ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Brayton Bowman

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I have been following the talent that is Brayton Bowman for quite some time now but I haven’t actually given him the necessary credit he deserves, so with September coming to a start he is this months Artist Spotlight!

There is a lot of talent running through this man, he has given us everything from 90’s mash-up’s to some fantastic, attitude filled original tracks. The best way to describe Brayton’s sound would be a more soulful pop sound, but I would use the term “Pop” lightly because I feel like that limits his sound. More recently, Brayton has been linked to another one of my favorites, MNEK, and with two talents like that together you know their music is going to be amazing.

Take a listen to a few of my favorite mash-ups and some original tracks below that the extremely talented Brayton Bowman has given us after the jump!

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Stanaj

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It is finally time for our Artist Spotlight of the month! This month’s goes to the extremely soulful and smooth vocalist, Stanaj.

I stumbled on this guy about 2 years ago, because I came across his cover of Miguel’s “All I Want Is You”, which is one of my favorite tracks by him. I was instantly hooked on the vocals that Stanaj so effortlessly creates. With a limited number of videos of him I was at a standstill for quite some time.

He produced some short instagram videos and that was all I had to deal with as I tried to keep up with his career. Well now he is making some serious presence with an original and so many more covers.

I put the first video I found below, and after the jump you’ll find much more information on the talent that is, Stanaj!

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Long Live Music’s ones to watch of 2016

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Now that the year is coming to a close and we approach another year of new music and new artists emerging from everywhere, it is time that we look at a few of the artists that we think will do big things in 2016. Now of course we have the obvious choices that are featured everywhere such as Alessia Cara and Jess Glynne, but we,here at LLM, consider their years to be already at a rise.

So we wanted to feature the handful of artists that may not get the most recognition but yet, are releasing music that, we feel, everyone will love. Below we have, what we consider to be, our top 5 artists of 2016.

First let me say that this definitely wasn’t an easy choice narrowing it down to 5, we considered doing a top 10 but that would have been too much. If you aren’t impressed with any of them, be sure to stay tuned to LLM because our other runner up’s may just be featured soon!

Check out the list below the jump!

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NEW EP: Brayton Bowman – HERE | NOW

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Ladies and Gentleman, we finally have some real talent from the USA, and I’m super excited to share this with you!

Heard a little buzz going around from this EP, so I decided to give it a spin and let me tell you, I wasn’t the least bit disappointed. Brayton Bowman is a sort of soulful, yet funky mixed with a little R&B talent. This short 4 track EP doesn’t do justice to the amount of Talent this guy has. I don’t really know anything about him just yet, but I intend to keep a close watch on him, he is just getting started and I can’t wait to hear what he has in store.

REPEAT.

NEW VIDEO: Years & Years – Take Shelter

Found out about Years & Years after hearing them being featured on the track ‘Sunlight‘ by The Magician. Now, after doing a little research into their solo work, I found this fantastic track titled ‘Take Shelter’. This track has a very UK dance-floor vibe to it, with it’s reggae feel to it. I’m loving everything about this track, and I have to say Olly, the lead singer, has got quite the voice on him. I’m looking forward to hearing more from these guys and they have my full support, and I hope to see them over here in Dallas very soon!

Enjoy!

NEW MUSIC: Sakima – Energy

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Excited to show you guys a new talent named Sakima. I found this guy off pinboardblog, and I immediately fell in love. Sakima carries himself in a James Blake sort of way, but doesn’t lose his own flow. He has a very smooth and soulful vocal, and it just fits over the haunting beat. The whole track as a whole is just stunning and will take you to another place. I’m just now discovering him, so I really hope to post every step on his way to what could be a very big career.

Enjoy!

 

NEW MUSIC: Astronomyy – U Make Me Feel Good

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Alright ladies and gentleman, we have a very talented man who is about to blow up very soon. I have just come across Astronomyy and I wish I had sooner, while I don’t know much about him, I know he makes fantastic music, and for now thats all I need to know! ‘U Make Me Feel Good’ is hard to describe in words, to me it sounds like a modern soul track. It has a very smooth vibe, yet has a very R&B almost Trap sounding beat in the background. All I can say is, its perfection for my ears, and it will be to yours too.

Look out for his EP There For U, coming out July 28th, it is sure to please us!