Tune in and turn up

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:  SonReal

Where: Vancouver

Sounds Like:  That moment you feel perfectly tipsy in a cab with all your friends and the night is full of possibilities.

“No Suburban” (Remix)

Who: Sheff G. ft. Corey Finesse

Where: New York

Sounds Like: When you grew up in the Soundcloud generation.



Where: South Korea

Sounds Like: Satin, silk, baby hairs and all other mesmerizingly soft and beautiful things.


Who: Joe Maye

Where: Los Angeles

Sounds Like: Pushing aside your Ben & Jerry’s and wiping away the last tear to realize that yeah, your ex actually was terrible and you will survive.



Where: Atlanta, Georgia

Sounds Like: If you got a shot of adrenaline while you were smoking a blunt.


Who:  Abstract ft. Kalibwoy & Dusty

Where: Amsterdam

Sounds Like:  If a brass band got lost in a nightclub and stuck around to make some dope music.

“Like Water”

Who: KOTA the Friend

Where: Brooklyn, NY

Sounds Like: Summertime in Brooklyn.


Who: Dev T. Smith ft. Antionette Jones

Where: New York via North Carolina

Sounds Like:  When it’s just emotions taking you over.


Who: NexXthursday

Where: New York

Sounds Like: A summer jam you’ve heard before, somewhere in your dreams, yet that can’t be true…can it?

“God Knows”

Who:  Dornik

Where: London

Sounds Like:  Getting laid on a beach with a pina colada right next to you.

For more music content check out our feature with DJ Seth Troxler here

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