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DANSEZ DANS LE BLEU DE NUIT: AN INTERVIEW WITH BALOJI

interview by Michael McCarthy Congolese-born Baloji’s new LP, 137 Avenue Kaniama, was released on March 23rd, 2018 via Bella Union. Prior to when the label approached me about the album, I’d never heard of Baloji, but then I suppose very few people here in the States would’ve heard of him. That’s exactly why...
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BULGARIA CALLING: AN INTERVIEW WITH RUTH KOLEVA

interview by Michael McCarthy Ruth Koleva might be from Bulgaria, but after doing this interview I feel confident in saying that she speaks English better than I do. That’s the God’s honest truth. She makes better music, too! In other words, she’s quite the talented person, which you can discover by listening to...
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#songoftheday = Laure Shang – “I Love You”


If you like twisted, noir electro-pop then you're going to be drooling all over yourself listening to Laure Shang's richly-layered new single, which is surely the bleakest-sounding song called "I Love You" ever written.  It's also my favorite song to be released so far from her...
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JAPAN CALLING: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH FEMM

interview by Michael McCarthy A dance and rap duo formed by RiRi and Lulu, FEMM are mannequins who have emotions. They are new icons for TOKYO POP. They can’t talk but can sing, however, so each girl’s agent, “Honey-B” and “W-Trouble”, who look identical to FEMM, always speak for them and have participated...
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#songoftheday = DASHNI – “LOVE WINS”


"Love wins every time," sings Kurdish pop star and humanitarian Dashni Morad with a purpose, while heavy beats throb away and the hooks sink their teeth right into you. Suffice to say, "Love Wins" is one downright irresistible dance pop gem -- a veritable breath of fresh...
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An Exclusive Interview with Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation

interview by Michael McCarthy Rob Garza is one half of the duo known as Thievery Corporation, which he created with Eric Hilton during the summer of 1995 in Washington D.C. at the Eighteen Street Lounge. Their sound is big on dub, dancehall, house and other types of music, but they are considered pioneers...
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#songoftheday = RED VELVET: “RUSSIAN ROULETTE”


The title track from K-Pop girl group Red Velvet's Russian Roulette is about as catchy as K-Pop gets... which is, as we say in Massachusetts, wicked catchy! It has a lovely melody, lively beats, an infectious chorus and adorable voices -- what more could you want from...
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