Dessa is a rapper, a singer, and an essayist with the Doomtree collective - the ascendant Minneapolis hip-hop crew. She's landed on the Billboard Top 200 list as a solo artist (for Parts of Speech) and as a Doomtree member (for All Hands). Combining wit, tenderness, and poetic sensibility to rare effect, Dessa spins delicate and charged stories and animates them with her expressive alto voice, arresting for its honest and clear simplicity. Transcending the restrictions of genre to reveal an astonishing multi-platform voice. MONAKR is an ethereal deep-pop group formed by Grammy-nominated artist Matthew Santos (featured vocalist on Lupe Fiasco's Superstar) and Saam Hagshenas and Jonathan Marks, formerly of indie band Hey Champ. Their sound is synth-laden pop but with heart-wrenching gravitas that only Santos' voice could provide.