Did You Hear: 1/9/2017-1/16/2017

Did You Hear is a weekly roundup of the most pertinent music news and editorials around the web. Catch up on what’s happening in our first installment of the series.

Happy birthday, Aaliyah! Her music appeared, then disappeared on streaming services this week.  Read more about her life and impact on modern style at Billboard. If you’re in Chicago, head over to Punch House’s Sade and Aaliyah birthday party on 1/16.

Beyonce interviewed Solange for Interview magazine, and the result is a must read.

Donald Glover gave Migos a shoutout in his Golden Globes acceptance speech for Atlanta, but the connection between Glover and the ATL trio goes much further back than 2017.

Vinyl is on track to be a billion-dollar industry in 2017. Does this mean we’re all mainstream now?

Ariel Pink and Weyes Blood showcase the first cut off their collaborative EP, Myths 002.

From First To Last reunited with former vocalist and current EDM star, Skrillex (Sonny Moore), for “Make War” – the track dropped on Skrillex’s 29th birthday, January 15th. 

FKA twigs wants us all to buy NIKE. At least we got a new Oneohtrix Point Never song out of it.

Shoegaze pioneers Slowdive released their first single in 22 years, “Star Roving”.

“We were freaks no matter which angle you look at it from. I was raised with a very clear impression and constant reminders that I was an outsider” – Total Freedom

Jemayel Khawaja reflects on the BPM festival shooting at the Blue Parrot, and what it means for dance music.

The story behind the crazy, surrealist soundtrack of 2017’s best meme and television show, The Young Pope.

Dirty Projectors revealed new song “Little Bubble” in video directed by David Longstreth & Adam Newport-Berra.

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