Arlo Parks

London, UK-ENGLAND
Arlo Parks is a poet and singer from South London - a self-confessed tom bo...y who was super sensitive and "uncool" when growing up. She says it was like "I'm a black kid who can't dance for shit, listens to emo music and currently has a crush on some girl in my Spanish class." By the time she reached 17, she shaved her head, figured out she was bisexual and produced/wrote an album's worth of material. Growing up in South West London, half Nigerian, a quarter Chadian and a quarter French, Arlo Parks learned to speak French before English. A quiet child, she'd write short stories and create fantasy worlds, later journaling and then obsessing over spoken word poetry, reading American poets such as Ginsberg and Jim Morrison and watching old Chet Baker performances on YouTube. These days she references Nayyirah Waheed, Hanif Abdurraqib and Iain S. Thomas as her favourite modern poets, and it is clear that their works are as influential on her song writing as any musician. Books too, such as The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. Read More
Listen: Arlo Parks - Sophie

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Branjae

Tulsa, OK
Branjae is the birth child of Classic Soul, Funk and R&B. With a culminatio...n of lyrical depths, energetic theatrical performances and genre fluidity, her storytelling style comes as unique as the personas she embodies. Branjae’s fearless and energetic showcase, encourages elevated consciousness by connecting with her audiences for the soul purpose of creating unity and harmony. 2019 proved to be her biggest year yet, and included the largest expansion to her portfolio of work. AfroPunk debuted the Op-Ed to her project “Street Light '' and Billboard Magazine premiered the project’s film. In an effort to help elevate her activism, Tulsa non profits; DVIS, Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture, and Circle Cinema, all collaborated as sponsors to present the video’s exclusive screening. 2019 production collabs included: “Duet Jazz Club Presents: Branjae’s NYE Extravaganza”, &“SRO Presents: Branjae’s Juke Joint Jive”. Public speaking engagements included the Oklahoma Film+Music Conference and a full feature on the Emmy Award winning series “Play It Loud”. All of the year’s work concluded with 4 nominations at the Tulsa Music Awards and 1 nomination at the IMA's. Read More
Listen: Branjae - Street Light

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Casii Stephan and the Midnight Sun

Tulsa, OK
Casii Stephan is a MN born, Tulsa-based soulful singer-songwriter. Stephan ...has been compared to Florence Welch, Fiona Apple, and Carole King, as her vocal timbre possesses a full and warm quality. Her music combines her love for the storytelling elements of Disney ballads and the bold, brilliance of The White Stripes, as well as the soul-wrenching R&B melodies of H.E.R. Her songs have received recognition from the Independent Music Awards, Hollywood Music and Media Awards, and USA Songwriting Competition. She has performed multiple official SXSW Showcases, recently performed at Folk Alliance International, and co-founded Tulsa’s first female-driven music festival, MisFEST. Stephan’s latest single “Trapeze Artist”, inspired by the highs and lows of humanity encountered on social media, premiered on Billboard on Feb 5th and is described as taking the listener "down a dynamic path, starting like an acoustic ballad with a lush, soulful chorus, with an ebb and flow through the duration of the song building to an anthemic, chorale-styled finish." Casii Stephan will be adding more live dates regionally and plans to release an EP by the end of 2020. Read More
Listen: Casii Stephan and the Midnight Sun - Trapeze Artist

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Chief Cleopatra

Austin, TX
With her compelling voice and hard hitting lyrics, Chief Cleopatra is a del...ight for all who listen. The Austin newcomer’s heavy influence of rock and soul gives her music a slight mysterious affect that allows the listener to get lost in the melody at the same time pulls them in with the genuineness and rarity of her songwriting. With the self production of her own songs, paired with the harmonious compositions of guitarist Leonard Martinez, Cleo’s sound is timeless with no limits of range, space or genre. Read More
Listen: Chief Cleopatra - Gangstas in Love

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Devon Gilfillian

Nashville, TN
There is deep soul in the music of Devon Gilfillian—but for the talented ...Nashville-based singer-songwriter and bandleader, that descriptor goes way beyond a mere genre classification. His is a story filled to the brim with soulful action and intent, a coming-of-age journey of dreams, overcoming obstacles, accidents, and odds, and discovering his true self in the process. Growing up the son of a wedding singer in Philadelphia on a steady diet of R & B, hip-hop, rock, blues, and soul music, Gilfillian gravitated to records that ignited his mind while making his body move. For him, listening to the towering icons of his musician father’s era—Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, The Temptations—was just as formative and exciting as discovering the new sounds of his own generation, and the beats and rhymes made by rising rap stars like Wu-Tang Clan, Kanye West, Notorious B.I.G., and Jay-Z inspired him in new ways. He began to recognize a connective thread in the sounds he loved best: from the golden throwbacks sampled by the hip-hop beat makers to the raw, emotional vocal deliveries of the Motown greats, for Gilfillian the key ingredient seemed to be the “so Read More

