Originally from Cleveland, OH, Cautious began his artistic journey at the age of seven when he picked up classical flute. His studies led him deep into the worlds of blues and jazz, and by the time he hit college in Washington, D.C., he’d added a number of other instruments to his repertoire in addition to songwriting and production. Now based in Brooklyn, Cautious is currently preparing to release his debut EP, Blood Type, in February.
April + VISTA
April George (singer, songwriter, pianist, violinist) and mattVISTA (producer, engineer, bassist) make up the genre-bending duo April + VISTA. Hailing from the DMV, they pull from an eclectic range of influences–fusing traditional elements with futuristic soundscapes, quirky beats, and immersive storytelling.
Their latest EP, Note to Self, debuted to much acclaim in 2016, landing on Pitchfork Radio and NPR’s Capital Soundtrack project. Their music has also garnered nods from a wide range of collectives and publications including Soulection, Saint Heron, Majestic Casual, and AFROPUNK.
The band has taken their dynamic live act to a wide range of venues around the country; they’ve opened for notable acts like Khalid and recently joined fellow DMV artist GoldLink on his North American At What Cost tour, alongside Masego.