WHAT is VUHAUS?
VuHaus (pronounced “view house”) is a non-profit, non-commercial organization comprised of public media’s leading Music Discovery radio stations. The human-curated, state of the art music discovery video platform features performances from the studios and events of the participating stations, and is available via mobile and ...
From all the amazing performances of 2016, VuHaus has chosen its top 10 artist discoveries of the year. Here is a ranked list of the best performances of 2016 from promising young bands that VuHaus wagers we will all be hearing and seeing a lot more of in the future.
1. Sofi Tukker “Drinkee”
The New York-based duo’s weirdly wonderful pop songs have been a favorite on KCRW’s airwaves for months.
2. Magna Carda “Angela Bassett”
From their humble beginnings on a college campus, the genre-defying Magna Carda has risen to the top of the Austin music scene as the premier hip hop act of 2016.
3. Bel Heir “Light at the End of the Tunnel”
With their pop-infused melodies, heavy beats, drum hits and swooning vocals, the Philadelphia-based band has drawn comparisons to a multitude of artists, ranging from Sir Sly and The Neighbourhood to Lana Del Ray.
4. Sleepy Kitty “Tu Veux Ou Tu Veux Pas”
This indie rock band from St. Louis is high-energy art-rock that goes straight to the brain’s pleasure center.
5. MH the Verb “Traffic”
Marcus Harris, known artistically as MH the Verb, has become one of the East Coast region’s most promising multi-media artists as a performer and producer.
6. Savior Adore “Giants”
This ever-evolving Brooklyn based project takes listeners on a journey through magical dream worlds and vivid musical landscapes with its romantic, imaginative pop music.
7. Quaker City Night Hawks “Beat the Machine”
Quaker City Night Hawk’s brand of hard rock n’ roll is bred from Texas boogie, Memphis soul, and heavy blues.
8. Freedom Fry “Party Down”
French and American duo, Hypem chart toppers, SXSW 2016 Official Artists, as seen on tour with Stromae and heard on Netflix’s LOVE.
9. Grace Love and the True Loves “Shake it Out”
This 9-piece soul sensation from Seattle delivers hip-swinging, booty-shaking, heart freeing music that is setting the course as the next hot soul and funk number ready to sweep the nation.
10. Battleme “Pete’s Song”
Battleme is the monikier and band of American musician and Lions singer Matt Drenik.
VuHaus (pronounced “view house”) is a non-profit, non-commercial organization comprised of public media’s leading Music Discovery radio stations. The human-curated, state of the art music discovery video platform features performances from the studios and events of the participating stations, and is available via mobile and web.
The VuHaus stations film local, emerging and established artists playing live music in their studios, on location, and in intimate settings, with one-of- a-kind interviews, and live performance streams. VuHaus curates this exclusive content providing a single platform for music discovery in an ever-expanding video collection from America’s most vibrant music scenes.
The VuHaus network includes WFUV in New York City, KCRW in Los Angeles, WXPN in Philadelphia, KUTX in Austin, KTBG The Bridge in Kansas City, KEXP in Seattle, KXT in Dallas/Ft. Worth, opbmusic in Portland, Mountain Stage in West Virginia, KDHX in St. Louis, Vermont Public Radio, and WGBH in Boston. VuHaus received initial funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and is operated by its founding partner Public Media Company, a national non-profit organization focused on maximizing the impact of public media through innovation and strategic partnerships.