25: NOW! — URB Digital Edition
URB.com presents a special interactive Digital Issue—25: NOW! A fall update to our highly-lauded annual Next 100 issue, 25: NOW! features the 25 hottest acts coming onto the scene this season.
Maluca With her sporadic dance floor melo- dies and a voice as sensuous as it is sassy, Maluca is kicking ass and tak- ing names with what Diplo, her ex-boo, describes as “merengue acid house.” Maluca has been at it for a minute, but as a new signee to Mad Decent, she’s become a buzz name in the clubs and on the blogs. Maluca falls into two cat- egories that Decent thrives on: foreign sounds of obscurity and a hipster- esque chick with an undeniable edge. With an energy reminiscent of Bonde Do Role and a style all her own, don’t be surprised to see Maluca following the steps of past Diplo disciples M.I.A. and Santigold. AC Endorsed by: Diplo Upcoming: “El Tigeraso” video coming soon. Debut album being recorded with produc- ers Diplo, Paul Devro, Buraka Som Sistema, Jungle Violento and more. 25: Sleigh Bells, FaltyDL and Maluca photographed in Park Slope, Brooklyn by Aaron Richter (www.aaronrichter.com)