On the Rise 2014

On the Rise: CATHEDRALS

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Without a doubt, the award for "most buzz generated from the most modest amount of music that's actually out in the world so far" goes to CATHEDRALS, an electro-pop duo that has about 4000 fans on Facebook at the time of this writing...and all of two (excellent) singles on SoundCloud, the most recent of which, "Harlem," was released three weeks ago and is approaching 180,000 plays.Read more »

On the Rise: Meklit Hadero

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How to describe a Meklit Hadero performance? Warm, bluesy upright bass; bright trumpet and saxophone. Elements of classic '60s folk by way of acoustic guitar, a lean toward R&B and soul, lyrics that blend personal and political, the intimate and the universal. The unmistakable influence of the music of Ethiopia — the singer's country of birth — shapes her music as it darts between genres. Read more »