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.
Be sure to check out last week's best tracks here.
"Born in the Cold"
Sounds Like: A cold Eski shower over a tear-jerking 'Ye Beat.
"Elevate (Go Off Mix)"
Sounds Like: Casually floating on the fluffiest cumulus clouds at sunrise.
Who: De'Wayne Jackson
Where: Los Angeles
Sounds Like: Floating through a bleak dreamscape with only a deep sense of paranoia as companionship.
"New Tab (Side A)"
Sounds Like: Cucumbers over your eyes whilst bathing in a Japanese hot spring.
"Can't Touch Me"
Who: Deniro Farrar
Where: North Carolina
Sounds Like: A manifestation of unadulterated but controlled rage against predatory institutions.
"Love Is A Bitch"
Who: Two Feet
Where: New York
Sounds Like: The sonic equivalent of what you'd feel if you came home to find your pet dead and your significant other in bed with your best friend.
Sounds Like: Getting over your breakup by creating a fissure in the space-time continuum; empowerment via celestial domination.
"You Alright Yeah?" (Remix)
Who: Young Paris
Where: New York
Sounds Like: If afrobeats, hip-hop and electronica clashed in a prohibition-era speakeasy.
Who: Alexis Troy
Sounds Like: That moment the K hits and the walls of the club melt and everyone around you becomes a shadowy wraith of your past self.
"Diary of a Woman"
Who: Wilted Women
Sounds Like: Finally hacking into the main frame.