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BuSH festival takeover: discover the disco-tinged synth sound of Polish pop trio, Kamp!

10 November 2017 · Budapest · Hungary
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  • Video for Deny (2017) by Kamp!

Each week we’re spotlighting the must-see New East artists at Budapest Showcase Hub (BuSH), which takes place in the Hungarian capital between 15 - 17 November. With less than a week to go before the festival kicks-off, we’re winding down the takeover with Kamp! from Poland, one of the opening bands for the festival. 

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Follow of the week: your favourite bands transformed into marvellous Polish poster art

10 November 2017 · Puławy · Poland
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Illustrator and designer Dawid Ryski, known on Instagram as @talkseek, has a background in landscape architecture but is most well known for his music posters for various musicians — from Kings of Leon to Beach HouseDaft Punk to Sophie Ellis-Bextor — with which he reimagines traditional music imagery and draws on the rich history of Polish poster tradition.

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Watch Monetochka’s dreamy new video

6 November 2017 · Yekaterinburg · Russia
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  • Monetochka - Last Disco (Poslednyaya diskoteka)

Watch the new video by Russian internet pop sensation Monetochka.

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BuSH festival takeover: meet Czech Republic’s rock & roll anti-hero, Lazer Viking

3 November 2017 · Budapest · Hungary
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  • Video for A real keeper (2015) by Lazer Viking

Each week we’re spotlighting the must-see New East artists at Budapest Showcase Hub, which takes place in the Hungarian capital between 15 - 17 November. This week, get to know the eccentric Czech artist, Lazer Viking.

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BuSH festival takeover: Hungarian band The Qualitons only party with the best

27 October 2017 · Budapest · Hungary
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  • Video for Shallow (2017) by The Qualitons

Each week we’re spotlighting the must-see New East artists at Budapest Showcase Hub, which takes place in the Hungarian capital between 15 - 17 November. Fans of Red Hot Chili Peppers will love the sound of Hungary's own The Qualitons.

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Björk to give concerts in Tbilisi with the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra

19 October 2017 · Tbilisi · Georgia
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Björk is set give two performances in Tbilisi as part of the Stream of Unconsciousness (SOU) festival of contemporary music and visual arts in the Georgian capital.

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BuSH festival takeover: meet genre-bending and Bowie-esque Estonian vocalist Mart Avi

18 October 2017
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Budapest Showcase Hub is a one-of-a-kind music festival that brings together eastern Europe’s vibrant music community each year for three days in the Hungarian capital.

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Are you ready for Oxxxymiron’s first rap battle in English?

16 October 2017
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The anticipated rap battle between Russian rapper Oxxxymiron and American rapper Dizaster took place in a sold out Los Angeles venue yesterday.

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Rap battle winner Gnoyniy banned from entering Ukraine

9 October 2017 · Ukraine
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Gnoyniy (right) with rap battle opponent Oxxxymiron. Image: versusbattleru / YouTube

The winner of the viral rap battle which took over the internet this summer has been banned from entering Ukraine after authorities claim he illegally visiting the Crimean peninsula.

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Russian rapper Oxxxymiron to star in Victor Pelevin film adaptation

28 September 2017 · Russia
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  • Video of the announcement. Youtube: oxxxymironofficial

Famed Russian MC and rap battle celebrity Oxxxymiron, real name Miron Fedorov, is set to star in a film adaptation of cult Russian author Victor Pelevin's 2006 novel Empire ‘V’.

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