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Berlin, GermanySelf-Titled by Emika
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Self-Titled by Emika

This is Emika’s musical persona: a fusion of organic and electronic sound that rides the edge between the two, which she chops it up into something more aggressive, yet off-kilter. A perfectionist music...
Brooklyn, United StatesRelax by Das Racist
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Relax by Das Racist

It’s always tricky to get an audience to pay for your content on the internet--just ask anyone in print or music. And for a band like Das Racist, that has ridden has a tsunami-size wave of...
Johannesburg, South AfricaPut Some Red On It by Spoek Mathambo
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Put Some Red On It by Spoek Mathambo

We've been feelin future bass artist Spoek Mathambo's latest EP Put Some Red On It ever since we first listened to it back in July. Today we hear it's up gratis over at Fader. You should definitely go...
Lisbon, PortugalExplode by The Gift
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Explode by The Gift

The Gift is a rare archaeological find. The Portuguese foursome has been operating non-stop, quite successfully, for 17 years, yet they're (deliberately) sans a label or management. They ran themselves...
Berlin, GermanyThe Devil’s Walk by Apparat
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The Devil’s Walk by Apparat

The Devil's Walk, the fourth album from Germany's Apparat, should be a variable in some neurological experiment as a test of human focus. The hypothesis: each subject would hear a different album...
Montreal, CanadaSpace Cadet By Kid Koala
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Space Cadet By Kid Koala

It's a challenge to review a "still picture score" especially one as muted as the one Montreal turntablist Kid Koala has made for his graphic novel Space Cadet. We can say that the score works with the...
Bogotá, ColombiaBomba Estereo @ Le Poisson Rouge
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Bomba Estereo @ Le Poisson Rouge

Some people wear multiple hats, Bomba Estéreo’s Li Saumet wears multiple (pairs of) shoes. The Colombian bomb(a)shell had two pairs in tow during the group’s funky show at New York’s (le)Poisson Rouge on...
Warri, NigeriaSoul Is Heavy by Nneka
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Soul Is Heavy by Nneka

It seems that whenever Nigeria/Germany's exalted Nneka drops an album, the breakout singles are always the flag-bearing fare. The most recognized single "Heartbeat" from her sophomore LP No Longer at...
Edmonton, CanadaBorn Gold — “Decimate Everything”
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Born Gold — “Decimate Everything”

Gobble Gobble just premiered a new track under their new moniker, Born Gold. Despite the meh name change, "Decimate Everything" (off their upcoming album Bodysongs) retains the band's signature squeezed,...
Gothenburg, Swedenceo — “Ave Maria”
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ceo — “Ave Maria”

Sweden's resident enigma ceo has managed out-creep himself. The whispery solo artist Eric Berglund released a Balearic dream pop ode to tennis vixen Maria Sharapova. He autotunes her speaking Russian,...