Dubstep, Disco and R&B - dancing is what’s what this week, according to our chart of fastest accelerating artists online.
Electronic Music producer out of London, Tom Mundell a.k.a. Metrik, makes people dance, dance, dance. Drop. Then dance some more. Signing to Hospital Records in October, this past month the young DJ was dubbed a “Future Star of 2013” by BBC Radio 1, and recently released the track Flightwave VIP, propelling his numbers upwards. Second on this week’s Next Big Sound chart, Metrik saw almost 3000 Facebook page likes last month, a 129% increase from the month before, and close to 50,000 plays on SoundCloud. Onward and upward!
With a 17-piece line-up, “disco orchestra” Escort, is no small band. Brooklyn-based, Escort was founded by producers Eugene Cho and Dan Balis in 2006, but are making enough noise online to snag the 8th slot on the Next Big Sound chart this week. Their social metrics are up across the board, with a 30% increase in SoundCloud plays this month, close to 700,000 video views on YouTube in total and reaching 8000 Facebook page likes in January. If you can’t catch what is rumored to be a fantastic live show, boogie your way back to disco with Escort on the web.
Amber ‘Sevyn’ Streeter has been the magic behind the music for some time now as an R&B songwriter for some of the biggest names in the industry, but is finally releasing her own tracks. The official video for her debut single "I Like It" has attracted more than 1 million views on YouTube since January. She has already established a solid Twitter following for a break-out artist with close 25,000 fans, and in the two weeks leading up to her chart placement she saw close to 1000 Facebook page likes, bringing her total to more than 6000.
Stay tuned for more from our weekly charts, where we scour our database for the fastest moving acts across the internet - all in search of the Next Big Sound.
Liv Buli is the resident data journalist for music analytics company Next Big Sound. Buli is a graduate of New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and her work has appeared in Newsweek Daily Beast, The New York Times Local East Village, Hypebot and more.