Kansas University softball players dancing to SAINt JHN (@saintjhn) 📷

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Slow burner here, a track just dripping in swagger and that sing-rap vibey goodness we’re used to from artists like The Weeknd. 

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
SAINt JHN is a singer/rapper/songwriter from Brooklyn, New York.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Penning tracks for Usher, Joey Badass & others, along with sporadic releases over the last few years has set the stage for his recent album release, Collection One, to rack up 15M+ streams on Spotify.

Lion King’s Timon dancing to Yoshi Flower (@y0shiflower) 🌏 👾

❤️ LOVE ❤️
For an artist who said he’s “just figuring it out right now” this is a crazy awesome track.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Yoshi Flower (aka Josh Smith, formerly of the Detroit duo Gosh Pith) is a singer/producer from Topanga Canyon, California.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Just two tracks but millions of streams already have Yoshi Flower fans rabid for his upcoming live performances in LA and NYC.

A kid doing the ‘Hit Dem Folks’ dance to Noah Kahan (@noahkahan) ❇

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Good old fashioned folk rock music featuring a duet matching two crystal clean voices.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Noah Kahan is a singer/songwriter from Strafford, Vermont. His duet partner, Julia Michaels, is a signer/songwriter from Davenport, Iowa.

🔥 CRED 🔥
This song racked up 19M Spotify streams, so the cat's out of the bag on Mr. Kahan. Julia's now also well known for her recent smash hit, Issues.

A young Atlanta United fan dancing to KAMAU (@brotherkamau) 🔮

❤️ LOVE ❤️
I’m a sucker for eccentric, singular rappers that emerge with a sense of frenetic energy you almost can’t imagine them doing anything but rapping. This is that.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
KAMAU (aka Kamau Mbonisi Kwame Agyeman) is a rapper from the Washington DC/Maryland area.

🔥 CRED 🔥
A creative juggernaut, Kamau been building major steam for a while – HBO’s Insecure soundtrack, SXSW show, CAA signing, and lots more on the way for his 300k+ Spotify listeners.

A unicorn emitting rainbows jamming to Benny Mayne (@bennymayne) 🦄 🌈

❤️ LOVE ❤️
You can’t choose the book cover for a great novel, and you can’t choose the subject of a song that demonstrates real talent. It’d be tough to write a better song about this subject, honestly.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Benny Mayne is an R&B / rapper / singer from Toronto, Canada.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Benny’s building up quite a following, with most of his early tracks blowing through 100-200k streams, and word is he’s setting the Toronto scene on fire. 

A Philly kid outdancing Kevin Hart & an old white man to Dirty Nice (@dirtynice_exe) 🎺🎺

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Lots to love here; the keys to open the mood, the horns to back it up, and the overall latin influence is just spectacular. It’s also a duo flexing their sound beyond previous tracks, IMO in a very good way.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Dirty Nice is up to this point very secretive, but assumed to be a production duo from the UK.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Their releases last year all garnered a decent amount of attention, with Keeping It Together bagging 1.2M Spotify streams. It's all a pleasure to listen to, but this track for me is a much stronger release than previous ones. 

Javale McGee (@javalemcgee) & Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) dancing to Stevie Wolf (@steviewolfmusic) 📹

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Self-described as (Khalid + Jeff Buckley) x (Low Self Esteem + Tourette’s), which is oddly accurate, this dude is clearly an artistic force to be reckoned with.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Stevie Wolf is an indie pop (but genre-bending) artist from Boulder, Colorado. Highly recommend checking out his introductory PowerPoint presentation.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Stevie's just starting releasing new music (after scrubbing the internet of his old stuff to go in a new direction), and so far so good. Who crossed 300k streams, check out Low as well. 

Jiggly Caliente (@JigglyCaliente) dancing to Aaron Taos (@AARONTAOS) 👭

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Very spring, chillin’ in the park vibe here, from an excitingly diverse, genre-ignoring artist.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Aaron Taos is a pop/hip hop artist from Brooklyn, NY.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Aaron got a lot of praise for his GUITS EP about two years ago, and has a couple hundred thousand streams on most tracks now. 

A festival hippie dancing to &around (@andaroundmusic) 🚦

❤️ LOVE ❤️
This song includes a vocal sample of a woman singing to Maori gods next to the largest tree in the world (Tāne Mahuta).

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
&around (Sam Simon) is a tropical pop singer/producer/DJ from South London, England.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Two tracks so far from Sam, with last year's Dreaming All Night garnering more than 300k streams. 

