January 23, 2020
Artists to Watch 2020
Every year the eyes and ears of the dance music community shift to up-and-comers and even established artists breaking the mold. These are the artists making a name for themselves — the ones pushing forward, breaking boundaries, and never looking back. These are the Artists to Watch in 2020, which deserve your undivided attention.
Based on data pulled from other 2020 Artists to Watch lists we determined this year’s first 10 picks: Birthdayy Partyy, Control Freak, Effin, Ekali, Kendoll, Lucille Croft, Masteria, Nostalgix, Reaper and Saint Punk. These are the top names taking over lineups and SoundCloud streams everywhere, blowing us away at every opportunity with their distinct, uncompromisable styles. While it’s perplexing as to why Ekali has flown under the radar for so long, he still has yet to release his debut album, so there’s much anticipation surrounding the project this year.
From there, we selected 10 more of our personal favorites: ALRT, Case of the Mondays, Cloverdale, Galo, Hunter, ISOxo, John Summit, Juelz, Lizzy Jane and X&G. These are the artists who turned our heads in one way or another, regardless of status or social followings, or the number of times they appeared on Artists to Watch lists. Nightenjin was built from the underground, which makes our team especially excited to hear where these projects are heading. Shoutout to Lizzy Jane and Galo, who both dropped tracks on our label this past year.
The immediate future of dance music looks brighter than ever in 2020 and these are the artists leading the pack! Listen up!
Birthdayy Partyy (Photo by Brand1films)
Artist to Watch 2020
Case of the Mondays
P.S. We could go on all day about the fresh, new talent killing it out there — so we’d love to hear about the artists rocking your musical world. Link us and just maybe we can coordinate a Nightenjin collab. Anything is possible.
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