INsiders Guide : Lauren Sanderson, Life Of Dillon, Rockit Gaming, Van Bobbi, Young & Sick, Danelle Sandoval
Lauren Sanderson: Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Lauren Sanderson has released her brand new EP “DON’T PANIC!” via Epic Records. This 6 track project contains her signature sound of pop, hip hop and R&B, and features the smash hit single “The Only One”. Driven by an unpredictable beat, her rap-style vocals build towards an infectious and irresistible chant. “DON’T PANIC!” also features the sassy and sharp songs “Shut ‘Em Up” and the softer heartfelt “Better Anyway”. She recently wrapped up her successful “Trust The Universe Tour”, and made a huge splash earlier on in the year, with high acclaim from media outlets like Complex, Cosmopolitan, and more as the breakout single “Written in the Stars” featuring PnB Rock, eclipsed 1.7 million Spotify streams and 1 million YouTube views and counting. Big things are in the horizon for this hot new artist, be sure to check her EP out via her Spotify, you won’t be disappointed.
Life Of Dillon: U.K. alternative pop duo Life Of Dillon, who consists of Joe Femi and David Keiffer, have released their new EP “MIA”. The eagerly anticipated 4-track offering is their second EP, and is currently available for purchase and streaming via Epic Records/Disruptor Records. The EP includes two of their most recent catchy songs “Only Fools Fall in Love” and last month’s “American Girl,” both which became songs of the Summer. The title track, “MIA,” further extends the group’s incredible talent heightened by their dynamics with near Queen-like precision and epic vocals. The EP is strengthened by the powerful shimmer of “November Rain”, which rounds out the dynamic EP. Life Of Dillon is known widely for creating songs with electronic anthem hooks, which has earned the duo high praise from media outlets like Teen Vogue, Idolator, BlackBook, Dancing Astronaut, and have toured with chart topping artists like Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor. The new EP “MIA” is quickly becoming one of the most streamed EP’s, and you can check it out below.
Rockit Gaming: Vince Newsom and Russell McKamey are Rockit Gaming and are quickly changing the music and gaming industry. This pop duo are the worlds first on creating commercial quality music with lyrics themed around video games. They have garnered over 36.2 million views on YouTube and over 1 million monthly streams on Spotify. Hailing from Austin, TX, In just 3 years Rockit Gaming, has built a following of 215K+ subscribers on YouTube and 180K+ Spotify monthly listeners. A massive achievement for a group with an original concept. They can’t be confined to one genre instead they embody alternative Hip-Hop, Indie Pop, Electro Pop, Pop Rock, Rap Rock, and Alt Rock. Their recent release based upon the popular game, Rainbow Six Siege: Outbreak , “Sick” was written about an apocalyptic zombie experience. Keep an eye out for Rockit Gaming, as there unique style is quickly gaining praise and attention from the music scene.
Van Bobbi: This island vibe artist just premiered his new single “Kickdrum Heartbeat” via Live Nation’s One’s To Watch, and marries soul, pop and R&B. The track was made to uplift and regenerate the soul, and it’s vibes will have every listener up and dancing. Featuring emotive rhythms and infectious hooks, the single embodies everything needed to make a chart topping song. Van Bobbi spoke of his musical influence saying “I like hard-hitting drums and dancing basslines. I also love to sneak in bits of ‘ear-candy’ and fun little percussive sounds that come out of nowhere. Phil Collins is someone I love for drums”. Keep an eye out for Van Bobbi he’s quickly becoming the one to watch.
Young & Sick: We’ve covered this visual artist before on the “INsiders Guide”, and today we feature his new EP “No Static”. Alongside it’s release Young & Sick dropped a cover of T-Pain’s single “Up Down (Do This All Day)” turning it into his own disco track. The most recent single off the EP “Letting Go Of Giving Up” was released last month alongside an exclusive interview with Variety in which Nick had a personal reminder for his fans “to not give up hope on making music and making art, even though there’s low points and it gets a little harder.” If this EP is anything to go by Young & Sick is only going to be a formidable force in the music industry.
Danelle Sandoval: This bright new artist we featured not long ago on the “INsiders Guide” and now she returns with her brand new song “Hands”, the second single from her forthcoming EP, “For Love”. It’s a collaboration with Toronto producer French Braids, and is a modern take on pop music in which her vocals are being compared to that of Toni Braxton and Mariah Carey. Sandoval left her home of Los Angeles to pursue her love of music in Toronto, to refine her sound and the product was the new track “Hands”. “I was in a weird creative funk in LA. I kept going to sessions not knowing what to write or just didn’t connect with what I was writing about. I lived in LA practically all my life and at some point I started to feel a little jaded. It wasn’t until I wrote with French Braids in LA who was visiting from Toronto where things started to really click. From there, I made the most spontaneous decision of my life to semi-base myself in Toronto and split time between cities” said Sandoval.
In her search for experimentation in music Danelle Sandoval found her answers in French Braids, and the two have a perfect partnership creating a sound that not only truly represents the incredible talent of Sandoval, but unleashes her creative freedom. This single is not only going to put Danelle on the charts, but it’s going to give her the recognition she truly deserves.