The Mavericks, the Miami band famous for being able to cross so many boundaries between Americana, Country and Rock’n’Roll have this year added a new string to their multiple CMA and Grammy award winning bow. They have released a record entirely in Spanish. ‘En Español’ is quite simply The Mavericks in Spanish and is such a tour de force that it landed at #22 in the UK indie chart, #6 in the UK Americana chart as well as topping Billboard’s Latin Pop Album Chart. This incredible album is produced by the irrepressible lead singer Raul Malo with long time collaborator Niko Bolas, who has produced such greats as Neil Young, Prince and Sheryl Crow.
Ancient Whales have a compelling sound – garage rock that contains more than a hint of punk – that works well with their equally intriguing name. In fact, the band name is matched by that of the members themselves, Enoch Bledsoe, Natalie Bledsoe, and Oakley Munson. Not to be outdone is the title of their latest album, ‘Vestiges Of Tails Appear In All Of Us’, set for release on April 24 via Owlphabet Records, which sounds like it’s been lifted from ‘On The Origin Of Species’. First single from the album is the more simply named, ‘Giving’, and that’s where the simplicity ends.
Miami native Teenear is the latest signing to Slip-N-Slide Records, and the RnB natural has wasted no time in releasing her new single, ‘Dolla Signs’, the follow up to her previous releases – girl-power anthem ‘Friday Night’, featuring Sage The Gemini, ‘I Like That’, featuring Lil’ Baby, and 2018’s ‘Need Your Love’.
Described by Elevator Magazine as “The white female Lil Wayne & Eminem mashed with the sex appeal of Rihanna”, Chelzzz is a lesbian rapper and a significant supporter of the LGBT community. Her latest single, ‘Somewhere In Miami’, is accompanied by the perfect video clip, which showcases picturesque blue skies, pretty girls and bold colours, emphasising the culture, attitiude, and grit that Miami has to offer.
Now signed to Slip-N-Slide Records, Miami’s Teenear has been honing her craft since the age of 3, when she started participating in pageants, talent shows, and singing in Church. She started uploading covers to YouTube at the age of 15, and she released her debut single, ‘Friday Night’, featuring rapper Sage The Gemini, in 2015. She’s kept up the rhythm with more singles since then, and with trailblazers like Mariah Carey, Brandy, Aaliyah, and Beyoncé as influences, there’s no doubt this star is shooting for the moon.
Grimass’ new single, ‘In Silence’, featuring Shifta, is the epitome of what rap fans are looking for in the southern scene. The Miami-based vocalist has a style whose vocals virtually hit the listener across the face; ‘In Silence’ is aggressive, confronting, and yet at the same time, worthy of icon status.