NO TOURISTS – DUMBO

Toronto based collective NO TOURISTS share their explosive new single ‘DUMBO’. Made up of five independent artists and two producers based in Toronto, including French-Congolese rapper Keynes Woods, and Garçons frontman Deelo Avery, NO TOURISTS showcase their blazing sound with a fusion of hip-hop, rap, R&B and soul with inspirations from the UK’s drill and grime scene. Check out the hard-hitting single and it’s equally fiery music video directed by Kevin Kudukis here.

Kalisway – Durag

July 20

Introducing Toronto based newcomer Kalisway who is a force to be reckoned with on her infectious and funk-filled new single ‘Durag’. Having already impressed earlier this year with her marvelous debut EP ‘CREAM’ which features standout cuts like ‘Cherry’, ‘Hot Pockets’ and ‘Groove’, the rising artist continues to deliver her delectable slice of soulful vibes with ‘Durag’. Dive into the vibrant single here, it’s an absolute bop from start to finish.

Shay Lia – All Up To You

June 27

Montreal based songstress Shay Lia serves up the summery vibes with another delectable cut in the form of ‘All Up To You’. Serving as the follow up to last year’s superb ‘Dangerous’ LP, the rising singer/songwriter continues to showcase her irresistible vocals over a tropical beat that encompasses an ever so smooth and relaxing atmosphere. Dive into the lush soundscapes of ‘All Up To You’ here, it’s a stunner!

Emanuel – Addiction

June 20

Consider yourself introduced to Canadian singer/songwriter Emanuel who shines on ‘Addiction’, a standout cut from his debut EP ‘Session 1: Disillusion’. Having already impressed with his gorgeous debut single ‘Need You’ (which was accompanied by a music video creative directed by Idris Elba), Emanuel takes things to another level on ‘Addiction’ as his ever so smooth vocals glide across the rich instrumentation. Dive into the soulful cut here and be sure to give his ‘Session 1: Disillusion’ EP a spin too.

GRAE – Ex Lovers

June 18

If you’re looking for a sparkling pop gem, look no further than ‘Ex Lovers’, the stunning new single from Canadian singer/songwriter GRAE. Having already impressed with her ‘New Girl’ EP last year and ‘Slow Down’ earlier this year, the rising Toronto based artist continues to shine as her infectious melodies and sugary sweet vocals sweep across the guitar-heavy soundscape. Check out the single and it’s DIY-style music video here.

K-OS & Kaytranada – Boshido

Canada based rapper K-OS with fellow native Kaytranada on an explosive and powerful new five-track EP in the form of ‘Boshido’. The project serves as the follow up to K-OS’ 2015 album ‘Can’t Fly Without Gravity’ and 2018 single ‘No Bucks’ and unsurprisingly is another lyrical masterpiece from start to finish as he works his magic over Kaytranada’s bouncy and vibrant soundscapes. Check out the project, which features a previously released remix of K-OS’ single ‘Crucial’ here.

M.I.BLUE – Orng

Consider yourself introduced to Toronto based singer, songwriter and producer M.I.BLUE and her sparkling and soulful new project ‘Orng’. Each of the three tracks that make up the EP encompass a dreamlike, almost extra-terrestrial energy that is unlike anything you’ll have heard before. The distinct, soulful compositions on ‘SUNLIGHT’ and ‘FEELIN WAYS’ are smothered with M.I.BLUE’s impeccably smooth and versatile vocals to create an entirely haunting and immersive atmosphere. Check out the spectacular project here.

Isabella Lovestory – Golosa

May 21

Honduras-born, Montreal-based artist Isabella Lovestory shares club-ready single ‘Golosa’ which is lifted from her forthcoming new album. Accompanied by an equally fiery and captivating music video directed by Tyler Cunningham, the pop-reggae induced track sees the singer lay down her sensuous tones over a pounding beat penned by mysterious beatsmith Chicken. Check out the blistering single up top and if you haven’t already, be sure to check out Isabella Lovestory’s ‘Humo’ project which dropped last year.

Jonah Yano – delicate

May 10

Let Japanese-Canadian artist Jonah Yano serenade you with his wistful and gentle musings on soothing new single ‘delicate’. Having released a handful of singles and a stellar EP in the form of ‘Nervous’ last year, the rising artist’s latest offering ‘delicate’ is a lush and utterly soulful cut. With production courtesy of fellow Canadian Monsune who lays down jazzy, funk-filled sounds to serve as the perfect backdrop for Yano’s soft tones, ‘delicate’ is one of those rare soul-stirring gems that make you stop and just listen to each note, each word. Enjoy the single and its music video here, and be sure to keep an eye out for Jonah Yano’s forthcoming debut album ‘souvenir’ which drops June 16th.

Zanski – Consequence

Canadian artist and multi-instrumentalist Zanski shares ‘Consequence’, the first single from his forthcoming EP ‘Upon Frigid Water’. With a handful of brilliant EPs released over the years, Tom Probizanski has continually showcased his versatility as a singer, songwriter and producer, and that’s exactly the case with ‘Consequence’. Another sparkling electronically laced R&B cut that boasts some stellar guitar licks and Zanski’s superb falsetto, the single serves as the perfect opener to this next chapter from the rising artist’s discography.

