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 Slim Dymondz, J. Lye, Tripple 2, Restless Modern, AyHay, Myshel, SMIDRIN, XamVolo & visionnaire. Scroll below and immerse yourself in great music from acts you might have never heard about.
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Following the massive indie success of Rothstein’s debut single “Get Your Shit Together”, which charted at #38 on Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50 earlier this year, the breakout Boston emcee, singer and songwriter releases his BLVC SVND produced single/B-Side GRACE via Dojo Records.
On GRACE, Rothstein’s distinctly unique sound and versatile range shines through in his gruff, staccato cadences and polished melodies as he maneuvers between the release’s confident, anthemic namesake “Grace” and its vulnerable, bittersweet B-Side “Tessie” (the latter a subtle nod to his hometown Royal Rooter’s rally cry).
Slim Dymondz drops off a wavy new song For Real. I fell in love with the track just secinds after playing.
Boston’s J.Lye Recaps Past Relationships on the Emotional “Let’s Talk.”
2nd single off ‘Behind the Lyes’ and J. Lye’s most personal to date. The song sees J. Lye revisiting three past relationships that have had major impact on his life.
Good Vibes by Ghanaian-Finnish rap twin-brothers Tripple 2 is all about good vibes and positive energy. There is no space for negativity when you are feeling good.
Restless Modern follows-up to the release of his debut single with MOONZz, which dropped in March 2017 with his new single No Expectations featuring OnCue
South London’s AyHay is one of those rare hip hop artists who is able to combine a fun, comical approach to music making with witty bars, catchy hooks and on point hip hop/trap production. His latest single ‘On My Life’ showcases this skill of writing stick in your head trap tunes with trademark comical visuals to boot. He has fast become known for creating comical music videos, blending 90’s US Hip Hop and trap with catchy choruses and hard hitting 808’s.
Myshel drops her new track titled unstoppable which remind me of Whitney Houston.
Myshel has played a supporting role to many household names. She’s toured and sung background for R&B singers Kelly Price and Tamia Hill as well as Stacy Orrico, Don Moen. Matthew West and Grammy Award winning artist Toby Mac, and Mandisa. The years spent in the background taught her many incredible lessons on what it really means to be a servant leader. Cece Winans, her mentor, shared her secret of success. “The way up is down” Stay humble and stay grateful Myshel knows that her gift and purpose work hand and hand. Both working for something far greater than herself.
Harlem artist SMIDRIN is on a mission and back with another banger to end the summer. He grabs Protojay from his home team SORS and upcoming RnB superstar G.Brunot for the assist on his new single “All About”. Produced by Crazie Mugg SMIDRIN and fam show you what they’re all about.
The rise of Neo-Soul Jazz master XamVolo continues with the release of his new single Feels Good today.
Bringing UK R&B, old-school Soul and Jazz into the 21st century, the hotly-tipped Liverpool based singer, songwriter and producer has already garnered notable attention across the internet and airwaves. Drawing comparisons with the likes of D’Angelo, Anderson Paak & Thundercat, he has notched up critical acclaim and impressive plays with coveted spots on Spotify playlists and viral charts.
This incredible momentum is set to continue with new single Feels Good. Written and produced by XamVolo alongside heavyweights Paul Phamous, AV, Cedric Mitchell and Matthew Genovese, Feels Good lays his jazz influence bare with a sample from the legendary Thelonius Monk, while creating a unique contemporary hybrid with slick beats and soulful vocals.
‘jig & juice’ is the latest single written and produced by visionnaire. this record is an homage to the classic west coast R&B subgenre of p-funk, and it’s evolution in hip-hop as g-funk. ‘jig & juice’ is an electric single filled with authentic synths, new school bounce and infectious hooks and melodies with an aim to bring a classic energy back around for those who lived it, and those who love the music.