3. Tommy Kruise
Montreal’s white-hot electronic scene has been churning out incredible DJs and producers at breakneck speed, and Tommy Kruise is at the forefront of that surge. NYC got to see him open for Migos at Westway a couple weeks ago, but one need only peep the man’s Soundcloud page to sample his sound, which is equal parts Three 6 Mafia, trap (more Atlanta then EDM), bass, and DJ Screw. Pitch-shifted vocals and eerie, luminescent synths give his music an electronic-tinged sound while still being firmly planted in the tradition of Memphis rap. A$AP Yams knows what’s good. Expect to see a lot more of Tommy Kruise in the near future (and pray that he starts working with more rappers).
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