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  • blog January 6, 2016

    Highway to Lelahell: New Documentary on Algerian Metal

    Redouane Aouameur (AKA Lelahel) is a central figure of metal in Algeria, where the genre has recently been under attack by a sensationalist TV program, depicting its musicians as Satan worshippers. This makes a new documentary, Highway to Lelahell: An … Read more »

  • blog August 1, 2015

    Two New Ethio-Rock Singles From Jano Band

    Ethio-rock act Jano Band has just dropped two new singles, “Darign” and “Yinegal.” We recently featured Jano Band in our guide to the Addis Ababa music scene, when Obama landed in the Ethiopian capital. Jano Band’s sound is an epic … Read more »

  • blog May 22, 2015

    Cristián Heyne, Chilean Electropop Master: A Primer

    In our new show, “Dancefloor Dynamite: Future Grooves Today,” we devote a section to the spectacular Chilean electropop scene. Even though Cristián Heyne only produced one of the three tracks featured, the genre cannot be discussed without mentioning his name. Heyne’s … Read more »

  • blog February 11, 2015

    Interview: Brazil’s New Sounds by Marcelo Monteiro

    As part of our mixtape series, we recently reached out to Brazilian  journalist Marcelo Monteiro (contact him at He provided us a mix of some of the best new alternative styles floating around the nation’s underground. We asked him a … Read more »

  • blog May 3, 2013

    Cairo Journal: Heavy Metal and Ramadan

    Today is the first day of Ramadan and on the suggestion of our key adviser here, Kristina Nelson, I am joining the faithful in fasting, as she put it, “to see what it’s like.”  We will be attending a “break-fast” … Read more »

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