Curated by Grayson Jones
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, thi
s is in no particular order... You decide!
Compositionally gifted artists such as Adanna Duru, Mannywellz, and Avara, are all featured today.

Lily Kershaw- Depreshmode

Achieving popularity as an artist has the potential to impact one's self-perception. For Kershaw, this song serves as a pivotal moment in her preparation for the upcoming year and the release of fresh music. Additionally, she offers Depreshmode merch designed to complement the mood on gloomy days.

Ethan Matt- Slo Mo’

Slo Mo’ is a vamp, designed for the lustrous side of the evening. The drinks are down, the music is up, lights low. Set the tempo with Slo Mo’ yourself.

Eden Rain- All Things Change

I called them enchanting sonics that truly come alive when experienced in a car or spacious setting with a subwoofer. Eden's skillful layering of vocals creates a harmonious and blissful experience akin to the tranquility found in a garden- but from Eden.

Teddy Weeks- Loveline

James Blake came up in conversation shortly after my first listen to Loveline. Perhaps Teddy’s quality behind his voice could lead him to his Doppelgänger. Listen for the amazing choice of lyricism starting 90 seconds in a pleasurable listen!


Avara knows she’s bad. With a relaxing register she sits in vocally, it adds a crisp essence to her words like that of a Sabrina Claudio on BABY BLUE BEAMER.

Blaze Johnson Jr.- Late Night Drive

Big vocals and bigger message here. There needs to be a warning when Blaze decides to use these type of Instrumentals. Late Night Drive felt more like a “Parked car conversation” simply due to its emotional potential. Please drive responsibly.


There's a radiant confidence exuding from BUTTER! Even before delving into the lyrics or flow, the track boasts an irresistible "Bravado" or "I don't give a pho!" attitude, making it an instant classic for your car ride vibes.

Cy Thomas- Matter of Time

Cy does his job. The second I heard their voice, I imagined church pews spilling into the aisles with a traversal two step that everyone may not have down quite right, but the energy is there! The leader of a soul niche that I’d like parts of!

Adanna Duru, Mannywellz- Put It Down

These two on a track steam off the plate like Cou-Cou & Stew fish. We have to acknowledge the late night Afro based drumming here is a similar tone that governs waves through the nights in clubs all over the world!

Tommie Sox, Did Aziz- Mbili

In Swahili, Mbili means “Two.” This song displays a form, a unity, and revolutionary movement. Listen closely, 3 minutes in you can hear what is called the "People’s Beat" taking a crescendo to the forefront of the song. A piece worth several listens.

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