Scene Reports

Scene Reports

Berlin’s Porn Scene Is Open, Experimental, and Endlessly Fun

Cheap rent and sex-positive laws have attracted adult filmmakers from around the world to the German capital.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
5.14.19
Scene Reports

The New Generation of LA Rap Is Changing Everything

A group of rappers and producers are reimagining not just the sound of Los Angeles, but its slang, its fashion sense, and the cultural divide between blacks and latinos.
Torii MacAdams
2.4.19
VICE Video

Watch 'Noisey Brampton,' Our New Film on the Rise of DIY Hip-Hop Beyond Toronto

The documentary follows Noyz, Aiona, and the WayCool collective around the eclectic suburb as they fight to expand the town's rap scene.
Noisey Staff
1.15.19
Scene Reports

The 7 Rappers Turning Chengdu into China's Unlikely Hip-Hop Hotspot

Beyond the Higher Brothers, these artists are shaping the future of rap music in China.
Lauren Teixeira
10.29.18
Scene Reports

A Radical Black Arts Renaissance Is Reshaping Post-Ferguson St. Louis

You ought to be paying attention.
James McAnally
7.9.18
Noisey

Turkey's Death Metal Scene Thrives Despite Government Repression

With an authoritarian strongman in office and music venues scarce, brutal bands like Engulfed and Hellsodomy are still keeping the faith in Ankara and Istanbul.
Paul Benjamin Osterlund
6.5.18
Scene Reports

Utrecht’s Black Metal Scene Exposes Its Progressive Character

With a DIY mentality and a diverse and robust musical output, the Dutch city's black meal scene is steadily growing in stature, and rightly so.
Luís Peña Pires
4.18.18
Music

From Moscow with Flow: How Rap Became Russia's Most Important Genre

Relying on DIY methods and a "fuck the major labels" attitude, homegrown rappers are bringing a fresh, global sound to the Russian underground.
Johann Voigt
3.22.18
Scene Reports

Switzerland's Metal Scene Is Its Best-Kept Secret

From Celtic Frost and Coroner to Zeal & Ardor, Eluveitie, and Schammasch, the Swiss metal scene is chock full of intriguing, technical talent.
Catherine Fearns
2.27.18
Music

Myanmar's Metal Scene Stands Strong in the Midst of Political Upheaval

Metalcore is still king in capital city Yangon, but black and death metal are gaining ground in this troubled Southeast Asian political hotbed.
Joe Henley
2.6.18
Scene Reports

In Havana, Heavy Metal Is a Struggle

Despite a lack of resources and endless bureaucratic red tape, the Cuban extreme metal scene is flourishing.
Joe Henley
10.23.17
Scene Reports

The Punk Scene in Springfield Takes Its DIY Culture Seriously (with Some Goofiness)

In rural Illinois lies a vibrant scene that is constantly finding new ways to stay fun.
Sean Neumann
8.21.17
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