Keep Shelly In Athens: Oostende

This week MTV Iggy picks five acts to watch, from South Korea's 2NE1 to Ghanaian rapper Bryte to Paris-based producer Myth Syzer

For this week’s bout of exciting new music we turned to the team behind MTV Iggy, who used their distinct global focus to highlight five international acts making noise around the world. See their picks below, and follow Iggy on Twitter for even more indie gems.

2NE1: Missing You

This week MTV Iggy picks five acts to watch, from South Korea's 2NE1 to Ghanaian rapper Bryte to Paris-based producer Myth Syzer

A dreamy mix of Balearic beats, Scandinavian pop, Greek nonchalance and a touch of Sade make the aptly named duo Keep Shelly in Athens a melodic wonder. “Oostende” brings their yearning to life in a video teeming with shooting stars and missed connections, compounded by soft vocals and a strong emotional pull. Originally signed to Gorilla vs Bear’s Forest Family Records and now on Cascine, …

Bloods: No Fun

This week MTV Iggy picks five acts to watch, from South Korea's 2NE1 to Ghanaian rapper Bryte to Paris-based producer Myth Syzer

2NE1 made waves throughout South Korea by differing themselves from their fellow cookie-cutter all-girl pop groups, who seemed to take stage as eye candy rather than as performers. Influenced by hip-hop, R&B and a good dose of electronic dance, 2NE1 is known for their empowering lyrics and powerful vocals, but aren’t afraid to indulge in bold thematic music videos. Their winter single “Missing You” takes …