Since the early 90s, Atlanta has been home to some of music’s most polarizing artists, musical movements and sub genres – adding some hometown flare to music we already love. The same can be said about Berhana, BOSCO, and The Pheels, who through Jazz infused R&B , Indie and alternative hip-hop soundscapes shape the next generation to rise from the culturally vibrant city. What these three artists all have in common is their artistic eccentricity and a sense of self – not surprising from Atlanta at all!
There’s an infectious and nostalgic 90s, jazz-like presence that radiates in Atlanta crooner, Berhana’s music. Whether it’s his seemingly timid and tender voice, with which he rounds off sultry notes and care free inflections, Berhana makes music as a stream of consciousness with intent. The melancholy output of the Berhana EP only cemented this idea, with an emphasis on soul, swagger and lightly influenced hip-hop.
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DIY is the perfect definition to describe the sophistic-funk electronic vibes of The Pheels. They’re creating a lane that’s entirely their own, going against the grain and quite simply it’s an ode to their name as a duo. Comprised of Curtis Fields and Phil Jones, The Pheels have managed to marry an amalgam of influences that come to a head where rap and R&B exclusively meet. They’ve even publicly exclaimed their love for Outkast and their idolisation of Andre 3000, drawing early juxtaposition of the duo’s.Their debut EP likewise is in vein of that personal statement and so is their most recent release, “Greasy”. The Pheels are different, unique and creatively free.
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Out the gate, Bosco takes charge with her wildly atmospheric approach to R&B, that’s heavy-hitting with a touch of lush slow burning subtlety and sex appeal. With the release of her BOY EP some time ago, the Savannah, GA raised singer placed herself in the rapidly growing soundscape of electro-infused R&B. The EP creatively expressed her personal experiences, ideologies regarding her art and providing a different approach to the status quo around urban voices.
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