Emerging Sounds: Top 10 Artists to Have on Your Radar in 2024

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The world of music is brimming with fresh talent, and we’ve compiled a list of ten phenomenal artists who are poised to make a splash in the industry. From genre-bending rappers to captivating songwriters, we’ve got a selection of artists poised to make waves in the industry. Dive into our list and discover your new favorite artist!

1. Bandmanrill

Bandmanrill is a rapper from Newark blending dynamic, drill-influenced verses with energetic Jersey club beats. He’s transformed classics like Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and early Miguel tracks into irresistible, dance-inducing anthems. In a scene often focused on dance, Bandman brings a renewed emphasis on lyricism and rapping. He’s poised to build on his current success with upcoming projects, including a collaborative mixtape with Sha EK from the Bronx in the spring, a solo tape in the summer, and his highly anticipated debut album set for release in the fall.

2. Grace Ives

Grace Ives, an American singer-songwriter, has garnered critical acclaim for her unique blend of synth-pop and electronic music. Born in New York City, and raised in Brooklyn, Ives comes from a creative background, with her father being a cinematographer and her mother working in the music industry. Known for her hot-mess anthems and dynamic performances, Ives continues to captivate audiences with her infectious sound and captivating lyrics, solidifying her position as one of the rising stars in the music industry.

3. Aurelance

Aurelance, driven by a passion for melodies and storytelling, has just released his new song “Goodbye,” marking a significant milestone in his musical journey. With authenticity and vulnerability at its core, the song invites listeners to connect on a deeper level and embrace the beauty of imperfection. Crossing genres and weaving dynamic soundscapes, Aurelance’s music promises a transformative experience, inviting audiences to embark on a journey of self-discovery through the power of music.

4. Kali Malone

Kali Malone, hailing from Colorado but now residing in Stockholm, is a boundary-pushing composer and experimental musician known for her unique ability to manipulate pipe organs and modular synth tones. What makes Malone truly captivating is her deep understanding of frequency nuances, cultivated through her work as an organ tuner. Drawing inspiration from drone music pioneers like Éliane Radigue and La Monte Young, Malone’s compositions offer a mesmerizing journey that is both physically arresting and emotionally profound.

5. Water From Your Eyes

Water From Your Eyes comprises two close friends based in Brooklyn who create experimental pop music with a serious edge. They are now gearing up to release a record under the esteemed indie label Matador. Additionally, they are set to embark on a tour alongside labelmates Interpol and Snail Mail soon. Rachel Brown and Nate Amos craft music that is architecturally unusual, blending sunny melodies with surreal lyrics, rock elements with suspenseful orchestrations. Their work embraces the creative potential of both error and repetition, resulting in a truly unique sonic experience.

6. Yaya Bey

Brooklyn-based artist Yaya Bey is known for her genre-blending R&B, influenced by hip-hop, soul, and jazz. Her music, exemplified by last year’s standout album “Remember Your North Star,” centers on themes of Black womanhood with intimate and expansive storytelling. With new music teased on Twitter and upcoming performances alongside Roy Ayers, Bey’s unique style continues to captivate audiences. Fans of underdog anthems and neo-soul will find her music irresistible.

7. Ariel Marie

At just 18 years old and studying music business at NYU, Ariel Marie is already leaving a mark with her soulful voice and heartfelt songwriting. Drawing inspiration from folk icons like Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, Ariel crafts songs that delve into themes of nature, love, and literary references. Immersed in every aspect of her music, she not only sings but also plays guitar and banjo, enriching her compositions with depth. With five songs already under her belt and her upcoming single, “Just This Way,” set for release on April 12, Ariel Marie is positioned to become a noteworthy presence in today’s music scene.

8. Anabel Gutherz

Hailing from Montreal, Anabel Gutherz‘s rich musical background and innate storytelling prowess shine through, solidifying her status as a rising star in the industry. As she continues to captivate audiences with her authentic artistry, “Shame” marks yet another compelling chapter in her musical journey, promising more captivating music to come in 2024.

9. brakence

Randy Findell, professionally known as brakence, hails from Columbus, OH, and boasts a diverse skill set as a singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Delving into music production during his teenage years, brakence made the bold decision to leave college and pursue his music career full-time. His eclectic musical style draws inspiration from hyperpop and digicore genres, while also incorporating elements of glitch pop, emo, electronic, and hip-hop.

10. Be.N Reilly

Be.N Reilly, hailing from Atlanta with roots in Brooklyn, draws inspiration from his favorite superhero, Spider-Man, to symbolize both homage and self-acceptance. His solo debut with “Freelance” in 2021 marked a distinctive blend of rap and singing, exploring themes of self-doubt, resilience, and loyalty. Recently surpassing one million streams, Be.N Reilly celebrated with a freestyle titled “1M,” showcasing his ambition to be among the greatest in the industry. With recognition on the rise and dedication evident, Be.N Reilly’s journey in music is just beginning, promising a future where his talent speaks volumes about his artistry and vision.

We hope you enjoyed exploring this week’s selection of up-and-coming musicians. With their unique talents and captivating sounds, these artists are sure to leave a lasting impression. Stay tuned for more exciting discoveries in the weeks to come!