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The Hamiltones

Charlotte, NC
J. Vito, Tony Lelo, and 2E are a trio of North Carolina natives known as Th...e Hamiltones. The group started as background vocalist for Grammy winning soul singer Anthony Hamilton. When their behind the scenes clips of quartet-styled cover songs were uploaded to the internet, it caught fire! Since then, The Hamiltones have been featured on The Breakfast Club, Steve Harvey Morning Show, sold out The Apollo, and have been featured on four Grammy nominated albums; including Anthony Hamilton, PJ Morton, Johnathan McReynolds, and Tori Kelly. Although these accomplishments are impressive, to The Hamiltones, the music is more important than any accolade. Fans have patiently waited as they’ve carefully crafted the groups debut project titled “Watch The Ton3s”. The project is out now and receiving love from all ages and demographics. Michelle Williams of “Destiny Child” recently named it as one of her “Summer Must-Haves!” Read More
Listen: The Hamiltones - Gotta Be Lovin' Me

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JC Stringz

Killeen, TX
JC Stringz is 18 years old and plays violin, guitar, and piano. JC is a Tex...as-born musician. He plays gospel, blues, r&b, and pop music. JC began playing the guitar at 8 years old, violin at 10 and the piano at 12. He has been influenced by some of the greatest in the business ranging from BB King to Bach. At the 2018 Austin Area Jazz Festival in Austin, Texas, Damien Escobar shared his stage with JC Stringz. JC has also played with Violinist, Daniel D. JC is currently a college freshman and active solo musician. He hopes to continue sharing his gift and making people smile. Read More

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Jordan Hawkins

Greensboro, NC
L.A. based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jordan Hawkins builds a ...hypnotic atmosphere with his music, inviting the listener into an alternate reality that moves at its own unhurried pace. With his impossibly smooth vocals and powerful range, the 22-year-old North Carolina native delivers a minimalist yet potent breed of R&B, infusing each track with his one-of-a-kind guitar work: shapeshifting, meditative, endlessly expressive of the unrestrained emotion at the heart of every lyric. Now at the helm of his debut project, Jordan Hawkins is on his way to becoming one of music’s most exciting new additions. Read More

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KIRBY

Memphis, TN
Accomplished songwriter turned songstress KIRBY has only released a total o...f five records since she launched her solo artist career in 2017. Last year, the rising, Memphis-bred artist released two singles, “Don’t Leave Your Girl” and “Kool Aid", off of her forthcoming debut EP 'Sis.' KIRBY is the incredibly talented writer behind “FourFiveSeconds” by Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney, “Tell Me You Love Me” by Demi Lovato, “Die With You” by Beyoncé, “Only One” by Kanye West and Paul McCartney, and “Break Your Heart Right Back” by Ariana Grande. KIRBY enters the new century with her debut EP "Sis.", a 7-track EP produced by Homer Steinweiss and The Menahan Street Band of Amy Winehouse's famous album "Back To Black". With this project KIRBY puts her own spin nostalgic soul, using live instrumentation and melodic prowess to evoke a full spectrum of emotions. Read More
Listen: KIRBY - Loved By You

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Leone

Los Angeles, CA
LEONE (Lee - Oh - Knee) Southern California native bringing a brand new sou...nd to pop-soul music, Leone is rising fast in the music industry. This LA Italian has been producing, writing, singing and playing his original music live since child hood. His soulful R&B tone over catchy lyrics make it hard not to ride the So-Cal wave with LEONE! Go follow @loejeone on all sites and stream that music! Read More

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Los Moustros del Espacio Exterior

Culiacan, MEXICO
We are a group of friends from Culiacán, with a musical project. For more ...than 10 years we have been dedicated to preaching Rock & Roll from tribute to unpublished, including different generations in the same audience, managing to be a cultural reference. Starting with the influences from R&B, Soul, Rock and Roll, Rocksteady, and all that music from 50's 60's that we call "roots music". We have moved from the local circuit to the Nationals due to the great acceptance of the people who have led us to share the stage with artists of different genres. Over the years we have shown respect for our idols and examples on the rock and roll stage by mixing iconic themes with their own themes and with this taking a whole journey through time to those 50's and 60's decades where we we become a single element together with the public transmitting joy, energy and much dance, which we have called "Wild and Crazy Rock & Roll" Read More

