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Josin

by Editor | 3rd July 2017

Like Thom Yorke and Björk meeting for a slow dance, Arabella ‘Josin’ Rauch’s ‘Feral Thing’ is a deftly sensitive piece of work. Taken from the German-Korean artist’s debut EP Epilogue, which was recently released through Swedish label Dumont Dumont, it showcases her talent for moving songcraft and subtle arrangements. Josin recently had to decide whether […]

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Germany

Lea Porcelain

by Editor | 26th June 2017

We first got to know Lea Porcelain from Roman Flügel’s remix of ‘Loose Life’. Everything else remained a mystery. Lea Porcelain? Hmmm. We kept an eye on them, and several singles followed including a cover of ‘Streets of Pliladelphia’ and ‘Bones’ (Vessels remix). The Frankfurt-formed duo were firmly on our radar. This month they self-released […]

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Germany

Germany

by Editor | 2nd June 2016

The third biggest music market after Japan and US as of 2015, Germany is now the centre of music in Europe, both in terms of touring and sales. It’s also one of the toughest on digital piracy, with GEMA – the German royalty collection society for performance rights – regularly blocking tracks uploaded to YouTube on […]

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Playlist

Germany has a long hip-hop tradition and has produced countless artists and producers who are keeping the levels high in terms of quality and creativity. In our Germany playlist we cover the classic ’90s sound with tracks by TESK, AzudemSK, FloFilz and Kabuki. The explosion of trap music in the US and worldwide has also influenced German artists such as Skypierr and SugaBoy, who show us that they have nothing to envy from their US counterparts.

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Make yourself familiar with the name ‘torimōto’. They’re a fresh collective comprised of I AM $ANI, occupé, Yunis, BXLE and others, and are already causing a stir in Berlin and further afield with their recently released second EP. They were …

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Alex Ketzer (Noorden Records)

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Cologne is a 2,000 year old city, home to ample examples of Gothic architecture, and enough influence on European electronica in the past few decades to warrant a handful of Insight posts to be dedicated to the West German city. From avant garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, Krautrock heavyweights CAN to one of minimal electronica’s most …

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Josin

by Editor | 3rd July 2017

Like Thom Yorke and Björk meeting for a slow dance, Arabella ‘Josin’ Rauch’s ‘Feral Thing’ is a deftly sensitive piece of work. Taken from the German-Korean artist’s debut EP Epilogue, which was recently released through Swedish label Dumont Dumont, it showcases her talent for moving songcraft and subtle arrangements. Josin recently had to decide whether […]

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Soundscape 007: Sarah Farina (Germany)

by Editor | 6th June 2017

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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