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Ya Tosiba

by Editor | 14th November 2017

After initially meeting in Oslo, Norwegian-Azerbaijani singer Zuzu Zakaria and Finnish skweee pioneer Tatu ‘Mesak’ Metsätähti formed Ya Tosiba after encountering each other again in Berlin back in 2010. Giving Azerbaijani poetic and musical traditions a Scandi-friendly electronic sheen, Ya Tosiba, whose name derives from “a religious chant of a fortune-teller woman who replaced her […]

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Ivan Ave

by Editor | 5th October 2017

When we first interviewed Ivan Ave last year he revealed how his keyboardist had deemed his style as ‘barista rap’, which would explain why his latest single is ‘Steaming’ like a freshly poured cup of hot java. Produced by a total dream team of DāM-FunK and Kaytranada, ‘Steaming’ is taken off Ivan Ave’s highly anticipated […]

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Carmen Villain

by Editor | 19th September 2017

Mexican-Norwegian musician Carmen Villain is the latest artist to take issue with USA border policy through her music. The tense, sulphurous ‘Borders’, which also features this year’s Phonofile Nordic Music Prize winner Jenny Hval, is based on an anxious night spent on Mexico’s northern borders, illuminating the many issues that exist there even without Trump’s […]

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As a Brazilian based in Bergen who spent his formative years in the United States, it’s fair to say Lucas de Almeida has a pretty global outlook. And as Living, his band with Nora Tårnesvik, Sturla Kverneng and James Kalinoski, …

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Ya Tosiba

by Editor | 14th November 2017

After initially meeting in Oslo, Norwegian-Azerbaijani singer Zuzu Zakaria and Finnish skweee pioneer Tatu ‘Mesak’ Metsätähti formed Ya Tosiba after encountering each other again in Berlin back in 2010. Giving Azerbaijani poetic and musical traditions a Scandi-friendly electronic sheen, Ya Tosiba, whose name derives from “a religious chant of a fortune-teller woman who replaced her […]

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Video premiere: Billie Van – Bitter

by Editor | 30th June 2017

Oslo-based Billie Van really knows how to belt them out. Her latest single, the epic pop barnstormer ‘Bitter’, boasts a chorus the size of a building, and MusicMap couldn’t be happier to give you the first glimpse of its brilliant …

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