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.
Adam Prince King
Where: London What They’ve Been Working On: His self-titled debut EP, dropped this past Friday. Sounds Like: Hitting up an EDM festival with Labyrinth's Goblin King Jareth as your ride-or-die.
Where: Germany / China What They’ve Been Working On: Gearing up for the release of the $HANGHAI MONE¥ EP. Sounds Like: Being in a night club that has a swimming pool in the year 2049 and occasionally getting zapped by electrical charges.
Where: Nashville What They’ve Been Working On: This track right here, their debut single. Sounds Like: Leaning back in the most comfortable chair you own, right next to the window as a warm breeze plays with your hair.
Where: Montreal What They’ve Been Working On: The Geto Rock For The Youth EP, his first solo project away from his rap group The Posterz. Sounds Like: Smoking a lot of cigarettes at a seaside jazz club.
Where: Los Angeles What They’ve Been Working On: This marvelous single, her third one of the year. Sounds Like: Drinking something fancy out of a coconut shell while coconut oil is slowly massaged onto your back.
Where: Moscow What They’ve Been Working On: Supporting the release of her sophomore album, Ariadna. Sounds Like: Leaving your cozy flat to go out for a weekend of adventure as the first flakes of a snowstorm begin to fall.
MH the Verb
Where: Philadelphia What They’ve Been Working On: This brand new EP Afronaut, heralded by this summer's excellent single "Traffic." Sounds Like: A protest rally that is surprisingly chill despite being impassioned about issues.
Where: Los Angeles What They’ve Been Working On: The above single, their third track of the year that proves this duo is one to keep your eyes on. Sounds Like: Putting on your sunglasses front row at the fashion show so effortlessly that it makes Anna Wintour look like a poser.
Where: London What They’ve Been Working On: The freshly-released New Wave Order EP, a stunning showcase for her burgeoning talent. Sounds Like: Eating magic mushrooms and hallucinating that you're inside an Aaliyah music video.
Where: London What They’ve Been Working On: Continuing to craft his sound with the above single following this year's Ginga EP. Sounds Like: Dreaming of a sensual beach trip in black and white - it may or may not have really happened.
Be sure to check out last week's edition of Under the Radar right here.