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: JBan$2Turnt featuring Lil Yachty
Sounds Like: Riding motorcycles in the Looney Tunes desert valley with Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner.
Who: Pinki Rings featuring Angelo Baldamenti
Where: Copenhagen / Tehran
Sounds like: If Laura Palmer of Twin Peaks was the resident chanteuse at the Black Lodge
Where: South London
Sounds Like: Atmospheric bliss.
“On The Inside”
Sounds Like: If Sade was 18 in 2017, living in London and liked messing around making tracks in Fruity Loops.
“Heaven and Hell Combined”
Who: Bonnie Banane
Sounds Like: Drinking champagne in a bed with pink silk sheets.
“WHEN / I / TASTE / THE / PAVEMENT”
Who: Ethan P Flynn
Sounds Like: Wandering around town as the sun rises with a minor skateboarding-induced concussion.
Who: Faze Miyake featuring Jesse James Solomon
Sounds Like: Peckham.
“Something About You”
Who: D. Tiffany:
Where: Vancouver, BC
Sounds Like: A sun-drenched meander through a lush jungle with a friendly leopard as your tour guide.
Who: JD. Reid featuring Slowthai, Oscar #Worldpeace & 808Ink
Sounds Like: Beats from a drum machine after it accidentally ends up in the wash.
“Devotare (Cosmin TRG Remix)”
Who: Ada Kaleh
Sounds Like: Trees and wind chimes swaying in the breeze to a techno beat.
In case you missed it, check out last week’s Under The Radar tracks right here.
- Cover Image: Faze Miyake by Meinke Klein
- Text: Bianca Giulione & Jacob Davey