Cristina Vee (@CristinaVee) grooving to Brennan Villines (@BrennanVillines) 🎷

❤️ LOVE ❤️
A delightful piece of soul-pop here, with all kinds of goodness: silkly vocals, hip-hop moments, crazy awesome horns and more.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Brennan Villines is a pop artist from Kentucky, based out of Memphis & New York City.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Brennan’s been working the Memphis scene for years, including a 5-nights a week stint at a local venue. Still relatively unknown outside of that scene, this track dropped this morning so get it while it’s hot. 

The cast of Big Brother dancing to IOLITE (@IoliteMusic) ➡

❤️ LOVE ❤️
I’m mildly obsessed with these beats, not to mention the slightly whiney vocals that pull this thing together into a badass dance track.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
IOLITE is an electro-pop artist from Denver, Colorado. My hometown!

🔥 CRED 🔥
With 170k streams on Spotify for this track & another 240k+ on Bloostream, she's off to a hell of start. 

Ellen Degeneres & Kate McKinnon dancing to ELOHIM (@elohimmusic) 👥

❤️ LOVE ❤️
A barrage of collabs and originals this year have solidified Elohim as an ethereal voice to watch in the electronic scene. 

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Elohim is an electro-pop artist from Los Angeles.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Millions of streams and a number of high profile collabs (Glitch Mob, Whethan) are all the cred she needs, with her highly-anticipated album dropping in ten days.

Timothee Chalamet dancing to gnash (@gnash) 🔦

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Everything gnash touches is pretty gold, but this particular track is a great entry point because it’s totally stripped down to the bare, acoustic bones. Be sure to explore from there.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Garrett Charles Nash (aka gnash) is a singer/producer from Los Angeles.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Garrett's collab with Olivia O'Brien, i hate you, i love u, racked up 650 million streams on Spotify. So yeah, the dude is blowing us.

Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) dancing to Albin Lee Meldau (@AlbinLeeMeldau) 💭

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Totally obsessed with this guy right now. Incredible voice & strength is his unique songcrafting. Make sure to go deep on this artist for all kinds of wonderful.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Albin Lee Meldau is a singer/songwriter from Gothenburg, Sweden.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Albin's Tiny Desk Concert is one of the best I've seen, and he's earned millions of streams for most of his releases on Spotify so the secret is definitely out on his talent. 

Sherlock Gnome dancing to Captain Kidd (@Capn_Kidd) 🎩

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Silky smooth & sultry groove-pop comin’ hot out of Ohio! The spacey synths and thumping beats really come together in every song from these guys.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Captain Kidd is a four-piece band from Columbus, Ohio.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Previous single Wild kind of hit a nerve, with pickups from Spotify's New Music Friday, Viral Top 50, and HypeM's Top 50 at the top spot. 

Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH‏) dancing to Carmanah (@carmanahband) 😭

❤️ LOVE ❤️
More rock! Today we sample some soulful 60s-era rock music with a tinge of hip-hop and folk. Lead singer Laura Mina Mitic is a force.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Carmanah is a rock band from Victoria, Canada.

🔥 CRED 🔥
This track saw 100k+ streams on Spotify, but otherwise their two-month-old album is shockingly low on the attention it deserves. I highly recommend checking out all of Speak in Rhythms.

Mack Diva Señorita grooving to GRITS 👑

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Tasty slow rock music here, very much in the southern rock neighborhood. The vocals are timeless.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
GRITS is a rock band with no public info on them, far as I can tell.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Not much known about these guys. Two songs, both under 1k streams. Ah, the mystery…

Eddie Shin (@eddieshindig) in Alexa & Katie dancing to Oh He Dead (@ohhedead) 👟 👞 👡

❤️ LOVE ❤️
This strikes an Alabama Shakes nerve. Indie soul music that’s timeless, this track could be the foundation of something huge.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Oh He Dead is vocalist Cynthia Johnson & Andrew Valenti out of Washington DC.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Don’t know much about these two at this point, but this track has 200 streams so you heard it here first.

Harry & Zayn from One Direction dancing to ODIE (@odiexyz) 🎭

❤️ LOVE ❤️
Odie is about to drop his debut album and it’s going to be hot af — this track is a great intro to a man with serious flow & laid back vibes.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Odie is a rapper/R&B/soul artist who hails from Toronto & the Bay Area.

🔥 CRED 🔥
This track cross 1.2M streams, deservedly, but his upcoming debut Analogue is all the buzz right now. He's been teasing with some single releases – check them out.