TIDAL Rising: This Week’s 5 Artists To Watch
TIDAL Rising is a dedicated showcase for today’s emerging and independent artists. Curated by the TIDAL Editors, Rising highlights artists just beginning to make waves. We’re continuously updating the Rising section’s album and track lists, but each week we highlight five special picks you really shouldn’t miss out on.
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Based In: Atlanta, GA
Sounds Like: Trap-based R&B
Atlanta’s own SahBabii is one of the hottest up-and-coming MC’s in the game right now. The 19-year-old artist was first catapulted into the limelight by “Pull up Wit Ah Stick”, a viral hit that has since impressively amassed more than 5.5 million views on Youtube in just over a month now. Although SahBabii’s SANDAS EP dropped only last fall, the young talent has already received co-signs from the likes of Young Thug, Metro Boomin and Kehlani among others and has even hinted at an upcoming collaboration with Drake. SahBabii’s uncanny melodicism and lyrical style make for a truly unique sound that we’re excited to hear more of in 2017.
Based In: Ventura, CA
Sounds Like: Indie Rap
Hardly a newcomer to the music scene, the 23-year-old known as KYLE has been rapping since the age of 13. In 2013, KYLE released his true debut album, Beautiful Loser, following soon after with his Smyle sophomore effort in 2015. Peaking at #7 on Billboard’s Rap Album charts and spawning the funk driven single “Don’t Wanna Fall In Love,” It was with Smyle that KYLE broke into the mainstream in earnest. Though his “iSpy” single featuring Lil Yachty has been taking over the radio as of late, KYLE is out now with “Want Me Bad,” an excellent new single bound to make waves. This new, head-banging and inspirational ballad features fellow up-and-coming rapper Cousin Stizz and displays KYLE’s admirable optimistic mindset. Be on the lookout for more from KYLE in 2017, we have a feeling a new project is on the horizon.
Based In: Los Angeles, CA
Sounds Like: Dreamy, Alternative Pop
LANY is a three-piece alternative band from Los Angeles consisting of Paul Jason Klein, Les Priest and Jake Goss. The band formed in 2014, self-releasing two EP’s – Acronyms and I Love You – before ultimately signing to Polydor records. The trio then released Make Out, an EP that would spawn “ILYSB,” a viral hit that’s garnered over 14 million streams to date. LANY’s new single, “Good Girls,” is a pleasant and colorful mix of ’80s radio pop, soulful ’90s R&B and atmospheric synth work that we’re sure you’ll be hearing everywhere sometime soon. Still, with the group gearing up to release their debut this summer, we’re confident that the best has yet to come from LANY.
Name: Noga Erez
Based In: Tel Aviv, Israel
Sounds Like: Progressive Electronic
Israeli singer, songwriter, keyboardist and producer Noga Erez is putting out some of the most striking electronic music we’ve heard as of late. Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Erez’s music often is inspired by her native surroundings. But while songs like “Dance While You Shoot” and “Pity” are politically charged, they are also maneuverable and easy to listen to. Her newest single, “Toy,” is an untame and sporadic mix of sound and voice that comes across as other-worldly (in a good way). Expect much more from Erez as the year goes on and definitely look out for her Off the Radar full-length debut, set for release in June.
Based In: Washington, D.C.
Sounds Like: Expressive Post-Punk
Minimalist musician Eva Moolchan, better known by her Sneaks stage name, uses little more than a bass, a drum machine and her voice to masterfully craft tracks that are not only appealing, but deeply satisfying. The D.C. native is best known for her DIY approach both to her music and her vehement live performances. Sneaks’ newest “Hair Slick Back” single is a post-punk work of art so compact that it leaves the listener clamoring for more. Be sure to check out Sneaks’ forthcoming album, It’s A Myth, set, as it stands, for a March 31 release.
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