Music Lovers! Music Fans! It’s that time of the week again! MTV Iggy needs your help picking this week’s “Artist of the Week”. It’s just soooo hard every time to decide, we couldn’t do it without your help.
Below are five of our favorite bands that we’ve picked from around the world, andit’s up to you to decide which one will be ‘numero uno’. You have until next Friday night until 9 am EST to vote for your favorite artist using the poll below.
The band with the most votes will be featured on MTV Iggy’s homepage along with an interview revealing all…….. Get Ready!
Barcelona-based producer (of Montrealer extraction) Sinjin Hawke has made a name for himself in the club world by transforming the biggest imaginable hip-hop and R&B club-bangers (Beyonce’s “Countdown,” DJ Khaled’s “I’m On One,” The Dream’s “Fancy”) into futuristic, danceable sound-poems. In Sinjin’s hands, these omnipresent jams take on a new emotional life, joined by frozen pianos, otherworldly synthesizers and glimmering curtains of sound.
Yolanda Zama may very well be one of the promising new voices representing the nouvel Afrique movement that has been progressively taking over the music scene in recent years. Ever wondered what South African icon Miriam Makeba would sound like set to a modern backdrop, afront a slew of young, hungry contemporary listeners? That about partially sums up the soulful air that Zama, a Jo’burg native, charismatically offers.
Los Dorados Rockabilly Trio
Los Dorados. Rockabilly has never really gone out of style. Neither is it ever really in style. That’s kind of what being a classic means. Colombia’s Dorados Rockabilly Trio and their squarely rockabilly but also pretty punk rock debut Conflicto de Espacio Blanco (The White Space Conflict) is a shining example of this. These dudes makes tunes that sound every bit as killer now as bands did back when tattoos, power chords, tremolo and troubled youth first did the watusi.
Xtatic has the solid skills and athletic delivery of greats like Lauryn Hill and Missy Elliott but she speaks in the voice of young, hungry Nairobi. And she just inked a deal with Sony Africa. The rising star was recently spotted in Johannesburg recording her debut album with The Fahrenheitz. Xtatic caught the eyes and ears of the nation when she made it to the Kenyan finals of Channel O’s Emcee Africa in 2010. She drew significant interest with her single, last year’s “The Prep Track,” and the buzz built to a swarm.
Me and My Drummer
Me and My Drummer, their sound is a dead serious best-of amalgam of indie sounds from the last few decades (along with a few hymnal influences here and there), leaving you a little lost somewhere between nostalgia and the grounding familiarity of contemporary indie-pop a la Feist and Lykke Li. Each song is darkly psychological and angsty, with their single “You’re a Runner” leading the charge with suicide as a subject matter. Yet the result is always lush, lovely and non-alienating. The anthemic Kate Bush vibe and composition quirks help on their album The Hawk, The Beak, The Prey, but most notably, the world should build monuments to keys player/vocalist Charlotte Brandi’s voice. If everyone on earth heard it, there would be no more war.