"We are 15-year-old twins who write and perform our own original songs. As singer/songwriters, we have written several songs. “Make Me Happy” was our first single. "Make Me Happy" was released on November 23, 2014. "Make Me Happy" has an anti-bullying message. We've released three other singles and just released our debut EP! Check them out!"
These two girls have a bright future ahead. They have already proven themselves again and again and they show no signs of slowing down. We are happy to have included these girls in our Coconut Spotlight. Keep an eye out for Carly and Martina this year!
Through Juniper Vale is a concept project combining illustrations with music created by Sarah Jane Wood and Hein Zaayman. In the vein of The Gorillaz, the artist has created illustrated characters adventuring through the fantasy world of Juniper Vale. The project has been featured on dozens of Spotify playlists including New Music Friday Canada, Indie All-Stars, and Indietronic. Her last single charted on the viral charts in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malta. - Excerpt from press
There are many reasons why we are so intrigued and impressed by these extremely talented artists. Not only are their releases beyond amazing but they deliver a truly fresh and unique brand that tells a story. It is hands down one of (if not the most) unique concept we have every came across. We are more than excited and thrilled to be adding "Through Juniper Vale" to our Coconut Spotlight!
You can find all their releases by clicking the image above.
Emily has teamed up with producer Gazzo and taken her music in a new direction combining electronic elements with her trademark tropical and beach vibe.
21-year-old singer/songwriter and Florida native, Emily Zeck's first single, “Pacific Blue”, off her debut EP “Good Vibe Tribe”, has already reached over 2.5 million plays on Spotify – an incredible achievement for the debut of an indie artist.
The last eight months have been a whirlwind for Emily as she’s moved to LA, had 2 songs added to the Starbucks global network, was featured on a song by KLYMVX released on Sony France that has already received 2 million streams since its debut in December, has taken meetings with movie and TV executives in Hollywood, and shared the stage with country superstar Jake Owen. During that time her following has skyrocketed to over 380K and continues to climb at a blistering pace. - Press Release Excerpt
Singing from the moment she can remember, Lynn was gracing stages by the time she was just five years old and by the age of nine she was jotting lyrics in her notepad wherever she went. At high school, she had a little trouble fitting into established cliques turning to music as her escape. With no fewer than 4 piano teachers fighting a losing battle against the youngsters ADHD, Lynn had already gained enough confidence on the instrument on her own via trial and error:
“It became a habit that anytime I felt upset or mad about something that happened to me I would just put it in a song”
ged just 17, the singer displays an enviable level of maturity on her debut single. “ Can’t Let Go” was written and composed by Lynn with producer Yoad Nevo (who famously worked with Sia, Moby and Sophie Ellis Bextor to name but a few) at Nevo Sound Studios in London. - Press excerpt from official website
Having released three albums under her own name in Australia and Japan, hopping between Sydney, New York, Canada and Europe to write, record and tour, Briana Cowlishaw is no stranger to finding new ways to tell stories. Inspired by the artistic lineage of her family (in particular her grandmother Edith Featherstone Cowlishaw), and the creative scene in London, she brings a new project to light - the electronic indie pop-infused Fetherstone. Drawing sonic flavors from the likes of Tom Misch, Lianne La Havas, Mura Masa, Little Dragon, Laura Mvula, Oh Pep! and Katie Noonan, this new offering is an exciting demarcation from Briana's jazz roots. - Excerpt from official website
Briana is an exceptionally talented artist who is showing no signs of slowing down. She is constantly innovating and keeping a positive and energetic attitude. We are thrilled we crossed paths and we cannot wait to hear more from her.
The talented artist Elohim is on her way to the top and she shows no signs of slowing down! This LA-based artist has toured alongside acts such as Louis The Child, Jai Wolf, Gryffin, and Eden! After playing a sold out show in LA, she has set off for her own tour for the 2017 year! We are wishing her the best of luck!
We are extremely excited to have been introduced to Elohim and we haven't looked back! Elohim is definitely one of our top artists we will be keeping an eye on this year! With continuous unique and fresh releases, innovation, and endless talent, Elohim is no doubt the next major act to rise in the scene.
