Kehlani tells it like it is. Whether in conversation or on stage, the Oakland-born R&B singer and songwriter gives the straight truth about her life, her pain, passion, love, triumph, and everything in between with collected calm and confidence. It’s that type of honesty that makes her music resonate with a rabidly growing audience and got her a Grammy Nomination in 2016.
Born in Huntsville, Alabama and raised in Chicago, MC/poet Mick Jenkins made an impact in the Chicago hip-hop scene with his socially conscious and intelligent lyrics. His production has been rooted in jazz more than hip hop making his music more dynamic than most rappers coming up today.
Beach Slang has accomplished what most bands can never do. They’ve managed to capture the heart’s of “cool guy” millennial hipsters, nerdy pop punk kids, and the classic rock loving older folks. With the love of just about everyone and every critic, Beach Slang is heading into 2016 (their second year of being a band) with serious momentum. It also doesn’t hurt that the music is dang near perfect.
Alex G captured hearts and mind with his bedroom demos that eventually lead to a record deal with Domino. His contemporaries hail him as one of the greatest song writers right now, and as of late critics and an ever growing fanbase are agreeing.
Oakland based Day Wave is redefining the California “surf rock” sound. His mix of pop and classic indie rock sensibilities has landed him air time on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show and shout outs from pop rock heavy hitters like Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus and Jack Mannequin’s Andrew McMahon.