On the Rise: Ayra Starr

At the start of this year, Beninese-Nigerian pop juggernaut Ayra Starr hadn’t even dropped her debut EP - but now the teenage-Don Jazzy protégé is paving her own path to stardom with her first album,- and she’s not waiting for anyone. The legendary Eartha Kitt is an unlikely opener for…

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On The Rise: SEB

SEB’s introspective pop thrives on being rough around the edges and shows the power and ambition of DIY music making. Two years after moving from New York to LA, 24-year-old breakout artist SEB isn’t looking to make it to the Top 40. “My whole aim is to make pop music…

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On The Rise: The Kid Laroi

Mentored by Juice WRLD and collaborating with Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber, Sydney-born rapper The Kid Laroi’s ascent has been fast and furious. Born and raised in Sydney, Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard, better known as The Kid Laroi, set his sights on a career in music from a young age.…

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On the Rise: Tim Atlas

The universe aligned for artist-producer Tim Atlas, opening doors and allowing him to follow his true creative calling. Oakland, California-born Tim Atlas was raised in San Jose, surrounded by the hills of Silicon Valley. “I grew up around a lot of tech companies, and my parents were all in tech,”…

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On the Rise: Mimi Webb

TikTok might have helped her break through, but Mimi Webb spent years learning her craft, and now she's reaping the rewards. For Canterbury singer Mimi Webb the pandemic has been a double-edged sword. On the one hand, she’s used the time to cultivate a dedicated following on TikTok that’s translated…

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On the Rise: Aziya

East London-based musician and producer Aziya is here to trailblaze and change the norms. “This is a man’s world, but it wouldn’t be nothing without a woman or a girl”, wrote James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome back in 1966, and it’s a statement that still rings true, half a…

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On the Rise: Nessa Barrett

Resilient, ambitious and self-aware, Nessa Barrett is finding her feet as the pop-star she wished she'd had growing up. There are a thousand things you don’t know about Nessa Barrett, and what little you can claim to know is built on a foundation of fifteen seconds. Look at the YouTube…

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