Taya Marquis


Taya Marquis grew up in Mississauga, Ontario. After graduating, Taya moved to Los Angeles to further persue her music career. After some time, she found herself in the studio with Ke$ha and ended up co-writing Ke$ha’s song La Discotheque. She is currently working with hit making producer Neo Tempus. Check out the brand ner video for her single “Obsession”!!

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Sara Baiyu Chen, known professionally as Baiyu, is a Chinese-American singer/songwriter. Born in Xiamen, China, she later moved to the United States and his been quite the busy lady since. Aside from recording music, she also graduated from Princeton University and was a host for  MTVu’s show “The Freshmen”.  She recently put out the mixtape Hunter, about the title she explains “I feel like we’re all Hunters in our own right, whether we’re looking for glory or acceptance; love or revenge; or even just the simple things in life that put a smile on our faces”. Baiyu is definitely a force to be reckoned with, also….not to hard on the eyes 🙂  Check out her video Make Believe below and look out for her new single Surface which drops this week! 

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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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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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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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Nylo is a singer songwriter from Chicago, with a sound maybe best described as a blend of The Weeknd and Aaliyah. If you’ve been sleeping on  this artist, wake up! You’ll be hearing a lot more from her soon. Oh, and you can download her new album Memories Speak for free HERE

For a sample of what to expect. take a listen to Someone Like You below:

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