• “Dancing is political.” That tagline sits prominently on HiedraH Club de Baile’s SoundCloud page, an Argentine collective who give that mindset an exhilarating soundtrack. A group of DJs and producers who have been active since 2013, HiedraH Club de Baile’s …

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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 visit a different country and ask a local artist to serve up a mix of the best new …

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  • SHAPE is a project born from a necessity to promote the alternative and underground side of Europe’s collective music culture. Founded by Viestarts Gailītis, Rihards Endriksons and Michal Brenner and launched in 2016, the enterprise embodies an ambitious vision of collaborative effort. The …

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  • Austria-based label Affine Records is ambitious with its output. Being the home of Ogris Debris’s smooth synth-pop, alongside the jagged, jazz-inspired electro of Sixtus Preiss and intricate compositions courtesy of Dorian Concept, they’ve always managed to retain a mark of …

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  • It’s extremely refreshing to hear this new generation of rappers and singers coming out of the United States of America. Thanks to the Internet, the technological democratisation of music production and the fact that it’s the biggest music market in …

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Featured Artist

Argentinian anti-folk artist María Pien has relied on little more than her voice and her guitar on albums like Malinalli and La Vuelta Manzana, but her latest release follows a new path. Taking poems from three different continents (‘Discrepancias’ by …

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