Twinkie the Kid dancing to Christine and the Queens (@queenschristine) 😾 🙉

❤️ LOVE ❤️
I discovered this insanely elevated French artist via this song’s amazing video, and have since scoured through ALL of her music and videos because holy shit she’s next level.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Héloïse Letissier (stagename Christine and the Queens) is an artist from Nantes, France.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Secret is out (especially in Europe) about her, with 20M+ streams on a number of tracks and a highly anticipated tour this Fall that includes a few major US cities. Be sure to peep her most recent release video, 5 Dollars as well.

Jennifer Lawrence dancing to Case Arnold (@StillCase) 😙

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Slick raps coming out of Tennessee, drenched in soul, jazz, and blues vibes and backed by a few years of fantastic releases to explore.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Case Arnold is a rapper/producer from Clarksville, Tennessee.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Despite a few hundred thousand streams on some older tracks, IMO Case is still way under the radar considering the quality he’s putting out. Be sure to check out SO(U)L Theory, his 2016 debut.

A skeleton with a shovel dancing to Gabriel Black (@sbgabrielblack) 👻

❤️ LOVE ❤️
This guy’s music is haunting and beautiful. This track’s a strong introduction, almost an anthem to the rest of his tunes, which cross genres and reveal a raw, talented artist in the making.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Gabriel Black is a songwriter, producer and artist from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, now in Los Angeles.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Gabriel, who hasn’t revealed his face yet (instead using his drawings to represent himself), makes his music in his bedroom and has racked up millions of streams in the last year. Check out his beautiful life EP immediately.

A dude in a forest with a Nature Valley (@naturevalley) bar dancing to BROCKHAMPTON (@brckhmptn) 👬

❤️ LOVE ❤️
A modern day Jurassic 5 that calls themselves “the hardest working boy band in the world” with deep hip hop and creative roots? Yes please.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
BROCKHAMPTON is a musical and artistic group formed in San Marcos, Texas, in 2015 and currently based in California. The group has 6 vocalists, 3 producers, graphic designer, photographer, web designer, VFX engineer and manager.

🔥 CRED 🔥
These guys have been rapidly releasing music, with multiple tracks flying past 30M+ streams, and they just signed a record deal.

Camila Cabello (@camila_cabello) dancing to Goody Grace (@goodygrace) & Jesse Rutherford (@jesserutherford) 👼

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Almost a love ballad, the guitar licks here are perfect against the smooth beats. My wife just busted out dancing when I put this on.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Goody Grace is a singer songwriter and rapper from Manitoba, Canada. Jesse Rutherford is a singer songwriter from Newbury Park, California (and the lead singer of The Neighborhood).

🔥 CRED 🔥
Mentored by Cisco Adler, Goody has exploded onto the scene. His collab with Gnash, That One Song, crossed 10M streams, and his recent EP Infinite racked up more than 20M streams.

Kelly Ripa (@KellyRipa) & Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) dancing to Baby FuzZ (@babyfuzzz) 🌇

❤️ LOVE ❤️
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what Baby FuzZ is, in that he’s so many things – indie rock, glam pop, and soul-crushing ballads. Amos Lee? Bon Iver? No… he’s singular.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Baby FuzZ (aka Sterling Fox) is a supremely talented young artist from Montreal, Canada.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Criminally unknown, although his last release as Baby FuzZ, called Cig, did cross 200k+ streams. I also highly recommend digging through his Sterling Fox tracks.

Lil Uzi Vert (@LILUZIVERT) dancing to Travis Scott (@trvisXX) 👚 👗 👘

❤️ LOVE ❤️
I don’t usually share such well known artists, but Scott just dropped what I think is his best album, ASTROWORLD, and this is my favorite track.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Travis Scott (real name Jacques Berman Webster II) is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from outside Houston, Texas.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Scott has original tracks pushing 500M+ streams on Spotify, and has produced for or been featured by nearly every top hip-hop artist on the planet. 

George Jefferson jamming to Matty (@matty_unlimited from @badbadnotgood) 😜

❤️ LOVE ❤️
The 90’s era vocal samples are so nostalgic it hurts so good, and this beautiful track is a great intro into Matty, who just released some solo work.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Matty Tavares is an artist/producer from Toronto, Canada.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Matty’s well known for his work in BADBADNOTGOOD, a jazz project with deep hip-hop tendencies and numerous high profile collaborations – Tyler The Creator, Frank Ocean, Ghostface Killah and lots more.

Phil Mickelson grooving to Shraban (@ShrabanMusic) 🍻

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Bluesy vibes going on here in what is a really strong intro into an artist who’s been putting out really great stuff for over a year.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Shraban is a 20 year old artist/producer from Montreal, Canada.

🔥 CRED 🔥
A few months back Shraban dropped slow burner I Ain't No Good, to 100k+ streams, but in general this dude is way too unknown for the quality he's putting out.

