Sitting in the same vein as superstars like The Weeknd, Post Malone, or PartyNextDoor, Toronto newcomer Qartel is putting on for Jay’s city, with a melodic, dark style that can easily place him into any contemporary playlist or conversation about quality artists jumping out of Drake’s hometown. Representing a new collective/label called FORWXRD–lead by producer angel (Prodbyangel)–Qartel’s Soundcloud is full of promising music. There’s the slow and sexy night-time ride-through-the-city record “Bando,” the bouncy, piano-driven “Designer,” and his next single “Friends,” which has a visual treatment coming up shortly.

Qartel shows a ton of potential; check him out and see what you think. If you’re feeling him, mash the share button. You can also follow him on the gram.