Six Artists You Need To Listen In 2019

By Sanjeev

January has come to an end and if your resolution is to discover new artists or listen to different music genres in 2019 then you have come to the right place to get your music fix.

1. Adia Victoria

The Nashville-based blues artist released her single in January 2019 titled Different Kind Of Love and fresh from her 2016 debut album Beoynd The Bloodhounds. Victoria’s genre blends Gothic blues and a hint of country and rock to add an ethereal atmosphere of storytelling.  

2. Arkells

The Hamilton-based band rocked 2018 with singles People’s Champ and Relentless off of their latest album Rally Cry. They even hosted their hometown concert Rally Cry in 2018 to promote their new album The Rally Cry Tour. Best of all, the Arkells have been nominated for this year’s Juno Awards held in London, Ontario. The group is performing in Toronto at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday, February 16. The concert will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

3. Black Thought

Black Thought is the frontman of The Roots, one of the legendary hip-hop groups in the ‘90s and the house band for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Black Thought released his debut EP titled Streams Of Thought Vol. 1 and a full length album Streams Of Thought Vol.2. Black Thought is known for delivering sick verses and bars that will make you appreciate the golden age of hip-hop.  


Noname is a Chicago-based rapper who collaborated with Chance The Rapper for his 2016 album Coloring Book. Noname released her debut album Room 25. She rap and jazz rap whose verse gets deep and heavy and the beat flows.

5. Tom Misch

Tom Misch is a London-based producer and artist whose work was first noticed on Soundcloud in 2014. Misch produces beat, sings, co-writes songs, and pays homage to J Dilla. Misch released his debut album Geography in 2018 which includes Water Baby and It Runs Through Me.   

6. Charlotte Cardin

The Montreal-based singer fuses jazz and pop with a hint of electronic. She released two singles this year Drive and Fous N’importe Ou.



Sanjeev Wignarajah is a Toronto-based photographer who specializes in street and portrait photography. Sanjeev graduated in the journalism program at Centennial College in 2017. While studying journalism, he was passionate about photography and it changed his life. He started collaborating with his friends on film sets and co-created a magazine on Toronto’s photography scene with his classmates.

Sanjeev has shot for Centennial College for a few events and the 2017 Taste of The Danforth. He even took over CBC Radio’s Metro Morning’s Instagram account in 2016. He has made a lot of connections in the Toronto Instagram photography community. His inspiration for photography comes from watching movies on how the director and cinematographer

Sanjeev dreams of travelling like Anthony Bourdain and to write for Exclaim!, CBC Music and CBC Arts, and to freelance with Roads & Kingdoms.

You can find Sanjeev’s photography work on Instagram @sanjay28w.