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Staffordshire, United KingdomXO Makes the UK’s Club Sounds His Own
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XO Makes the UK's Club Sounds His Own

December 18, 2014
If a trend exists in the United Kingdom's numerous sonically-rich electronic music scenes, it would seem to be that its artists are getting younger and younger. So it is with XO, AKA Sunil Heera, a 19-year old electronic music producer who is making...
Washington D.C., United StatesLadies First: Make Way for Barf Troop
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Ladies First: Make Way for Barf Troop

We know what you're thinking: is Barf Troop just another long-running, obscure internet joke? It might be only that, if it weren’t also possible that this DIY collective of teen girl MCs may be one of the next best things to happen in hip-hop. Like many...
Beijing, ChinaRicky Maymi: Chinese Rock’s Newest Advocate
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Ricky Maymi: Chinese Rock’s Newest Advocate

“It makes me glad to be alive now — It makes me feel for the first time like I wasn’t born too early or too late. I love that.” This is how Ricky Maymi explains his recent love affair with Chinese rock....
Chicago, United StatesChicago MC Mick Jenkins Turns Up for Love
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Chicago MC Mick Jenkins Turns Up for Love

Full of jazz, soul, and street smart wisdom, Mick Jenkins is a deep-voiced 23-year-old thought-provoking rapper who pours a heap load of empathy into each track he appears on. The Chicago-based talent...
Barcelona, SpainFernando Lagreca Brews a Quiet Storm of Synth
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Fernando Lagreca Brews a Quiet Storm of Synth

Fernando Lagreca’s music isn’t going to jump out at you — there are no thunder claps or over-the-top drops. Instead of brute, dance-pop force, or club-ready bangers, the Uruguay-born, Barcelona-based...