Music Discovery: December 2018

December 5, 2018 Kara Weinand

This month’s music discovery blog comes to you from Music Service Manager, Dean Carlson who is sharing three of his current favorite tracks performed by some amazing new artists. Check out our December playlist and discover some great new tracks to add to your rotation, handpicked by our entire music team.

 

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Looking for some new music? Here are three artists to watch in 2019, from all around the globe, who I believe will continue to gain more fans and exposure in the coming year. Each of these tracks are on heavy rotation in my own playlists–I hope that you enjoy them too! 

Artist: J.S. Ondara

Track: American Dream

Twitter: @jsondara

Singer-songwriter J.S. Ondara was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to pursue a career in music, partly due to his adoration of native Bob Dylan. You can easily hear the influence in this powerful track “American Dream,” which also showcases his intimate singing style. His has a new album out in February with a US tour to follow.

 

Artist: Foxwarren

Track: Everything Apart

Twitter: @foxwarrenmusic

Foxwarren are a scruffy four-piece from Saskatchewan, Canada, who credit influences as diverse as Pedro The Lion, The Band and Paul Simon, but that only scratches the surface. Their first single “Everything Apart” from their upcoming debut album, incorporates a driving, krautrock rhythm backdrop that morphs into numerous shapes throughout its 4 minutes. It’s one of my favorite singles of the moment.

 

Artist: Masego

Track: Prone

Twitter: @UncleSego

Masego was born, Micah Davis, in Jamaica, but decided on the name Masego after researching his South African roots on a senior project in school, the name meaning = blessing in Setswana. His sound has been described as “Trap/House/Jazz” and within a short period of time he has managed to amass 20 million streams of his debut in Europe alone and is slated to perform at the iii Points Alternative Music Festival in Miami in 2019.

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