Artists under the radar: three up-and-coming artists

There’s a lot of music out right now and various ways to access it with YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, and most recently Beats Music (yes the company that makes the headphones). There are some artists that you may not even have heard of, but that’s all about to change.

EDM: Disclosure

First up is the EDM (Electronic Dance Music) British duo Disclosure. Even though top 40 radio and pop music have fallen in love with EDM music in the past five years, Disclosure is doing it right. They give off the vibe of 90s dance music that is refreshing to hear. Audiences loved their debut album, “Settle”, and the album received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronica album at this year’s telecast. A couple of standout tracks include “Latch”, “When A Fire Starts To Burn”, and the remix to their song “F For You” which features Mary J. Blige. So the next time you’re having a dance party, make sure that Disclosure is on your playlist.

Rap: Isaiah Rashad

Isaiah Rashad is a new rapper that is bringing some southern flavor to the mostly West Coast independent label, Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). TDE has produced one of the most talked about rappers of the past two years in Kendrick Lamar, and Isaiah Rashad is up next. The Chattanooga rapper recently released his debut EP called “Cilvia Demo” back in January. The EP is Rashad’s way of introducing himself to the world. Standout tracks on the project include “Ronnie Drake” that features TDE label mate SZA, “Menthol” that features Jean Deaux, and “Tranquility”.  Isaiah Rashad is definitely a new rapper that you want to be listening to.

Pop: Tori Kelly

Tori Kelly is a singer/songwriter that is ready to take the music world by storm. Most people discovered her through her cover videos on YouTube to various pop hits including “Only Girl In The World”, “Best Thing I Never Had” and “Suit & Tie” just to name a few. She has already released two EP’s including 2013’s “Foreword” that featured the single “Dear No One”. Kelly is currently at work on her debut album and even opened up for Ed Sheeran at two of his shows at Madison Square Garden. Stay tuned because there is much more to come from Tori Kelly.

Make sure to keep your ears, eyes, and music players open or you will miss out on some new talent making their mark on the music industry.