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Leefdaal, BelgiumSelah Sue — “Crazy Vibes”
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Selah Sue -- "Crazy Vibes"

After winning the Prix Constantin in France this year (equivalent to a Mercury Music Prize), going platinum in her native Belgium, and throwing down a duet with Cee-Lo Green on his latest LP, it's safe...
Stavanger, NorwayKvelertak @ Europa
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Kvelertak @ Europa

Kvelertak traveled from far Norway to play Brooklyn's Europa club, and though they just released their self-titled a debut album earlier this year, they got a hero's welcome from a waiting horde of fans,...
Gold Coast, AustraliaBleeding Knees Club @ The Delancey
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Bleeding Knees Club @ The Delancey

Getting ready to play their short tidy set at the IAMSOUND showcase at The Delancey, the members of Australia's Bleeding Knees Club wore a perfect air of unconcern, and delicately devil-may-care outfits...
Paris, FranceChinoiseries pt. 2 by Onra
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Chinoiseries pt. 2 by Onra

Something magic happens when a hip hop album begins, proceeds, and ends in genuine vinyl crackles. In Chinoiseries Part 2, French/Vietnamese beatmaker Onra not only samples obscure southeast Asian...
Oakland, United StatesBreak Of Dawn by Goapele
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Break Of Dawn by Goapele

Neo-soul singer-songwriter Goapele’s last studio album may have been titled Change It All (2005) but it’s her latest effort, Break Of Dawn, released this week on Decon Records, that finds her in a...
Athens, GreeceKeep Shelly in Athens — “Lazy Noon”
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Keep Shelly in Athens — “Lazy Noon”

At a cursory glance, slow Balearic jams have lost some footing amidst the music vanguards in the last year, but Greece's Keep Shelly in Athens continues to toe the line between early 2000s trip hop...
London, United KingdomSun Too Bright Turn It Off by Slugabed
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Sun Too Bright Turn It Off by Slugabed

The young Londoner who makes records as Slugabed exudes the kind of can’t-be-arsed attitude in press materials that wouldn’t have been out of place 20, 30, or 40 years ago, when artists tended to be...
Medellin, ColombiaLeyenda by Isa GT
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Leyenda by Isa GT

UK tropical bass dj/producer Isa GT’s new, aptly-titled EP Leyenda (Legend) has the feel of a book of mythical short stories--containing narco novelas, earth parables, and jungle love tales--from deep in...
Enskede, SwedenFirst Aid Kit — “The Lion’s Roar”
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First Aid Kit — “The Lion’s Roar”

It's hard to believe "The Lion's Roar" wasn't conceived in Nashville. Set to a waltz beat and minor acoustic chords, the frontwomen masterfully harmonize with a drawl. More mountain bluegrass folk than...
Oakland, United States“Play” by Goapele (feat. Los Rakas)
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“Play” by Goapele (feat. Los Rakas)

Just when you think Oakland neo-soul singer Goapele's music couldn’t get any more sensual, rap-reggae duo Los Rakas  makes her new single “Play,” from forthcoming LP Break Of Dawn, sizzle with...