See this year's lineup, featuring some of Toronto's very talented emerging artists.
DJ/Beat Maker from Toronto
Inspired by life
Loves to spin RNB, Trap, Deep House, and electronic.
DJ for FX and Part Of The MasterPlan Show (Generation X)
Likes Anime, Pizza, and Fashion. Doesn’t eat No Name Cereal.
David Delisca is a writer/performer focusing on poetry and theatre. A versatile artist, winning award for poetry performances and has been in award winning play including "The Negroes Are Congregating". He uses stories of the immigrant and diaspora experiences, as well as other various human realities, to bridge realms of communication. As an arts educator/facilitator, he has lead thousands of sessions throughout Canada with various initiatives using to art to focus of subject of Social Justice, Anti-Bullying, Hip-Hop among other topics. A Founder and creator of art based social engagement projects, Right Beside You and collective member of The Heard.
25-year old Canadian artist, Romeyo Wilson, was born in Toronto, on July 30th. At the young age of twelve, Romeyo, realized his passion for R&B music. Wilsons lyrics and melodies have the power to provoke a profound response. In 2007, Romeyo recorded his first song which sparked his growing fanbase throughout his hometown Brampton, Ontario. By 2016, Wilson released 8 music videos in that year alone, which bolstered anticipation for his first EP, 7/30. and eventually his first album, Angela Vibes. Following these successful projects, Romeyo headlined in his first official concert which sold-out at Lee’s Palace in Toronto. By 2018 Romeyo Wilson headlined at the Phoenix Concert Theatre and released his second EP “Privacy XoXoXo”. Romeyo Wilson, in collaboration with Fame Holiday and Monte Biggz coined the buzz-worthy movement “OSOT” standing for the "Other Side of Toronto", which united fans from various cities across the GTA.
Born in Toronto, Canada, NDAI is making a name for herself. The R&B artist’s distinct, soothing and ethereal voice is amplified with her writing style focusing on cadence, paired with the desire to fill the spaces in between the music. Rather than filling an archetype that is dictated by the industry, the Toronto-born singer/songwriter definitely has a style of her own. A multi-disciplinary artist whose artistic expression spans across music, art and film, NDAI has been gaining a strong following base with her distinct, soothing and ethereal voice, as she continues to captivate her listeners with her crooning ballads.
Kwazzi is a budding Toronto recording artist who embodies what it means to do things your own way. His vocabulary is different, his style is eccentric and his sound is completely left of today's typical artists. Growing up in a house where varying genres of music was constant, it's safe to say that music's something Kwazzi was born into. Drawing inspiration from artists like J. Cole or KYLE to Vince Staples, all the way over to Sugarland and Chopan. If it's music, he's interested and now, he's using the talents given to him to create his own lane for music.
In 2018 Kwazzi released two projects (iNJOY and Belligerent) in under 6 months, while also still having put out singles and was apart of features.
His hunger is evident, he's focused, he is what the city has been searching for and Toronto isn't ready for what is in store.
Canadian recording artist Fame Holiday has established himself as a dedicated professional hailing from the “Other Side of Toronto”. With 2018 being his break- through year, songs like Saucy, You Ain’t About It, and 6AM helped him gain mo- mentum with no signs of slowing down. From local talent shows to sold out con- certs, this 22 year-old, Missisauga born and raised performer set his desires on music and that passion is felt by his 20K+ devoted fan base. In 2018, his Made For This EP got the recognition it deserves, receiving national and international traction and radio play. While currently opening for superstars like Rich Homie Quan and headlining Windsor Sports Weekend, Fame Holiday is on the road from homegrown going international.
Empara is a writer, singer, fashion designer and entrepreneur. Adamant to create something for herself, she developef her youth organization, Yantics—by youth, for youth, social networking platform, and "Choke 'Em"—her line of handmade chokers. This is merely the begining for Empara, as she continues to evolve and grow with a surplus of positivity at her horizon. Creating is one of her passions and unity is her main goal.
Gabrielle is a proud, black spoken word artist from Jamaica. Although ever-growing, her work has so far been a depiction of her own life experiences, as well as the lives of those who inspire her - involving mental health, black power, heartbreak, and self-love. Recognized for her multi-layered poems, Gabrielle began performing original pieces as early as 2017 and has since continued to pursue her passion for poetry into performing for Afro-fest and becoming a 2018 Toronto Poetry Slam team member. Together the team has made history as the 2nd Canadian team ever to make it to semi-finals at the 2018 National Poetry Slam in Chicago, and earned the title of national champions in the 2018 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. She has since then established a solo career through achievements like the 2019 Toronto Black Film Festival and When Sisters Speak 2019. Impressed yet? Well, she’s just getting started.
Island Konnectz is a dancehall group from Toronto known for their vibes and high energy!!! They are popularized for their fun, provocative lyrics that are coupled by vibrant riddims that they produce themselves. Traces of other genres such as hip hop and afrobeat can be heard in their music do to the influences of many cultures in the city of Toronto. One thing that is a guarantee, when they step on stage they take your soul to the dancehall bashments that we know and love!!!
As an accomplished, award nominated music artist, Veshone has 4 outstanding bodies of work under his belt, including his hit album "Beautiful" and his highly anticipated new album "DNA" featuring the contagious single "OMG". You may have seen him on B.E.T, Afro Global TV, 100 Huntley Street and now he is very honoured to be performing at the 2019 "Sounds from the 6ix". Keep in touch on social media or at Veshone.com.
Markus Jackman AKA Markus “Aurelius” is a Singer/Songwriter with a story to tell. Based in Scarborough, Ontario he has a unique R&B vocal style that’s influenced by Gospel, Soul, Pop and Hip-Hop. Musically influenced by artists of various genres, from Busta Rhymes to Jodeci, Donny Hathaway to Missy Elliott, he has absorbed the musicality and creativity and uses these influences to inspire. Singing since he was a baby and writing since 2012, he has performed on stage with and recorded with acts such as Jully Black, Kierra Clark-Sheard, Serena, DVSN, Stevie Wonder as well as many local artists. Whether singing an original song on stage or singing background for artists around the city, this singers’ energy and presence on stage are hard to ignore. His dream is to write music and sing for artists all over the world but also to come together with other Toronto musicians in creativity and unity to build a more revered, sought after platform for Canadian R&B/Hip-Hop content and artists.
Kezia is a young performer born and raised in Brampton. She has been singing since the age of 8 and has since developed her own style and vocal abilities. She writes all of her own work and has recently established her artistry as KEZIAA MUSIC.
Twenty-four year old rapper Maalik Diop Samuel brought a unique versatile approach to his 2018 project 'Make War'. With a sharp lyrical focus and a fearlessly honest writing style, Diop dances between the definitions of rapper and poet.
An artist from Scarborough in love with people and in a love/hate relationship with the trials & tribulations of life