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San Juan, Puerto RicoLet Fantasmes Manipulate Your Ears
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Let Fantasmes Manipulate Your Ears

April 15, 2014
Name: Fantasmes Where they’re from: San Juan, Puerto Rico When they started: 2007 Genre: Psychedelic desert rock For Fans Of: Nick Cave, Mark Lanegan, The Velvet Underground Sounds like: A walk through the California desert with a bottle...
Accra, GhanaNo One Pushes Afropop Forward Like E.L
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No One Pushes Afropop Forward Like E.L

April 15, 2014
Anyone who has been following Afropop's trajectory in the past three years will likely be familiar with E.L. If not directly, then they've definitely heard his influence. As a producer, he helped to stoke azonto's early fires in 2011 with Sarkodie's "U...
Charlotte, United StatesPack a Helmet for North Carolina’s Brain F≠
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Pack a Helmet for North Carolina's Brain F≠

April 14, 2014
Name: Brain F≠ (pronounced Brain Flannel) Where They’re From:  Charlotte, North Carolina When They Started: 2010 Genre: Garage punk For fans of: Blatz, Nü Sensae, Perfect Pussy, The...
Mexico City, MexicoZoé’s Gloomy Side Shines with Programatón
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Zoé's Gloomy Side Shines with Programatón

April 14, 2014
Words and Interview by Isabela Raygoza Among the most popular and beloved heavyweights of Mexico comes Zoé, a Mexico City-based space rock quintet with traces of mysticism in their music and plenty of...
Tokyo, JapanTaffy is a Tart Alt-Pop Confection
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Taffy is a Tart Alt-Pop Confection

April 11, 2014
Name: Taffy Where They’re From: Tokyo, Japan When They Started: 2012 Genre: Shoegazing alt-pop For Fans Of: Veruca Salt, Plastic Girl in Closet, Luminous Orange Sounds Like: A bit of blood after biting your tongue mid-candy apple This troupe,...
London, United KingdomSelector: Logan Sama’s Grime Rave Reloads
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Selector: Logan Sama’s Grime Rave Reloads

April 11, 2014
UK garage has DJ EZ, jungle has Uncle Dugs, and a grime scene without Logan Sama at the helm would be pretty much unimaginable. For more than a decade, Sama, a regularly touring British DJ and unabashed...
Mexico City, MexicoRey Pila Revisits Roots and Readies a Comeback
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Rey Pila Revisits Roots and Readies a Comeback

April 10, 2014
Words and interview by Jhoni Jackson It’s always piques the curiosity to know why a band’s been silent for more than a few years. Often, something’s gone down — lineup changes, label issues and the...
Copenhagen, DenmarkLucy Love Brings Art to the Street
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Lucy Love Brings Art to the Street

April 10, 2014
Name: Lucy Love Where She’s From: Copenhagen, Denmark When She Started: 2009 Genre:  Left-of-Center Urban Chic For Fans Of:  Elliphant, M.I.A., Linkoban, Nicki Minaj Sounds Like:  Grime, rap, and street vibes filtered through an art-house...
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Accra, GhanaE.L — “Ayayya”
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E.L -- "Ayayya"

From its thrilling beginning, you know E.L has something special in store with the video for “AYAYAA.” The Afropop song is a standalone banger, but as the background to secret agent shenanigans, it reaches epic levels. Beware femme fatales with eyes for...
London, United KingdomRita Ora — “I Will Never Let You Down”
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Rita Ora -- "I Will Never Let You Down"

Summer is getting nearer and nearer and pop stars are starting to roll out their finest. They are all dying to put out that song that’s ubiquitous at every barbecue, festival, and hazy Sunday afternoon. All of Rita Ora’s competitors must be scrambling,...
London, United KingdomDeLooze — “Deathstar”
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DeLooze -- "Deathstar"

A feeling of longing is presented in DeLooze’s video for “Deathstar.” With a sound reminiscent of Kate Bush and the look of your favorite scene from Game of Thrones, you're left wondering if the a woman trapped within the fog will ever find her way out.
Maracaibo, VenezuelaPREMIERE — Ulises Hadjis “Lo Haré”
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PREMIERE -- Ulises Hadjis "Lo Haré"

The video for Ulises Hadjis’ “Lo Haré” featuring Denise Gutiérrez of Hello Seahorse is as organically relaxing as the song itself. The sound of a gently strummed guitar and shakers are accompanied by the packing of clothes and cutting of fruit. If only...
Charlotte, United StatesWell$ — “Savoir-Faire”
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Well$ -- "Savoir-Faire"

Well$ and his grandmother rock their Jordans with pride as the North Carolina rapper spits over a funkadelic beat in his video for "Savior-Faire."