RADAR: Slow & Rainy Essential Playlist

We have put together a compilation of some of the songs which we think are essential for the muggy weather which we are currently experiencing at the moment in the UK. This playlist consist of the great acts who submitted their music to us via our submithub page. Slow vibes all through the 12 track playlist and amazing vocals.

You can go through the list below and hit play on the featured image above and immerse your self in the wonderful music from various artists.

Elsie and The Vibe – Naked

After premiering to a full house on the same stage played by Lady Gaga, Jessie J, and Mumford & Sons at the iconic Rockwood Music Hall in New York, today Australian indie soul/R&B artist Elsie and The Vibe drops her track “Naked”.

Produced by Robert Upward (Emaar, Shelley Segal), “Naked” is reminiscent of Alicia Keys and Emeli Sande. In contrast to Elsie and The Vibe’s earlier releases (Riverside, Just Don’t), Elsie has shed the vintage brass, Motown rhythm and fiery keys to reveal vulnerable vocals, delicate piano and a string quartet. Elsie’s fragile story telling swells to an uplifting final chorus, her vocals soaring over the strings and piano that have morphed into an army of resilience.

Naked comes from the upcoming self-titled debut EP, which is due out in August 2017.


Secret Weapons – Ghost

“Ghost” is the first song out today from Secret Weapons’ debut album. Hailing from New York City, Secret Weapons managed to combine the dark and youthful themes of hope, struggle, and yearning with gripping synth and guitar driven rock music. The two-piece met in high school and the first incarnation of the band began by writing in a studio apartment by day and throwing parties in Brooklyn by night — most of which quickly descended into chaos. Influenced by a range of styles, from Queen, Steve Winwood, and the Killers to the soundscapes of Depeche Mode and Daft Punk, they soon began to apply their pop and gospel-influenced hooks to the wall-of-sound backdrops they created. In late 2015 their debut single “Something New” sky-rocketed to the top of Spotify’s Global Viral Charts. The duo’s energetic live performances endeared them to crowds, and as their popularity continued to rise in 2016 they released their first self-titled EP and went on to perform alongside Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco and Lukas Graham before appearing at Lollapalooza and several other major U.S festivals.


EverythingOShauN – Dough Right

The track runs just a few seconds shy of five minutes and sports a very spacey/ethereal vibe. EverythingOShauN and Minty Burns geared the lyrical substance towards their life, its current status and where they wish to go from there. Produced by Xpress aka DJXP, there is no clipping what so ever in the instrumental and the hi’s and lo’s all check out.An obviously ambitious track, Dough right is a good statement of ambition and drive in a dog-eat-dog music industry. Listen to the track above and let us know below if you are, “down with the G”, as the art cover inquires.


Divio Sounds – Telly

Chicago Rapper, Divio Sounds teams up with close friend and producer OneSVN to deliver a unique style track called “Telly”! Divio and OneSVN have spent the past few weeks at Classick and Soundscape Studios completing their debut EP called “In The Mountains”


Benny Cassette – Heart of Darkness

Benny Cassette newest track, ” Heart of Darkness “, reveals a heartfelt side, and will be out next week!

” Heart of Darkness ” touches on the entanglements of love gone wrong with a rhythmic beat and soft undertones that encapsulate the calm before a storm. Benny’s voice guides you along a journey of self-discovery and growth, as listeners enter into the nostalgia of youthful heartbreak. This soothing yet tumultuous tune is the perfect track for late night drives down empty roads.


KINDER – Feeling Gets Too Heavy

London-based KINDER has unveiled his new single, ‘Feeling Gets Too Heavy’, marking the first release through his own newly formed label, Lapsang House. The moniker of singer-songwriter Leo Wyatt, KINDER hasn’t wasted any time since last year’s debut EP and the new cut is a welcome reminder of the distinctive falsettoed soul that made ‘Light’ such a powerful force. The young producer garnered strong support towards the end of 2016 from Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing and in the form of over 65,000 Spotify streams in a single day for the first single, making his way into the Global Viral 50. With brand new material to whet a collective appetite, it won’t be long before this multi-instrumentalist is making even more sizeable waves.

‘Feeling Gets Too Heavy’ is a large slice of soul-infused bliss, so it may come as a surprise that Leo wrote the track as ‘a cry for help when stress and anxiety start to take hold of your life.’ Wanting to learn and evolve from the sound he’d created for the first EP, the pulse of this new release beats with a newfound intensity, inspired by a sold out live date at The Pickle Factory supporting The Naked Eye. The opening few bars couple the bell-like chimes of a Rhodes with a crackled drum sample before Leo’s hushed vocal enters, beautifully harmonising in his Buckley-esque tone. The lyrics speak of a hollow rage and wanting to give up, but when the chorused guitar hook climbs up and down its playful melody there’s a shimmering vision of hope.


