Here are five ways Aaliyah continues to influence modern music. [via MTVHive]

Passion Pit's frontman Michael Angelakos speaks on the group's "expansive" sophomore album. [via Pitchfork]

Village Voice provides six songs to make it feel like it's always nice outside, even when it isn't. [via VillageVoice]

Macklemore discusses his recent success and his next album with producer Ryan Lewis. [via HipHopDX]

Consequence Of Sound give their official CoSign to Nashville synth-pop duo Future Unlimited. [via ConsequenceOfSound]

Arctic Monkeys' frontman Alex Turner talks life on the road with The Black Keys. [via RollingStone]