This column is dedicated to offering you insight to artists on the rise. I feature musicians that have the potential to make it big. You get to listen and determine their fate.
I am becoming more and more pleased with these ladies taking steps forward and really coming into their own. I talked not too long ago about another female in this area, Syron, as girls who killed it as features on good dance tracks, but I am being completely blown away by their solo music too. Adding to this London town nook of musicians, let me happily introduce (or introduce as a solo) the striking Miss Roses Gabor. You’ve probably heard her alongside SBTRKT with the super smooth but upbeat dance track “Pharaohs,” but now Miss lady has branched out and stunned the blogosphere with her stunning new song “Stars,” produced by the British dancehall genius Redlight. As a “coming out” piece by a musician who frequents dance tracks every so often, this was an absolutely gorgeous piece to start with. She took a really great direction with this song, she fed off an extreme electronic vibe, but in such a smooth way where it becomes almost emotive and slightly atmospheric. Not to mention the perfectly chopped up vocals, which are layered so well throughout the song with bits of R&B that melt you right where you’re listening. Not only is the song a complete winner, but the music video transports you to an ever-changing neon universe where the colors seriously heighten the affect of the song.
Prior to “Stars” and the majority of her featured tracks, Roses Gabor released The Wonderful World of Roses Gabor Vol. 1 which is a plethora of tasty tracks mixed together by Martelo, including Dizzie Rascal, Theophilus London, and Gorillaz (which can be found on her SoundCloud page for a free download). “Stars” is the first single from her forthcoming album off of Girls Music. If the music she’s featured on is perfection, and her first single from her first album is majestic, we can only assume the best is to come from Miss Gabor.
It takes a certain type of musical genius to be able to create a track that’s not only danceable, but one that also somehow makes you laugh while you’re dancing. Somehow LA based DJ / producer and total babe Wes James, aka Le Youth is able to create this friendship of sound. I don’t exactly know what it is about Le Youth’s music, but his discoed out versions of old school Hip Hop and R&B songs are the perfect collaboration of humor and brilliance. The common folk think to turn an upbeat song into some precious acoustic crooning ballad, but who in their right mind thinks to turn a Cassie or a TLC song into a NuDisco dancefloor banger? Le Youth does, and it’s one of the finest things I’ve heard in a while. When he’s not mixing 90’s R&B, he’s creating poolside tunes that make you never want the summer to end.
“COOL” is his most recent musical adventure, where he recreates Cassie’s “Me and You” by smearing it with funk and drowning it in the sexiest groove. I don’t believe he has any shows nearing our areas, and I haven’t heard word on any full EP’s or albums, but keep an eye and ear out, because he will probably continue to keep dropping these treasures on us here and there. Head over to his SoundCloud page and get lost in his super groovy beats.