Noel Hadid – Tell Me Lies

Coming back this summer with another single, Noel Hadid delivers a captivating piece that gives a little taste of his eastern culture through the catchy, yet gorgeous sample that can be heard in the chorus of the song. The track also features a hard hitting 808 with airy synths behind a vibrant lead synth that seem to only characterize and further emphasize the story Noel is articulating. Within the story, Noel speaks upon affection, uncertainty, and lust in such a smooth, yet enthralling manner that contains the attention of listeners who are already drawn into the atmosphere Noel constructs as a producer.


Noah Slee – Lips (Feat. Melodownz)

Noah Slee has a contemporary soul voice made for chilled electronic, and we’re glad that’s exactly how he utilizes it, as, today, we’re given a very smooth, Melodownz-assisted number titled “Lips”.

With the production expertise of Ben Esser, the New Zealand native delivers rich vocals on his track here, and they really give it an unmatched feel. MeloDownz’s contribution on the outro fits the piece in ideal fashion, also, propping up immersive, gliding tones that’ll have any listener hooked, indeed.


Cara Hammond – No

Cara Hammond has unveiled her first official single, ‘No’. The 20-year-old singer-songwriter, who is just graduating from Leeds College of Music, will also make her first festival performance at Love Supreme on June 30.

‘No’ is the perfect showcase of Cara’s distinctive, silky vocals and un-paralleled talent for songwriting. The song was inspired by a holiday to Prague, where Cara and her friends were dancing in a nightclub. Cara says, “We met some guys in there and we were all having fun, dancing together…but when we wouldn’t go home with them they became really hostile. It seems it’s a common problem that girls are constantly having to say ‘No’ in situations like this, and so many more. The song came naturally, and for me it’s an anthem for ‘no means no”’

Cara has been writing songs since the age of 7, when she had her first guitar lessons and got bored of practicing the song her tutor had given her. Taking matters into her own hands, Cara composed her own song. Later that day, performing it to her mother she didn’t get the response she was hoping for. Determined to impress, she continued working on the song, all evening, missing dinner – eventually performing the perfected version to an adoring family audience late at night.

This drive and ambition has followed Cara into adulthood, and her fledgling career has already seen her perform over 100 live shows, and gain extensive support from the likes of BBC Introducing. Cara has also been involved in international songwriting camps, writing for other artists around the world.

‘No’ gives a solid introduction to Cara and her songwriting prowess. Her musical influences are broad and all-encompassing, from Lianne La Havas and Adele, to London Grammar, Amy Winehouse and Ben Howard.


Toya Delazy – Diamonds In The Rough

Soft grime with a bit of soul. This track is about us young people living in the city. We left homes and families behind, we’re talented, we aspire for more and we bond with each other. Our soul dream is to make it, but somehow society doesn’t make it easy for us to be ourselves and to succeed. We’re all diamonds in the rough


The Naked Eye – Burned

London-based singer-songwriter Frenchie released her debut, self-titled EP last year under the guise of The Naked Eye, and with a new-found collective surrounding her, the record is now being revisited for the closing visual chapter. Following a string of well received singles including ‘Embrace Me’ and ‘River Of No Return’, standout tracks from the EP have now been transformed into a crowdfunded trilogy of videos which serve as an extension to the original narratives.

“Burned” purrs out late night vibes with Frenchie‘s (The Naked Eye) sultry voice warming up the laid-back acoustic sound of the track. Described by The Line Of Best Fit as: “A vocal reminiscent of midnight jazz lounges,” Frenchie’s voice is enticing and melodic to listen to in this darker toned song.

Watch The Naked Eye “Burned” below.


Wake Child – Hangup Blues

Wake Child is the rare millennial band that achieves the perfect symphony of futuristic sound and nostalgia. Blues lyrics, washed guitars and harmonized choruses join together in a jazzy, soul-soothing sound. Wake Child was trained at Berklee but are improvisational to the core. They make inclusive, eclectic music, drawing from influences such as The Wrecking Crew, Kid Cudi, and Paul Simon.

Their upcoming single “Hangup Blues” was recorded live in the remains of an old Masonic Temple in Boston, MA. The temple’s mystical aura helped the band infuse “Hangup Blues” with a sense of isolation and magic, as the song’s outro explodes in a psychedelic mist of lovelorn confusion.

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