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6 K-pop Producers Who Are Crushing It
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6 K-pop Producers Who Are Crushing It

August 23, 2013
Far from monolithic, K-pop sounds can run the gamut between  jazzy soul, teen idol pop, southern rap, reggae and dancehall, and even Swedish pop. Powering the Korean pop industry juggernaut are producers with hit-making skills rivaling their Western...
9 Bands Shaking Up Music in Peru
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9 Bands Shaking Up Music in Peru

Words by Isabela Raygoza When I asked my hipster roommates about the first things that come to mind when they think of Peru, they said the following: alpacas, Amazonian shamans, coca leaves, altitude-caused-nosebleeds, Inca ruins, alien crop...
Afropunk Fest 2013: 5 Artists to Not Miss
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Afropunk Fest 2013: 5 Artists to Not Miss

Words by Laina Dawes The vibrant community that emerged from the 2003 documentary Afropunk has been referred to as an “underground rebellious movement.” With word-of-mouth marketing, grassroots...
Erin Go Boom: 10 Clutch Irish Musical Acts
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Erin Go Boom: 10 Clutch Irish Musical Acts

The first country to comes to mind when searching out genre-bending music probably isn't Ireland. That distinction traditionally belonged to its neighbor to the East, or to Germany farther afield. But,...
The 10 Biggest Music Festivals in the World
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The 10 Biggest Music Festivals in the World

It's festival season! And, while England and America tend to get most of the credit for major music festivals, we did some investigating and found the biggest festivals in the world are not in the UK...
6 Portuguese Artists Who Heart Africa
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6 Portuguese Artists Who Heart Africa

The gaze between a former governing state and its former colony can be tense and rewarding at the same damn time. Sometimes friction is the perfect motivation for the creation of dance floor art. United by history, the Portuguese language, and a...
8 Bands Doing Big Things In Little Uruguay
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8 Bands Doing Big Things In Little Uruguay

Uruguay, population 3.3 million, has something of a self-esteem problem. And who can blame it? After all, the little country is sandwiched between the economic-political-cultural juggernauts of...
5 Dancehall Producers Dropping Fire
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5 Dancehall Producers Dropping Fire

Thanks to hip-hop culture, the nerds producers who stay up all night creating the music that you love so much have finally gotten some credit. Nobody knows who wrote the guitar line on Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" (ok, somebody knows, I'm sure),...