Infinite x MTV K First Showcase
Santiago, ChileFakuta — “Aeropuerto”
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Fakuta -- "Aeropuerto"

If anyone deserves to end 2011 at the peak of a summit, it’s Fakuta.  We’re reminded of this not only because the Chilean indie-pop upstart’s debut Al Vuelo (To Fly) was one of the most enjoyable and...
Wiley — “Cheer Up, It’s Christmas”
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Wiley -- "Cheer Up, It's Christmas"

Like many of us, the UK's Wiley dreads that dead zone of December. Nothing is going on except a million annoying blinky lights and zombie shoppers roaming the streets. Oh, and spending time with family....
L’Arc~en~Ciel 20th L’Anniversary Live
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L’Arc~en~Ciel 20th L’Anniversary Live

The movie theater at Union Square was a quarter full with a mix of Japanese young people and other New Yorkers.  What drew this group together -- one of many around the world who turned out for the...
Moscow, RussiaKeramika by Pixelord
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Keramika by Pixelord

Moscow beatmaker Pixelord channeled his inner child on Keramika ("ceramics"), his new chiptune-centric EP on Hit and Hope. Compared to his January EP Fish Touch, the new one is less dubby, more twisted...
Philadelphia, United StatesZakee — “Push The Power”
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Zakee — “Push The Power”

We've already mentioned that we'd like to step into the shoes of the world-traveling Zakee, who glides from Rio to Philly and back again like it's no thing at all. That's how his album Assimilations goes...
Kobi 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...
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...