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Yung Lean

Jonatan Leandoer Håstad (born 18 July 1996), better known by his stage name Yung Lean, is a Swedish rapper and record producer. Yung Lean has released two mixtapes, and multiple singles to YouTube under his label Sad Boys Entertainment, including "Ginseng Strip 2002", "Kyoto", and "Yoshi City".

Born in Stockholm and growing up in the city's Södermalm district, Yung Lean began to attract public attention when the music video for his track "Kyoto" skyrocketed in popularity and succeeded over 2 million views on YouTube. He performs and records with the 'Sad Boys' — beatmakers/producer Yung Sherman and Yung Gud Shorty.

Yung Lean has been controversial for his 'slack' rapping style. XXL magazine included him in their 201...

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Romare (UK)

Romare has spent the last year collecting samples and working on a concept: that a new form of music can emerge by investigating the relationship between different musical cultures through sampling.

Samples of songs, speeches, interviews, field recordings and films were carefully chosen and rearranged to explore the connection between African and African-American music. Rhythms from West Africa are integrated with voices from Harlem, conversations about race and identity between writers and ethnomusicologists are constructed, speeches from activists are conjoined with the voices of prisoners. This process of combining preexisting material has inspired four 'Meditations on Afrocentrism' ( 5th of March 2012, Black Acre ) . Read...

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Wife (UK)

1. 25 year old multi instrumentalist James Kelly is until now best known as the sole permanent member and writer behind black metal outfit Altar Of Plagues, who has released three critically acclaimed albums on the labels Profound Lore and Candlelight. Using found sounds, home made instruments and field recordings as a base, Altar Of Plagues creates music "Full of radical tangents and alien-to-black metal elements, more focused on frailty and struggle than majesty and grandeur" (Pitchfork). These ideas transfer to James' solo recordings as WIFE, which also reveal his long-standing interest in electronic music. The EP "Stoic" was released on Left Bank in 2012. His debut album "What's Between", co-produced by Roly Porter and Bobby Krlic (T...

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Butterclock (DE)

Moxie (UK)