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Chaguanas, Trinidad and TobagoErphaan Alves and the New Generation of Soca

Erphaan Alves and the New Generation of Soca

May 21, 2012
It takes a lot of goods to crack the soca code. The sunny, insular Trinidad and Tobago genre has its pantheon of legends -- Machel Montano and Bunji Garlin, to name a few -- already carved in stone. But...
Lisbon, PortugalBatida: 808s and Guitar-Breaks

Batida: 808s and Guitar-Breaks

May 18, 2012
Name: Batida Where He’s From: Lisbon, Portugal via Luanda, Angola Genre: Kuduro (Redux) When He Started: 2007 Most Similar: Baloji, Buraka Som Sistema The Sound: Time-traveling Central African street party Kuduro just keeps on moving....
London, United KingdomPunks Jump Up Has The UK Seeing Neon

Punks Jump Up Has The UK Seeing Neon

Who They Are: Punks Jump Up, or Joe and David Where  They're From: England and Sweden, Based in London Genre: Neon Dance Funk Rock Pop Goodness When They Started: 2004 Most Similar: The Rapture, Parliament, occasionally Justice The Sound:...
Norfolk, United StatesKishi Bashi’s Angelic One-Man Opera-Rap

Kishi Bashi’s Angelic One-Man Opera-Rap

Over the course of these early milleni-teens, I've seen a long line of artists doing that "alone, singing up there with loops and laptop" thing. And to be totally, totally honest, they haven't been great. But if I may make a grand statement here: I...