We are still dedicated to showcasing the best tracks/videos from the underground by searching far and wide in order to bring you our weekly list. It’s a tough job as we sift through a ton of high-quality tracks just to settle for just 5 so we switched it up so now we curating the Top 10 Submissions. Now that is what we call dedication, so sit back relax and get familiar with these acts.
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ihatetwins – “Airbnb”
ihatetwins f/k/a Twin$ open up our list this week with their melodic laced single titled “Airbnb”. The mellow backdrop plays second fiddle to the duo’s sing-songy flow that details the separate stories of duo’s escapades in renting out lavish Airbnb’s. T3 the Kid tries to give off the perception that the property is his own in conjunction with his lavish lifestyle in hopes to impress women. While Lamberton takes pride in using his Airbnb as a safe house for his no strings attached infidelities.
Skengdo x AM x Drillminister – Political Drills (The Media)
Russian artist Andrei Molodkin and UK Drill musicians Skengdo, Am, and Drillminister have teamed up for the charged “‘Political Drills (The Media)”. The music video depicts the trio giving blood to Molodkin’s art installation at BPS22 Museum, Belgium. Molodkin produced new sculptures so that Skengdo x AM and Drillminister give blood to their own lyrics. Blood pumps through words such as “OFFICER I’VE DONE NOTHING”, directly commenting on racial profiling and authoritarian methods of repressing Drill music. This provocative message aims to embolden young people in pursuit of their artistic endeavors, urging them to give everything, including their blood, to their art, rather than getting caught up in the traps of serious youth violence.
The song comes with a limited edition vinyl to accompany Andrei’s exhibition ‘Young Blood’ which has been on at London’s Saatchi Gallery this month.
Read about the launch event at the Saatchi Gallery track here *the funds from ticket and vinyl sales go towards the South-London based charity Brixton Wings – which provide educational, music and sports programs to children and young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds.
AYLØ – “Paris”
Rising multi-talented, genre-bending act who goes by the moniker AYLØ makes his debut on our list with his newest record titled “Paris”. The Nigerian act shows a high level of versatility with his nonconformist style that takes elements from electronic, R&B and neo-soul genres. “Paris” exudes a very laid back and ethereal vibe that would have you reflecting while engaged in the song’s alluring premise. AYLØ adds that the track is about finding beauty in everything ranging from the good, bad and the ugly.
“Paris” is the first offering from his forthcoming mixtape DNT DLT, which is due for release on July 30, with distribution from Apple’s Platoon. DNT DLT is the long-awaited follow up to his critically acclaimed 2017 album Insert Project Name and his 2016 Honest Conversations EP before that.
TriOrca – “Ghost”
LA-based TriOrca is a 3 man band made up of multi-instrumentalist and producer Phil Simmonds, drummer/ producer David Diaz and writer/vocalist Whitney Meyer. As a team, the 3 present something beautiful with their soul filled music which also blends jazz and hip-hop. They released their first single “Ghost” a while back and now share the official visuals for the song. The song is a very soothing record that displays Meyer in full form as her honeyed vocals cascade the smooth enthralling soundscape laid before her. Hit the play button and get familiar.
Get the audio here.
Jane Handcock – “All Of Me”
California based act Jane Handcock gift us with a track off her recently released project ‘Where’s Jane (Series 1)’. The track in question is titled “All Of Me”, a soothing love-laden track that showcases her vocal range and solid songwriting skills. She explains:
“‘Where’s Jane? Series 2’ is a look at the recent events of my life. Everything I wrote & sang about comes from an authentic and vulnerable place. With this series, I wanted to focus on doing exactly what felt good to my spirit. I wanted to musically match where I was in life at this very moment.”
Androu – “Great”
NYC based, Boston-native Androu gets into his element on his new video “Great”. Blending a myriad of genres from Alt-pop, R&B, and hip-hop, the rapper strays from the norm and shares little details about the people in his life. He does this over a very vibrant soundscape and with his unique unassuming vocal tone. The overall message here is to surround yourself with the right kind of people – the kind that builds you up, continually inspire you and keep you grounded. Androu is also a graphic designer by day with Alexander Wang.
Mitchell James – “Be Nice” ft. Anville.
Mitchell James teams up with fellow Colorado rapper Anville for a new collaboration titled “Be Nice”. The duo team up with producer Chef Soul who builds a horn-driven soulful backdrop for the duo to dwell on their struggles and tribulations. They also use kindness to detract the haters from throwing their negative energy towards their progress.
Get it on Spotify
Toast – “Euphoria”
Canadian emcee Toast shares his love for his girl on his new single titled “Euphoria”. Over a rich ethereal soundscape, he makes it known to the lady who caught his eye that he is down by law.
His spec is some India Arie plus Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu & Sade mixed with Bey…
Jay Wonder – “Don’t Fall in Love”
Rising emcee Jay Wonder was inspired by an unrequited internet love post on IG on his new song “Don’t Fall in Love” produced by Hamzah. The song also samples that classic soul song made popular by Slum Village. Armed with a laid back flow, Wonder truly delivers that classic sad summer vibes on the track.
Tissa Rahim – “Silly Games”
Vancouver songstress Tissa Rahim returns with a soothing record titled “Silly Games”. Over a mellow soundscape, she details the insecurities that follow after a breakup and the numerous thoughts or rather doubts that swirl in one’s mind. It also talks about dreaming about the person realizing they made a mistake and come back to you.
Get it on Spotify // Apple Music