Below is a quick overview of her newest release which you can listen to by clicking the picture above:
A 5-minute, riveting electronic journey, "Skinny Legs" drips in unabashed confidence that mirrors Elohim's meteoric rise over the last year. Showcasing her smart, bombastic production work and complex layered arrangements, the track is a bold statement for the fast rising producer.
"Skinny Legs" comes on the heels of a collaboration with Chicago duo Louis The Child titled "Love Is Alive (ft. Elohim)." The Ultra Music release featured Elohim as a co-producer, co-writer, and featured vocalist. - Excerpt from official press release
We are excited to be showcasing the talented artist Max Fail. His talent and fresh releases are not to be ignored. He is making some serious waves around the world!
His newest release "Today" is going to be your next summer anthem. The fresh vibes are incredibly catchy. This release has been released on Future House Cloud and is filled with infectious leads, stunning vocals, catchy melodies, and you won't be able to stop grooving!
Max Fial is an international DJ, Producer and MashUp-Artist.
During his live-sets he knows how to make the people dance and leads the crowd to many emotional peaks. With his young age, Max becomes more and more of a global player in the music business. His productions and mashups have been played by famous DJs like Tiesto, SwankyTunes and Fedde Le Grand all around the world!
Starting his initial DJ attempts in 2008 he played at various radios in Germany and Austria. With his 18th birthday the first deejay bookings came in and paved the way for a successful future.
Max got residencies at some of the best clubs in his hometown Hamburg and became part of the famous producing-team Deep Melange.
His sound penetrates your body to the fullest and get’s through your veins to the very core of your dancing nerves - his sets are precisely mixed to gain the full escalation. Max Fail is a remarkable talent and knows exactly which way he wants to take in the future. - Excerpt from bio
Canada’s best-kept-secret is back! We are excited to be showcasing Sticks! It is very rare to come across such a talented and unique artist that pushes the boundaries of music with constant innovation.
We can't even begin to start explaining the talent Sticks brings to the scene. His passion, innovative live-shows, dedication, and enthusiasm are what makes Sticks so amazing. He is nothing short of genius. His newest project "Forgive Me" compiles a fresh mix like never before. This is not some ordinary mix with song after song, but instead, showcases artistic ingenuity and innovation.
Forgive Me features a selection of over 339 carefully chosen samples spanning across multiple genres and decades, even your grandmother would recognize. Sticks creatively combine rhythmic, melodic, and vocal elements - from rock, hip-hop, reggae, pop, R&B, and EDM - to create a cohesive sound with self-produced percussion. In essence, he is, “Girl Talk meets Travis Barker”. -excerpt from press
Needless to say, Sticks is one of a kind and he is showing no signs of slowing down!
Originally from Halifax, now residing in Toronto, Sticks The Mashup Drummer is a one-man self- produced show that encompasses a unique blend of percussion and sample-based mashups to create a pulsating, one-of-a-kind live show. He creatively blends elements of rock, hip-hop, pop, and EDM with the percussion all composed by Sticks himself. For over twenty years, Sticks has been playing, performing and exploring different styles of music - one sweaty show at a time. Establishing himself as both a technical player and versatile entertainer, he began his career as a pipe band drummer. Competing at the highest level, he participated in 3 World Pipe Band Championships and won the North American and Canadian Pipe Band Championships (best drum corps) in 2004. Having worked with artists such as Classified, Kayo, Ria Mae, and Symphony Nova Scotia, Sticks has built his reputation as not only a powerhouse percussionist but also a budding producer. - Excerpt from bio
We are excited to be showcasing the Toronto-based hip-hop and dance music artist Sickick. Sickick is an artist that we will be keeping a close eye on this year. His whole image and brand will hook you in before you even listen to his music. (Just look at that mysterious photo! Who is this!?) Once you hear what Sickick brings to the music scene, you will be enthralled. His musical talent is not to be ignored! You can listen to his previous releases on SoundCloud. (Click the photo above) His music is just one aspect of what he brings to the table.
"The thing about Sickick is that he always wears a mask -- every show, every performance, every public appearance. A decision he attributes to his laser-focused commitment to the music, rather than the need to promote an identity based on physicality, ethnicity, race or culture. His masked appearance makes a powerful statement about stereotypes and music genres." - Press Excerpt from Website
Normally we would look at masks as a gimmick but Sickick has a story to tell and the mask works flawlessly with his image. This is how it is done.