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lucylujah

Detroit, MI
Lucylujah is an artist and performer from Detroit, Michigan. As a musician,... this talented performer is inspired by acts as diverse as Prince, J. Cole or Missy Elliott, and the sound she created is massive and unapologetic. Her most recent studio single is a track named “10 Freaky Girls.” This song immediately stands out for the punch of the 808s and the cool modern melodies, which are slightly reminiscent of the trap scene, while staying true to the canons of classic hip-hop. https://artistrack.com/lucylujah-10-freaky-girls/ Read More
Listen: lucylujah - No Business

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Madison McFerrin

Brooklyn, NY
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Listen: Madison McFerrin - TRY

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Mélat

Austin, TX
Mélat is the eclectic soul of modern RnB. Mélat tells a story that is bot...h challenging and inspiring crafted from her very own life experiences. It is a pure and honest reflection of her soul. From love, lust, success, to failure Mélat sings of what it means to be a human being simply longing to "be". Read More

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Nathan Graham

Chicago, IL
Nathan Graham is a musician born and raised in Chicago. His music bridges t...he gap between South Side Soul and Nashville Americana, creating a new inclusive vision of singer-songwriter. He built his career over the last ten years as a guitar-for-hire, touring internationally with major label and indie acts, but all the while focused on songwriting and honing his skills as a solo performer. “My goal is to show a different kind of singer-songwriter. I don’t look or sound like you’d expect, but I’m writing about universal experiences of love, loss, uncertainty and anxiety. I’m writing music to connect my story to yours, show you all that we have in common, and maybe help both of us feel less alone.” Read More

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Neal Francis

Chicago, IL
“I just wanted to be honest about everything, from my musical influences ...to my story,” muses Neal Francis. After years of dishonest living—consumed by drugs, alcohol, and addiction—such sincerity is jarring from the 30-year-old Chicago-based musician. Liberated from a self-destructive past and born anew in sobriety, Francis has captured an inspired collection of songs steeped in New Orleans rhythms, Chicago blues, and early 70s rock n’ roll. His music evokes a bygone era of R&B’s heyday while simultaneously forging a new path on the musical landscape. Ohio-based Karma Chief Records (a subsidiary of rising soul label Colemine Records) released his debut LP Changes in September 2019. There is a deep connection between Francis’s childhood—his obsession with boogie woogie piano, his father’s gift of a dusty Dr. John LP—and the songs he’s created. The result is an astonishing collection of material without parallel in the contemporary funk and soul scene. Francis pays tribute to the masters but has his own story to tell: “It’s the life I’ve lived so far.” Read More
Listen: Neal Francis - Changes, Pt. 1

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Nicole Atkins

Nashville, TN
In each song she creates, Nicole Atkins reveals her incredible power to tra...nsport listeners to a much more charmed time and space. On Italian Ice, the New Jersey-bred singer/songwriter conjures the romance and danger and wild magic of a place especially close to her heart: the Jersey Shore in all its scrappy beauty. Inspired by the boardwalk’s many curiosities—the crumbling Victorian mansions, the legendary funhouse, the Asbury Park rock-and-roll scene she played a key part in reviving—Atkins transforms her neverending fascination into a wonderland of her own making. Read More

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The Philharmonik

Sacramento, CA
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Raul Midón

Columbia, MD
The New York Times has declared Raul Midón “a one-man band who turns a g...uitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus.” Following the singer/songwriter’s GRAMMY® Award nominations for his two previous releases – Bad Ass & Blind and If You Really Want, each for Best Jazz Vocal Album – he is returning with his 11th studio album: The Mirror, to be released via Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Music Group on March 13, 2020. The Mirror finds Midón balancing jazz ballads and tropical grooves with spoken-word pieces and contemporary pop and soul; the album includes collaborations with vibraphone virtuoso Joe Locke and pianist-composer Gerald Clayton. Bad Ass & Blind saw Midón working with such top jazz soloists as trumpeter Nicholas Payton, spurring National Public Radio to note that the 2017 album continued Midón’s “streak of records that cross boundaries with ease and head-turning musicality.” His 2018 follow-up, If You Really Want, featured Midón performing old favorites and new songs with the Metropole Orkest (the GRAMMY-winning Dutch ensemble that has backed artists from Elvis Costello to Snarky Puppy), with orchestrations by acclaimed arranger Vince Mendoza. Read More

