• Much of the music that gets attention from eastern Europe tends to be from the techno and house family, not surprisingly as Berlin’s influence stretches out in all directions. However this isn’t the whole story, and one example of that …

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  • Talinn-based Icelander Ruxpin is a prolific electronic artist who recently marked his eighth album release with the remarkable We Become Ravens. Across its fifteen tracks the producer shows his full range, using crisp beats, emotional harmonics, epic structures and even …

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  • MusicMap’s Soundscape series is the easiest way to keep up with local music scenes and global trends. Every couple of weeks we ask a music obsessive from a different country to serve up a mix of the best new tracks …

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  • Blessed with beautiful voices, huge talent and truly excellent names, Holly and Coco Chant – better known as Xylaroo – now also boast an absolutely brilliant video for their astute anti-racist anthem ‘Danger’. Taking Xylaroo’s literary allusions and translating them …

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  • Taipei’s rgry is a one-man whirlwind of beats. Armed with a SoundCloud that seems to throw out genre-blurring tracks like there’s no tomorrow, the cat-loving Taiwanese producer’s skill and enthusiasm always shines through. We got in touch to find out …

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21-year-old Felipe Manzanares, aka Efesoul, is an up-and-coming producer from Osorno, Chile. Despite his city offering precious few opportunities for young musicians, the slick beats served up by Efesoul and the Bvstv Collective he rolls with are starting to make …

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