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Accra, GhanaKobi Onyame — “Protect Myself” feat. G
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Kobi Onyame -- "Protect Myself" feat. G

Kobi Onyame has been buzzing around the London hip hop shadows for about two years -- dropping a debut album, appearing at T in the Park, collaborating with Sway --  but now the Ghana-born, UK-based MC...
Sydney, AustraliaCameras Develops Pop In Darkness
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Cameras Develops Pop In Darkness

November 22, 2011
Sydney, Australia trio Cameras has hit on a vein in indie music that hasn't quite been touched yet. Their sound feels fresh and pristine anyway. With Eleanor Dunlop on vocals and piano, Fraser Harvey on guitar, bass and vocals, and drummer Ben Mason...
Paris, FranceMr. Oizo — “France7″
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Mr. Oizo — “France7″

Would you be into a movie about a sentient car tire? Who goes on a killing rampage through the Mojave desert? If you’re like, "Totally! And where can I get the soundtrack?," then Quentin Dupieux, who...
London, United KingdomSkream — “Anticipate” (ft. Sam Frank)
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Skream — “Anticipate” (ft. Sam Frank)

For almost a decade, super-prolific UK dubstep pioneer Skream has experimented with the parameters of bass music even as he helped shape the sound it's now become. And while he can distort, filter, phase...
Olinda, BrazilBrazil’s Wado Makes Samba on his 808
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Brazil’s Wado Makes Samba on his 808

Not to essentialize, but I can't help but notice that nowadays the Brazilian music industry is largely executed by an army of bearded hipsters with curly, dark hair. The new wave of Brazilian sound is helmed by these raven-haired music nerds, ushering...
Tokyo, JapanFor Morning Musuko, J-Pop is Life or Death
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For Morning Musuko, J-Pop is Life or Death

Few bands have a connection to their genre like our Artist of the Week, Morning Musuko. The world's first and only big band J-pop cover group may sound like a gimmick, but the New York/Japan 16-member...
Paris, FranceFree-spirited Jazz Pop From France’s Zaz
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Free-spirited Jazz Pop From France’s Zaz

A listen to the French-sung “gypsy jazz” of Isabelle Geffroy, better known as Zaz, reveals smoky-voiced chanteuse whose fanciful blend of jazz-pop includes plenty of Piaf, French variety, folk, blues, and soul. It also evinces two more things: lots of...