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Monterrey, MexicoThe Rise (and Rise) of 3Ball MTY
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The Rise (and Rise) of 3Ball MTY

August 16, 2012
“What’s new with you guys,” I ask the members of 3Ball MTY, hoping to break the ice. “Well Don Omar, the reggaeton star is doing a remix, and we’re planning to do a song with him. We’re trying to put something together with Shakira,” says Erick...
Nairobi, KenyaXtatic Thrills Kenyan Hip-Hop Fans
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Xtatic Thrills Kenyan Hip-Hop Fans

Name: Xtatic (Gloria Edna Mecheo) Where She's From: Nairobi, Kenya Genre: Hip-Hop Most Similar: Camp Mulla, Kwesta When She Started: 2011 Sounds Like: Girls run the world The buzz in Kenya right now is all about a 21-year old emcee...
Medellin, ColombiaDorados Rockabilly Trio Stays Gold
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Dorados Rockabilly Trio Stays Gold

Name: Dorados Rockabilly Trio Where They're From: Medellín, Colombia Genre: Rockabilly/Punk Most Similar: The Rock Tigers, Los Vigilantes When They Started: 2009 Sounds Like: Ritchie Valens and Link Wray drag race in...
New York City, United StatesGet Trippy With Indie Veteran Sinkane
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Get Trippy With Indie Veteran Sinkane

Name: Sinkane Where He’s From: New York by way of Ohio by way of Utah by way of Sudan Genre: Pysch-rock with an afropop twist. Most Similar: Shuggie Otis, Yeasayer, Janka Nabay When He Started: 2007 Sounds Like: Ennio Morricone, on...
San Juan, Puerto RicoCalle 13′s Pan-Latin Experiment
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Calle 13′s Pan-Latin Experiment

Just as the midsummer twilight began to fade into night, the flags shot up into the air. It was one of the closing concerts of the annual Latin Alternative Music Conference, and thousands of fans were packed into Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to see Calle...
Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaMalaysia’s Free Deserters Work It On Out
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Malaysia’s Free Deserters Work It On Out

Name: Free Deserters Where They’re From: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Genre: Psych Rock Most Similar: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spacemen 3, Tribes When They Started: 2006 Sounds Like: a '60s-themed beach party in the '90s Malaysian psych...
Johannesburg, South AfricaJo’Burg’s Got a New Wordsmith, Kwesta
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Jo’Burg’s Got a New Wordsmith, Kwesta

Name: Kwesta Where He’s From: Johannesburg, SA Genre: Hip-hop Most Similar: P-Diddy, Rick Ross When He Started: 2003 Sounds Like: Party and Bullsh*t Kwesta is newbie MC from Johannesburg with tight party rhymes you'd mistake for New...