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 gifted artists such as B. Miles, MBG and Randy White, are all featured today.

WeBeTheTeam- Anastasia (Spirals)

"What goes around, comes back around. Then why don't you come back to me?" Honestly, this isn't a song I"m listening to for the production or vocal performances, it's the catchy punchlines and hook. This piece has lines that will stay in your head for days on end.

rgb x Hueseff Knight- Terrified

The horns on this record are reminiscent of something Donnie Trumpet (Nico Segal) would produce. The singing is unapologetic, and full of genuine soul. However you define "soul" is up to you. Give it a listen.

B.Miles- Backseat Lovers

As the guitar continuously strums away, and the drums play their rhythms, there's something subtly tearjerking about this piece. Miles' voice is one of authenticity. "Backseat Lovers" can bring you to a place of love-regret. How could you be better? What made things worse in your relationship? There's also a deep of sense of hope. Phew, this gives me chills.

Becca Tg- Just My Type (feat. Lowgo)

There's a great deal of repetition of this song, and it works quite well. The instrumentation has a nice ring to it, and the Becca's voice has a certain level of innocence that's easy of the ears.

MBG- I Wannabe

"I wanna be a part of the conversation. I wanna be a part of your generation." Put your freaking helmet on for this one. This record by MBG is a pure rock joint with all the elements you'd like- heavy guitar, knocking drums, and a lot of edge!

Randy White- Relapse interlude

This is by far one of the most melodic and musically advanced songs you'll hear this year. Everything fits perfectly within its own pocket. And along with that, all elements come together in a gratifying manner. 

 Eric Thomas & Elevate The Quest- Love Let Me Be

The saxophone play on this piece is incredibly powerful. You are encapsulated in a sweet jazzy poundcake. When the sporadic vocals hit your ears, it feels like the moment where you close your eyes and say "mmm" after a bite of rich/delicious tasting food. Let this joint feed you.

DD WALKER- White Lies

First and foremost, this is a very cool song cover. Being an overall fan of art, I had to make mention of that. Secondly, if you're looking for a fast-paced, semi-intense rock/pop joint, this is for you. Walker let's his vocals sit deeply in the mix and almost perfectly juxtaposes the high intensity instrumentation at times.


Kid Travis is one of the most prolific artists of this generation. His record 'BLUE DRESS' gives us Travis' vintage controlled vocals and sonically grasping instrumentation. 

Jon Lamboy- Energize

This piece holds up to its name. Lamboy provides us with a track that seems like the opening to what is about to be an action-packed movie. If you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, turn this on for that extra boost you need.

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