"Warm weather favors records like this," Majid continues.
"It's good timing to start it in the mix-show scenes in the cooler months and then take it to the next level come spring and into the summer." As Columbia works to raise the profile of Tekno stateside, the singer continues to release hits back home.
There's also an element, though, that is cheerleading.
Many of these songs might be flourishing in certain markets but could use wider exposure.
By default, your email address is open and searchable to the world - potentially letting partners know that a spouse might be seeking additional company.
If you self-release your music with the aid of a bit of cash from another source – You Tube or a streaming service, or sponsorship from a drink or clothing company – does that compromise your claim to independence?
You could argue about it for hours, but perhaps it’s best to say that, in 2016, independence is something less to do with your financial arrangements or means of distribution than with a certain spirit.
The artists in the list below veer about wildly in terms of commerciality: it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine Abra or Lil Yachty in the Top 40, a little harder to picture the same thing happening to Anenon’s improvisation-based blend of electronica and jazz, or indeed, Cabbage’s recent EP Uber Capitalist Death Trade.
But the one thing they have in common is that they don’t sound like people who have been told what to do by other people who think they know what makes music successful.