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WATCH: These Music Videos Are Out Of This World (Literally)

HuffPost Canada Music | Anne T. Donahue | Posted 11.28.2013 | Canada Music

At the American Music Awards last Sunday, Miley Cyrus performed in front of a computer-generated kitten that lip-synced in outer space. But while ...

Skrillex To Headline Massive EDM Festival

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Skrillex is set to headline a slate of superstar DJs in Vancouver for the second-ever Contact Festival, to be held at BC Place on Dec. 26 and 27. D...

And America's Best DJ is...

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada Music

We've come along way since 2010, when DJ Times magazine's fan-voted America's Best DJ competition took a credibility hit with the inclusion of Jersey ...

'Please Stop' Wearing Redface To A Tribe Called Red Shows

HuffPost Canada Music | Trevor Risk | Posted 07.12.2013 | Canada Music

Most of the professional difficulties that Ian Campeau (AKA Deejay NDN) of first nations DJ crew A Tribe Called Red faces aren’t that of the usual s...

Is the Harlem Shake Meme Cultural Appropriation?

Huda Hassan | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada
Huda Hassan

The most recent online sensation created by dimwits with access to cameras is the Harlem Shake meme. However, the name of the meme has recently become a topic of discussion and controversy for some, particularly after a group of Harlemites responded to the new Harlem Shake meme in a video released last week. Arguably, the Harlem Shake meme is a form of cultural appropriation in that it is the popular use (and misuse) of a cultural artifact to black culture by a predominantly white crowd. Most importantly, this new Harlem Shake has already began to eradicate the original Harlem Shake from popular culture online.