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Bergen, NorwayNorway’s UngdomSkulen Will Rock You
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Norway's UngdomSkulen Will Rock You

September 7, 2012
Name: UngdomSkulen Where They’re From: Bergen, Norway When They Started: 2003 Genre: psychedelic prog rock Most Like: Jefferson Airplane meets Metronomy Sounds Like: A crazy night at Joshua Tree. It's been well over a decade since...
Brasilia, BrazilSexy Fi Just Got Your Attention
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Sexy Fi Just Got Your Attention

September 7, 2012
Name: Sexy Fi Where They’re From: Brasilia, Brazil When They Started: 2009 Genre: Groovy Indie Most Like: Garotas Suecas, Céu Sounds Like: Brooklyn on the beach. Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, isn’t exactly the place foreigners have in...
Brooklyn, United StatesCHECKPOINT: Is Afropunk the New Black?
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CHECKPOINT: Is Afropunk the New Black?

Words by Zoy Britton. Images by Elaine Hargrove. The sound of what seems like thousands of 30 plus-cm skateboard wheels slapping against wooden skate planks rise like a noisy mist. It's a roar that can be heard nearly three blocks beyond Brooklyn’s...
Istanbul, TurkeySurrender! To Turkish Nu-Disco
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Surrender! To Turkish Nu-Disco

Name: Surrender! Where He's From: Istanbul, Turkey When He Started: 2010 Genre: Funktastic electro nu-disco Most Similar: Daft Punk, Aphex Twin, Justice Sounds Like: Studio 54 invaded by robots. Istanbul doesn't come up on our radar...
Moscow, RussiaPussy Riot: The Musical Is The Political
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Pussy Riot: The Musical Is The Political

A year after the Arab spring faded into grimmer seasons for the Middle East, and with the Occupy movement spreading across the world, a small group of Russian women acted on powerful  personal convictions to start an uprising of their own. By now, most...
São Paulo, BrazilAfro-Funk Goes Brazilian With Bixiga 70
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Afro-Funk Goes Brazilian With Bixiga 70

Name: Bixiga 70 Where They’re From: São Paulo, Brazil When They Started: 2011 Genre: Instrumental, Brazilified Afro-Funk Most Similar: Antibalas, Budos Band Sounds Like: The soundtrack from an imaginary, 1970s movie about a debonair...
Cape Town, South AfricaEnter the House of Noir, Petite Noir
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Enter the House of Noir, Petite Noir

Name: Petite Noir née: Yannick Iluga Where He's From: Based in Capetown, South Africa, but originally from the Congo Genre: Electronic-soul  or even better, Afro-tronica Most Similar: A swinger's party featuring Arthur Mafokate, The Week-nd,...