This week’s chart brings together artists from an array of genres and countries.
Four DJs from Europe, two Indonesian bands, and Vietnamese rapper Wowy make an appearance. Singers are also contributing to the chart’s diversity with artists like Fiora from Australia, American pop singer Jackson Guthy, and the girls of Neon Jungle from across the pond.
Gracing the top of the chart is Californian EDM DJ Deorro. This comes almost two weeks after he released “Deorro’s Birthday Set,” but the ranking is mostly due to the YouTube video that captures Deorro in his element as performs in front of his adrenaline-fueled fans at The Yost Theater in Santa Ana, California. The snippet has increased Deorro’s YouTube views by 138 percent in the past week with approximately 5,000 views since the date of upload.
Deorro is set to take the stage at TomorrowWorld 2013 in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia alongside established DJs like David Guetta and Calvin Harris come September 27th. His performance there might warrant him even greater social media hikes.
An R&B trio at number three on the chart, BASECAMP, have seen a dramatic increase in interaction across near all of their social media platforms recently, which might have contributed to selling out their show at the Bowery Ballroom in under an hour on September 11th.
This month, the group with their own unique R&B style has gained close to 2000 new Facebook page likes, their official YouTube channel has been viewed more than 3000 times compared to just 705 in the previous month, and their number of Twitter mentions have increased by 405%.
The Julie Ruin, the latest project from Kathleen Hanna, have also experienced heightened social media interactions this past month. Their Wikipedia page views have increased by 234%, their Twitter mentions by 229%, and their Instagram likes by 193%.
About 1,120 of those Instagram likes came on September 4th, when the band took to the photo-sharing platform to promote their performance on Live with Jimmy Fallon that would air the following night. On that day there was also a picture promoting their tour. The band’s performance on Live with Jimmy Fallon resulted in a jump in Twitter mentions and Wikipedia. YouTube views also went up by 137% but peaked on September 3rd, the same day that the all-female indie band performed at the Bowery Ballroom and released their debut album Run Fast.
So there you have it. Stay tuned for more from the Next Big Sound Chart every week.
Peneliope Richards is a Data Journalism Intern with music analytics company Next Big Sound.