Kassav’: Love and Ka Dance

Best known for popularizing zouk, Kassav’ gets their first album, Love and Ka Dance, reissued with both the original and the rare US version inside the set. This version (out 10 May, on Heavenly Sweetness) also dons new album art—a photograph taken by the late Rudy Jabbour. The title track is a lively summation of the group’s sound which blends cadence rampa, calypso, funk, merengue …

Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Musicality

For makers, listeners and lovers of music

Be it battling over the office Sonos system or sharing our favorite tracks every day, music holds an important position in our lives. Beyond searching for new artists and discovering interesting or obscure tunes, we also seek out equipment to make the listening (or music-making) experience even better—from speakers to headphones, synths and more. Of course, as music lovers with curious minds, our interest doesn’t end …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Peach-scented records, LSD for anxiety, windowless planes, gems falling from the sky and more

1. Psychedelics Could Repair Brain Cells “Shriveled” by Depression University of California researchers have observed that psychedelics like LSD and MDMA can rewire the brain—and trigger the growth of new branches between cells—long after the drugs’ other effects have worn off. Dr David Olson, one of the study’s authors and lead researcher, notes that during cases of depression (as well as anxiety, PTSD and more) …