Introduucing...Cars & Calories!

Cars & Calories is a duo made up of neither cars nor calories. Discuss. Cars & Calories is, in fact, an up-and-coming Norwegian pop-rock duo, known individually as Michael Markussen and Jim André Bergsted. And together, they make music that they themselves would describe as "somewhere in between…


Introduucing...Jess Glynne!

Jess Glynne might be a new name as a solo starlet, but her voice ought to be awfully familiar for those of you with an ear to the dance floor in 2014. The soulful UK songstress is responsible for supplying the vocal stylings featured on Route 94's UK #1 "My Love," as well as Clean Bandit's "Rather…


Introduucing...Mileo!

Meet Mileo! His full name is Miles Curtis Sesselmann — so, y'know, let's just go with "Mileo." Mileo is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter, originally born and raised in Australia (Sydney, to be precise), although his family hails from both Norway and England. Therefore, he is quite worldly. Last…


Introduucing...King N' Queen!

Surprise! Tricked you. Sort of. You see, King N' Queen might be a new duo, and "Girlfriend" might be a new song, but you more than likely already know a lil' something about all the players involved in this production. (And if you don't, well...consider this your formal Introduuction all around.)…


Introduucing...SLK!

Between BANKS and Lorde and Say Lou Lou and Lana Del Rey and Lykke Li, the downtempo ladies are truly having their moment in the sun — err, moonlight. East London singer-songwriter (and/or Elusive Chanteuse) SLK (that's pronounced "Silk") is a relatively new name to add to the steadily growing…


Introduucing...Wrathschild!

Wrathschild is born. Following the release of his sophomore record R∆ in 2011 and the WWW mixtape back in October, LA-based singer-songwriter, Boy Robot and friend of mine (FULL DISCLOSURE, because #journalism) Simon Curtis has been steadily putting together a #secretprojectrevolution of his own:…


Introduucing...Lune!

It's time to get familiar with Lune, the musical project helmed by Swedish songbird, Linnéa Martinsson. If you're conscious of the more trendy EDM tunes churned out over the past years, you'll probably recognize Linnéa's voice from Adrian Lux's "Fire" and "Teenage Crime," as well as her gorgeous…


Introduucing...King Deco!

First things first: King Deco is, in fact, a Queen. (The "King" part of her name represents her "quest for strength and sustainability in a male-oriented world," just as a little FYI.) From the moment I first heard "One" (it's a lucky debut single title, for sure), I knew Jordan-bred, NYC-based…


'Just Like You': Rising R&B Princess Liz Takes Us Back To Y2K

It's time to get familiar with LA-based R&B-pop princess on the rise, Liz. Liz hails from Diplo's Mad Decent label — home of Bauuer, Zebra Katz, Crookers, Rusko and dozens of other dancehall, moombahton and techno acts. That's a little shocking to hear, because unlike the off-the-walls,…


Introduucing...Salt Ashes!

Meet Salt Ashes, an über-promising 22-year-old UK dark synth-pop princess. (I know — already sold, right?) While she's been slowly building up in the background for a few years now, Mizz Ashes' is officially stepping out with her debut single "Somebody," released on January 14 on Radikal Records.…


Premiere: Mereki, "Blue Lake (WMNSTUDIES Remix)"

Meet Mereki. After lending her airy vocals to Goldroom's four-to-the-floor disco jam "Only You Can Show Me" last spring, the rising Australian singer-songwriter premiered her debut solo single: "Blue Lake," a dreamy ode to long distance love that glitters with a kind of hazy summer nostalgia,…


Introduucing...XOV!

Meet XOV, a Swedish pop star on the rise. To really get into his music, you need to know his past. (And yes, that is a direct contrast with the classic Spice Girls pearl of wisdom: "If you want my future, forget my past.") XOV grew up in Tensta, a ghetto considered to be the most unsafe…