The Austin 100: Mélat For fans of Kelis, Sade and Solange.

The Austin 100: Mélat

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Moyo Oyelola/Courtesy of the artist
Moyo Oyelola/Courtesy of the artist

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Genre: R&B

Why We're Excited: The daughter of Ethiopian immigrants, Mélat Kassa grew up on her parents' lovingly curated mixture of African pop and American R&B. It shows in her own sleekly rendered soul sound, which fits right in with the likes of SZA while still making room for a song sung in Amharic. "Push" (produced by Janspot J) radiates lovestruck desire in a busy mix that exudes confidence and style.

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