Brooklyn, New York’s Flatbush Zombies channel the best of the ’90s East Coast rap era on cinematic tracks full of mind-altering atmospherics and dense lyrical content. The FBZ trio was formed by Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice, and Erick “The Architect” Elliott in 2010. Meech and Elliott grew up together inContinue Reading

The members of Panic! At the Disco had barely graduated high school when their full-length debut, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, transformed the suburban Las Vegas teens into national emo-pop stars. The band had materialized several years earlier, when friends Spencer Smith (drums) and Ryan Ross (guitar) began coveringContinue Reading

A Macon, Georgia-born singer/songwriter, Jason Aldean quietly turned into a genuine country superstar in the back half of the 2000s. His parents separated when he was three years old, and he spent his childhood with his mother in Macon through the school year while spending the summers with his fatherContinue Reading

Singer, songwriter, and producer Miguel spent a handful of years behind the scenes prior to his breakthrough as a Grammy-winning specialist in carnal pop-R&B ballads. When he was 16, the San Pedro, California native born Miguel Jontel Pimentel was involved with production company Drop Squad. Three years later, he wasContinue Reading

French electronic music producer David Guetta belongs to the sparkling wave of DJs who combined Daft Punk’s sleek house music with a pinch of electroclash’s punch. Guetta had been DJ’ing around France playing popular tunes, but his brain was particularly rewired in 1987 when he heard a Farley Jackmaster FunkContinue Reading

Leon Bridges’ first strides as a retro-soul artist prompted comparisons to R&B legends like Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. A singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Bridges performed in and around Fort Worth, Texas and stirred up music industry interest with analog recordings, produced by Justin Block and Austin Jenkins of WhiteContinue Reading

A pop singer/songwriter who broke records with his debut single, Shawn Mendes was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. After posting a series of his cover versions to various video-sharing sites, Mendes earned a dedicated following of viewers. His mix of Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s styles also appealedContinue Reading

Leon Bridges’ first strides as a retro-soul artist prompted comparisons to R&B legends like Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. A singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Bridges performed in and around Fort Worth, Texas and stirred up music industry interest with analog recordings, produced by Justin Block and Austin Jenkins of WhiteContinue Reading