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Vigo , SpainFall for BFlecha’s Retro-Future Romance
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Fall for BFlecha's Retro-Future Romance

April 16, 2014
Name: BFlecha Where She’s From: Vigo, Spain When She Started: 2010 Genre: Defying (a lot of synthpop though) For Fans Of: Javiera Mena, El Guincho, Fakuta Sounds Like: Space-age Romanticism There’s something to say about BFlechas’s...
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

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...
Tokyo, JapanTaffy is a Tart Alt-Pop Confection
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Taffy is a Tart Alt-Pop Confection

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,...
Mexico City, MexicoRey Pila Revisits Roots and Readies a Comeback
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Rey Pila Revisits Roots and Readies a Comeback

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

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...
Camping #8: Campfire Songs
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Camping #8: Campfire Songs

CAMPING is an ongoing comic series that got its start in Shotgun Seamstress zine. Illustrated and written by Donovan Vim Crony. Read more CAMPING.
Stockholm, SwedenSweden’s Mapei Waits for No One
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Sweden’s Mapei Waits for No One

Name: Mapei Where She's From: Born in Rhode Island, but living in Stockholm, Sweden When She Started: 2013 Genre: Pop, R&B, alt-R&B For Fans Of: Sza, Solange Knowles, Mø Sounds Like: Diamond life Jacqueline Mapei Cummings is a...