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Web design & Development : Tim Waring

 

The Aurotone Network is a global partnership of opinion-formers and journalists drawn from the fields of music and youth culture.

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Site Credits
 

Anthony, New York

 
 

Alexander, LA

 
 

Phil Retrospector, Dublin

 
 

Greta Gotleib, Auckland

 
 

Tsyoshi, Tokyo

 
 

Juan, Buenos Aires

 
 

Edo, Sao Paulo

 
 

Karl, Stockholm

 
 

Tom, Berlin

 
 

Maxim, Moscow

 
 

Ivan, Paris

 
 

Matteo, Milan

 
 

Dayna, Sydney

 
 

Katrina, Manila

 
 

Ben, Barcelona

 
 

Keen, Cape Town

 
 

Mike, Dubai

 
 

Seattle

 
 

Ontario

 
 

London

 
 

Manchester

 
 

Istanbul

 
 

Reykjavik

 
 

Shanghai

 
 

Lisbon

 
 

Washington DC

 
 

Munich

 
 

DENMARK

 
 

BRAZIL

 

Paul   London UK
Guardian, New Band of the Day

Michael  London
New Music reviews, Guardian & Pop Justice

Joe  Manchester, UK
Editor, A New Band A Day

"none of the members of Manchester's Red Tides attended the Brit School, a non-attendance which accounts for their producing a single as genuinely plaintive and heartfelt as Housebound."

Phil  Dublin, Ireland
Record Producer

"3 Phil Retrospector tips for the Autumn: Tashaki Miyaki - Somethin' Better Than Nothin'; Chrysta Bell - Real Love; Michmash - I feel good"

Alex  LA
Music Editor, Trendland

Aidan  Seattle
DJ

Michael  New York
Head of A&R

"European dance has influenced everything from hip hop to mainstream pop. Europe may be tiring of it but over here it still sounds new and even exotic."

Greta  Auckland, New Zealand
Editor, Presence Magazine

"Tips from NZ for this winter: $NoregaZzm, Saberpulse, Vietnam War, Sherpa and Disasteradio"

Tom Keil  Berlin, Germany
DJ & Artist

"90s eurodance - techno and electro will become much bigger - live music is increasing"

Juan  Buenos Aires, Argentina
Founder, Volantes De Privados

"Tips for the winter: The buzz will be around artists like A$AP Rocky, Twin Sister, M83 and Zola Jesus."

Edo  Sao Paulo, Brazil

"Dance scene in Brazil is still thriving but has gone very commercial"

Karl  Stockholm, Sweden
Founder, Scandipop

"The RedOne and Taio Cruz esque sound has been done to death here over the last couple of years, so people are getting tired of that. What's possibly going to come in to trend soon though, is an eastern flavoured take on that."

Maxim Yarmov  Moscow, Russia
Director, Parallel Bookings

"Apart from remixes of Russian songs, the biggest acts are international : Sak Noel, LMFAU, Alexandra Stan, Swedish House Mafia"

Ivan Striga  Paris, France
Artists Manager

"In France, acts like Crookers, Bloody Beetroots & Justice are cooling off. There's a lot of buzz around Skrillex, Borgore, Feed Me, Gesaffelstein, Madeon and Beataucue."

Matteo  Verbania, Italy
A&R Director, Ego Music Italy

"Joe Goddard 'Gabriel', Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs 'Garden' and Friendly Fires 'Hurting' have been on repeat on my iPod over the summer"

Danya  Sydney, Australia
Managing Director, Archery Club

"There's still a definititive aussie sound that links a lot of our local artists - think Art Vs Science, Miami Horror, Bag Raiders & The Aston Shuffle + Kimbra"

Alan  Ontario, Canada
Hipstereo Blog

Katrina  Manila, Philippines
Founder, Pop from the Block

"One of the most outstanding things about Filipinos is that pop music is such a part of the culture."

Ben  Barcelona, Spain
Staff writer, Music Week

"Barcelona's Primavera Sound really came of age this summer, with what was widely regarded as the best line up of any of the European festivals"

Cemal  Istanbul, Turkey
Topkapi Muzik A&R

Mike  Dubai, UAE

"The huge expat community in the UAE account for a lot of the indie & dance music over here - the locals are mainly into local artists or the big mainsteam US names."

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Jon  Reykjavik, Iceland
Journalist

"Last month's Iceland Airwaves festival was a great showcase for some really interesting new Icelandic acts about to break out internationally, including Of Monsters and Men, Soley and Lay Low"

Kees  Cape Town, South Africa
Record Label Manager

"In the slipstream of last year's mega success story Die Antwoord, Cape Flats - infused rap and hip hop is still going strong."

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Bryan  Tokyo, Japan
Founder, 3rd Culture

Tsyoshi  Tokyo
Artist

"Highlights of Fuji Rock Festival 2011 included Manu Chau, but following the quake (and heavy rain) it was politically-charged and attendance was down on last year."

Alex  LA
Music Editor, Trendland

Aidan  Seattle
DJ

Michael  New York
Head of A&R

"European dance has influenced everything from hip hop to mainstream pop. Europe may be tiring of it but over here it still sounds new and even exotic."

Alex  LA
Music Editor, Trendland

Aidan  Seattle
DJ

Michael  New York
Head of A&R

"European dance has influenced everything from hip hop to mainstream pop. Europe may be tiring of it but over here it still sounds new and even exotic."

Ze Moraes  Lisbon, Portugal
Creative Director

"The antithesis of last year's excellent electropunk Youthless breakthrough: Ana Moura is the new face of Fado, Portugal's traditional music and a big hit on the worldmusic scene."

Bradley   Shanghai, China
Live Music Promoter

Mary   
Washington DC
Writer, Pop Wreckoning blog
US Editor, There goes the fear

Rainer   Munich, Germany
Label Manager, Kling Klong Records

Kenneth Bager, Copenhagen
Recording Artist, Producer, Radio DJ
Founder, Music for Dreams

JP Souza / Diego Cordeiro  Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
Editors, Alive Through The Music

"3 current tips from Brazil: Mallu Magalhaes - Velha e Louca
Vanguart - Depressa
Criolo - Subirusdoistiozin"