137FM 005: Four Stimulating Artists

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We've made a habit out of putting you onto noteworthy up-and-coming artists. Today is no different; we're introducing you to four artists that you're gonna love listening to.

These four artists are indicative of bubbling sub-genres in the music scene, and seemed to have mastered their respective crafts. Today, you'll be getting familiar with Maasho, CEO Trayle, Brill 4 the Thrill, and DR. GABBA.

Spanning the genres of hip-hop, indie, alternative, and house music, listening to these acts will incite all sorts of emotions. So, let's get started.

1. Maasho

We've covered Maasho before, but since we did, he's managed to accomplish quite a lot. He's seen an increase in monthly Spotify listeners of over 35,000, along with 6,000 TikTok followers, and that's just in the past month alone. Forget about landing the #1 spot in Spotify's 'Anti-Pop' playlist and landing various Apple Music editorial playlists for alternative and R&B genres.

Since the start of the year, Maasho's 2022 releases have garnered over 200,000 streams and over 11,000 views on Youtube. All of these happenings are pretty clear indications of success for an emerging artist. All of that aside, his music is convincing enough. His latest song, "Black Tie Party" has been getting editorial support and fan love, which seems to be becoming a norm for the talented North Carolina artist.

2. CEO Trayle

CEO Trayle enjoyed a massively fruitful 2021, and he's continued that trend thus far in 2022. He's gone viral on TikTok and other platforms, thanks to his well-developed sound and shockingly expansive network. One of his top songs features Gunna, but his other records tell a similarly impressive story.

CEO Trayle's latest two releases are a single and an EP: "Head Doctor" and The Collection, respectively. Both releases are heat; The Collection features a series of bangers including "Dior Store," "Of Course," "Publishing," and "Mr. Door Kicker."

The story behind Trayle starts to make sense of his sound; he comes from a storied hip-hop background, being born in the Bronx, raised in Chicago, and then moved to his home of Atlanta. All of these cities are ridiculously influential in the genre of hip-hop, and have surely shaped the unique sound of CEO Trayle. Check out The Collection below.

3. Brill 4 The Thrill

Next up on our list is a rapper who hails from the Bay Area in California, and sports a co-sign from popular Detroit rapper GT: Brill 4 The Thrill.

Brill's got a very laidback style, while managing to say a lot. He's not just saying anything, either. If you listen closely to his lyrics you'll notice his knack for wordplay. He has a great rhythmic capability, and getting money seems to come naturally for the rapper.

Brill's latest release is an album called Bag Music 2, which features a variety of other talented up-and-comers like Playa Red, illa, wantmoreN8, and Salah Babyy. The 10-song album is a great intro to Brill 4 The Thrill.


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DR. GABBA / Spotify

The final artist on our list is a fictional character named DR. GABBA, who boasts 250,00 monthly Spotify listeners, which is largely thanks to TikTok.

According to GABBA's Spotify bio, he's " estranged doctor who invented groundbreaking devices in the new emerging school of MUSICAL MEDICINE." He was supposedly "banished" thanks to his co-founder, HENRY J. KAIZER.

The only way for DR. GABBA to survive was to experiment on his own body, which led to his creation of the ACID HEART, a device that keeps him alive with sonic frequencies. This device will supposedly keep him alive forever, so I think it's safe to expect new music indefinitely from DR. GABBA.

It's hard not to root for such a creative take on contemporary artistry. Take a listen to DR. GABBA for yourself in the link below.

In Conclusion

To sum up today's edition of Curiously Curated, we're seeing a lot of movement in different directions with genres in the modern landscape of music.

The result is a cutting-edge sound from artists in their respective genres, taking influence from a selection of the seemingly endless supply of emerging genres. Maasho, CEO Trayle, Brill 4 The Thrill, and DR. GABBA are all great examples of artists doing their thing in this crazy era of music. Check out the fifth edition of our 'Curiously Curated' playlist below.

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