With her furious mixture of multiple genres and her fearless attitude Mathangi „Maya“ Arulpragasam won the world by storm back in 2005. In reflection "Arular" was not just ahead of its time but turned out to be quite prophetic as well. NBHAP author Anna Stich reflects on the record that is still pretty much on point.
Booking, vibe and the deliberate attempt to challenge its audience: Poland’s OFF Festival is the anti-thesis to mere cheerfulness. You leave it being a little more aware of how every event, moment and piece of art is just as likely as its complete opposite.
As this decade is approaching its end it is time for a little reflection on all the great music we experienced over the course of it. Of course, this is NOT an ultimate and universal Top 100 list. It simply can't be but these are the songs you should definitely give a spin before the decade is over. The next 25 tracks in our list include Daughter, Kendrick Lamar, Editors, Blood Orange, Metronomy and more.