Welcome to our #RadarCollective Where we curate some of the newly discovered Indie artists/Groups that we feel you need to listen to for great vibes on your weekend / weekday. Whether you need to get hype or chill on some classic hip-hop, R&B/Soul vibes, these are artists & songs you need to check out. This week’s features include music from Liz Lokre, Samy Wats, Rob Scott, Joey Burbs, Avery LR, Compulsive & Busty And The Bass. Scroll below and immerse yourself in great music from acts you might have never heard about or hit play on the image above.
1. Liz Lokre – Buh Bye
LIZ LOKRE (formerly known as Liz Loughrey) is a pop-soul singer/songwriter hailing from Toronto, Canada. Last year, she released her debut single ‘Rise Up!’, a Caribbean-flavored track which has garnered much acclaim on respected blogs and playlists around the world.
LIZ LOKRE is back with ‘Buh Bye’, a sultry anthem for the dance floor with a groove that beats for the soul. Produced by Toronto musician Adrian X and Jordan Reyes of BASECAMP, the track was released on May 25th and has already reached over 130K plays, being featured on several official playlists around the world both on Spotify and Apple Music (New Music Friday playlists and Apple Music’s Best Of The Week – Breaking R&B). On Friday 14th of July, LIZ LOKRE will drop the groundbreaking and dynamic visual for ‘Buh Bye’.
Partly funded by MuchFACT, the music video is directed by Sean McBride & Caroline Torti. She adds “This song is about the journey towards empowerment and how good it feels to confidently say ‘Buh Bye’ to anything that was holding me back”. ‘Buh Bye’ is now available on all digital and streaming platforms.
2. Samy Wats – Think Twice
San Diego, CA based artist SAMY WATS drops his global single “THINK TWICE” on all major digital retailers July 14th via FRESH GOODS MUSIC.
SAMY delivers neighborhood disrupting flows and drastic vocal melodies from major to minor on this new musical journey.
“Think Twice” was produced by LDONTHECUT.
3. Rob Scott – Small Talk
Brooklyn singer Rob Scott drops off his new song “Small Talk.” The track comes after his previous release “Cool Runnin‘” which featured in v0.2 of our radar series.
Listen below to “Small Talk” and follow his (Soundcloud)
4. Joey Burbs – Houston Nights
‘Houston Nights’ is an ode to the city that taught me how to live. The record is self-produced and discusses the events of my last 4 years living in Houston. Delving into topics about my memories in the city, friends I met that became family, and the goals that were accomplished from when I first made the move there, the song sets the vibe for late summer night nostalgia that anyone, no matter what city they are from, can relate to.
5. Avery LR – Color of Skin
Avery LR drops a conscious single titled “Color of Skin”. With racism and ignorance so rampant worldwide, COS is Avery’s plea for truth and understanding.
6. Compulsive – Nervous
From Gothenberg, Sweden comes a new young rapper named Compulsive with a mysterious vibe, a compelling tone & an exciting future. Compulsive, who is essentially making his debut on the scene, went from being homeless last year to recording his first record & getting looks from tastemakers like TDE & Allen Ritter. From that process comes the anthem trap record “Nervous” out July 14th. Not every story is perfect, but Compulsive’s is worth a listen. The record is produced by BOSSTONE of Soulection.
7. Busty And The Bass – Common Ground
Busty & The Bass are a nine-piece band from Montreal who have just announced their debut album ‘Uncommon Good’ released on September 8th alongside revealing a video for their latest uplifting and soul-infused single ‘Common Ground. ‘
In the their own words, ‘At the core of Common Ground we’re talking about the people we love and feel a connection or similarity to, whom we don’t appreciate enough. So for one of us that’s a grandparent, for one of us it’s an old friend or a lover, but we all feel something real when we play it live.’
The video for the new single was shot through the Busty and the Bass spring European tour. It features some of the more intimate, behind the scenes moments. Live bits through their shows in France, Germany and Denmark as well as some staged moments through locations in each city visited.