A dancer from a Blood Orange music video dancing to Two Feet (@TwoFeetMusic)

LOVE
Dude. What is there not to love about this track, and frankly every second of every song this self-assured sexy-as-fuck genre-buster has released so far?

WHO & WHERE
Two Feet is a music maker in New York City with very little other info out there about him.

CRED
Four tracks in it’s clear this guy’s going to be huge, with 400k+ listens despite little mainstream attention. Go listen to the 4-track EP immediately.

A badass lady in her kitchen dancing to Maty Noyes (@noyes)

LOVE
This track is perfect pop, and no surprise considering Maty's already collaborated with The Weeknd and co-wrote Kygo's massive hit Stay

WHO & WHERE
Maty Noyes is a singer songwriter from Los Angeles, California.

CRED
Highly anticipated due to her previous work, this solo debut was a huge hit on Spotify, racking up nearly 2M listens. 

Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) on #FallonTonight dancing to SUMif (@sumifmusic)

LOVE
I’m such a sucker for folk/country songwriters who release electronic projects, especially ones (like this one) that really nail it.

WHO & WHERE
SUMif is the electro-pop moniker of Steph Wells, now based in San Francisco, California.

CRED
This project is really taking off, with previous single Want Your Love crossing 250k+ listens. Can't wait to hear more.

Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) on Jimmy Fallon dancing to Coolwater Set (@coolwaterset), RAC (@RAC) & Jvzel (@imJVZEL)

LOVE
West coast hip hop vibes with an electronic kicker, this track makes me miss California. All the vibes on this are stellar.

WHO & WHERE
Coolwater Set is a collab between hip hop group Far East Movement and producer Autolaser. JVZEL is a vocalist from California. RAC is a producer from Portland.

CRED
This track shot to the top of Twitter Music charts and HypeM, currently at 125k+ listens, aided by the buzz around all artists involved.

A young lady from #SYTYCD Next Generation dancing to F.Virtue (@famelessvirtue), Melissa Burns, Chinks Doe, Dick Van Dick, Infinite Coles, & Kaner Flex

LOVE
This is one of those rap ensemble tracks that could start a party, keep it alive, or end it perfectly. Also, major Fugees vibes going on.

WHO & WHERE
F.Virtue (real name Will Kowall) is an emcee from New York, as are the others on this track. 

CRED
This track is basically a who’s who of upcoming New York emcee’s right now. Fun fact: Infinite Coles happens to be Ghostface Killah’s son.

Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) dancing to Mons Vi

LOVE
There’s something ethereal about this lo-fi pop tune, something that’s really timeless and infectious. It takes you away from now and into some sort of dream or memory.

WHO & WHERE
Mons Vi is the recording moniker of Matthew Hershoff and a group of collaborators, based in Brooklyn, New York.

CRED
Just a few songs released, with American C.R.E.A.M crossing 50k listens, you can still hear this project evolving with every new song.

A turkey dancing to Lauren Mann (@laurenmann)

LOVE
Mann, well known in folk circles, adds a bit of an electronic keys + acoustic beats vibe that works perfectly on this track.

WHO & WHERE
Lauren Mann is a singer songwriter from Calgary, Alberta.

CRED
Mann's been releasing inventive folk music with her band, the Fairly Odd Folk for years – I encourage you to check it out, as it all really nails home the strength of her unique voice.

Solange Knowles (@solangeknowles) dancing to Fhin (@fhinmusic)

LOVE
The subtle sound bits dropped into this track (and all Fhin’s work) are positioned so perfectly, with such crisp attention to detail, I can’t stop listening. 

WHO & WHERE
Fhin is an autodidactic producer from Paris, France.

CRED
Fhin's just dropped a six-track EP, A Crack In The Eyes, that is about as sexy as it gets. I highly recommend spending time with this guy's music. 

Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) dancing to Skott (@skottpeace)

LOVE
Skott grew up in a forest commune, hearing contemporary music for the first time in her teens. This feels like a perfect forest song, unsurprisingly. 

WHO & WHERE
Skott is a singer from a forest commune. Yup, just wrote that.

CRED
This track cracked 500k+ listens between Spotify and Soundcloud. Heck of a debut from this young singer, and excited to hear more.

Sophie Turner dancing to Billie Eilish (@Billie_eilish)

LOVE
A 14 year old singing a savagely mournful love song I can’t stop listening to is both impressive and weird at the same time.

WHO & WHERE
Billie Eilish is a 14 year old singer from Los Angeles, California.

CRED
Eilish's single Ocean Eyes last year really made her name, with 11m Spotify spins alone after reaching #3 on their Global Chart.

A rather interesting street squad dancing to Terror Jr (@terrorjrmusic)

LOVE
The fucking beats. The vocals. The glitch. I’d normally pass on pop supergroups but hot damn we’re checkin’ that attitude at the door.

WHO & WHERE
Terror Jr is pretty secretive at this point (sigh), a trio I’m pretty sure’s in LA. Felix Snow and David Singer-Vine are involved, the female still playing coy. 

CRED
These guys are straight up 4 for 4 this year. Also definitely check out Trippin, Sugar, and 3 Strikes, collectively with 12M+ listens at this point.

Samurai Erica (@SamuraiErika) from @GeekandSundry dancing to Youngr (@youngr_music)

LOVE
Deliciously understated and expertly crafted by a one-man band (yeah, this is all him), this is sunglasses and sunshine music just in time for mid-summer.

WHO & WHERE
Youngr is a Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts graduate and musician in London, England.

CRED
This official debut really blew up on Spotify, with more than a million listens. He does list another track on Spotify worth a listen, called September Sun.

German diners from 1984’s Top Secret dancing to Manatee Commune (@ManateeCommune)

LOVE
Beautiful interplay between two exciting new artist, a vocalist from Detroit and a producer from Seattle. All the edges of this are perfectly crafted.

WHO & WHERE
Manatee Commune, real name Grant Eadie, is a producer & multi-instrumentalist from Seattle, Washington. Flint Eastwood is a singer from Detroit, Michigan. 

CRED
Grant's been an audiophile fave for a while, with his Thistle EP a few months back setting the stage for a full album later this year. His live shows are reportedly magic.

Snoopy & Woodstock dancing to Maggie Rogers (@maggierogers)

LOVE
Goosebumps. It's really rare to hear a debut that really carves out its own space, because it's so authentic and remarkably honest. This is that. Also, Pharrell's reaction.

WHO & WHERE
Maggie Rogers is a student artist at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, where Pharrell is the artist-in-residence.

CRED
That Pharrell reaction video went insanely viral (14M views) even before Maggie had a polished version of the song live. She dropped the track to ~2M immediate listens. 

A pencil-drawn dancer (by Erika Medina) dancing to Jesse Rubin (@jesseruben)

LOVE
Jesse’s vocals are delicious here, and this is one of those sweet, tender love songs that finds a way to stand out in a sea of tender love songs.

WHO & WHERE
Jesse Ruben is a singer songwriter in Brooklyn, New York.

CRED
This song seems to have really broken out with 600k+ listens, but Jesse’s been building a dedicated following for quite a while now.