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.

“Guided by Flux”

Who: Planète

Where: Melbourne

Sounds Like: Floating through ambient space, then suddenly getting sucked into the most euphoric dance club in the galaxy.


“My House”


Where: Dubai

Sounds Like: A muthafuckin’ house party.


“Times We Had”

Who: SG Lewis ft. Toulouse

Where: London

Sounds Like: An arcade game possessed by the spirit of a golden-voiced R&B god.


“Here If You Want (Pale Blue)”


Where: Los Angeles

Sounds Like: Half sad, half sexy atmospheric vibes for when you’re breaking up to make up.


“Come Meh Way”

Who: Sudan Archives

Where: Los Angeles

Sounds Like: A fiddle contest held on a lush Caribbean island.


“Little Bit of You”

Who: Kevin Garrett

Where: Los Angeles

Sounds Like: Technicolor heartbreak with a side of possible reconciliation after the liquor and rage pass through your system.


“Love U”

Who: NanaBcool

Where: New York

Sounds Like: The soundtrack to the life of the ultimate ladies’ man.


“Taught Me Better”

Who: Amber-Simone

Where: London

Sounds Like: Getting trapped in the matrix right after you realize you’re fed up with your relationship.



Who: Kali Uchis

Where: Los Angeles

Sounds Like: A surprise pop quiz about female autonomy that most men are pre-destined to fail.


“Do Watchu Want To Me”

Who: NomBe

Where: Los Angeles

Sounds Like: When your friendly rockstar next door decides to let his freak flag fly.


Catch up on last week’s selections of under the radar tracks right here

  • Additional Writing: Jake Boyer
Words by Stephanie Smith-Strickland
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