Atu. Not “achu” or et tù, but Atu, the 21-year-old Malawaian producer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Atu comes into 2014 having had a strong rookie year in 2013 with the release of his debut, Pictures on Silence, and collaborations with fellow Soulection souljas Sango, Asante, Dpat. Perhaps closer to the downtempo electronica days then anything else on SiriusXM, Atu’s “Doubts” evokes a certain intimacy using contemporary electronic music textures. Atu’s senusal combination of ’90s r&b, classic soul, and modern bass music is just that intimate whisper you needed.