Sevdaliza is a singer and songwriter who makes artful left-field pop that seems to draw from Portishead, Björk, and Velvet Rope-era Janet Jackson while remaining as contemporary as FKA twigs and the downcast aspects of Little Dragon. Born in Tehran and raised in Rotterdam, Alizadeh played basketball for the Dutch national youth team and earned a master's degree in communication before she opted to explore her artistic impulses. She debuted in 2014 with "Backseat Love," a single that anchored The Suspended Kid, the first of two four-track EPs released in 2015. A handful of tracks scattered across 2016 and early 2017 led to the album Ison. Like the EPs that preceded it, the full-length was issued through Alizadeh's Twisted Elegance label.
Akin’s well-known Kazakh poet grandpa surely has passed the poetic side to Akin. Akin's songs are structured with futuristic lyrics, fused with waves of beating bass and mellow beats. Listening to his songs, it's hard to believe that the owner of such a gentle and romantic voice actually comes from the faraway Northwest of China, where gobi is located.
Over the last 5 or 6 years, ChaCha has quickly become one of the most exciting and celebrated independent artists to come out of China. A vocalist and musician since a very young age, ChaCha has managed to break out of the usually quite sheltered music scene in her hometown of ZunYi, Guizhou and has made musical waves around the world.