Curated by Imani Wj Wright
Here at SwanoDown, we listen to a ton of music on a DAILY basis. And during these days, of course, there are standout tracks. Below you'll find the 10 compositions we feel you should check out tonight, (or soon). We find these artists to be the most cutting-edge. And oh yeah, this is in no particular order... You decide!
Compositionally elevated songs by artists like Sly5thAve, Luke Paige, and DionRacii, are all featured today.

Sly5thAve x silvana estrada x Roberto Verástegui– Agua de Jamaica

There's an overt appreciation I have for musicians who know how to take a multi-layered approach, give us some twists and turns, but simultaneously make it all seem so cohesive. That's all here on the jazzy "Agua Jamaica". Silvana Estrada's vocals are a bit reminiscent of Astrud Gilberto.

MXKA x Stylolive- Sweetest Taboo

Now listen, I love Sade, and on top of that, I very rarely write about covers. A lot of the time from my experience, they don't sound innovative or original enough. However, that is certainly not the case here. From the instrumentation, engineering style, and even bilingual approach, I'm impressed by this rendition of Sade's classic.

Jason Ivy x Shuba x Durand Bernarr- Divided

This is one of those records that grew on me more and more over time. The minimal production, subtle vocal approach, and soothing style do a great job of pulling you in. I've had this joint of repeat all morning.

Caleb Stewart- Excuses (Jan 17)

This track is vulnerable, full of interpersonal songwriting, and performed with a sense of authenticity. Stewart's Jan 17th journal entry comes to life on this record.

Luke Paige- Debts...Home 

A bit of John Lennon can be heard in Paige on this piece. From the songwriting, to his vocal cadence. His sound has the potential to grasp a heavy cult audience.

Aztec Flow- Brentwood in the 90s

This is a fun and fast paced Hip-Hop track that certainly creates an atmosphere enjoyable for real Hip-Hop heads.

DionRacii- Fading

While listening to this piece, you feel like you're getting a look into the deep thoughts of Dion. Her sticky icky situation is relatable for many, and we can find a place in our playlist for Dion when we need her.

Tavy- Confession

Tavy provides emotionally charged, but subtly need-to-tell secrets on Confession.

B Prasanna- Gagan Dhuan Dhuan

The beauty and professionalism of this piece runs deep. From the enchanting intro, to the debatable ranging vocals, "Gagan Dhuan Dhuan" feels like a Disney piece written by Queen. The listening experience can invoke scenes of utopia in your head.

Mukava-  シャミナミ(Sha MI Na Mi) [Jenny High Cover]

Here's a piece I had to listen to a few times to get a real grasp on it. Mukava is giving the audience so many sounds, both subtle and boisterous. You may miss some, you may catch them all. Though one thing for sure, Mukava is giving your ear a lot to listen to, and a lot to obtain. 

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