Jarell Perry

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Jarell Perry is an LA-based singer/songwriter whose most recent credits include Fat Joe’s comeback single featuring Chris Brown “Another Round”.  Perry started out singing in church and continued pursuing music while attending college at UCLA. Perry is preparing to release his debut LP titled Simple Things. Take a listen to his new single Whiskey A Go Go  produced by Hassan Johnson, it tells the story of heartache and one drowning their sorrows by  “pouring a couple of rounds”.

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Sebastian Mikael

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Born and raised in Sweden, Sebastian grew up in a household immersed in music, fashion and art. In 2008, he moved from Sweden to Los Angeles to attend the Musicians Institute before continuing his studies at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. During this time he released a mixtape titled J’Adore from which he began building a fan base.  Considering the 24 year old is currently in the studio working on new music with producers such as Jim Jonsin and Rico Love, it’s safe to say he’s definitely one to look out for!  For now, check out his single Take Me Higher which is sort of a blend of Bruno Mars meets Miguel. Check it out!!

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Bahamas is the stage name for Toronto-based musician  Afie Jurvanen. who’s played many shows with the likes of fellow Canadians Feist and Jason Colett. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform recently in Toronto opening up for Michael Kiwanuka and although I hadn’t heard of him before then, I can say he gained a fan that night. Bahamas  recently released a video for his single I Got You Babe, in support of his second album Barchords, directed by Scott Cudmore and shot in Cuba. Check it out below!

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Jez Dior

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Jez Dior first grabbed our attention with the captivating Candles then just as quickly as he appeared, he vanished. Well thankfully he has decided to grace us with his presence, this time with Love Me To Death and he does not disappoint. Dramatic strings, clever lyrics and a heartfelt chorus………yes please!!!

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iFFy the Bad Man


Representing Harlem, newcomer iFFY The Badman literally comes out of nowhere with the melodic, upbeat, track titled Do You.  With it’s soulful, pop driven melodies, I’d liken Do You to Cee Lo’s  Fuck You. Unfortunately, there isn’t much information of iFFy, he has neither a Twitter or a Facebook fan page so for now, enjoy this song. Hope to hear more soon!!

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Somalian Sisters Faarrow Change the World

Born in  Mogadishu and raised in Toronto,  sisters Siham and Iman Hashi a.k.a Faarrow (a combination of their names’ meanings translated from the Arabic: “faith” and “arrow”.) are definitely two to look out for.  I don’t have much information on them at this point but after finding out they’re currently working on new music with producer  extraordinaire No I.D and are about to release an EP, I cannot wait!

In the meantime, check out this extremely creative mashup of Katy Perry’s Wide Awake and and the Kanye West, Jay-Z and Frank Ocean track ‘No Church In The Wild’.

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Jacob Banks

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Keeping soul music alive and well is 21 year old  singer/songwriter Jacob Banks. Listening to his creative lyrics and passionate vocals, it’s hard to believe he only started singing in 2011!  An engineering graduate, Jacob entered and ended up winning a songwriting competition that resulted in him recording a song with famed UK recording artist Plan B.  later was named one of the BBC Radio 1Xtra ‘Hot Ten for 2013’. This month Jacob released his debut EP titled The Monologue .  Check out the video for Kids On The Corner from his EP below.

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