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Hi SoundCloud. We’ve known each other for a long time. I’ve seen you grow into a gargantuan social cornerstone for an entire community of content creators, appreciators, and curators. Now, when people walk up to me and ask, “Do you have a SoundCloud,” it’s not a rare thing. It’s very commonplace. You’ve officially made it. But at what cost? I’ll be frank here: many of the people who helped nurture

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Today, we lost a living legend. The man who many said floated into a room instead of simply walking. The man who proved that sex appeal is genderless, everywhere, and oftentimes in the form of something purple. The man who evolved, shapeshifted, and demanded us to express ourselves. He demanded us to strive forth, accept our vulnerability, and use it as our ultimate weapon. And in his embrace of being

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With vocal house permeating pop music in the biggest way since the early 1990s, New York’s CID is looking necessarily to reinvent the wheel, but rather improve upon it. With releases on renowned labels like Size and Spinnin’, CID is making his mark with uptempo and vibrant tunes that elevate the heart and the soul. His newest release “Love Is Blind,” out on Big Beat Records, feels like a crazy

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Best Remix Way too many to pick from, but I think I’m going to go with Tom Demac’s remix of Maribou State and Pedestrian’s “The Clown”. Tom just has a way of taking a rough, raw sound and using it to create a beautiful song. Best LP/EP Ashworth’s “Money” EP on Pets Recordings just came out a couple weeks ago, but it’s a release that is quality all the way

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Track of the Year My criteria for “Track of the Year” is centrally focused around crossover appeal and what song can transcend genres, sub-genres, and sub-sub-genres to appeal to dance fans all over. So, with that being said, my selection goes to Oliver Heldens and Shaun Frank for “Shades of Grey” featuring Delaney Jane. It’s an awesome, energetic dance track with serious grooviness and deep house vibes – the ones