If there’s one thing that gets most of us through the day, it’s music. Whether we’re scrolling through SoundCloud looking for mood tunes to help alleviate a case of the Mondays, or listening to a mixtape someone has sent our way, not a day goes by without some kind of music playing in our offices.

Since our inboxes tend to get inundated with projects from artists interested in coverage, we’re spotlighting some of the quietly wondrous singles that find their way to us each week. These artists may not have conquered the Billboard 100 (yet) but they’ve all got something unique to offer, and they’re all worth getting to know.

Scroll through to see our 10 under the radar tracks to discover this week, and stay tuned for a fresh selection next week.


Who: Samuel Omare

Where: Brooklyn, NY

Sounds Like: Riding in a big body old school whip with your homeboy who sounds kind of like Tyler, The Creator.



Where: South Korea

Sounds Like: An Enter the Void-style trip through Seoul’s neon-lit underground.


Who: Mumdance & Logos

Where: UK

Sounds Like: The dance floor has terraformed with rural fields, allowing cricket chirps and thundering bass to become one single piece of music.


Who: MK

Where: Detroit

Sounds Like: If the disembodied voice of Rihanna were presiding over a house party.


Who: Young Troy

Where: Montreal

Sounds Like: When Drake finally leaves the club and his hotter friends get room to move.

“Blue Pedro”

Who: Bullion

Where: London

Sounds Like: A jolly good Pirate Ship ketamine binge.

“Look How Life’s Changed”

Who: 67

Where: London

Sounds Like: Drinking Belvedere on the estate like you have no opps.

“Vacuous Being”

Who: Bergosonist

Where: New York

Sounds Like: The sound of your heart beating as you walk past a few hundred skulls in the catacombs of Paris.

“World Off”

Who: Roza Terenzi

Where: Melbourne, Australia

Sounds Like:  Discovering the bluest aquarium you’ve ever seen in the corner of your favorite restaurant.

“The Manuscript”

Who: Vic Mensa

Where: Chicago

Sounds Like: When you watched mad documentaries and now you’re too woke so you gotta drop knowledge on the people.

Be sure to check out last week’s best tracks here

Words by Stephanie Smith-Strickland
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