Alan Thomas and Steven Rutherford who go under the moniker of Joan released the 80’s inspired dance-pop track Take Me On. The track which is about spending tonight and forever with the one you love, was co-produced by Tim Pagnotta (Walk the Moon, St. Lucia) and released via 20XX.
Having landed on Spofity’s Weekly Buzz Playlist, this is just the start of something that could be pretty big. The newly formed electronic pop duo are currently working on new songs and will head out on the road with the indie-pop band Coin.
Aniya has released the catchy electro-pop Demon. Think Lana Del Rey meets Marina & the Diamonds. The London artist says this about the track, “Demon is your destructive alter-ego which at every turn tries to show its ugly face… It’s a horrible thing, a constant voice in your head that holds you back.”
Ben Zaidi releases the emotional track Irene. Originally from Seattle but now based in Brooklyn, the bedroom producer and poet has been building up an impressive resume. With just a album and an EP behind him, the 24 year old has gathered over 400k streams on Spotify and Soundcloud, performed sold-out shows at Barboza and Chop Suey, and received love from Seattle’s station KEXP 90. You can check out his performance at Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) on June 3rd.
Kings favorite Julian Lamadrid has released a well crafted video for his song Marimba. The song which quickly garnered 25k YouTube views in just a week is about a boy who is sad and alone at home because his ‘girl’ won’t send him a snapchat or a text, as she is too busy out having fun.
Julian who moved to NYC and is studying at NYU, cites The Weeknd, J Dilla, Vampire Weekend as influences. Inspired by a wide array of genres, Julian combines hip hop, indie rock and a bit of R&B. Julian has over 1 million Spotify plays and was recently added to the Spotify Playlist Chillvibes.
The 24 year old genre-bending artist Aaron Toas released the slow groove Off My Mind. The Brooklyn songwriter released his self-produced debut EP GUITS in 2015 which garnered plenty of blog features and peaked at #1 on hypem, landing on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist.