An office painter awkwardly dancing to James Vickery (@jvickerymusic) 💘 💖

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Goosebumps. This type of song is timeless, but incredibly hard to pull off with this level of perfection. On repeat, all day.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
James is a singer songwriter from South London, UK.

🔥 CRED 🔥
James is a special voice, and his Spotify releases reflect that with 300k+ streams on some previous tunes. But this performance on YouTube show COLORS is just next level. Go watch it right now.

A groovy corn dog dancing to ARA (@ara4always) 😛

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Dark, moody music rooted in hip hop beats, electronic touches, and an attitude that reminds me of BANKS and K. Flay.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
ARA is a singer songwriter from Fresno, California who apparently (like K. Flay and myself) graduated from Stanford.

🔥 CRED 🔥
ARA is flying under the radar despite some sporadic blogger love. Check out her debut EP, HAIL MARY.

A saucy cat dancing to Death Team (@deathteam_) 💀

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Aside from a totally addictive (and dark) song, this group is just next level with their ability to turn weird into cool.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Death Team are a Swedish indie pop group which consists of Mayka (born Maja Edelbring) and Johen Rafael Tilli. 

🔥 CRED 🔥
With early love from Vice & Spin, these guys are swimming fast in the indie-pop lane, with millions of streams and a growing fanbase..

A kid in Walmart dancing to KWAYE (@kwaye) 🍒

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Super addictive tunage from a soulful, neo-funk/R&B/pop artist making very, very danceable music.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
KWAYE is a singer/songwriter born in Zimbabwe, raised in London, England.

🔥 CRED 🔥
He got his break in the back of an Uber, playing a demo for a driver who turned out to be a former A&R rep. He’s now churning out tracks with 2M+ streams.

Boy Pablo (@soypablo777) grooving to Mosie (@mosiemusic) 🍊

❤️ LOVE ❤️
A talented vocalist/rapper pairs up with a talented musician producer to make music that’s fun and grounded all at once. Yes.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Mosie is singer/songwriter/producer Jesse LeVines & musician/producer Aidon Brody out of Boston, Massachusetts.

🔥 CRED 🔥
This track racked up 500k+ streams and their debut album, Tangerine, dropped in March and is well worth your attention.

Orange dressed lady on Soul Train dancing to GeeJay (@geejaymusic) 👑🎀

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Vibrate indeed! Vibrate them pipes, damn. The jazz and soul is just bursting out of this duo.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Gina Jane, 24 and Jacob Lobo, 25 make up GeeJay, based in London, England.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Word is these two still have other day jobs, but my gut say that won’t be for long.

Ballet birds (from illustrator Yi Pan) dancing to Bronze Whale (@bronzewhale) & Jet Horns (@JonVonLetscher) 🐦 🐤

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Glitchy, snappy summer vibes all over this one, a perfect backyard BBQ banger.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Bronze Whale is a production duo from Austin, Texas. Jet Horns (aka Jon Von Letscher) is a singer/songwriter/producer out of Austin, originally from Sweden I believe.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Bronze Whale has dropped some massive remix efforts, and front ran today's track with the excellent, synth-y Patterns, collecting 300k Spotify followers along the way.

A Washington Wizards fan grooving to Omar Apollo (@_omlar) 💎💍

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Special artist here. Funky as f*ck, tons of soul and a biting grip on his guitar to edge it all out. So unique.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Omar Apollo is a singer/songwriter from Indiana.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Word is he spent a long stretch releasing tunes on Soundcloud from his bedroom, racking up millions of streams until bloggers caught wind and blew him up. Check out all his stuff, it’s fantastic.

A dreaded dude sassy-dancing to AZEKEL (@Azekel) 🚸

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Serious funk and soul vibes on this one, with some gorgeously smooth chorus moments.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
AZEKEL is a soul/funk/R&B/pop artist born in Nigeria and based out of London, UK.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Five years ago he got started strong with co-signs from his hero Prince, followed by tours with Gorillaz and Massive Attack, and numerous tracks with 200k+ streams.

Dancers in a Carlos Vivas music video dancing to SHY Martin 🎏

❤️ LOVE ❤️
SHY’s one of the most understated pop acts releasing tunes right now. This track’s rhythmic changes are fantastic.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
SHY Martin is a singer & supremely talented songwriter from Sweden.

🔥 CRED 🔥
She's the featured co-writer on The Ocean, Spotify's most-streamed song in 2017 (half a BILLION streams, also Grammy-nominated). She's written for the Chainsmokers, Kyga, Ellie Goulding and more.

