Often the youngest in the room, Tac is still revered as one of the most intense and expressive lyricists in the Middle East. After years of studying and honing his skills, he has developed a powerful connection with his craft and is versatile way beyond his traditional genre of Hip-Hop. With his skills as a rapper and his powerful singing voice, he took Dubai by storm and made sure he left his mark. Tac first started making music in 2012, under the influence of obscure and left-field artists like MF Doom, Doseone and Eyedea. Over time, Tac allowed himself to challenge the traditionalism of Hip-Hop music and ventured into the world of his contemporaries, effectively combining both disciplines and creating his own
MINNI MANCHESTER aka the Soul flower, gives you a nostalgic feel of Erykah Badu’s signature eccentrism.
Minni Manchester was born the oldest of six children in Atlanta, GA. Her mother worked several jobs to take care of her and her siblings, resulting in Minni having to step up and help raise her siblings at a very young age.
At the age of 8, Minni's singing voice was discovered by an after school teacher and she began singing at home and soon in church, then in school plays. Minni also started experimenting with different genres and writing songs at this age. It is from this that she learned how to create songwriting structures, melodies and rhythms that were pleasing to the ear. She would write songs daily to get away from her pain.
In early 2020 her new single “Holding On” topped the Global Soul Chart at #1.
Her most recent project titled "69" has been making buzz all over the world and features the grammy nominated artist Willie Hyn. Minni’s most recent single I.D.W.Y.N. Remix features the talented Durand Bernarr and is receiving lots of DJ spins globally.
Minni’s 69 EP was also nominated for the 2020 independent blackout awards best soul album and her single Holding On was nominated for best soul single of 2020.
D MILLS aka Danny Mills is a Los Angeles-based Music Producer, artist, and session player. Mills is also the Great Great Grandson of the late great Bessie Smith. Mills started learning music at the age of 16. At that point he decided music was what he was going to be doing for the rest of his life. It was in high school where he met Dr. Gayle Serdan and learned how to play piano. As a kid he was introduced to all types of music from hip hop and r&b to jazz and rock. "I took piano class because I wanted to be a music producer. I knew that if I learned piano I could compose anything that popped in my head". While learning he was introduced to improvised music like blues and jazz. "The fact that you could improvise and play what you felt in a song really intrigued me". After High School D Mills learned firsthand about playing live. Later on, Mills taught himself how to play bass and guitar to add to his repertoire. Since learning he has played all over the world with major and indie artist. He has also had the opportunity to write and record songs with some of the best in the industry. Mills displays his skill and love for music on his 3 full length albums; 'The Recital','Agape', and his latest album 'Prism'.
JUSSO is a mysterious and eloquent Neo-Soul/R&B artist who's vocals mimic the sound of feathers brushing comb finished timber and lyrics that go down like the pour of kombucha. A little bite of attitude that goes down so smooth.
Jusso creates music from the Rosette Nebula in her mind only to send out an inviting energy for you to take a trip and join the experience.
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RAY WIMLEY started his journey as young Hip Hop artist, , busking on the streets of New Orleans who went viral when rapper Common joined him during a street performance.
Ray plays regularly with a band called The Harbinger Project.
He is most known for his conscious and positive freestyle raps, with his TikToks having over 100K views.
A musical documentary released in 2019 called 3am on Frenchmen focused on Wimleys rise, exploring the heart of his musical practice on the streets of New Orleans.
Now Phoenix based, Ray Wimley is a unique artist with an exciting future ahead.
R&B/Neo Soul singer LAYLA MAY takes you on a journey with her dreamy music and soulful voice. Her music inspiration comes from listening to all genres of music from all sides of the world as she tries to break barriers, incorporating different styles into her songs. Her music can be described as a ''sultry and dreamy depression".
Layla May never fails to create beautifully intricate music that sounds like a blast from the past but perfectly contemporary music that incorporates futuristic sounds and sonic elements. Her debut EP 'OurStory', released in April 2020 was described as emotionally soothing and cathartic.
She is also working on a multitude of singles with producers from the UAE, France, Spain, New York and Lebanon, as well as collaborating with as many artists as possible to learn different genres and expand her musical capabilities.
Her collaborations have lead to radio play on BBC introducing in the UK, major playlist placements in the US such as 'Fresh Finds' and 'Fresh Finds; the wave' on Spotify
AUSAR is a rapper and singer from Chicago’s South Side and South Suburbs.
He fell in love with music at a young age, initially gaining inspiration from the gospel.
As a 🍋 SPRITE™️ Artist Ambassador — and with cosigns from Lupe Fiasco, 9th Wonder, Rakim, and a premiere on Netflix’s Rhythm + Flow — Ausar's performed and worked alongside Wyclef Jean, MFnMelo (of Pivot Gang), NF BroLeeLove, Smino, and Fat Tony of VICE LIVE TV.
