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Zion In A Vision: Jamaica’s ’90s Rasta Renaissance

Fed up with dancehall’s focus on sex and guns, Luciano and others brought rasta values back to the fore throughout the ’90s.

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Saturday Mass: Larry Levan and the Paradise Garage

Peter Shapiro explains why the beloved Paradise Garage DJ is still held in such high esteem, more than two decades after his untimely passing.

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The Hal of Gnawa: James Holden, Floating Points, Vessel, and Biosphere in Morocco

We trail James Holden, Floating Points, Vessel, and Biosphere as they head to Morocco for a weeklong residency.

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Luaka Bop: An Introduction

A guide to the label devoted to unearthing great music from the likes of William Onyeabor, Tom Zé and more.

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Bounce to This: An Introduction to Housing, Flexing, Voguing and Jersey Club

Learn more about the four native NYC dance styles taking center stage at May’s Bounce Ballroom event in Brooklyn.

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The Voice of the Voiceless: An In-Depth Portrait of Mali’s Hip Hop Scene

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Key Tracks: Mario Caldato on Tone Loc’s “Wild Thing”

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Mr. Fung’s Cricket Orchestra

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When Malcolm Cecil Met Stevie Wonder

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RIP Frankie Knuckles, The Godfather of House

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Best Music Journalism: March 2014

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Wax Trax: An Introduction

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Blue Note in 1964