A Spock impersonator dancing to Khamsin (@khamsinmusic) & MOONZz (@MOONZzmusic) 💘

❤️ LOVE ❤️
A bit off the same tree as yesterday’s tune, this banger from a France electronic superstar gives us an electro-laced pop gem that’s balanced just how I like it.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Khamsin is an electronic producer from somewhere in France. MOONZz is a singer and songwriter from Los Angeles.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Khamsin is well-known is a member of EDM super group Slow Hours, and MOONZz has been unstoppable lately. Both command millions of streams on everything they release lately.

Dude on a panel dancing to Cymba (@cymbaofficial) & Victoria Rojas (@torimrojas) 🌟✨

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Chicago double whammy, both supreme new talents. Future bass/chill trap backing with sweet, sweet vocals from Victoria.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Cymba is a production duo from Chicago, Illinois. Victoria is a singer songwriter and artist from Chicago as well.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Interestingly, it seems this crew collaborated over a year ago on The Forest, to 1M+ streams. Super vibey tune, as is pretty much everything from them.

An illustrated lady in a towel (by @G_VNCT) dancing to Heather Jayne (@HeatherC_H) 😌

❤️ LOVE ❤️
This track is a strong direction for this young singer, reminiscent of her influence Tove Lo. Self-empowerment vibes for the world.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Heather Jayne is a singer and songwriter from Berkshire, United Kingdom.

🔥 CRED 🔥
With about 50k streams so far and more music planned this year, this 19 year old semi-finalist from BBC’s The Voice is on her way!

A Dance Camp crew dancing to Chrome Sparks (@chromesparks) 🚧

❤️ LOVE ❤️
This is electronic music that’s multi-purpose. You can rock this at a party, or use it to chill out supremely. 

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Jeremy Malvin (aka Chrome Sparks) is an indie electronic producer from Brooklyn, New York.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Jeremy just dropped his debut self-titled album last month, with most tracks well into the 500k+ streams range.

Captain Obvious dancing to Lack of Afro (@lackofafromusic) 🐦

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Obsessed with this entire album, a timeless mix of soul, funk, hip-hop, disco, rock and everything in-between. Very reminiscent of Sly and the Family Stone, Jackson 5, with fantastic featured collaborators. 

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Adam Gibbons (aka Lack of Afro) is a producer, composer & multi-instrumentalist from London, England.

🔥 CRED 🔥
His sixth studio album Jack of All Trades just dropped, includes this single, and is sure to rack up millions of streams. I highly recommend it in its entirety. 

Charlie Chapin dancing to Brendan Bennett (@33brendan33) 🎩 👑

❤️ LOVE ❤️
This is serious flow coming out of Florida, reminds me of Chance The Rapper (who’s manager is apparently a big fan).

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Brendan Bennett is a rapper/songwriter from Naples, Florida. Nate Traveller is a rapper/singer from Bonita Springs, Florida (who’s popping up everywhere lately).

🔥 CRED 🔥
Last year his single I Told My Ex I Loved Her got the buzz rolling pretty hard, but he's still flying well under the radar.

A Houston Rockets fan dancing to Colin Magalong (@colinMags) 👯👯

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Damn, the production on this pop hit is extremely tight. Just bang on composition, even the strangled horn arrangement is perfect. Very JT or MJ vibe going on here.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Colin Magalong is a pop singer songwriter from San Francisco, now in Los Angeles. 

🔥 CRED 🔥
Just a few tracks so far from this inevitable star, still flying well under the radar – I’m actually really surprised he’s still in the 50k streams range for this level of pop music.

Two happy avocados dancing to Cautious Clay (@Cautiousclayton) ✌✊

❤️ LOVE ❤️
This is just a fantastic R&B track; beautiful lyrical composition, compelling percussive arrangements, it all just fits together perfectly.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Cautious Clay is an R&B singer songwriter from Brooklyn, New York.

🔥 CRED 🔥
This track's off of the Blood Type EP he dropped just a few months back. Yesterday he dropped French Riviera, the first listen we get from his upcoming Resonance EP, so check that out too.

An ice pop dancing to Now, Now (@nownowband) 🌆

❤️ LOVE ❤️
This is excellent, buttery smooth alt-pop from a duo that’s been making music together for a very long time. 

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Now, Now is Cacie Dalager & Bradley Hale, originally from Blaine, Minnesota.

🔥 CRED 🔥
These guys took five years off to pursue solo stuff, and came back with a new sound, which is definitely resonating for millions of listeners across platforms.

Megan Mullally (@meganmullally) dancing to FRVRFRIDAY (@frvrfriday) 😘

❤️ LOVE ❤️
This kid just started releasing original music and it’s taking the web by storm. Crisp, pitched-up hip-hop/R&B at its finest.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
FRVRFRIDAY is a 21 year old rapper/producer from Edmonton, Canada.

🔥 CRED 🔥
The comparisons to Drake are endless, and he's essentially self-produced/written/mixed/rapped. Still early, with less than 100k streams on his WHOISFRIDAY EP.