1. Gallant Keenan Turner The sound: Soulful R&B singer with an electro tingeWhy he's hot: Gallant has a falsetto that will make you weep and an unadulterated stage presence that brings hype to each of his songs. He effortlessly blends soul, R&B, and electronic sounds to create unforgettable songs. His songs are catchy and invigorating, and an hour-long set of his will leave you refreshed but thirsting for more. Start with: "Weight in Gold"Performing at: Mamby on the Beach, Afropunk NYC, Afropunk Atlanta, Made in America, Music Tastes Good, and Austin City Limits 2. Jai Wolf Colin Miller The sound: Future beat with an exotic flairWhy he's hot: Jai Wolf is relatively new and still defining his sound, which gives him plenty of room to experiment and play with ways to make you dance. His sets range from bass-heavy trap to melodic electronica, glued together with euphoric future beats that will have you grinning through every measure.Start with: "Indian Summer"Performing at: Panorama, HARD Summer, Bumbershoot, Mad Decent Block Party, and Vertex 3. Modern Baseball Jessica Flynn The sound: Alt-rockers with driving punk undercurrentWhy they're hot: Modern Baseball have managed to marry their eccentric alt-punk-rock notes from their early days with a sonic modern alternative-rock edge. Their sound is explosive and perfect for singing along to, even if you don't know a damn word. It's just that good. Start with: "Your Graduation"Performing at: Lollapalooza 4. RÜFÜS DU SOL RÜFÜS DU SOL The sound: Alternative dance with addictive lyricsWhy they're hot: RÜFÜS DU SOL provide melodic light-weight house records with shimmering vocals and catchy choruses you can't resist moving to. And, honestly, nothing is better than dancing to their ethereal vibe with arms outstretched under the open sky at a festival.Start with: "You Were Right"Performing at: Panorama, Lollapalooza, Vertex, Outside Lands, Splash House, Summer Set, and Suwannee Hulaween 5. Kaytranada Liam McCrae / Via Courtesy of the Windish Agency The sound: A groovy blend of soul, hip-hop, R&B, and house music Why he's hot: It's hard to truly define what Kaytranada's sound is — it's garage meets hip-hop, funk meets R&B, electronica meets jazz. While it may be hard to define, it is definitely easy to dance to. His sets include some of his irresistible singles mixed in with his funky remixes of today's hit songs. Where to start: "Lite Spots" Performing at: Panorama, HARD Summer, and Life Is Beautiful 6. The Strumbellas Josh Goleman / Via Courtesy of Glassnote Records The sound: Anthemic indie rock meets folk musicWhy they're hot: The Strumbellas' debut album Spirits was released earlier in 2016, and already the single "Spirits" is carving up the airwaves. Their sound is rich with driving indie-rock melodies and massive gang vocals that you can't help but shout along to — plus, there are plenty of oohs and aahs if you don't know the words.Start with: "Spirits"Performing at: 4Knots, Festival Pier, Newport Folk Festival, Life Is Beautiful, Pilgrimage, and Austin City Limits 7. HÆLOS Dave Ma The sound: Dark pop with chilling vocalsWhy they're hot: HÆLOS create dark electropop that is brooding and cinematic. Seeing them perform live is like being carried on a journey through harrowing lows and explosive highs. It's a beautiful display of musicianship that will leave you feeling fulfilled but hungry for more.Start with: "Dust"Performing at: Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, and Austin City Limits 8. Louis the Child Aliver Coverage The sound: Future-beat electro you can shake it toWhy they're hot: Louis the Child have an unmistakable future-beat sound that is vibrant, bass-heavy, and robust. This Chicago-bred duo has put their Midas touch on plenty of pop songs and originals, underscoring them with bass and horns that make you want to move. Check them out if you're wanting to dance with reckless abandon. Start with: "It's Strange" feat. K.FlayPerforming at: Lollapalooza, HARD Summer, Mad Decent Block Party, Pygmalion, and Global Dance Festiva 9. Chairlift Tim Barber / Via Courtesy of Sony Music The sound: Irresistible and eclectic indie popWhy they're hot: Chairlift had everyone tapping their toes when their hit song "Bruises" was featured in a popular commercial. Their sound is an irresistible blend of pop and indie dance that you can't help but move to. Add to that the infectious charisma of lead singer Caroline Polachek on stage, and you'll be hooked. Start with: "Ch-Ching"Performing at: Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, The Meadows, and Voodoo 10. Mr. Carmack Dom Stills The sound: Booty-droppin', bow-throwin' trap musicWhy he's hot: If you're looking to sweat it out on the dance floor, then Mr. Carmack is your dude. His electrifying trap music will keep you moving into the wee hours of your night.Start with: "Pay (For What)"Playing at: Lollapalooza, HARD, Summer Set, Hopscotch, and Life Is Beautiful 11. Big Wild Emily Buckingham The sound: Electronic dance married with groovy popWhy he's hot: When it comes to his live performance, Big Wild goes, well, wild. He performs his hit originals and remixes live, moving from his drum pad, MidiKeys, and various live instruments to create a captivating set you won't soon forget.Start with: "Aftergold" feat. Tove