Jae Mansa and Young Marco find their inspiration wherever they are, in their surroundings, grinding it hard in their local area of North Carolina. Jae Mansa is a duo of cousins comprising Daron “Jae” Johnson and Brandon “B” Boone, and they’ve worked together for a while now. We’ve covered their previous releases this year, and we’re happy to bring you yet another, their new single, ‘Gryndin’.
Originally from New York but now based in Chicago, Jonah Kue’s influences are varied, ranging from Sade, to Darren Hayes, and Janet Jackson. His beautiful vocals are showcased in his latest single, ‘Whip’, which was released on March 1. ‘Whip’ is the first track from his forthcoming album, ‘Midnight Oil’, the follow up from his 2016 album, ‘The Foreigner’.
Ragtime sextet Ellis Dyson & The Shambles are making waves for their energetic performances and groovy dance tunes. The band consists of four strings, two horns, and soulful, lively vocals. With their influences ranging from Piedmont murder ballads to old time jazz, they will get you to your feet with their folky single, ‘Circlin’ The Henhouse’.
Eli Raybon grew up in Mississippi, Louisiana, and North Carolina, feeling at odds with society. Eli refused to accept the life chosen by his friends, of college, job, settling down and raising a family, and instead threw himself into his music, devouring and being inspired by artists such as Phoenix, The Killers, and The Smiths.