I know what you’re thinking. How dare you give us a Best New Music when the artist only has one track in the ENTIRE world? Well when a song is this bomb you better pay attention, get on top of a mountain and shout it out to the entire world. “THIS SONG IS AWESOME.” Rick Rufio has got a beautiful, seductive voice that will make men and women swoon and jump over the moon. It doesn’t hurt that he’s got cred up the wazoo, touring as one of Rudimental’s live singers. I mean those dudes have great taste and great ears, I’d trust them even if Ric couldn’t prove it on his own.



19,000 plays on soundcloud. Disco Niavete calls it “2015’s sweetest r&b-lullaby.” This track is going to be a force to be reckoned with. Hints of Sam Smith’s sultry smoothness. Hints of MNEK’s unstoppably groovy voice. Here is the emergence of a talent all unto himself. Let’s get this guy singing the hook on the next Drake track and you won’t be saying Ric Rufi-who anymore. You’ll be saying, “oh that guy that sells out Staples Center. He's awesome” Tellin’ Ya. Pay attention now so you'll can say you were there on the first sketch.



About Kurt Kroeber

From deep within the murky depths of the Los Angeles River emerged a creature: 50% raver, 50% comedian, 10% Robotcop. Kurt Kroeber doesn’t own a dog, operates Soundbleed (the world’s only dance party comedy talk show rave), and is down to party with you. Come up some time and say “Hey dude!” But definitely make sure to casually drop the secret Illuminati password.