Justin Kantor is a music journalist with a passion for in-depth artist interviews and reviews. Most of his interviews for Blogcritics can be heard on his Blog Talk Radio program, "Rhythmic Talk." Justin's work has been published in Wax Poetics, The All-Music Guide, and SoulMusic.com. A graduate of Berklee College of Music's Music Business and Management program, he honed his writing chops as a teenager—publishing "The Hip Key" magazine from 1992-1996. The publication, which was created out of his childhood home in Virginia Beach, reached a circulation of 10,000 by the time he was 16. At Berklee, Justin continued to perfect his craft with a series of 'Underrated Soul' features for The Groove from 1997-2003. This led to a companion TV show on Manhattan Neighborhood Network in 2002, as well as writing for the national Dance Music Authority (DMA). A self-described "obscure pop, dance, and R&B junkie," Justin also has penned liner notes for reissue labels such as Big Break Records and FunkyTownGrooves. He's excited to be a part of the BlogCritics team and indulge his musical fancies even further. Connect with him at his Facebook page, or via email@example.com.
Fired-up funk, soul-powered vocals, and disco nuggets comprise this delightful compilation of early-'80s New York grooves.
The progressive producer and remixer follows the success of Wanderer with a forward-thinking, retro-conscious sophomore disc.
After scoring '80s pop hits "Roses" and "Getting Closer," the British singer disappeared. She returns with transatlantic CD, Bounce Back.
The '70s ensemble known for "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)" continued into the '80s with a disco-funk hybrid.
The legendary vocalist and composer talks about her experiences in the music business and what she's up to now.
The pop singer/songwriter talks about overcoming her frustrations with the music industry and what fans can expect of her in the future.
Teen Witch fans often wonder just who "Shana" is. The lady herself talks about her career in recording and songwriting.
Record-breaking sales are only one part of the singer's legacy. With her genre-defying career, she changed the game.
In Part Two, the composers shed light on their professional resumes and their son, producer Eric Hudson.
"Holiday" kickstarted Madonna's career in 1983. The writers discuss the song's creation and working with the Queen of Pop.