• Seres Produções is a MusicMap favourite. The Angolan/Portuguese label is a truly cross-cultural connection, bringing Southern African rhythms and styles into the European circuit with credibility and electrifying enthusiasm. Rosario has been a long time producer on the Afro House/Kuduro scene. Initially …

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  • With one foot firmly in his nation’s rich cultural history, Japanese artist HAIOKA possesses a strong reverence for his roots. Yet with the other foot striding boldly towards the future, that reverence has found a unique expression in his art. …

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  • With a population of 17 million, it’s no surprise that Bangladesh’s capital has an enthusiastic independent music scene blooming within it. We talked to Khan Mohammad Faisal, founder of Akaliko Records and a curator for the Dhaka Electronica Scene blog, to get the lowdown …

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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 scenester to serve up a mix of the best new …

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  • Yesterday we compiled the favourite recent tracks of every artist that we interviewed on MusicMap last year. Today we reveal their responses to an even harder question: what is your favourite album of all time? From gangsta rap classics to …

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Featured Artist

Shanghai’s ZEAN is one of the new touchstones of the Chinese underground, a producer whose mastery of everything from grime to future beats has seen him recently receiving plays on Rinse FM. Having released on labels like Beijing’s superlative Dohits …

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