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K-Pop Starter Kit: 7 Songs for the K-Curious
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K-Pop Starter Kit: 7 Songs for the K-Curious

November 5, 2014
Back in the mid-2000s when Korea was carefully crafting its second generation idols and laying the ground work for the spread of Hallyu (Korean wave) worldwide, no one would have imagined that an artist...
Johannesburg, South AfricaKhuli Chana: Motswako Mastermind, Hip-Hop Veteran
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Khuli Chana: Motswako Mastermind, Hip-Hop Veteran

November 5, 2014
The biggest contribution that '90s American hip-hop brought to music is arguably the beats. Think of the sounds in Mos Def’s “Ms. Fat Booty,” The Pharcyde’s “Passin’ Me By,” Nas’ “If I Ruled the World,”...
San Francisco, United StatesDeerhoof Throws a DIY Punk Anniversary Party
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Deerhoof Throws a DIY Punk Anniversary Party

Deerhoof’s new album La Isla Bonita opens with a mad, groovy loop and Satomi Matsuzaki’s falsely naïve voice screaming “Girls!” The song is a joyous cacophony of punk guitar riffs, funky percussion and...
Manchester, United KingdomAndy Stott’s Beats Will Haunt Your Playlists
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Andy Stott’s Beats Will Haunt Your Playlists

Andy Stott has been making understated electronic compositions for over a decade. More about creating a chilling moment than a dance floor anthem, it’s easy to see why the Manchester-based producer might...
Our 5 Best Musical Discoveries from CMJ 2014
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Our 5 Best Musical Discoveries from CMJ 2014

Last week, we hit up CMJ Music Marathon 2014 in search of new musical discoveries scattered among the 1,300 artists playing the annual New York City festival. Intrepid journalists that we are, we...