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Public Radio's Emerging Artist Spotlight

(From left to right) DJ Step, DJ Cut-Cuz and J-Lektro are just some of the DJs making moves in Chicago's music scene right now. Caleb Zahm / Dariusz Michael / Emily Melissa/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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American Trappist (left), Soul Glo (middle) and Kayleigh Goldsworthy bring captivating emotional perspectives to their songwriting. Photos by Kara Donnelly and John Vettese/WXPN hide caption

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From left: Shy Beast, Helado Negro and Jonathan Something. Dorothy Bennett, Anna Groth-Shive and Solitaire Recordings/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Low Dose (left), Orion Sun (middle) and Ali Awan are just three of the most exciting artists making music in Philadelphia right now. John Vettese / Ashley Gellman / Meghan Weale/WXPN / Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stella Donnelly's debut album, Beware of the Dogs, is out now. Pooneh Ghana/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stella Donnelly Puts Her 'Middle Finger Up' To The Patriarchy Of Rock

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Miss Universe, the debut album from Nilufer Yanya, is out March 22 on ATO. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ: Nilüfer Yanya

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J.S. Ondara performs inside the World Cafe Performance Studio Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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J.S. Ondara On World Cafe

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Dermot Kennedy was voted 2018's Best New Artist by listeners. Daniel King/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Dermot Kennedy, NPR Slingshot's Best New Artist

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Hatchie and her band inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Hatchie On World Cafe

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Ruston Kelly performing at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert, recorded live for this session. Taylor Johnson/WXPN hide caption

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Ruston Kelly On World Cafe

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