Lido Pimienta – Miss Colombia

April 21

Colombia-born, Toronto-based artist and COLORS alumni Lido Pimienta unveils her delightful and expansive new album ‘Miss Colombia’. Featuring previously released cuts like ‘No Pude’ and ‘Nada‘ (which she performed for COLORS earlier this year’, Pimienta’s stirring sounds shine brighter than ever on evocative singles like ‘Quiero Que Me Salves’ and ‘Pelo Cucu’ which serve as a tribute to her Afro-Indigenous heritage. Check out the dazzling record here which features contributions from the likes of Li Saumet, Rafael Cassiani Cassiani and Sexteto Cabala.

Apashe – Behind My Eyes (ft. LIA)

April 12

Montreal based artist Apashe aka John De Buck teams up with LIA on spectacular new single ‘Behind My Eyes’ taken from his newly released album ‘Renaissance’. Soundtracked by a powerful, crunchy, electronic-led beat, the track is given a softer touch by LIA’s impeccably smooth vocals. Check out the hypnotic and uplifting single and be sure to dive into ‘Renaissance’ if you haven’t already done so.

Abby Sage – Holy Water

March 27

Introducing Canadia based singer/songwriter Abby Sage and her infectious debut single ‘Holy Water’, a delectable slice of dreampop. What strikes a chord from the moment you press play, is Abby Sage’s impeccably rich and intoxicating vocals, which was across the piano-led soundscape carried by a crisp beat. Dive into the lush atmospherics of ‘Holy Water’ (which comes with a home-made style music video) here, and be sure to keep an eye out for more from Abby Sage this year.

Tate McRae – that way

March 20

Rising Canadian singer/songwriter Tate McRae unveiling delectable new single ‘that way’, lifted from her new EP ‘all the things I never said’. The captivating single is soundtracked by gentle piano chords and atmospheric, subtle electronic beats that pound there way through as McRae lays down her impeccable vocals. Check out the stunning song along with its equally arresting music video here and be sure to keep an eye out for the new EP which features previously released singles ‘stupid’, ‘tear myself apart’ and ‘all my friends are fake’.

renforshort – teenage angst

March 13

Consider yourself introduced to renforshort and her spellbinding debut EP ‘teenage angst’, a project packed to the brim with pop bangers. Featuring previously released singles ‘i drive me mad’, ‘new way’ and ‘idc’, the 7 track EP serves as a breath of fresh fair with renforshort’s unapologetic and gritty vocals, catchy melodies and raw songwriting taking center stage. With ‘teenage angst’, renforshort has truly cemented herself as one to watch, not to mention one of the most exciting new artists from this year.

LOONY – White Lie

February 27

Consider yourself introduced to Toronto based singer/songwriter LOONY who has shared her sensational new single ‘White Lie’. Lifted from her forthcoming EP titled ‘JOYRiDE’ which drops later this year, ‘White Lie’ serves up a crisp beat dripping with groovy guitars and powerful drums that wonderfully complement LOONY’s impeccably smooth vocals. If this lead single is anything to go by, ‘JOYRiDE’ is going to be quite special!

Grimes – Delete Forever

February 14

Grimes shares yet another delightful cut from her forthcoming new album ‘Miss Anthropocene’ in the form of ‘Delete Forever’. Accompanied by an apocalyptic music video (made in collaboration between Grimes, Mac Boucher and Neil Hansen) which sees Grimes sat on a throne of sorts whilst everything around her crumbles, the track is driven by soothing guitar lines and strings that wonderfully carry Grimes’ angelic vocals. Check out the striking visual here and keep an eye out for ‘Miss Anthropocene’ which drops on February 21st.

Nilo Blues – No Risk Involved

February 1

Vietnamese-Chinese Canadian artist Nilo Blues refuses to be kept inside the boundaries on blistering new single ‘No Risk Involved’. Soundtracked by an icy trap-inspired beat, the rising hip-hop artists effortlessly shifts from ruthlessly sharp verses to super smooth vocals on the chorus. Check out the powerful track and it’s thought-provoking visual directed by angelicamilash which depicts the “exoticising and fetishising of Asian female stereotypes within the entertainment industry”.

Chiiild – Hands Off Me

January 22

Rising Montreal based artist Chiiild sets up the release of his forthcoming EP with the dark yet soulful new single ‘Hands Off Me’. Having already impressed us with the delectable ‘Count Me Out’ last summer, Chiiild continues his brilliant form with another sensational slice of moody R&B-infused soul that’s reminiscent of fellow native The Weeknds ‘House of Balloons’ trilogy. Check out the stunning single here and keep an eye out for Chiild’s debut EP which is out next month.

Meryem Saci – Eyes On Me

January 14

Consider yourself introduced to Canadian based, Algerian born singer, songwriter Meryem Saci whose latest single ‘Eyes on Me’ is an absolute stunner. An amalgamation of genres, the spellbinding cut is taken from Meryem’s forthcoming debut EP ‘All in’ which is out later this year. Driven by an icy trap-inspired beat penned by JYCE, ‘Eyes On Me’ is taken to new levels with Saci’s breathtaking vocals which blend wonderfully with the Afro-Arabian inspired melodies and instrumentation.