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Moses Sumney

by Editor | 17th July 2017

Feeling the Monday blues? Well Moses Sumney’s ‘Doomed’ is, despite its name, about to soothe your post-weekend troubles. While the anguished lyrics might not be exactly cheery, the combination of Sumney’s exquisite vocals with the intimate, ambient soundscape underneath is a thing of wonder. A debut full-length on Jagjaguwar called Aromanticism is on its way […]

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Photay

by Editor | 29th June 2017

Evan Shornstein aka Photay is a 21-year-old producer hailing from Woodstock, NY. His sound is a balancing act of analogue and digital, of natural and original – a perfect blend of electronic and the experimental. ‘Bombogenesis’ is an atmospheric dance track taken from his upcoming debut album Onism, out via Astro Nautico on August 11th. […]

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USA

New York

by Editor | 7th June 2016

New York state is committed to music, from iconic music festivals like Woodstock and a string of modern day festivals that bring huge names and break new artists, to Brooklyn’s hip-hop and Harlem’s jazz scene. However, from 1999 to 2014 New York’s share of top albums fell from 24% to 12% and the state’s union of […]

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USA

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 the world, the USA is producing countless artists that are expressing themselves creatively with total freedom and reaching audiences from all over the world. Khalid is the perfect example of how a 19-year-old with only one album release can be stacking over 300 million plays across Spotify, YouTube and SoundCloud. His talent and personal take on music truly connects with an audience that is musically more open than ever and at the same time has infinite choice. Hip-Hop and R&B lovers are now living a new golden era in music, we hope you can enjoy it as much as we do.

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Puerto Rico polymath Otura Mun has been at the vanguard of the Puerto Rican music scene since the late ’90s, producing critically acclaimed albums and songs for many of the island’s most important musical voices, including Mima, Cultura Profetica and …

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Briana Cheng

by Editor

Our music scouts help us keep on top of the most exciting music scenes in the world. In this post, we meet our NY guru, Briana Cheng. Keep up to date on her activities on Twitter.  Tell us a little about yourself I work as an A&R consultant at an indie label two days a week …

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Moses Sumney

by Editor | 17th July 2017

Feeling the Monday blues? Well Moses Sumney’s ‘Doomed’ is, despite its name, about to soothe your post-weekend troubles. While the anguished lyrics might not be exactly cheery, the combination of Sumney’s exquisite vocals with the intimate, ambient soundscape underneath is a thing of wonder. A debut full-length on Jagjaguwar called Aromanticism is on its way […]

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Soundscape 005: Mess Kid (New York)

by Editor | 22nd March 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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