Describing herself as “Afro-tina”, Reinana Fernandez performs as Simply Rayne. The 20 year old singer was raised on the classics such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Al Green, Diana Ross, and Etta James, and later on explored her own interests, such as Michael Jackson, Destiny’s Child, Prince, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige, and Lauryn Hill. But her number one influence is the queen herself: Beyoncé.
San Diego’s Jonny Dee’s love for the likes of David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Prince, Marvin Gaye, and Michael Jackson – along with a new found interest in spirituality and peace – has clearly had an influence on his new music. His latest album, ‘The Human Experience’, which was released in the spring, sees Dee declaring himself to be the new saviour of rock and roll, and blending elements of funk, jazz, psychedelia, and soul, combined with a rap sound and rock. Essentially it’s a sound all of his own, which he’s dubbed “psychedelic hip hop”.