive!,” he’s shifted that dreariness into a landscape motivated by a nervous excitement about his future. “Man Alive!” was written and released while Marshall’s life drastically changed. In Mar. 2019, Marshall and his partner, Charlotte Patmore, welcomed their first child. The album is a meditation on his uneasiness with fatherhood and love. The album begins …

Tame Impala’s Slow Rush slows down band’s momentum

Tame Impala is a band steeped in the sound of the past. Oftentimes they take those sounds and shift them into compelling new things that sound familiar. It’s one of the most interesting things on “Currents,” their 2015 album. Yet on Kevin Parker’s new album “The Slow Rush,” it all ends up sounding repetitive. There’s no doubt the album is a pleasant listen. Parker’s anxiety and perfectionism likely wouldn’t let him release an album that, at the very least, was not technically amazing. The synths …

AOA’s rise from the ashes

It’s been seven years since AOA debuted. AOA, which stands for “Ace of Angels,” was one of the most popular girl groups in their heyday. The release of their hit single “Miniskirt” in 2014 boosted the group’s popularity to the top. The face of the group, Seolhyun, became known as the “Queen of CF,” an unofficial title given to female idols who have appeared in a substantial amount of television and public advertising. Recognized for their bold, mature-sexy concepts, AOA remained as one of the …

Hip-hop and K-pop: True Damage’s messy collaboration

During the 2019 annual League of Legends World Championships in Paris, France, the company behind League of Legends, Riot Games, debuted a hip-hop and K-pop fusion group called True Damage. The group features hip-hop artists DUCKWRTH and Thutmose, who both notably worked on the “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” soundtrack. Other members consist of Becky G, Keke Palmer and K-pop girl group (G)I-DLE leader Soyeon. Their debut single “GIANTS,” while having amazing performances from rappers Thutmose, DUCKWRTH and Soyeon, faltered when it came to the chorus …

The new kings of pop-rock: Don Broco

Hailing all the way from Bedford, England are the new kings of pop-rock. Quartet Don Broco formed in 2008 and has been dishing out clean, fresh and funky ditties ever since. Their sophomore release “Automatic” is the definition of the perfect marriage between the pop and rock genres. This album is non-stop fun and perfect for a night out on the town. Playfully groovy and crisp, this album is high quality sound for high quality partying.

K-pop supergroup SuperM has a not so super debut

EXO, NCT, WayV and SHINee are four of the largest boy groups in the world. A few months back, South Korean entertainment company SM Entertainment announced the formation of a supergroup called SuperM, featuring Kai and Baekhyun of EXO, Taemin of SHINee, Taeyong and Mark from NCT and Lucas and Ten from WayV. Calling themselves the “Avengers of K-Pop,” SuperM released their self-titled EP to a very mediocre reception.