JAKE WESLEY ROGERS
Songwriting is an art. Telling stories both singular and universal can be a tricky line to walk, for even the most esteemed of artists. But Jake Wesley Rogers’ bold music is queer storytelling refracted through a universal lens; it’s inspired by the authenticity and artistry of his heroes like Adele, Regina Spektor, and Florence + the Machine.
As one of the most successful crossover electronic artists today, Denver-based producer/DJ ILLENIUM, born Nick Miller, has elevated dance music via his bold, progressive take on the genre. His expansive sound, which mixes elements of celestial electronic, mellow alternative, rock-fuel dubstep, emotional indie and pop-tinged bass music, has topped the U.S. charts, garnered a Grammy nomination, more than 4 billion collective streams and solidified the breakout artist as a festival-headlining act—all within a few short years.
Singer, songwriter, producer, and director LAYA is a fresh and fiery R&B outlier. A New York native, LAYA has mastered her craft by being a self-contained artist. Every step of the process from writing lyrics, mixing vocals, directing and editing her own high resolution music videos from an iPhone 7, is welcoming you into LAYA’s world. For all of her timeless talent, swagger, and spirit, she embodies a modern D.I.Y. approach as a self-sufficient creator.
Maude Latour has a way with words. The singer, songwriter has a knack for crafting the kind of vignettes that are at once both universal and specific — the hallmark of a born storyteller.
Multiplatinum recording artist MAX has been labeled a “Young Pop God” by GQ, named a “top popstar to watch” by Billboard and was nominated for “Best New Pop Artist” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
With his darkly sparkling vocals, evocative storytelling, and contagious rhythms, Omah Lay is quickly becoming one of Nigeria’s most talked-about musical innovators.
Omar Apollo is one of R&B’s most exciting shape-shifters. He is holding close to music that feels inventive, experimental, and true to his wide-ranging passion.
After dedicating his life to music as a kid, Teddy Swims—a.k.a. Atlanta native Jaten Dimsdale—unassumingly knocked on the door of stardom and claimed the payoff of a decades-long grind. With nearly 500 million global streams to his credit, as well as a social following that exceeds 7.5 million, Teddy’s songs of devotion have clearly connected.