Grammy nominee DJ 4Rain - our artist of the week


In our new section "Featured Artists" we regularly introduce you to new artists who are just on the verge of breakthrough. DJ 4Rain aka Stephan Tavares from France is one of these artists. The producer and DJ has just entered the Top 20 UK Spotify Charts with his song "I Don't Belong".

I Don't Belong is a grown-up house chill act. The song inspires with its persistent vibe with the catchy vocals. 4Rain's Signature Style - the combination of HipHop and Electro Beats flows through all frequencies of the song. The drop is a bit reminiscent of Zonderling , but it has something very special. So it's no wonder that with MTV, Dancing Astronaut, We Rave You, BBC1 Radio and of course us, a multitude of media immediately caught the attention of the 29-year-old.

Who is DJ 4Rain?

Tavares was born in Cannes in 1991. Barely 26 years later, DJ 4Rain - who has since moved to Miami, Florida - was nominated for the highest award in the music industry: Thanks to his work on the song, he was nominated for a Grammy for Tony Lanez 's' song ' LUV '.

As a result, Stephan not only works with artists like Emeli Sandé , but finally also publishes his own songs. After songs like UMG or Game, his first major success came with the song ' Call Me '. Over 2 million YouTube views speak for themselves. A year later, his collab with Sasha Ogletree ' Whatever ' not only grew out of his hip-hop shoes, but was also voted best pop music video of the year by MTV in T op 50 .

The social media phenomenon from France has taken an insane run in just two years. So it's no wonder that his single I Don't Belong has already collected 180k Spotify streams, 320k Youtube views & 22,000 Shazams in a very short time .

So it will be interesting to see where Tavares' path will lead. One thing is certain: the title " Artist of the Week " can no longer be taken away from us.