Al Czervik & Pee-wee Herman dancing to YBN Cordae (@YbnCordae) 🔪

❤️ LOVE ❤️
For me, YBN Cordae is a true next-gen throwback to the 90’s rap I have loved since I was a teenager.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
YBN Cordae (aka Cordae Dunston) is a 20 year old rapper from Maryland, now in Los Angeles. He’s a member of the viral collective YBN (hence the moniker).

🔥 CRED 🔥
YBN is a group of gamers who met online, freestyled while they played, and following a viral hit from YBN Nahmir (150M+ Youtube views alone), Cordae’s follow up has launched him directly into the spotlight. 

A Hungarian women’s handball club from Győr (EHF Champions League winners) dancing to LOLADRE (@lauradreyfuss) 📻

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Kind of the perfect debut track, two beautiful performances that fit together seamlessly.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Loladre (aka Laura Dreyfuss) is a singer songwriter, actress, and Broadway star from New Jersey, now living in Los Angeles.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Best known as as Madison McCarthy on FOX's Glee and roles in Tony-winning Once, Grammy-snatching Dear Evan Hansen, an Netflix's upcoming The Politician (w Gweneth Paltrow), she's basically a polymath badass. 

DJ on Vinyl Me, Please dancing to Elley Duhé (@elleyduhe) 💥💫

❤️ LOVE ❤️
This track has no qualms about itself. Pop-reggae beat, uplifting message, backed up with some party-ready chants.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Elley Duhé is singer songwriter from Dauphin Island, Alabama, now living in Los Angeles.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Elley kind of broke out with Millennium (2M streams & Youtube views), and just dropped huge single with Zedd called Happy Now, all of which has made her one of today's hottest pop newcomers. 

Terrel Grice (@terrellgrice) dancing to Atlas (@rapperatlas) 😂

❤️ LOVE ❤️
If you’ve been around a while you’ll know I’m a sucker for these nerdy-rap lyrical jugglers. Love this beat too.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Atlas (aka Patrick Kelly) is a rapper and musician from Terre Haute, Indiana.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Atlas has a sizable Spotify following, with a handful of tracks will above 1.5M streams.

A doodle puppy dancing to Ben Khan (@Ben__Khan) 🐶

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Sexy rhythmic twitches and electrifying guitar riffs, this track is full of production mastery.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Ben Khan is a producer from London, England.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Khan’s true following is on Spotify, where a few of his tracks are well over 3M streams.

A koala dancing to ilo ilo →

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Savage banger alert, glitchy as all hell and frankly unstoppable. Some of the turns in this track are so tight they’d flip cars.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
ilo ilo is a production duo that popped up earlier this year with almost no context or details about how they are.

🔥 CRED 🔥
After 8 months of Instagram teases, the duo dropped wait (must listen) and racked up 1M+ streams across platforms.

A pug and a cat in a nightclub dancing to yù yī (@yuyigalaxy)

❤️ LOVE ❤️
A quirky, tight little project from a mysterious artist and his friend Ellen that has me super pumped for more.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Yù Yī is apparently a project outlining the story of a little astronaut who goes by the name of Mister Hugo. Whomever is behind it is from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

🔥 CRED 🔥
About 150k+ streams for this little jam in about 3 weeks, the only track we have so far. Like I said, very curious for more.

One of the PlayKids dancing to Nauuda (@WEARENAUUDA)

❤️ LOVE ❤️
This track, apparently a bit of a throwaway side effort by NAUUDA, is undeniably infectious and cut up perfectly.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
NAUUDA (Jakob Eines and Alex-André Aanonsen) are an electronic duo from Southern Norway.

🔥 CRED 🔥
These two seems to release a new cut every few months, to about 50-100k streams around the world. This track isn't on Spotify, but they have a bunch of tunes there to check out.

Maven & Merk (Call Of Duty esportscasters) dancing to Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) 🚲 🚡

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Guitar licks, crispy as f*ck beats. What more could you ask for on a Friday?

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Bleta “Bebe” Rexha is a singer, songwriter, and record producer from Brooklyn, NY. Quavious Keyate Marshall, known professionally as Quavo, is a rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer from Lawrenceville, GA.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Bebe is a straight up monster songwriter. She wrote The Monster, yeah the Eminem / Rhianna track. She's written for basically everyone, and 28m followers on Spotify.

A dog mask dancing to COTIS (@xcotisx) 🍻 🍗

❤️ LOVE ❤️
This is one of those early tracks that suggests an artist is destined to be a household name.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
COTIS is an 18 year old pop/rap artist from Victoria, British Columbia.

🔥 CRED 🔥
In a month, his first single Phone Light Up did 1.5M streams on Spotify, and the track we share now is basically breaking music blogger's minds.