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  • [VIDEO] Shame: Hamburg, festivals and canapés

    By on Aug. 10, 2017

    "My favourite city is Hamburg, because you can smoke cigarettes inside." There is no better quote to sum up Shame, the alt-rock band from South London. Hamburg's dark side, its red light district and bustling streets made them fall in love with the city. But it's a shame they put on such wild shows, because Tony Visconti and canapés don't really do much for them. Neither does the Beatles effect.

  • [VIDEO] Pale Grey x Hamburg

    Digging deep into the discography of Pale Grey, it's clear to see that their name doesn't fit their sound. Inspired by port towns, large open spaces and some German bands–their music is definitely not 50 shades of grey. We sat down with Gilles to talk about his favourite European town: Hamburg. 

  • [VIDEO] Isaac Delusion x Warsaw

    By on Aug. 3, 2017

    Large open spaces, people dancing and incredible stories. It's no wonder the French pop band Isaac Delusion have chosen Warsaw as their favourite European city. They have recently released their latest album Rust and Gold, so we sat down with them to talk about Poland. 

  • Gramatik: The science of raves

    By on July 13, 2017

    He's probably one of the best music producers of our time, though not everybody really knows who Gramatik is. Maybe it's because, from his childhood in Slovenia to his U.S. exile, Denis Jašarević strayed from the conventional path to stardom. The artist's success is based on facts, not lucky stars.  Here's our well-calculated portrait.

  • [VIDEO] SKAMP x Nida 

    SKAMP is a Lithuanian pop band, they were the first official band to start after the downfall of the communist regime in Lithuania. They took part in the Eurovision Song Contest with their song “You Got Style”. Their singer, Victor Diawara, is also a musical producer who is reshaping festivals in Vilnius.

  • [VIDEO]: A-WA x Paris

    By on July 6, 2017

    A-WA is an Israeli band consisting of three sisters. In their first album, Habib Galbi, they merge traditional singing with electro and hip-hop beats. But in this melting pot of cultures, one particular European city stands out: Paris. The city influenced the girls' fashion, stole their heart through festivals, and greeted them with warmth.

  • [VIDEO] La Femme x Madrid

    By on June 29, 2017

    For seven years now, La Femme has brought their melancholic and new-wave sounds all across France's stages. But after having surfed the wave of success throughout the country, the band decided to flirt with Europe. So which city caught their attention? Madrid. The fiesta, the heat and the ridiculously delicious jamón became love at first sight. Here's to their heated encounter with the city.

  • Polo and Pan in wonderland

    By on June 28, 2017

    In troubled times, two French DJs got together to form Polo & Pan. They have now recorded their first album as a tribute to love and optimism. What did they find down the rabbit hole? An imaginary world of forest canopies, remote beaches and flying fish. 

  • [VIDEO] Sônge x Brussels

    She's 24, she's already released her first EP, and she sees colours when she hears music. Sônge is a beatmaker who knows what's up. We spoke to her about her favourite European city and, well, it ended up being the capital of the continent. 

  • Belarus' messed up punk scene

    By on June 19, 2017

    When speaking of Belarus, we don’t often address their punk rock scene. It’s a country that has been largely scrutinised across the continent, and sometimes even referred to as Europe’s last dictatorship. But the all-girl punk band Messed Up have been reshaping the country’s music scene since 2015.