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Handpicked for you, songs from all participating countries. Some serious funk and disco (check out Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire or Ecuador), protest songs from Portugal and Russia, the granddaddy of Raï for Algeria, Korean pop, weird psych from Chile, a quick world musical world tour. Who’s your winner?

Algeria – Boutaïba Sghir – ‘Menek 100’

Argentina – La Barra De Chocolate – ‘Proyectos De Un Ladron Prisionero’

Australia – Courtney Barnett – ‘Avant Gardener’

Belgium – Bed Rugs – ‘Dream On’

Bosnia & Herzegovina – Goran Bregovic ‘Kalasjnikov’

Brazil - Os Mutantes – ‘Baby’

Cameroon – Manu Dibango – ‘Soul Makossa’

Chile - Föllakzoid – ‘Trees’

Colombia – Pernett – La Rhumba Bacana’

Costa Rica – Sonámbulo – ‘La Maraca’

Côte d’Ivoire – Ernesto Djédjé – ‘Zibote’

Croatia – Gustafi ‘Bira! Bira! Bira!’

Ecuador – Sarazino, Bacho Ortiz – ‘Caminaré Por Babylon’

England – Cornershop – ‘What Did The Hippie Have In His Bag?’

France – Sudden Death Of Stars – ‘Magical Mirror’

Germany – Neu – ‘Hallogallo’

Ghana – Kiki Gyan – ‘Disco Dancer’

Greece – Aphrodite’s Child – ‘Babylon’

Honduras – Aurelio – ‘Lubara Wanwa’

Iran - Ramesh – ‘Nagoo Nah

Italy - Ennio Morricone – ‘Once Upon A Time In The West’

Japan - Matsuki Ayumu – ‘Cold Kills You’

Korea Republic – Crayon Pop – ‘Bar Bar Bar’

Mexico – Titan – ‘Corazon’

Netherlands – Jacco Gardner – ‘The End Of August’

Nigeria – Tunji Oyelana – ‘Omoba D’eru Ri’

Portugal – José Afonso – ‘Grâdola Vila Morena’

Russia – Misha Gulko – ‘Vanino Port’

Spain – La Casa Azul – ‘La Revolución Sexual’

Switzerland – Balduin – ‘Choose Cheese’

Uruguay – Sonic Angels – ‘I Belong To You’

USA – The Sufis – ‘Sri Sai Flora (Time And Space Machine Mix)’


‘United Provinces Of India’ by Cornershop ft Bubbley Kaur
apropos for spring - one of my perennial favorites


Sudden Death Of Stars - Magical Mirror


WATCH | Sudden Death of Stars - ‘Magical Mirror’

Taken from the album All Unrevealed Parts of the Unknown out May 26


The 11pm miracle!

Just found out that one of my favorite writers/all-around the web people has reviewed one of my all-time favorite songs. I myself wrote a bit about this song a while ago. That piece had definitely too many words, which tends to happen to me. The catalogue of references in Tjinder Singh’s lyrics is potentially and actually revolutionary. Plus, a nerd like me cannot not love a song packed with references to 60’s pop. The chi-chi music on the radio and the small 45s will save the world.

Sadi Rani! 


Mod Burger/ Cornershop

(via modburger-deactivated20140721)


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Track Review: Sudden Death of Stars “Inside Out”


Listen to Sudden Death of Stars’ feel-good single “Inside Out”

sudden death of stars inside out

Sudden Death of Stars is a French band formed in 2009; “Inside Out” is the first single off of their forthcoming album, All Unrevealed Parts of the Unknown. “Inside Out” is a quirky, feel-good surf rock song. It’s got a nostalgic feel, but it’s far from old and dusty. The singer’s unique voice and dynamic vocal delivery, in addition to injecting energy into the track, make “Inside Out” worth…

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