2015 is closing out, and this week we’ll be rounding up some of the acts we’re most excited about for the year ahead. Here are some rising bands and singers you need to keep an eye on in 2015 and beyond. Indie hip-hop artists has been slowly but surely making their presence felt since the breakthrough of hip-hop…

 
 

Wax Poetics Records’ new Minneapolis-based duo Bones & Beeker is a band that combines hip-hop-production sensibilities with classic, harmony-focused singer-songwriter musicianship. Anthony Newes (vocals, guitar, keys, and other sounds) —who studied audio engineering in Arizona and improvisation and music theory in Northern California and Brendan Kelly (production, drum programming, keys, glockenspiel, kalimba) — is probably best known…

 

Alien Uncovered pack a punch with Jessie J’s Do It Like A Dude | Live Week 1 | The X Factor 2015   X Factor group Alien Uncovered, show judges “a glimpse of the future” Simon Cowell was very impressed with the the girls and even a little envious of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s group. The Little Mix…

 

Canada’s Largest New Music Festival and Conference, is pleased to announce the 34th installment in 2016 will take place May 4th -14th, once again bringing conferences, awards, film, comedy and music to the city of Toronto. As one of the largest and longest running events, CMW attracts speakers and performers from across the globe. Canadian Music Week takes…

 

London-based producer, Mura Masa is back with new single “Love For That,” featuring fellow Londoner Shura on the vocals. Even in our dreams we couldn’t imagine a dream collab like this one, the first stunning single off Mura Masa’s new record. Featuring a major string section and a captivating pitter-pattering beat, the piece can count on Shura’s crystal…

 

Superfruit Has Turned Your Hip-Hop Faves Into Broadway Masterpieces Pentatonix members Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi are bending musical genres again with their amazing follow-up to “Hip-Hop Goes Broadway.” The singing partners first caught the public’s attention as members of the “The Sing Off” champion. However, they decided to create a Youtube channel, “Superfruit” where…

 

The Uptown Funk hitmaker co-headlined the new 10,000-capacity Green Grooves concert at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on October 22, with vocalist Labrinth also on the bill. The outdoor, dance-centric gig is hoped to be the first in a series of larger festival-style bills in Abu Dhabi. To be staged under the shadow of the European…

 

Years ago, Rihanna and Chris Brown recorded a track titled “Put It Up” together, but the song was never released—until this weekend when it leaked online. Although Chris Brown and Rihanna are no longer a couple, they recorded a few songs together after his infamous 2009 attack against her. Rihanna and Chris Brown are together again…

 

Daniel Radcliffe stunned the hip-hop and TV-viewing communities on Tuesday night’s episode of The Tonight Show, delivering an epic, word-for-word version of Blackalicious’ mind-numbing 1999 track “Alphabet Aerobics.”  Host Jimmy Fallon triggered the stunning performance by asking the actor about his love of music and the audience giggles when Radcliffe notes his appreciation for rap, including rhythmic gymnasts like Eminem….