10 artists you should know for AAPI heritage month

May is Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month and we here at Indie are celebrating by highlighting Asian artists from all across genres. Get to know ten of the artists we will be spotlighting down below. Tune in all month long to hear music from AAPI artists.

Anderson .Paak

Grammy award winner, singer and rapper, and 1/2 of soulful Silk Sonic Anderson .Paak is a multi-talented artist out of Oxnard, California.


British gen-z rocker beabadoobee brings the talent on tracks heavily layered in 90s nostalgia. You'll want to check out our Live Sessions as she performs three stripped down tracks.


Japanese group CHAI hopes to bring love and light through their fun and sometimes food inspired tracks.

Little Dragon

Little Dragon, Swedish pop band, will make you want to get up and dance with their infectious grooves.


Internet sensation M.I.A. is a rapper and singer that focuses on immigration, warfare, and identity in her music.


Fresh off her sixth studio album Laurel Hell, singer Mitski has captivated audiences with her choreographed live shows and powerful lyricism.


Inspired by her Indian heritage and dedication to spiritual practices, singer Raveena channels her heritage on queer focused music.


Meeting online across three different countries, indie pop group Superorganism aren't afraid to get weird on their tracks.

Toro y Moi

One of the originators of genre "chillwave" was Toro y Moi. The artist continues to experiment with sound on his brand new album Mahal.


Electronic artist TOKiMONSTA is a collaborator with Anderson .Paak, ZHU, Isaiah Rashad and more. Overcoming two brain surgeries for Moyamoya disease in 2015, the artist had to relearn language and her music skills to continue to produce and play shows today.

To hear more AAPI artists, stream our Spotify playlist below.