WHAT’S NEXT – HOT UP AND COMING ARTISTS ON YOUR NEW NOW ALBUM

Sidibe

"Unreachable"

Sidibe is a five octave vocalist, songwriter and guitarist with roots in Louisiana and Senegal. The singular tones and vibrations of her voice have led to descriptions that include other-worldly and ethereal. 

She was signed at the age of 18, but in a bold move, she left after realizing she needed to define her vision for herself as an artist before accepting the one the label had created for her. After leaving her label, she contributed to albums for Nas and Common. She traveled to Senegal to connect with family and experienced a rebirth.

When she returned home from Africa, she began writing and formed pivotal collaborative relationships with Finnish producer Nico Stadi (Justin Beiber) and the legendary Warryn Campbell (Musiq Soulchild, Kanye West, Angie Stone). All this led to three self-released EPs, an exclusive Japan album and the Prince connection.

Released in May 2016, Sidibe's EP You Got the Luck garnered the attention of Prince who selected her song “I’m Only Dreaming” for his personally curated Purple Pick of the week playlist. As it turns out, this was Prince’s last cosign before his departure.

Currently, Sidibe is working on her newest project and had this to say about the process, “Whether they are good or bad, all my life experiences offer inspiration and that is important since my songs are so autobiographical. I can’t wait to share the next chapter with you.”

Jacob Sartorius

"Skateboard"

Jacob Sartorius, the 15-year-old all-around entertainer, RCA Records-backed musician, actor, and social media force seamlessly evolved from online stardom to mainstream ubiquity by following a path of his own. Jacob has been able to garner RIAA gold status for his singles “Sweatshirt” and “Hit or Miss” — setting the stage for his 2017 releases, The Last Text EP, Left Me Hangin’ EP, and a worldwide tour.

The pop-phenom has sold out tour dates across the globe in cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Sydney, Paris and more. He graced the cover of Billboard Magazine, guested on HBO’s Vice News Now, NPR’s Here and Now and attracted praise from The New York Times, Billboard, Seventeen and many others, in addition to receiving nominations at the People’s Choice AwardsTeen Choice Awards, and Kid’s Choice Awards.

Additionally, the star received accolades from The New York Times who featured Jacob’s EP, Left Me Hangin’ in their Fall Preview and his single “Hit Me Back” featuring blackbear in their 54 best songs of 2017 list alongside of Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow”. 

Olivia Noelle

"Made of Gold"

Brooklyn singer/songwriter Olivia Noelle pulls absolutely no punches. She’ll call out an ex with her middle finger raised over nineties Pop/R&B production in one breath while urging for equality with a powerhouse vocal run in the next. Her forthcoming music on Columbia Records is direct and unapologetic, leaving politeness and cute metaphors at the door.

Born in Queens and raised in Beaverton, OR, Olivia can recall joining choir at six years old. Early concerts by the likes of Toni Braxton and Destiny’s Child proved transformative as she picked up the guitar in high school. For her senior year, Olivia relocated to Los Angeles and embedded herself in the city’s songwriter network with established topliners, such as Whitney Phillips [Anderson .Paak, Fifth Harmony]. After logging five years in the City of Angels, she traded coasts again and settled in New York where she joined forces with producer Lauv. In 2015, Olivia Noelle self-released “Faking It,” which cracked 250K streams with no traditional promotion and was featured on Spotify’s coveted “New Music Friday” playlist in six countries, including the US and UK.

“Made Of Gold” introduces her with a bang. The song slips from a nineties-style dancefloor crescendo into the head-turning hook—“You don’t see I’m made of gold, so let me break it down in words you’ll know. If I ain’t part of your plan, then tonight it’s you and your hand, baby.” Other songs, such as “High For Me,” flaunt her show-stopping falsetto.

“You hear me in my music – I’m not trying to be anyone else,” Olivia explains. “My songs are conversational, so I love when people can directly relate to the content, the feeling, and the emotion. Over the last two years, I’ve focused on being unapologetically myself and I hope to empower people to do the same.”

Eves Karydas

"There for You"

Ever since she was young Eves Karydas knew she'd leave her small hometown in Queensland, Australia. Her romanticized idea of leaving for somewhere new and reinventing herself came to fruition when she was 20 years old. Eves decamped her life and found her new home in London. 

After travelling with songs of razor sharp insights of displacement, innocence, loyalty and longing, this project came to life.

“This record encapsulates the idea of becoming who you want to be without needing anyone else's approval. Where you’re from doesn’t define you.” - Eves Karydas

Co-producing her debut album in London with US producer Chris Zane (Passion Pit, Bat For Lashes) with writing contributions from fellow expat Australian Sam Dixon (Adele, Sia), EVES KARYDAS arrives with single “There For You” in Fall 2017.

Phantoms

"Just a Feeling"

Phantoms, comprised of Los Angeles-based natives Kyle Kaplan and Vinnie Pergola, are a dance act that does exactly that. Often tough to box in... the boys' style lends itself to many elements of electronic and pop music; while still managing to always incorporate distinct synths and drum samples that have become synonymous with their "genre" of alternative electronic.  Stemming from deep-seated roots in music and entertainment backgrounds, K&V put their entire beings into the project. They keep everyone continually dancing with an impressive live set of drum pads, synthesizers and midi controllers, while also keeping audiences engaged through their own style of humor on social media platforms like Instagram & Snapchat. A full-time job for the band, their fun and downright captivating personalities shine through all aspects of Phantoms.

The band's debut record, Phantoms, is currently out now via Casablanca/Republic Records. This body of work includes lead single "Just A Feeling" ft. VÉRITÉ which broke the record for #1 song on the BPM top 20 at SiriusXM (#1 eight weeks straight), peaked at #1 on Dance Radio and cracked the Top 10 Billboard Dance/Mixshow Airplay charts. 

Their first headline tour is currently underway stopping in major markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Portland and more! 

Indian Trap

"Look Like Monayyy"

The Man behind Indian Trap is the award-winning music producer and artist Jay Singh, professionally known as “J2”. Born and bred in the heart of London and coming from a musical family, “J2” was first introduced to music at the age of 7; his father was one of the first pioneers of Bhangra music in the UK, and both his grandfather and great-grandfather were celebrated Tabla players. After graduating from university, J2 followed his passion and began by working the DJ circuit across Europe. He got his first big break when he won the prestigious Ministry of Sound - DJ Idol Competition. With this success, he got to perform alongside world-renowned DJs, such as Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, and David Guetta to name a few. Since then he has remixed and produced hit records for global artists, including Cassie’s “King Of Hearts” and Shakira’s hit single “Dare La La La”, which was also the world cup song for FIFA 14. J2 has simultaneously established himself in the highly coveted Film and TV world and his productions can be heard in many blockbuster movies, trailers, video games, prime-time television shows, and advertisements, including "Grey's Anatomy", "The Hunger Games", "Tomorrowland", and "Django Unchained."

Now J2 is thrilled to present his ‘Indian Trap Artist Project’; which is a blend of his cultural roots of Punjabi, Bhangra and Bollywood music, infused with Hip-Hop and trap elements. Here is the first single from his EP “Look Like Monayyy" presenting Kreszenzia.