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Tokyo, JapanThe Elusive Charm of Tokyo’s Shugo Tokumaru
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The Elusive Charm of Tokyo's Shugo Tokumaru

January 4, 2013
Name: Shugo Tokumaru Where he's from: Tokyo, Japan When he started: 2003 Genre: Indie-folk, indie-pop Most Similar: The Beatles, Sufjan Stevens, New Pornographers Sounds Like: Sunshine and...
Oslo, NorwayHeyerdahl Weathers The Storm
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Heyerdahl Weathers The Storm

January 4, 2013
Name: Kenneth Ishak, Tore Løchstøer Hauge, Magne Mostue and Mattis With as Heyerdahl Where They’re From: Oslo, Norway When They Started: 2012 Genre: Emotionally spiky electro/pop rock Most Similar: Menomena, Nightlands, Man Without...
Athens, GreeceGreece’s Bazooka Explodes In Stereo
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Greece’s Bazooka Explodes In Stereo

Name: Bazooka (Xanthos, John, Billy and Panos) Where they’re from From: Volos, Greece (Currently based in Athens) When they Started: 2008 Genre: Garage Punk Most Similar: Gay Anniversary, Paint Fumes, Black Lips Sounds Like: Hearing...
London, United KingdomIs That A Thing?: Michael Kiwanuka
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Is That A Thing?: Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka is a young acoustic soul musician with the ability to write songs that are a little bit pop, a lot soul, and even a smidge country. He takes the classic accents of artists like Bill Withers and Otis Redding, to whom he is most often...
Get Happy-Sad with Cork’s Young Wonder
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Get Happy-Sad with Cork’s Young Wonder

Name: Young Wonder (aka Ian Ring and Rachel Koeman) Where they're from From: Cork, Ireland When they Started: 2011 Genre: Electro-pop Most Similar: Passion Pit, Naked & Famous, Born Gold Sounds Like: Rebirth! Young Wonder's "To You"...
Gothenburg, SwedenSebastian Mikael’s Newjack Swing
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Sebastian Mikael’s Newjack Swing

Name: Sebastian Mikael Where he’s From: Gothenburg, Sweden When He Started: 2010 Genre: Pop soul Most Similar: Daley, Miguel Sounds Like: Collegiate coffeeshop r&b teenage dream Sebastian Mikael is a thrifter. This may seem like a...
Amagasaki, JapanZZZ’s Post-Punk Noise Wakes Up Japan
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ZZZ’s Post-Punk Noise Wakes Up Japan

Name: ZZZ's Where They’re From: Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan When They Started: 2012 Genre: Post-Punk Garage Noise Most Similar:Le Butcherettes, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, The Intelligence Sounds Like: Killing Joke covering...
Istanbul, TurkeyKim Ki O: Besties United By Beats And Bass
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Kim Ki O: Besties United By Beats And Bass

Name: Kim Ki O (Ekin Sanaç and Berna Göl) Where They're From: Istanbul, Turkey When They Started: 2006 Genre: Electropop/Post-punk Most Similar: Nite Jewel, Maria Minerva, MOR Sounds Like:...
London, United KingdomDeeVS Shines Bright In His Solo Debut
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DeeVS Shines Bright In His Solo Debut

Name: DeeVS AKA Dee Versatile (Derrick Abaitey) Where he’s From: Accra, Ghana/London, England When He Started: 2006 (with Vibe Squad) Genre: Dance pop/Hiplife/R&B Most Similar: Wizkid, A'won Boyz Sounds Like: Never coming down Born and...