Top Artists For August 2018

Updates02_120x120_OurStage-1Every month, the OurStage community (that’s you) listens and ranks the songs competing on OurStage.com. Once those songs get to the Finals stage, five grand prize winners are selected. Those winners get featured on the ‘OurStage on Amazing Radio’ show, broadcast to hundreds of thousands of music fans around the world. Last month’s show is streaming now. Below are the top five that you’ll hear on this month’s show, along with other favorites from the charts.

 

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Check out all of the additional 1st place songs from our genre channels here.

Gods And Goddesses – Kyle Bent

Boston-based hip-hop artist Kyle Bent has dropped the video for his single “Gods & Goddesses,” from the new EP I Am Possibility. Bent released the surprise EP on his birthday − astoundingly, only his 21st. The video is a cleverly edited DIY affair, keeping the focus on the music. The track slowly adds layers, both on the thumping verse, and the chanting, rolling hook, with its increasing counter melodies, eventually churning into a wave that finally dissolves and recedes. This musical dynamic serves a raw and introspective lyric, which describes a process evaluating the rapper’s life and the major players in it, trying to sort the gods and goddesses from the monsters. It’s just real.

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“Don’t Shoot” By JugState
Yonas, ‘About Time’
Video Of The Month: Kyle Bent, “Running” (feat. ANoyd)

Daphne Willis, “Hustle”

A few years back, we watched Chicago’s Daphne Willis evolve from an introspective, indie pop singer/songwriter into an eclectic, rootsy, soulful belter. With the release of her new single “Hustle,” (ft. Grizzle) Willis has emerged as a full blown, ready-for-radio, pop hitmaker. Listen to it below. The confidence, the defiant message, the hooks… “Hustle” is an anthem from an artist to be reckoned with.

More:
Pop Jam: “Alive & Well” By Go Periscope And John Mode
Get Lyrical: Q&A With Daphne Willis
Iman, “Get The Feeling”

Katie Cole’s New Single, “Time On My Hands”

Katie Cole has released the single “Time On My Hands,” heralding the upcoming release of two EPs. The first, Things That Break, Part 1” will come out on September 28th, while the follow up is expected in early 2019.

The Nashville artist is currently on tour as part of the Smashing Pumpkins (she has performed with the band as far back as 2015), and has kept fans satisfied between official released with a series of covers and solo video performances, both from home and the road. The same rich voice and spare arrangements that make those small bites so savory are amplified in the close and intimate production (by Howard Willing) of “Time On My Hands.” Listen:

More:
Katie Cole Joins Smashing Pumpkins On Tour
Pop Jam: “Alive & Well” By Go Periscope And John Mode
Iman, “Get The Feeling”

 

Pop Jam: “Alive & Well” By Go Periscope And John Mode

Go Periscope burst into our consciousness in 2011, when they won our MTV Needle In The Haystack competition. Back then, the Seattle band was marked by their successful fusion of throwback synth sounds with more modern electronic and pop styles, always transcending genre pigeonholes. With the new track “Alive & Well,” a collaboration with Swedish artist John Mode, Go Periscope have mostly shed the sonic references to the past and have emerged as masters of modern electro-pop, combining elements of EDM with meticulous songcraft.

More:
Go Periscope Takes Pop To The Future With ‘Wasted Youth’
Needle In The Haystack: Go Periscope
Iman, “Get The Feeling”

Top Artists For July 2018

Updates02_120x120_OurStage-1Every month, the OurStage community (that’s you) listens and ranks the songs competing on OurStage.com. Once those songs get to the Finals stage, five grand prize winners are selected. Those winners get featured on the ‘OurStage on Amazing Radio’ show, broadcast to hundreds of thousands of music fans around the world. Last month’s show is streaming now. Below are the top five that you’ll hear on this month’s show, along with other favorites from the charts.

 

POP FINALS:

ROCK FINALS:

URBAN FINALS:

ROOTS FINALS:

ELECTRONIC FINALS:

 

Check out all of the additional 1st place songs from our genre channels here.