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: Celestial Trax
Where: New York
Sounds Like: Pop music circa 2027.
Sounds Like: Meeting fairies while you’re hiking in the forest and they introduce you to all manner of indigenous psychedelics.
“Give It All” ft. Kyle Woodcock
Who: SCRVP & Secret Sauce
Sounds Like: Playing Mario Kart on a Carnival Cruise liner while being brought bottomless piña coladas.
“Move With Me”
Sounds Like: When you get in a fight with the person you’ve been crushing on and you go over to apologize but end up nabbing your first kiss.
Sounds Like: Driving through a pink, neon-lit highway in slow motion while wearing a white leather jacket.
Who: Trailer Trash Tracys
Sounds Like: Going cave diving in a rainforest grotto but it’s not scary at all, only fun.
Who: Nosaj Thing
Where: Los Angeles
Sounds Like: If the Red Room from Twin Peaks had an in-house DJ who turned up each Thursday night for a lowkey set.
“World in My Hands” ft. Smino & Legit
Sounds Like: Walking down the street on a summer day, blunt in your hand, sunglasses covering your eyes and a smile on your face.
Who: Higher Brothers
Sounds Like: Getting absolutely obliterated at a trap party on a rooftop penthouse in Shanghai.
“Yo Ran (Do)”
Who: DJ Python
Where: Queens, NY
Sounds Like: Listening to reggaeton with Bob Ross as he paints a beautiful landscape.
Be sure to check out last week’s edition of Under the Radar right here.