"Sickick is pretty well-known as far as indie artists go, he opened for Drake last year and is making waves with 15M+ views on YouTube .
We want to welcome the beautifully talented artist and songwriter, Emma Elisabeth. Emma is a Swedish musician and songwriter from Höllviken, Skåne, who's currently residing in Berlin.
The first time we heard Emma's talent, we couldn't let it go unnoticed. Her vocals are astounding. The production on her music is sensational and brings happy and relaxed vibes.
You can check out her new single "Where Do Tears Go" and her previous releases above by clicking the picture.
Emma Elisabeth writes effortlessly flowing pop melodies covering them in a jangly, organic sound. Her sound is distinctive and playful with a very classic approach to songwriting. Her heart is beating for fuzzy rock and country, while pop music is pouring out of her soul. Elegantly intoxicated and somewhat channeling elements of 90's melancholia and 70's vocal arrangements. Her crush on women like Stevie, Debbie, Dolly, Patti and Marianne is a source of inspiration. As is her fascination with dirty old New York, West Coast Rock and heroes like Lou, Bob and Neil. -Excerpt from her press
Here is what Emma had to say regarding her newest release: "For two weeks I was living in a flat in Hollywood, and one day I was lying in bed staring at the ceiling and started writing this melody and lyrics in my head. The next day I went to my colleague Jimmy's studio, showed him my idea and we finished it. I didn't really know what it was about at the time, just that I though it was beautifully sad. But now I know exactly what it means to me, it's like I wrote about something that was about to happen."
mma is on our "Ones To Watch" for 2017!
Velvet Winter singer songwriter Talon Majors has had quite the life journey to end up where she is today. Traveling from the cool clean mountains of Colorado to the smog filled cityscape of Los Angeles, Majors is anything but your run of the mill pop singer. Talon's voice is uniquely soothing, yet compelling and edgy. Combining cool blues tones with jazz and indie pop rock elements, she has definitely found where she belongs. "I actually didn't start as a vocalist. My first love was saxophone. Then it was drums." Talon's musical journey began at an early age. She played alto saxophone in elementary school and transitioned to tenor sax in middle school. She was gifted her first drum set by her uncle Pete at age 14. She fondly recalls the rebellious teenage 'garage band days'.
"I've always loved loud music and crazy hair. I've also always been incredibly outspoken and somewhat of a free thinker. I learned at a young age how incredibly judgmental people can be about anyone they do not understand." After moving to Los Angeles in late 2013, Talon began songwriting. "I battled drinking and anxiety meds for years. I guess I have the classic 'artist with a broken past thing' working for me!" She laughs. Nightmares of a life splattered with abuse and addiction plagued her for years.
"I hope to connect with people with troubled pasts whether its drug abuse, eating disorders, sexual orientation and others. My heart goes out to people with depression, PTSD and other illnesses that you can't see on the surface." After a nearly fatal health scare at the end of 2015 Talon recorded her first 3 song ep with producer Doug Grean. She ventured vocally into new terrain this year and named her project Velvet Winter. Talon is currently working with producers Andrew Furze and Todd Bergman. The sound is largely experimental, ranging from electronic soaked indie rock to sultry and seductive Spanish guitar. "The project has so much happening now I wouldn't know where to begin. You'll just have to wait and see!"
Marcela, Matilda, Irena, and Tea are Luminize. These four young ladies were born and raised in Croatia but moved to the Netherlands three years ago to fulfill their long-lasting dream to conquer the world with their music. Twilight is an edgy song, with a 'dark pop' sound, mixing melodic pop vocals with dark instrumental and electronic influences.
We are thrilled to have been introduced to these wonderful ladies and their beautiful musical talents. They are truly unique in every way and we cannot get enough.
Their new single "Twilight" is out now which you can watch and listen by clicking the above photo. This new single is everything you dreamed of. The gorgeous vocal performance is fresh and infectious. The harmonies are exceptional and every note is parallel to the next. The emotion brought to this song is something of beauty. Mix this with the raw talent of each talented vocalist and you get a stunning new release that can't be ignored. Trust us, this is astounding. We also want to touch on the video. The art and cinematography are next level. You are going to love it.
Keep your eye on "Luminize" as they are just getting started!