10 Best Independent Artists in the World Out Now - Elite Music News

10 Best Independent Artists in the World Out Now

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With her debut music video and hit single “Quicksand” surpassing 1.5 million views on YouTube, tremendous follower growth on Facebook and a string of successful live shows including some for charity, this young and beautiful singer & songwriter has already worked with some major names in the music industry. She was picked as the opening act for Nicky Jam, worked with Akon´s producers and JLo´s songwriters. Sahara is one of those rare artists that blend raw talent with unparalleled dedication. Constantly working at perfecting her craft, always concerned with creating music that engages with her audience and giving back to those who need it most, she recently headlined a concert in the DC Metro area with the sole purpose of raising funds for children´s music education. Big heart, mesmerizing voice, striking beauty and relentless determination. She´s got it all and that makes her number one in our countdown.


If you´re ready to be blown away, brought down to your knees and quite possibly fall in love then drop whatever you´re doing and go listen to “Courage” the new hit single by one of America´s most promising rising stars: Chris Jenkins. With a voice that will invade your mind and stay lodged within your psyche, melodic mastery and a fresh, honest and engulfing sound, this guy is sure to be on your playlist soon enough (if he isn´t already). Don´t sleep on Chris, 2019 is going to be a breakthrough year for him as an artist, and believe us, you´ll want to go along for the ride.


After a successful tour of Switzerland, Kingston native reggae / dancehall artist Natel is getting ready to drop one of the most anticipated mixtapes of the season: “Patience”. He chose this name because it embodies what an independent artist, singer, songwriter and producer like himself must always practice. Music is a big part of an artist´s success, but mindset is just as important, so watch out for Natel and check out his brand new music video with Konshens: “Make Money”.


Belgian DJ & Producer DJ Septik returns with his brand new single “HOT” in collaboration with Walshy Fire (Major Lazer) and featuring renowned dancehall artist Busy Signal.

“HOT” premiered on Major Lazer’s YouTube channel and has since gone global. The single debuted at #23 on the iTunes Reggae chart within its first week of release and has been added to various Spotify playlists including Diplo’s ‘Diplo & Friends Radio’.

After being sampled by Diplo & Skrillex and credited for a Grammy Award in 2015, DJ Septik continues to wave the Belgian flag on the international scene and is one to watch out for in 2019!


Undoubtedly, one of the most unique musical proposals to come out of Europe in decades, Martha has a voice that will pierce through your soul and a sound so vivid and bold that it will become your next addiction. After working with successful DJ and producer Jay Psar, Martha has launched a vibrant single called “Summer Blues” that is spreading like wildfire. Check it out here.


Call him whatever you want — Karizma, Riz, maybe as his Twitter bio reads, “emo post pop cult leader” — but momentum like this demands you’re going to be calling him something. “Serotonin” is a song about “my struggle with anxiety and depression,” Karizma tweeted. “This is for us. The Misunderstood. It is yours now, forever.” To start, his voice accompanies a thumping, steady guitar to drive home searing lyrics such as “Break the fucking mirror ’cause I hate the image / Every single tear I cry is wasted liquid.”


This legendary performer has been active and relevant for a long time now. He even made it to the GTA V soundtrack with his track “Loyals” a few years ago. Demarco has been busy touring, creating new music and promoting his latest single “No Wahala” featuring Akon and Runtown.


L.A. based duo STALGIA have a signature cinema-meets-electronica sound and that´s just one part of their full package, the duo released their debut NOMAD LP on November, 2018 and have since racked up millions of streams. Listen to them here.


This talented american artist has been rising steadily to prominence thanks to the flawlessly executed mainstream song covers created to indulge YouTube Followers. Boasting a unique voice and a very special range with a keen understanding of the alchemy behind country and pop music, Jess Anderson is certainly one of the stars of tomorrow, we strongly recommend dropping a “follow” on instagram and youtube.


New Zealand born, Berlin based soul singer and producer Noah Slee is an astounding talent. Combining traditional soul influences whilst experimenting with electronic production, blending an array of genres ranging from future beats, contemporary soul, progressive R&B to indie electronica. Check him out on Spotify.