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Medusa is a young MC from Tunis and is also one of the key members of the vital Tunisian hip hop scene. Her booming track “Neheb N3ch Hayati” comes from the upcoming compilation album “Sawtuha”, the track is produced by Olof Dreijer (of The Knife) and features shuffling drums and Arabic sounding strings along with a beat that sounds like someone is pounding on a plastic bucket.

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Malmö based kraut/dance/rock outfit This Is Head and their track “Castaway” (B-side to new single “Illumination”) recieves a remix treatment from Gothenburg vocalist El Perro del Mar and producer Bobby Bell who takes turns infusing the track with weird, spaced out synths, pitter patter drums and a menacing repeated wobblelike sound turning the track into something sounding more like it could be lifted off the latest The Knife album.

“‘A Tooth For An Eye’ deconstructs images of maleness, power and leadership. Who are the people we trust as our leaders and why? What do we have to learn from those we consider inferior? In a sport setting where one would traditionally consider a group of men as powerful and in charge, an unexpected leader emerges. A child enters and allows the men to let go of their hierarchies, machismo and fear of intimacy, as they follow her into a dance. Their lack of expertise and vulnerability shines through as they perform the choreography. Amateurs and skilled dancers alike express joy and a sense of freedom; There is no prestige in their performance. The child is powerful, tough and sweet all at once, roaring “I’m telling you stories, trust me”. There is no shame in her girliness, rather she possesses knowledge that the men lost a long time ago.”