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Sep 15, 2018
Celebrating Carnatic music's pluralism: A playlist of artistes, songs fighting hegemony with creativityFollowing trouble in the world of Carnatic music over who can sing and perform the art form, and which religion can lay claim to it, it becomes pertinent to go back to the basics. To listen to music. To recognise the little acts of resistance and solidarity, of pushing the envelope further, that may have seemed natural when they were done, but feel revolutionary today.
Jun 11, 2018
The Smashing Pumpkins, 070 Shake, Christina Aguilera — a playlist of the best new tracks from past weekThis week, The Smashing Pumpkins released their first song in 18 years; Kanye West's protégé 070 Shake dropped a new track; and Christina Aguilera returned.
May 28, 2018
Zayn, Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, Drake — A playlist of the best new tracks from the past weekThis week, Zayn released the infectious 'Entertainer', Eminem featured on a scathing new rap verse, Arctic Monkeys starred in a surreal new video, and Drake dropped a surprise track dissing Kanye West and Pusha-T.
May 12, 2018
As Childish Gambino's 'This is America' breaks the internet, a playlist of protest music from the Indian subcontinentIn the wake of Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’, we take a look at what Indian Ocean's Rahul Ram would call “educated middle class protest music”
Apr 11, 2018
KL Saigal playlist: On legendary singer's 114th birth anniversary, here are some of his most memorable tracksLegendary singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar have time and again said that they considered KL Saigal their idol.
Jan 10, 2018
From Space Oddity to Modern Love: The essential David Bowie playlistOn the 2nd death anniversary of David Bowie, let's remember the iconoclast with 12 tracks that capture his boundary-pushing essence.
Jul 21, 2017
Chester Bennington, in the end you did matter: A playlist of Linkin Park's most memorable tracksChester Bennington was the light of Linkin Park — the voice, the soul, the link.
Mar 08, 2017
International Women's Day 2017: Celebrate womanhood with these five amazing songsIt's International Women's Day, and these songs celebrate the power of womanhood
Dec 26, 2016
George Michael dead at 53: A playlist in memory of the British pop superstarPop superstar George Michael's death over the Christmas holidays caps one of the most tragic years in memory for the music world which mourned a steady stream of top names.
Dec 24, 2016
The Firstpost Playlist: Songs for Christmas, from Frank Sinatra to Pentatonix and Bill NighyHere's a playlist for Christmas that's appropriately festive