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Barcelona, SpainLa Mala Rodríguez: Still The Baddest
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La Mala Rodríguez: Still The Baddest

August 2, 2012
By now, she needs no introduction. La Mala Rodríguez has risen from the streets of Cadiz, Andalucía to become, arguably, the most important rapper in the Spanish language today, period. A few weeks ago, she gave us a taste, headlining a Central Park...
Hong Kong, ChinaMinor Soul: The Chinese Connection
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Minor Soul: The Chinese Connection

Name: Minor Soul (Jack and Max Wagner) Where They’re From: Hong Kong Genre: rock folk pop When They Started: 2010 Reminds Us Of:  Extreme (Yes, that '90s group) Sounds Like: Sullen love songs for a perfect country outing Jack and Max...
Gothenburg, SwedenMiriam Bryant: The Find from Gothenburg
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Miriam Bryant: The Find from Gothenburg

Name: Miriam Bryant Where They’re From: Gothenburg, Sweden Genre: Soul pop When They Started: 2012 Most Like: Adele Sounds Like: A rainy day with a hint of a panic attack With just one single out, English-born, Swedish-raised,...
Melbourne, AustraliaGotye: A Work in Process
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Gotye: A Work in Process

Words by Kenny Herzog In the “About” section on Gotye's site, there’s a charmingly dated bio crafted by Gotye (nee Wouter “Wally” De Backer) himself. About halfway through, shortly after cheekily boasting that he purchased a bear-stitched jumper with...
Kingston, JamaicaKonshens: Dancehall In Translation
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Konshens: Dancehall In Translation

Konshens is heavy as a lead weight. When he walks in you can feel the gravity in the room getting stronger like we’re suddenly on a bigger planet. The internationally popular dancehall star is 27, “on a good day,” yet acts much older. He's business...
Nerds Unite within Acollective
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Nerds Unite within Acollective

Earlier this year, the genre-bending Israeli indie band called Acollective first appeared on American soil with hopes of taking over. Starting with SXSW, their US invasion, which included an interesting gig at the Savannah Music Festival, was energetic,...
São Paulo, BrazilCriolo, With Love
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Criolo, With Love

The last time I was in São Paulo, Brazil, you couldn’t go far without hearing Criolo. It was late 2011 and the 37-year-old rapper had just released his genre-bending magnum opus, Nó Na Orelha, after simmering in the city’s underground for decades....
The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique
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The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique

The tell-all documentary about the Peruvian rapper from Harlem talks hip-hop, prison, politics and power From the depths of notebook stacks filled with ideas, brainstorming sessions and unreleased video footage, emerges The [R]evolution of Immortal...
Sydney, AustraliaVan She’s Heartmelting Synth
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Van She’s Heartmelting Synth

Name: Van She Where They're From: Sydney, Australia Genre: Synth pop When They Started: 2005 Most like: Cut Copy, Phoenix Sounds like: What the Jamaican tourist board wishes it could use for its next ad campaign.  Van She are a quartet...