You may already know Tkay from her duet with Troye Sivan on his track "DKLA". Hailing from Zimbabwe and raised in Australia, the 20-year-old rapper-singer is breaking out on her own with her just-released debut album, Tkay. Look for her at the next Governors Ball, in June.
Try if you like: M.I.A., Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj
Favorite tracks: "Afterglow", "Monochrome", "State of Mind".
Born in Iran, this belly dancing beauty has been shaking up the electro-R'n'B scene from her Dutch homebase. Her EP, Children of Silk, released in 2015, introduced high-concept, hypnotic visuals with a sensual, raspy voice. A full-length album, yet to be titled, is due later this year, and if the first single, "Human", is any indication, it will be hot AF. Watch the video below.
Try if you like: Kelela, FKA twigs, Massive Attack
Favorite tracks: "Amandine Sensible", "That Damaged Girl" feat. A$AP Ferg.
With a curly blonde mane, self-assured queerness, and an offbeat sense of humor, Corine might be France's answer to Róisín Murphy. Her debut EP, Une Fille De Ta Région, is a fun-filled affair with infectious disco beats and suggestive lyrics. Our new best girl friend?
Try if you like: Goldfrapp, Giorgio Moroder, French stuff
Favorite tracks: "Marche Nocturne", "Bingo".
Photo: YouTube (Tkay; Sevdaliza); Facebook (Corine).