If there’s one thing that gets most of us through the day, it’s discovering new artists. 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 musicians 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 artists to discover this week, and stay tuned for a fresh selection next week.
Where: Los Angeles
What They’ve Been Working On: This single with Toronto emcee TOBi, a landmark release for the 21-year old producer.
Sounds Like: The mellow sounds of Cali-rock left out in the sun too long, resulting in something overripe and melancholic.
What They’ve Been Working On: A physical release of “Mindmaze” with B-side “Pumpkin Emoji,” out on November 10 via Coyote Records.
Sounds Like: Going inside an 8-bit video game about Medieval England.
What They’ve Been Working On: Continuing to build a name for herself after the recent release of her debut album Forgotten Pleasures.
Sounds Like: Your inner monologue after a bad-break up soundtracked by ornate, orchestral rock.
Where: San Francisco
What They’ve Been Working On: His debut album, Too Real, which dropped last week.
Sounds Like: A collection of electro-funk records from a mysterious basement played through an intertube.
What They’ve Been Working On: Preparing to be the first artist in history to be ‘tokenized’ with his very own cryptocurrency.
Sounds Like: Getting sucked into a hard drive and uploading your DNA onto a digital main frame while putting on some jazz.
What They’ve Been Working On: Working with the likes of Mount Kimbie, soundtracking an ad for the Apple Watch and getting ready for an EP drop this Friday.
Sounds Like: Going for the hottie in the club who you know is going to get you in trouble.
Where: Fort Washington, Maryland
What They’ve Been Working On: Promoting this excellent new The Death of Mr. Ramen EP.
Sounds Like: If the house-shows you went to in college featuring the insanely-skilled band kids had time to hone their production into sonic gold.
What They’ve Been Working On: Linking up with Lil Yachty for this fire track and working with TM88 for an upcoming project titled Wildflower.
Sounds Like: Listening to trap from the bottom of your swimming pool.
What They’ve Been Working On: Following up last year’s debut album Made of Gold.
Sounds Like: Riding around in a cherry-red convertible going well over the speed limit drinking a cherry slushie.
What They’ve Been Working On: Riding the success of this phenomenal Jeremih collaboration.
Sounds Like: Streets lit with neon lights and cloudy with the smoke of cigarettes.
Be sure to check out last week’s edition of Under the Radar artists right here.