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Grimey Eurodance: Shygirl

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Hypnotic rhymes: Leikeli47

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Free jazz meets math-rock: black midi

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Spiritual arrangements: Obongjayar

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Remarkable Electronic 2021

From the modular manipulators to the breakbeat scientists, these are the artists who truly pushed the sound of music forward this year.

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Remarkable R&B and Soul 2021

The smoothest genre there is has seen some excellent releases during these adverse times, and one has to applaud the guts and grit of the musicians for having soared high above. 

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Remarkable Indie 2021

Do you think that the 2021 indie scene was owned by sad sacks and troubled kids? You are quite mistaken. Through the year, this particular genre was shaped by strong artists who used 90s riffs and future technologies to make us feel a lot of feels.

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Remarkable Hip-Hop 2021

With all kinds of new ground being broken this year, it's an exciting time for hip-hop worldwide. It's always been a diverse culture, but now more than ever, artists from all walks of life and all corners of the earth are getting theirs.

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Remarkable Jazz 2021

We lost greats, we saw legendary recordings come to light, and we heard a brave new world of pioneers coming from all corners of the reawakening post 2020-world.

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Remarkable Pop 2021

Pop kept us dancing and crying into 2021: but this time not limited to our kitchens.

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Remarkable Metal 2021

If 2021 felt like the apocalypse was imminent, life in isolation provided plenty of opportunity for metal musicians to compose fitting soundtracks for a world in turmoil.

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Remarkable Discoveries 2021

Many of these already-established artists tapped into brand new listenerships with their edgy collabs and turns of direction. 

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Remarkable Dance 2021

Despite locked away status around the world in 2021, many of us kept our spirits up with the power of dance! We had no shortage of party anthems, from classic re-works to deep melodic bangers and the occasional lasers out rave anthems this year. 

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Remarkable Rock 2021

Some experimented and blazed new trails with experimental sounds, some reverted to their original sound. In that context, the year was a richer one when it came to the output.

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Remarkable Future Sounds 2021

We don’t have a crystal ball, but here we summon our thoughts on the rising stars of 2021, who we predict may shape the sounds of tomorrow.

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