10 New Artists You Need to Know: November 2014

Meet the rising stars of rock, EDM, hip-hop and more acts shaping your tomorrow

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Sounds Like: Tuneful EDM that prominently showcases acoustic instrumentation — folksy guitars, smooth saxophone, peppy flute, even harmonica on a track that is helpfully titled "Harmonica."

For Fans of: Avicii, the harmonica hook on Pitbull's "Timber," the poppier strains of deep and tropical house.

Why You Should Pay Attention: Levi and Nico are two 20-year-old Germans (based in Stuttgart) whose tracks are inching up their country's iTunes dance charts. One such composition, "Journey," which features vocalist Emma Carn offering her take on Ellie Goulding-style ethereal longing, landed in a Fujifilm ad. The duo plan to release a video for "Harmonica" before the end of 2014, and there's a collaboration with Spinnin' Records signee Sam Feldt planned for next year. In addition, Bunt. hopes to work with a broader range of musicians and integrate live instrumentation into their performances as well.

They Say: "Our neighbors and family members are not always happy with us producing in our homes," says Nico. "Dance music isn't very neighbor-friendly! Just like in old cartoons, our neighbors will knock on the walls to tell us to turn down our music, especially when we get excited about a song and want to listen to it over and over again. But our families' opinions matter very much to us as well. [Our parents] can be very honest; if they tell us it's shit, we go back to the drawing board. But when Levi's mom dances to it, we know we have a hit."

Hear for Yourself: "Harmonica" is an electro-hoedown with a lonesome drawled vocal. By Keith Harris

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