The Independent

19 Jun 2019

We wanna send you to see Sinkane!

Sinkane is a Sudanese-American musician who blends krautrock, prog rock, electronica, free jazz and funk rock with Sudanese pop. He is signed to City Slang Records. Born to college professors in London, he lived in Sudan, then moved to the US when he was five, and lived for some time

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04 Jul 2018

We wanna send you and a friend to see Bombino: The Sultan of Shred

Home. Where the heart is. For Bombino and most other Tuareg, there’s only one place that can be. In recent years, the rest of the world has largely written off that home as a hot and savage wasteland, a bolt hole for religious extremists and terrorists, a geopolitical video nasty

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27 Feb 2018

We wanna send you to see Go Team!

The Go! Team have always been cheerleaders for a better world – an outpouring of collective joy in the face of small-mindedness and dismal careerism. They rejoice in the unifying urges and the chance encounters between cultures that lead to something new. They’re a band who still have faith in

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20 Dec 2017

We wanna send you and a friend to see Zion I!

The Oakland-based MC/Producer Zion I is in the top echelon of conscious, party-rocking hip-hop artists. With more than two-dozen albums, mixtapes, EP’s and vibrant collaborations with notables such as Amp Live and DJ K-Genius under his belt, Zion I has transcended the hip-hop world and evolved into an independent touring

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06 Jun 2017

We wanna send you and a friend to see Rostam Batmanglij!

The son of Iranian refugees, Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter Rostam Batmanglij was born in Washington, D.C. in 1983. He attended Columbia University where he studied classical music, and simultaneously focused on songwriting, recording, and production in his own time. In his last year there he began producing the first

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19 Apr 2017

We wanna send you and a friend to see Sondre Lerche!

Sondre Lerche is a Brooklyn-based Norwegian singer/songwriter/composer/guitarist. His eclectic and richly melodic debut, ‘Faces Down,’ written and recorded at 16, was named among the best albums of the year, and listed as one of the most remarkable debuts of 2002 by Rolling Stone Magazine. Follow-up ‘Two Way Monologue’ was an

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17 Apr 2017

We wanna send you to see Dilated Peoples!

Dilated Peoples released four acclaimed albums, toured extensively and enjoyed sustained success as solo artists. Now, after an eight-year hiatus, Dilated Peoples returns with Directors Of Photography, the group’s remarkable debut album under the Expansion Team/Rhymesayers Entertainment banner. Evidence, Rakaa (Iriscience) and DJ Babu’s new collection demonstrates each member’s individual

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01 Mar 2017

We wanna send you to see a boy named Youngr!

Youngr is the son of musician August Darnell (Kid Creole & The Coconuts). He is also a rising talent from London taking influence from the likes of Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Calvin Harris, Miike Snow and NERD. He is quickly becoming known for hi one-take live bootleg videos. His most

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