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 such as Kid Alpha, Onlysu, and Paolo Vispi, are all featured today.
Paolo Vispi– Bangin
The opening of this piece is one of the most intriguing I've heard in recent time. Immediately you are grasped, and the Vispi's voice comes in confidently and forwardly.
The overarching soundscape of this piece is undeniably sultry and easily sets the mood. Turn the lights down with your lover and enjoy the falsetto notes of Tonii.
Onlysu- 3:00AM Interlude
Smooth... This piece has a great feel of originality, but gives the impression that Onlysu is influenced by Cactus Jack himself, Travis Scott. 3:00AM Interlude is for the soul seekers.
Kid Alpha- Zombie
Damn! This joint has me in the kitchen spilling food, I have my plate in my hand, spinning and dancing to this record! I've added this to my playlist, and can't wait for my woman and I to have a house date while playing this!
I remember being a kid, and my mom took a trip to New York to go see FELA! on Broadway. It was and still is one of her favorite shows. Years went by until I actually listened to and appreciated the music of Fela Kuti. it's great to see his influence rub off on artist like KI!, this track has added some energy to my day. This is a a great piece to begin the morning with. In all honesty, this also reminds me a bit of something Brian Eno would produce.
DI MARTINELLI- The Cycle
Here's a piece that'll keep you moving with its production, but will also keep your ear intrigued with the simple, but potent message in the lyrics.
Fruit Distro Collective- Love Says I Am Everything
I had to open my shades, pour a glass, and close my eyes a bit for this. It's intoxicatingly smooth and almost hypnotizing. I feel warm playing this. S**t, I feel good!
Jean Lucas- Flowers
Wow, this is a piece that will ease your mind. It's the type of compostion you can put your baby to sleep with. Your mind may flow with some of your life's most elegant and beautiful moments.
Klaz x JASON MASOUD- There is a Whale in the Pool
The guitar and bass on this piece really make for an enjoyable listening experience. it's one of those tracks where you can easily hear some solid rap vocals intertwined with it.
His Old Chain- It's Been a While
This piece is something you play in the summer while reminiscing about that favorite ex of yours. The feelings of bliss are great, but the reality hits you quick...