Summer is finally upon us, and it’s time to summarize the first half of 2021’s music year. Our music experts - the music curator team - have hand-picked the best tracks of 2021 so far and compiled them into an album. If none of these make it into your next video, we don’t know what will!
So, what can we expect from this handpicked album? It consists of a mix of the latest trends, the most downloaded music, and our music curators’ personal favorites. The music ranges from indie, pop, and hip-hop, to dubstep, deep house, and middle-east beats. As for the trends to look out for in 2021? We’re getting a sense of a music genre crossover and seeing a rise of the indie artist. On top of that: the ’80s are back in style!
Ready to jump into the list and have a listen? Before you do, we want to highlight three acts to keep an extra eye out for…
When Alex Kehm from Rhode Island wrote the track ‘Sorry,’ she was only 16. She has used songwriting as a powerful tool to cope with personal experiences and search for her identity throughout her life. After being bullied as a young teen, Alex decided to turn her hardships into music with the hope of helping others in the process. “I want to use my voice and my music to remind others out there who are struggling that they’re not alone.” Alex’s mature voice and straightforward writing reflect experience beyond her years, and there’s really no telling what the future holds for this multi-talented 16-year old.
Nothing can encapsulate an ethereal sound like Torii Wolf. Torii feels deeply connected to alternate planes of existence, which is sonically evident in their music. Through Torii's journey in life through music, they realized, much like other existences of reality, they are non-binary. Torii's unique experience and talents have landed them on tour with the legendary DJ Premier, accompanying the hip-hop giant all over the world. Torii's music evokes a sense of primal sensuality that leaves listeners feeling nothing but raw emotion and a desire for more.
Nicolas Rengifo, known as Nico Rengifo, was born in Colombia in 1999. Recently he had the opportunity to work with Yei Gonzales, the producer behind the hit song “Dinero” with DJ Khaled, J-Lo and Cardi B. He is also in the works with the renown Lil Eddie who, besides being the vocal coach on the hit tv show “The X Factor US”, also have written songs for world artists such as Janet Jackson, Pink & Usher to name a few. Today, Nico is an accomplished artist and songwriter who is ready to take the world by storm.
Ready to dive into the best tracks of 2021, so far?