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The ZYLIA microphone, photo: press materials

Two years ago, the prototype of a single microphone that does multi-track recordings was introduced to the public, and caused an international Internet sensation. Now, Culture.pl, which dubbed the device a ‘magic ball’ due to its remarkable functionality, has finally received a commercial version of the ZYLIA for tests. Here’s what we found out…

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Moo Latte, photo: promotional materials

An extremely versatile artist, Moo Latte composes, plays bass, guitar, percussions, synthesizers, sometimes even sings. He was born in Poland, nowadays he lives and works in Copenhagen.

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Kamp! on Boiler Room in Stereo, photo: press release

This summer Boiler Room hosts crème de la crème of Polish alternative music artists. The prestigious broadcasting platform supports the best artists from all over the world among them two bands from Poland. Follow KAMP! and Księżyc the brand new Boiler Room’s stars.

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Kinsky, Łódź, Klub Dom, 2015, photo: Marcin Wojciechowski / Agencja Gazeta

Numerous bands all over the world are called Kinsky, but the Polish one is very original. This incredibly noisy quartet builds every concert like a performance, dragging the audience into a common experience.

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David Bowie, photo: REUTERS / Forum

On the gloomy morning of 11th January 2016, media around the globe reported the death of David Bowie, one of the most original music stars in history. At Culture.pl, we would like to pay tribute to him by telling the story of his song Warszawa, inspired by his short visit to Poland’s capital.

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IX Festival Tauron Nowa Muzyka. Photo: Radosław Kaźmierczak

Apart from the huge festivals with pop star-packed line-ups, there is a smaller one that deserves a closer look – one that has been voted The Best Small Festival 3 times in the last 4 years, sells over 10,000 tickets a year while being run by a group of 5 friends. We’re talking about Festival Tauron Nowa Muzyka. I went to Silesia to talk to one of its organisers.

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Iga Zawadzińska, Michał Hajduk, Królik, Krzysztof Halicz, Barbara Feliga, photo: IAM

They’re the ones sending out music with a blue-and-pink bunny to Primavera, The Great Escape, and the Jazzahead festivals. Culture.pl talks to Iga Zawadzińska, Michał Hajduk, Krzysztof Halicz, and Barbara Feliga from the Don't Panic We're from Poland project of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

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Zamilska, photo: Ola Bydlowska and Piotr Matejkowski

This was the most rapid Polish independent music career of 2014. In January Zamilska released one song on the internet. In mid-December websites were reporting on a video from a Dior fashion show in Japan, which was accompanied by the music of the Silesian artist.

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We Draw A, photo: IAM

Duo from Wrocław established in the summer of 2012. Piotr Lewandowski was previously the vocalist and guitarist of Indigo Tree, while Radosław Krzyzanowski plays support to Kamp!.

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Etam Etamski, photo: thanks to the courtesy of Qulturap

A young musician and producer specializing in electronics, who has already collaborated with important figures of the Polish alternative scene.

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Julia Marcell, fot. Iwona Bielecka / Arts 2 Music

Julia Marcell (real name: Julia Górniewicz) is a Berlin-based singer-songwriter originally from Olsztyn. For her second album, June, Marcell was nominated for 7 Fryderyks (winning one for best alternative album), as well as receiving a Polityka Passport award.

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Soniamiki, credit: Anja Pietsch, Berlin 2012

Co-organized with Culture.pl, Pera Museum’s series of concert continues with the Polish queen of electro, Soniamiki. The Polish electro artist will meet Istanbul audiences on 28 May at 20:00.

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Eric shoves them in his pockets, photo: Sophie Thun

Eric Shoves Them in His Pocket (known to their fans as ‘Erics’) is a Warsaw based trio consisting of Christoph Thun (drums), Szymon Najder (guitar, lead vocalist) and Hubert Woźniakowski (bass).

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Okładka (nid 6594302)

Live concerts and experimental spectacles are a major part of Paristetris' activities, which mash together a mixed bag of genres, from rock and pop to jazz and classical, with each band member bringing something different to the table.

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Two of Poland's most exciting acts join one of New York's biggest showcases for international musical talent. Known for her unique brand of "folk power with punk energy", Monika Brodka is one of the most acclaimed young Polish recording artists while Loco Star draws upon a blend of influences, including neo-jazz, rock and electronic music

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Following their very successful London debut in 2010 at the Southbank Centre Polish contemporary folk band Zakopower are returning to the British Isles with an extended tour.

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Okładka (nid 6278381)

The group's eponymous instrument is an electro-acoustic wooden table with built-in converters and microphones having outstanding and unusual acoustic properties; by tapping it, blowing through the drilled holes or nudging its strings, using coins, wine glasses or their fists.

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The UA/PL Alternative Music Meetings aims to create a shared meeting place – a platform for both Polish and Ukrainian musicians to jointly find artistic inspiration. The event presented the more independent side to music across both nations.

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Marcin Masecki, photo Jan Bebel.

Pianist, composer and producer whose style oscillates between jazz, classical and experimental music.

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