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Raye Williams

Detroit, MI
Mixing the nostalgia of 80’s soulful pop music with Nashville’s songwri...ting style, this powerhouse performer is effortlessly reviving the “Diva Pop” sound for this generation. With a personality as big as her voice, let us introduce the Motor City – Music City hybrid force that is Raye Williams. In September 2019, it was announced that Raye had partnered up with TIDAL, the only artist-owned global streaming service, spear-headed by Jay-Z. TIDAL unveiled that Raye was 1 of 5 artists chosen to take part in a new $1 million endowment program to support emerging artists, called TIDAL Unplugged and kicking off in Detroit. Featured everywhere from Billboard and AP Press to Pitchfork and Variety Magazine - this opportunity has put Raye in a spotlight like never before with new TIDAL exclusive music and a documentary coming in February 2020. Read More
Listen: Raye Williams - All This Love

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Ron Wilkins

San Antonio, TX
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Samantha Michelle

Toronto, CANADA
Known for her upbeat groovy sound, steeped in its vintage authenticity, Sam...antha's called to DJ for major fashion houses, global conferences, media outlets, festivals, clubs, galleries, and events. She’s opened for music legends, including the likes of Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus, Bachman Turner Overdrive, and Robby Krieger (The Doors). Her DJ career kicked off one night at The Groucho Club (London), she soon found herself performing around the UK, honouring her love for the 1960s and 70s. She went on to host a show on Soho Radio where she played lost soul treasures, and interviewed contemporary bands. Passionate about storytelling, she’s also an actress and filmmaker, spearheading projects that stir and uplift, marking her films with the same sophisticated, nostalgic signature that stamps her DJ sets. With the US now as her base, she’s ceaselessly travelling, performing everywhere from the French Riviera to Burning Man to the Swiss Alps. She remains committed to a sound that is definitively soulful, as she fuses the classics with hidden gems, working in electronic elements, moving swiftly between the genres of soul, ska, funk, disco, and the bass of it all for her- rock and roll. Read More

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Shay Lia

Montréal, CANADA
Author and performer born in Djibouti, Shay Lia invites you through her mus...ic into her universe of rhythm, sensuality and mystery. She began receiving attention after the release of the Soundcloud single « Virgo » produced by OVO signee Stwo, but it was with the release of « Leave Me Alone » she wrote for Kaytranada’s debut « 99.9% », released on XL Recordings, that she bursted into the scene in 2016. In 2017, Shay Lia made her solo debut with the release of « Blue », a timeless soul/R’n’B ballad produced by both BADBADNOTGOOD and Kaytranada. i-D, BET France, Beats 1 and BBC Radio noticed her because of this track. The same year, she performed at Coachella and AfroPunk both being her first performances ever. 2018, she went on her first mini tour of Europe and closed in London at the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen Hosted by BBC 1Xtra trend setter Jamz Supernova at the same time, released a couple more songs alongside her usual suspects collaborators KAYTRANADA with “Chances” and STWO with “Feels” early in 2019, all this leading to the release of her debut ep called “Dangerous” on May 24th. Read More
Listen: Shay Lia - Good Together

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Sir Woman

Austin, TX
Wilson started writing songs for her maiden solo record about two years ago... while on tour with Wild Child and Glorietta — the one-off “bud band” dreamed up by her pal, Austin rocker Matthew Logan Vasquez of Delta Spirit, featuring David Ramirez, Nathaniel Rateliff, Noah Gunderson, Adrian Quesada of Black Pumas, and Jason Robert Blum. The result: Wilson’s Motown-influenced, genre-bending hip-hop, gospel solo-debut “Party City” released under her acid-trip inspired stage name, “Sir Woman.” “I wrote a lot of these Sir Woman songs when my life was out of control. I was stuck in a perpetual party with the ultimate excuse of being an artist. I was so tired of the “sad suffering songwriter” routine, spending all of this time and energy finding inspiration in being hurt so I could pour more love songs into other people.” So, Wilson started writing songs for herself. Read More
Listen: Sir Woman - Highroad

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Sister Kate (79.5)

New York, NY
DJ Sister Kate (79.5) plays an eclectic, all vinyl set just for you! Old so...ul 45s, hip hop, Cambodian funk, and all the grown and sexy vibes. Also, she’s not afraid to play the hits. Read More

