25 Acts 5

The final five members in DZI: The Voice‘s list of “25 Music Acts You Need To Know” are a hardworking group of artists. Each have either dropped a project in 2014 or are on the cusp of adding one to their discography in the near future. So before you purchase their latest work get to know them a little better, and then familiarize yourself with the first 20 acts in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.



Genre: Alternative R&B

Hometown: St Louis, Missouri

Description: Top Dawg Entertainment’s First Lady is prepping to drop her next EP Z on April 8th, but she has already captivated fans across the world with her alluring videos and vocal performances on tracks with labelmates Schoolboy Q and Isaiah Rashad and Hip Hop wiz kid Chance The Rapper.

Key Projects: See.SZA.Run EP; S EP; “Teen Spirit” Single; “Babylon” Single

Connect: www.iamsza.com; @justsza 

Thee Oh Sees


Genre: Rock

Hometown: San Francisco, California

Description: The collective that has undergone several name changes and line-ups have been releasing music for well over a decade, but when their “Tidal Wave” song appeared on an episode of the hit series Breaking Bad a whole new audience became aware of the post-punk rockers. The current members will release the Drop album in the coming weeks.

Key Projects: “Block Of Ice” Single; “Tidal Wave” Single; Floating Coffin LP; “Minotaur” Single

Connect: www.theeohsees.com; @TheeOhSees

Timothy Bloom


Genre: Alternative Soul

Hometown: Fayetteville, North Carolina

Description: With a resume that includes songwriting/producing credits for Smokey Robinson, Ne-Yo, and Chris Brown, this preacher’s kid’s turned R&B heartthrob has the credentials to be a real force in Soul music. He gain the ladies praises by taking D’Angelo’s “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” concept to the next level with his video for “‘Til The End Of Time”.

Key Projects: The Budding Rose EP; “‘Til The End Of Time” Single; Timothy Bloom LP; “Stand In The Way (Of My Love)” Single

Connect: @timothybloom



Genre: Pop/R&B

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Description: Singer, songwriter, actress, and model are all titles this 21-year-old Cali native answers to. Her music career began as part of the girl group The Stunners founded by Vitamin C, and she is now set to share her debut album Aquarius featuring appearances by Schoolboy Q, Future, Travis Scott, and A$AP Rocky.

Key Projects: “Chainless” Single; In Case We Die Mixtape; Reverie Mixtape; “2 On” Single

Connect: www.site.tinashenow.com; @Tinashe 

Vince Staples


Genre: Hip Hop

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Description: The Def Jam artist’s rise in the industry began as an affiliate of Odd Future, and he later connected with indie star Mac Miller for the joint project Stolen Youth. His fourth mixtape Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2 included production by No I.D. (Kanye West, Common) and Evidence & DJ Babu (Dilated Peoples).

Key Projects: Stolen Youth Mixtape; “Guns & Roses” Single; Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2 Mixtape; “Nate” Single

Connect: www.vincestaples.tumblr.com; @vincestaples 

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