Two weeks ago the world stopped as Beyoncé released her sixth solo and second visual album Lemonade. The HBO special caused most fans of music and popular culture to sit for a little over an hour and take in what will likely go down as the most innovative music-based project of the year.
alking from the embassy suites to the venue I was immediately struck by the irony of the country flags from around the world lining the Benjamin Franklin Parkway leading up to the Made in America festival. The road was full of vendors selling bootleg printed T-shirts, pretzels, water, Gatorade, ice cream and whatever other drunken delicacies they could think of.
As Eastern Canada hides inside from another snow storm, let us keep our spirits up and heartbeats racing with these remixes from some of pop’s finest. Kelis is back on the promo trail with her album FOOD on the way. Check out how “Jack” creator, Breach, has whipped up a tasty dance anthem for the break up scorner “Rumble.”
Yesterday, for Valetine’s Day, two of the most mesmerizing UK acts gifted the world with stripped down covers of Pop’s biggest songs with stunning and emotional results. The XX tackle the subtle and overlooked Beyonce songs “I Miss You.” The track is written by none other than Grammy winner and everyone’s current favourite, Frank Ocean.
Katy B made a sleek and twisted debut last year’s On a Mission, whipping up  off-centered urban-dance-pop. “Katy on a Mission,” “Lights On,” and “Witches Brew” were all evidence of Katy’s talent. Now, Katy B has offered her listeners a little Christmas treat: 4 new tracks with a damn impressive line-up of collaborators.