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Steelyone

New Rochelle, NY
As artists, we all have aspirations of commercial success, fortune and fame... but what’s most important to Steel is building an ever-lasting legacy through his music. Originating from New York , Steel is part of the next generation of artists evolving their own unique sounds in the city where Hip Hop began. You can’t compare Steel to any other artist; mainstream or underground, Steels art has its own influence. His music has been featured on sites such as ThatsNuff.com, InFlexWeTrust.com, HipHopWired.com, and NahRight.com. After rocking a live freestyle performance on XM Radio’s “Sway In The Morning Show” this past year, Steels social media presence has taken off. Steel recently concluded his 7th consecutive SXSW tour (2013-2019) in Austin, TX, where he was previously asked to fill in an additional spot between ‘T K & Cash’ and ‘PNB Rock’. Steel’s passion and presence kept the crowd both energized and engaged between both big acts, with an undeniable ease. He’s been invited to perform at AC3, Atlanta’s prominent Hip-Hop event. Steel is also pushing for international success as he’s just completed his 5th International tour (Asia & Europe). Read More

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Tuomo & Markus (feat. Pratt & Moody)

Helsinki, FINLAND
Tuomo & Markus was founded by acclaimed Finnish soul/jazz artist Tuomo Prä...ttälä and singer/songwriter Markus Nordenstreng of The Latebirds. The duo’s music has been described as Nordic Americana and neo folk with jazz, soul and prog-rock influences. Tuomo & Markus recorded their debut album ‘Dead Circles’ in Tucson AZ. The spontaneous sessions at Wavelab Studios featured many high profile guests, including various members of Wilco, Calexico and The Jayhawks. Since the release of their debut album Tuomo & Markus has transformed into a stellar live band, featuring Finnish jazz trumpet sensation Verneri Pohjola. The band has toured around the globe with artists like Wilco and Jonathan Wilson. Tuomo & Markus have also recorded several 7″ soul singles for Stylart/DapTone under the alias Pratt & Moody. The duo’s music has been featured in various films, documentaries and commercials. Read More
Listen: Tuomo & Markus (feat. Pratt & Moody) - Predator

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Wendy Colonna

San Marcos, TX
The Austin-American Statesman wrote “Wendy Colonna is not just a singer-s...ongwriter, she’s a force of nature.” In addition to being a 20+ year touring and recording artist, Wendy empowers artists and entrepreneurs as a creative career coach and writes award winning custom songs for advertising. Wendy’s songs tell tales of empowerment, loss, mortality, joy, reclaimed innocence and celebration. Her resonant, signature, grit-infused-honey voice can move from a sweet whisper to a full-on bayou-soul-shout without skipping a beat. Wendy has released eight acclaimed studio album and has garnered critical accolades from media outlets including the WSJ and New York Times "ethereal." She received a Black Fret Major Grant and was selected as a 2017 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Finalist. Her song, “A Happy Song,” custom-written for a Coca-Cola Ad hit the top of AdWeek and her track “My Southwest Louisiana Home,” written for Southwest Louisiana Tourism took home several ADDY awards. In 2017, Wendy performed the Austin Women’s March to 60,000 attendees. She's shared the stage with legends like The Wood Brothers, Mavis Staples, Delbert McClinton, Edgar Winter and Jeff Buckley. Read More
Listen: Wendy Colonna - Elizabeth Street

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YUMAN

Rome, ITALY
Yuman was born 24 years ago, from an italian mother and a Cape-Vert father.... He is the eldest of three siblings and his life, already quite challenging, had soon put him in front of a sudden growth. Yuman reacted using music as a shelter; a wunderkammer, a powerful place of comfort kept hidden for a long time. He then decided to open this“room” and explore its contents, making of music his life. In 2015 he took a sabbatical from work and travelled around Europe: from London he moved to Berlin, where he could meet another artistic melting pot, which gave him the opportunity to jam with local musicians. Back in Rome he met the producer and owner of Leave Music, Alberto Quartana, who recognized at first sight his great talent and decided to produce him, intrusting Francesco Cataldo as artistic producer of the project. The 2019 begins with YouTube mentioning Yuman among the 10 most promising artists of 2019 in the "The sound of 2019" ranking. In September, his debut album "Naked Thoughts" finally comes out, preceded by the singles "Twelve" "Run" and "I Will". Read More
Listen: YUMAN - Twelve

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