StyrkePerfmoring at: Camp Bisco, Capitol Hill Block Party, Mad Decent Block Party, Vertex, Stilldream, Vertex, and North Coast 12. Panama Wedding Eric Ryan Anderson / Via Courtesy of Glassnote Records The sound: Infectious indie synthpopWhy they're hot: Panama Wedding have a knack for creating anthemic summer tunes that liven any mood. Their music is ripe with sing-along choruses and electric synth sounds that invigorate you at your core and make you feel alive. If you're looking to revel in the neon light with your friends, this is the band to do it to. Start with: "All of the People"Performing at: MPOP, Lollapalooza 13. Bear Hands Nina Westervelt The sound: Post-punk and indie rock smashed into oneWhy they're hot: Bear Hands have an intoxicating sound, pairing the melodic and danceable rhythms of post-punk with invigorating indie-rock melodies and instrumentation. When they perform, they perform with an unadulterated energy that spills out into the audience. Start with: "2AM"Performing at: Austin City Limits and Voodoo 14. Baio Dan Wilton / Via Courtesy of Glassnote Records The sound: Upbeat indie rock with a splash of popWhy he's hot: Chris Baio is the bass player of Vampire Weekend, so he knows a thing or two about writing catchy songs. His style is reminiscent of '80s new wave with a vibrant touch of modern indie rock. If you're in the mood to dance, then shimmy and shake your way over to his set. Start with: "Sister of Pearl" Performing at: Lollapalooza and Sound on Sound 15. Låpsley Luk & Nic / Via Courtesy of XL Recordings The sound: Emotive and captivating female singer-songwriterWhy she's hot: Låpsley's smoky vocals flutter with a delicate sting. Her emotive ballads are ripe with introspective lyrics that find a way of captivating the listener and transcending them into her songs. If you are looking for an incredible vocalist and to catch some feels, don't miss her.Start with: "Hurt Me"Performing at: Lollapalooza and Outside Lands 16. Wild Child Mark C Austin The sound: Catchy toe-tappin' indie folk and popWhy they're hot: Austin-based group Wild Child perfectly marry the honky-tonk dance-hall vibe with indie-folk pop in their music. The end result is an infectious concoction of sing-along lyrics, staccato melodies to move to, and a warm and inviting mood that will awaken your spirits. Start with: "Break Bones" Performing at: Forestcastle, Newport Folk, Lollapalooza, Fair Lane Folk, Thrival, and Austin City Limits 17. Tor Miller Erica Snyder / Via Courtesy of Glassnote Records The sound: Ultra-catchy singer-songwriter vibesWhy he's hot: Tor Miller's voice is as captivating and vast as the music he creates. His voice is soulful and smooth with just the right touch of grit — and his knack for songwriting is admirable. Check him out to discover your latest obsession. Start with: "Carter & Cash"Performing at: Lollapalooza 18. Oh Wonder Chris Talamo The sound: Mellow alternative pop with a sunny dispositionWhy they're hot: This London-based duo is able to intertwine mellow folk vocals with delicate but delightful melodies that will have you feeling things and wanting to dance with somebody. Hearing them make music together is a treat, but seeing them live is something even more special.Start with: "Lose It"Performing at: Panorama, Outside Lands, Symbiosis Gathering, Lollapalooza, Life Is Beautiful, Voodoo, and Austin City Limits 19. Tourist Stephanie Sian Smith The sound: Effervescent electronic dance musicWhy he's hot: Tourist's approach to dance music is precise, mixing the right notes of pop structure into the drawn-out nature of dance music. He co-wrote the hit single "Stay With Me," so he has a knack for putting together all the right bits for the perfect dance tune. Start with: "Run"Performing at: Camp Bisco, Forestcastle, and Panorama 20. Jack Garratt Daniel Harris The sound: An intoxicating blend of blues, R&B, and electronicaWhy he's hot: Jack Garratt's style is unlike anything out there. Some of his songs will start slowly and brooding with soulfulness and the twang of blues — and before you know it, the chorus explodes into driving pop electronica with percussive melodies you can't ignore. Just one song, and you'll be immediately hooked.Start with: "Worry"Performing at: Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Life Is Beautiful, Austin City Limits, and The Meadows 21. Aurora Reid Rolls / Via Courtesy of Glassnote Records The sound: A cosmic collision of indie folk and popWhy she's hot: Aurora's stage presence is as big, beautiful, and bubbly as the songs she creates. Her music is cinematic and so large in scale that it fills any theater or festival stage she is playing and commands your attention. Aurora is a budding pop star you do not want to miss.Start with: "Running With the Wolves"Performing at: Panorama and Lollapalooza 22. Lunice Bersekov Photography The sound: Gnarly hip-hop beats with a hearty side of bassWhy he's hot: Lunice knows how to work his way through some sick bass lines. His take on hip-hop production is eclectic and refreshing, drawing out his melodies but making sure that bass still booms. Start with: "Glow"Playing at: Mad Decent Block Party and HARD Summer Let us know your favorite rising artists in the comments and keep the party going with BIC® Lighters.