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 Lil Spacely, Tommie King,Tamara Bubble, Minimal Miggy, Taaj, Cirrcle, Jpaulished, BOU, GoldFace Richy & NotNxrmal . Scroll below and immerse yourself in great music from acts you might have never heard about.
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Lil Spacely – DopeBoy feat. Big Skeez
Following the overwhelming success of his debut WVS release ‘You Know It’, Lil Spacely returns with an equally monumental single, DOPEBOY, featuring fellow West-Sydney emcee Big Skeez.
The heavy new anthem is a nod to the streets that Spacely has come up on, with the two Sydney products spitting slickly over the booming, trap-influenced production.
DOPEBOY also comes after a mass of media attention for the budding star, which included a spin and co-sign on Beats1 Radio by international Hip-Hop mogul Ebro Darden, as well as a premiere of the ‘You Know It’ music video by Complex AU.
Lil Spacely is undoubtedly one of the rawest and most authentic rappers in the country right now, and DOPEBOY displays exactly that, as the loose-lipped emcee drops yet another hit on us in the lead up to his debut EP via WVS in 2018.
Tommie King – Dead Up
In his second video release, Tommie King illustrates his verbal warning to the game that he’s on the rise and appears to be dead serious. The Caleb Seales directed video displays Tommie King performing confidently in his hometown of Atlanta. Tommie describes the visual, “I wanted the look of the video to feel bold, to show growth and progress from the setting and background down to my camera presence. My movement is building and I’m growing so much as an artist, it was important to communicate that visually.” Tommie King has amassed over 200K plays on Soundcloud by releasing only two records in 2017. The young Atlanta spitter has major plans for his movement in 2018, so be sure to stay tuned.
Tamara Bubble – Pringles
When you grow up in the hood, the #1 goal is to make it out. So this song is a lil motivation for all my people in the struggle. I have a tutorial video that shows how I made my piggy bank, but it taught me a valuable lesson at an early age: even if you don’t have a savings account, you can still save up. Just use a pringles can and stack them chips to reach your goals #PringlesChallenge #NoExcuses
“Pringles” produced by @TheCratez is new song off Tamara Bubble’s upcoming EP “Your Favorite Rapper is a Girl”
Minimal Miggy – Euphoria
Producer, composer and drummer, Minimal Miggy brings a fresh offering to the scene. In an industry that’s constantly changing, Miggy’s diversity and authenticity make him stand out like a diamond in the rough. Minimal Miggy’ssound traverses and merges the worlds of electronica, hip hop, jazz and various world styles.
Euphoria feat. Michaela Baranov & Ben Goldstein is the latest single from Minimal Miggy having been produced in mid 2017. It expresses those inner conflicts that we all experience when we love someone. Feelings like infatuation, elation, but also vulnerability and self-doubt.
Euphoria is a hip hop/electronic track that also draws on strong pop influences. The track’s lush, infectious top lines, hard hitting drums and overall slickness represent the songs title justly.
Taaj – Walk Thru
Taaj is a self-produced hip hop artist from Portland, Oregon. His main goals are versatility and longevity
Cirrcle – Petty
After the strong buzz they made by releasing the 2nd EP “Summer Project,” Tokyo based hiphop trio CIRRRCLE released a new future-funk track “PETTY” with a dance video featuring Coral Dolphin.
The video was shot at a shopping mall in Nakano, Tokyo which is famous for Japanese subculture (anime, arcade, dolls and other collector items). The mixture of Japanese and American hiphop culture makes the video very fresh and unique.
Jpaulished – No Cause
This song is about me kinda showing that I won’t really conform to societal norms or what people want me to be.
BOU – Nothing feat. Funsho
Silver Spring, Md. native Bou (pronounced ‘Boo’) took an interest in music at a young age, playing a range of percussion instruments – from drums to xylophones, he’d play anything with sticks. This experience piqued an interest in producing music, but it didn’t feel quite the same as playing a live instrument in a live band. He did, however, take to writing lyrics off a friend’s beats. Soon, he was recording and got a lot of positive feedback from his community. He’s been going full-throttle ever since.
Bou’s music is raw, authentic, and comes from the heart. It caters to people who have been through similar struggles, but has the range and lyrical word-play to attract any listener. Influenced by Tupac, T.I., J. Cole, and the late Frank Diggy — who was also a childhood friend — Bou appreciates authenticity and artists who can touch souls while remaining relatable. These qualities inspire him to make music that has a similar effect on listeners. Knowing people are vibing out to his music, and drawing inspiration and strength from it has been the most rewarding part of Bou’s musical journey thus far.
GoldFace Richy & NotNxrmal – House Party
From their debut EP, “Hot Tea & Edibles”