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

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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.

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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) 🎷

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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) ➡

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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) 👥

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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.

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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) 🔦

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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) 💭

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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.

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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) 🎩

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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) 😭

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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 👑

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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) 👟 👞 👡

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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) 🎭

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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.

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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.

Mamrie Hart (@mametown) dancing to Amir Tripp (@amirtripp) 👻

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This is one of those early singles that gets slept on right up until the artist is all of a sudden everywhere.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Amir Tripp is a rapper & producer in my hometown of Chicago, Illinois.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Amir's criminally under-known right now, with his debut project PYRO at like 10k streams a song when it should be 10x that. Listen to it. You’ll be the first of many.

Four dudes in a car dancing to Goldwater (@goldwaterbeats) 😙

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Man, this dude puts together some sliky smooth beats, especially around two minutes with a guitar riff.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Goldwater is a producer in London, Canada.

🔥 CRED 🔥
He's really starting to find his groove & fans are catching on, with Caught Up hitting 200k+ streams before today's track blew by 500k.

Rick Astley (@rickastley) dancing to Hamond (@hamond__) 🏆

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This 21 year old writes, produces, and sings all of his own and consider Justin Timberlake a primary influence. Ya heard.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Hamond is a singer, songwriter and products from Houston, Texas.

🔥 CRED 🔥
His first official release just a few weeks ago, Copacabana, has amassed over 170k streams on Spotify. This guy is going to blow up.

Erin Bowman (@erinbowmanmusic) dancing to Lissy Trullie (@untrullie) 🔗

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Love the texture of this song. Lissy’s blending muted electro pop with a distinct, grunge-y throwback rock vibe.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Lissy Trullie (aka former model Elizabeth McChesney) is a singer songwriter in New York City.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Lissy released her debut EP, Self Taught Learner, back in 2009, and has been quiet since her 2012 self-titled release, Lissy Trullie. In that time she's found tens of thousands of streams on Spotify.

Dude in an orange tshirt dancing to Marshmello (@marshmellomusic) & Anne Marie (@AnneMarieIAm) 🍭

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Marshmello is by no means an indie artist, or unknown. But this track slays, every beat.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Christopher Comstock, known professionally as Marshmello, is an American electronic dance music producer and DJ, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Marshmello busted into the scene two years ago, and with some love from Skrillex has gone straight viral, with hundreds of millions of streams and a summer stadium tour coming up.

A booty-shaking hitchhiker dancing to Oliver Tree (@olivertree) 🎀

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Something different today, almost an alt-rock party song, almost electro dance rock. Definitely unique and fun.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Oliver Tree is a vocalist, producer and sketch comedian from Santa Cruz, now in Los Angeles, California.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Oliver's been blowing up for two years, with his 2017 collab with Whethan When I'm Down going viral to 13M+ streams. 

A Super Bowl Chef dancing to Ehrling 🎷🎷🎷

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Finally, someone decided to take Kenny G and make it cool again.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Ehrling is a DJ/Producer from Stockholm, Sweden.

🔥 CRED 🔥
Ehrling's sax & flute drenched dance/trance tunes are crushing it. No Worries (featuring Timon & Pumbaa from Lion King) is worth a listen, and well past 3M streams.

Two cartoon ladies (from artist Sara Andreasson) dancing to Aeris Roves (@aerisroves) 🎩

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I love the restraint here, where most Soul/R&B would drench a song like this in accoutrements, Aeris keeps it raw.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
Aeris Roves is a singer songwriter from London, England.

🔥 CRED 🔥
His iPhone-recorded demo of this track is great too, and led to producer Ben Ash (Jessie Ware, Sam Smith, Years & Years) jumping on board. Still only about 20k streams so far, so still under the radar.

A middle-aged woman in her party dress jamming to BoTalks (@botalksmusic) & Caroline Pennell (@carolinepennell) 👐

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Try to listen to this track and *not* walk around all day humming “fuck it fuck it I don’t wanna”. Just try.

🤘🏼 WHO & WHERE 🤘🏼
BoTalks is Alex Kinsey (an X Factor winner) & longtime creative partner & producer Johan Linbrant (from Sweden), based in Los Angeles. Caroline Pennell is a singer songwriter from Saddle River, New Jersey.

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These guys dropped their first collab single, Know U Anymore, last summer to rack up 2M streams, also highly recommended.