That said, Ausar's just trying to change lives with his music — and, of course, dunk on your favorite rapper. www.ausarmusic.com
SINEAD CAMPBELL is an emerging artist from Yorkshire who has attracted support from BBC Introducing and ITV: from intimate shows with Sofar Sounds to opening up the main stage for Soul II Soul and Basement Jaxx. Sinead brings forth her soulful drive- a strong pop sensibility - and a unique creative identity. She delves into the transformative power of sound, using binaural beats within her work.
Free spirit, wanderer, expressionist: SINEAD was catapulted into an inner journey during lockdown. Journeying to unlock her self expression and peel back the layers of her identity: she rediscovered her authentic self. Her attention magnetically drawn back to the shiny pop dreams that never left the little girl within. Golden Hour is the first single to be released from her new upbeat 5 track EP. Here she has allowed herself to step outside of her ‘self created box’. Truly coming back to the joy she finds in creative expression- she has created fun, nostalgic, soul infused pop with substance.
KING COOLEY is a multi-hyphenate femme, performing artist from Atlanta, Georgia. Her certified rap bars, neo-soul soothing vocals, and bone-chilling lyricism are just the crown of her creative package. The southern songstress's love of storytelling began early as a young artist, drawing and recreating cover art from her favorite Lauryn Hill and ATCQ. After receiving a B.F.A in Graphic Design, Cooley began working in corporate America while secretly releasing music as "Cooley Savant". It was in 2017 when she released the single, "Climate Change”, that her music exploded through the internet. To date, the single has earned over 270k streams and has been added to over 2,000 Spotify playlists including Spotify's Fresh Finds, Discover Weekly, Next Wave Neo-Soul, and Madame Gandi's "Future is Female" playlist.
With the success of Climate Change and her follow-up single "Nevermind" (currently at 70k streams), Cooley was encouraged to combine her creative skills and began producing her own creative content, beats, and promotional material. Since then, her creative range has presented a number of opportunities including headlining shows (like the "Good Vibrations" concert in Brooklyn, NY) and keynote speaking at companies like WarnerMedia, The Coca-Cola Company, and the Free Peachtree Project – a live streaming event aimed to promote social justice and the movement for Black lives. In addition, Cooley has been featured on several notable indie blogs and podcasts such as Not 97, Where From Here Podcast, Precise Earz, Shoutout Atlanta, and Voyage ATL's special edition "Thought Provokers" and "Trailblazers” series. Today, King Cooley is managed by Mark A. Redman and is partnered with Accidental Entertainment music license agency.
Born and brought up in Nigeria, EDENOJIE is a soulful singer and songwriter, influenced by gospel music being around the church growing up, RnB, pop Neo-soul, jazz and blues. Although he's been singing and performing live from a young age he only started to pursue a career in music in 2015 starting as a background vocalist before releasing his first single Our story in the month of may 2020. He has been performing live in Dubai at open mics and he had a big break when he performed at Burj Park MOTB December 2020. He is a man of many talents with vocals that will touch your soul. Beside serenading us when performing, he captures the heart of his fans not only with his voice but also with the way he interacts with them in real life and social media.
HAF n' HAF is a hip hop artist born and raised in the west end of Toronto, Canada. He is of biracial descent, having a white Irish mother and a black Guyanese father, which is one of the origins of his stage name. His love for music blossomed at age 3 when his father introduced him to artists like the Wu-Tang Clan, Bob Marley and Slick Rick. He started songwriting at 11 years old and began performing original songs at school talent shows and assemblies in his elementary school not long after. He has opened for major artists including JPEGMAFIA, The Pharcyde and Jack Harlow. His music has been featured on 89.5FM CIUT, FLOW 93.5FM and multiple shows on CBC's 99.1FM. The Etobicoke native’s sound is heavily influenced by jazz music which he soulfully and effortlessly infuses into his production and vocal style. His laidback cadence, clever wordplay, true to life lyricism and endless variety of flows are a testament to his dedication to his craft and continuous effort to progress as a writer.https://www.likethecream.com/
COCO BENSON is a Nigerian/Swiss Afro-house artist. She is the granddaughter of the late Nigerian high life pioneer Bobby Benson. Coco made her singing career debut in 2014 & has since then released music on and off which can be found on all streaming platforms. Recently, her latest single “Majesty” dropped this year. Being a Family woman and artist, Coco finds the balance in marriage and music. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dubai based YAABA is an exceptional and skilled singer with over 5 years consistent experience in performing.
With superb memorization & improvisational skills., Yaaba is a singer who constantly strives to improve on her technical skills.
She has a few original songs to her credit.
Yaaba is energetic, has a high command of the stage and is very interactive with her audience.
She is beautiful, fun and bubbly, incorporating different styles of music genres, including jazz, soul, funk, commercial pop and reggae, etc.
Yaaba is a Ghanaian national, performing mostly in English, but can also sing in other languages.