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 Delivery Boys, Sid Diamond, Shan Vincent de Paul, Compulsive, Uma & Nanu Alidina. Scroll below and immerse yourself in great music from acts you might have never heard about or hit play on the image above.
1. Delivery Boys – Pissed Off Feat Rich The Kid
Rich the Kid & Delivery Boys Deliver Summer Banger
To give you some more context on who the Delivery Boys are, we’re and up and coming rap/producer collective centered around a group of friends who grew up making music and working delivery jobs together. The track features Lost Boy, Goldwood, Max Gertler, Tyrin & Fresh1. We’re gearing up to release a bunch of dope content this summer including an EP through 10 Deep, music with Michael Christmas, BYOU, Duwap Kaine and Chxpo. We’re also playing Far True Fest alongside Smoke DZA and Ski Mask at the end of August.
2. Sid Diamond – Problems Feat. Donell Lewis & Mikey Dam
The long awaited return of hip hop heavyweight Sid Diamond is here.
Sid comes back swinging with features from Donell Lewis & Mikey Dam on the vocals. Produced by New Zealand’s SickDrumz (Producer on Rihanna – Needed Me) & Rory Noble.
“Problems” is about women who try and holler – knowing they’re in committed relationships.
3. Shan Vincent de Paul – Slow Love Feat. Yanchan
Continuing his slew of summer releases, Toronto’s Shan Vincent de Paul unveils his latest single“Slow Love”. Showcasing his songwriting range, Shan links up with fellow Sri Lankan artist Yanchan to deliver an infectious summer anthem. Fusing influences from classical South Asian sounds with an Afrobeat groove and a hint of Trap, “Slow Love” makes for an undeniable feel good love song.
“It’s a melancholic love story disguised in a sweet rhythm. It’s about finding love with someone for the second time, inspired by Joni Mitchell’s famous “you don’t know what you got, till’ it’s gone” line”
Produced by fellow sideways artist La+ch and Toronto up-and-comer Yanchan, “Slow Love” is a tasteful take on the popular island groove while fusing Shan’s Sri Lankan roots into the mix. The song will appear on Shan’s upcoming project “SVDP 1” to be released mid-August.
4. Compulsive – Late Nights In Gothenburg
Compulsive is a twenty one year old artist from Sweden and one half of the duo O U F alongside SMNM . He’s been building up behind the scenes for a great year, stacking collaborations with artists such as Saint James, SMNM and Rad Cat.
Following up several successful free releases, Compulsive went to work together with SMNM as their duo O U F dropping tracks like Crisis and Right After and laying the foundation of what would become Million for SMNM’s Solo EP Parental Advisory Explicit Content .
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Compulsive found himself homeless at the start of 2016. He continued to work on his craft from the couches of friends and ended the year being flown down to Hollywood by a prominent Pitchfork writer who brought him to meetings with Interscope, TDE and Empire among others.
5. Uma – Golden
Listen to Uma’s latest single ”Golden” picked from the New Moon — a small moment when the side of the moon that is invisible to us is lit up by the sun, illuminating our own invisible sides, our feelings, thoughts, desires… a moment of magic where we can start fresh, let go, and set our desires into motion. And for me, “Golden” represents just that: a call for desire to turn into conscious action, for the elements and metals and stars to settle into their natural easy, loving state, to settle into gold.
6. Nanu Alidina – Crown (Ayahuasca)
After consistently releasing new music, Nanu Alidina releases his visual for “Crown” off his second-EP where he goes in-depth on his psychedelic experiences with DMT and his views on altered states over a hard-hitting ambient beat produced by KYLOH.