Jim Carroll

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Meet the connectors

The men and women joining the dots in modern pop

Mon, Jul 18, 2016, 14:00

   

There’s nothing new about the art of collaboration between musicians, but it seems to have become far more pronounced of late. A certain slew of artists – namely folks like Dev Hynes, James Blake and Hudson Mohawke – seem to spend their time flitting from studio to studio and turn up on the most interesting releases of the season as a result. From Anohni’s “Hopelessness” to Beyonce’s “Lemonade”, you can join a line between these connectors and the worlds they represent. I wrote about these connectors in Saturday’s paper and the way in which they overlap and operate and you’ll find the piece here.