EMERGING ARTISTS

Video: Maurice – ‘Lift Off ‘

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17-year-old Toronto native Maurice is prepared to have you floating high with the visual to his single, “Lift Off,” found on his ‘Paramount‘ EP.

Singing out, “Just give me the light – beam me up – I’m floating to you,” the young rising star will have you calling to Houston because he will definitely be a problem. Showing the singer switching against a white backdrop to a smokey ambient setting, Maurice and his leading lady set the tone for fans.

Take a look at the visual below and if you’re not familiar with Maurice yet, check out his EP here.

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New Music: Super Jay – Yo Body

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Twenty-four year old Oklahoma native Super Jay is making super moves with his new single, “Yo Body“.

Co-produced by himself and The Fam – who are responsible for Drake’s “Draft Day” – the new song tells a story of being stuck in the friend zone and breaking out of it by telling your lady friend how you feel about her.

Formally known as John Kendrick, the self-taught singer has opened up for famed crooners Trey Songz and J. Holiday. Giving fans a real ’90s feel with his new single, it’s easy to see how the song could take over the radio for the summer.

Take a listen to the new single below and tell us if you’re feeling it!

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New Music: Kissie Lee – Shout Out To My Ex

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Sometimes our exes are actually the best thing we’ve had, because they help us experience situations that we need to grow as people.  Emerging R&B artist Kissie Lee knows a thing or two about this as she acknowledges her last lover on “Shout Out To My Ex,” the singers first single of the year.

“Cause when he said forever, it meant till he found one better / And that’s when I realized that I was better / And I ain’t even bitter baby, I’ll even forgive you baby / Showed me how to love myself,” she sings on the empowering record.

The German-born singer is currently working on new music for her forthcoming project. Take a listen to her new single below:

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Luis Figueroa-Roig Covers John Legend’s “All of Me” (Video)

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Rising singer/songwriter Luis Figueroa-Roig is back with another impressive acoustic performance for your viewing pleasure. In the black-and-white clip the Los Angeles based artist sits by the piano and belts out his own version of John Legend’s Hot 100 hit single “All of Me.”

The Berklee College of Music graduate signed a production deal with Grammy winning producers The Messengers (Chris Brown, Justin Bieber) and is currently working on music for his debut project. Check out his rendition of John Legend’s hit below:

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New Music: MNEK – Every Little Word

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Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike professionally known as MNEK, is a Grammy-nominated British singer, songwriter and producer of Nigerian descent, signed to Virgin EMI Records. His featured vocal on Gorgon City’s “Ready For Your Love” helped the song reach No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart, and now the rising artist is making us pay attention with his brand new single “Every Little Word.”

Every little bit funky as hell, the progressive pop/soul jam makes it impossible not to rock along with the 19-year-old’s every word.

“I’m hanging on to every fire, I’m hanging on to every dream / I’m hanging on to everything that I want, just so I know what I need,” he professes on the opening verse.

A flight of sounds, the experimental ups and downs make for an exciting debut from another UK based artist.

Take a listen below!

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New Music: Blaq Tuxedo – Or Nah (Remix)

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Writer/Producer duo D&D have been building up their reputation in the industry writing for artists like Ciara, Tank, Chris Brown and more.  After a few releases of their own over the years they have returned under the alias Blaq Tuxedo, and to make their official re-introduction they have delivered a melodic remix to Ty Dolla $ign’s “Or Nah.”

“Are you ready for some freaky sh*t or nah / Girl I know you got a girlfriend, you can bring your girlfriend, I’ma keep you busy all night,” they seductively sing on the opening verse.

Take a listen to their sexy remix below:

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Video: Rayven Justice – ‘Might As Well’

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Rising west coast artist Rayven Justice premieres the music video for his catchy new rap/sung single “Might As Well,” which was lifted off his latest mixtape ‘I Have A Dream.’

The ‘day in the life’ style visual finds Ray and his homie ridin through their hood on a bmx bike and chillin with the crew, while he makes his case for why a certain girl should let him hit.

Peep the video below:

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New Music: Midé – E.G. [Album Stream]

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UK Soul singer Midé is making his first appearance on the site today and there’s a good reason why. Releasing his debut album, E.G., the singer-songwriter is giving us all something to talk about.

Noted as what could be a standout project of 2014, the debut album includes an array of sounds incredibly put together. Coming just behind his lead singles, “Mainstream,” “Unlikely” and “Windchimes,” the new project has grabbed the attention of many well-received music sites all over.

Opening up with the relaxing tune, “Face The Music,” and taking fans to an exotic destination with the island infused “Any Which Way,” Midé’s breakout album will surely not disappoint you. A true musician down to the core, we’re interested in seeing what 2014 brings for Midé.

To get a taste of what he has to offer, stream the album below, and if you enjoy what you hear you can purchase it on iTunes .

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