In an attempt to showcase lesser-known artists, I curated a playlist of work released earlier this month by artists who currently have fewer than 50,000 monthly Spotify listeners. This playlist is roughly 2.5 hours long and features over 20 artists with 50 songs.
There’s no set genre with this selection; however, it primarily pertains to fun mixes. I’d deem the stars of this set to be Loraine James, Adamn Killa/Adamn, Girls Rituals, WiFiGawd and Rahiem Supreme.
From their melodic chimes and softspokedness intermixed with ambiance, Loraine James is one of my favorites from this list for good reason. Since their beginnings in 2015, 27-year-old Loraine has been climbing the ranks of electronic music. Having proudly embraced the sometimes questionable term of ‘IDM’, you’re bound to let your emotions rise and mind rest with the U.K. producer’s work.
Adamn Killa has been dropping new singles every Friday as of late; hence, the several singles featured in this set. With some of their most popular songs from Back 2 Ballin, this Chicago native’s work has been featured on the soundtracks of shows such as High Flying Bird, Dear White People, and even Atlanta. Furthermore, the 25-year-old has even collaborated with cloud rap giants Yung Lean and Bladee. Especially with their new single “Cheerio”, this rapper has proven themselves to be a main contender in my Spotify playlists as of late. They’re definitely on the rise, and I look forward to hearing about their next completed project.
With Girls Rituals being another one of Devi McCallion’s several side projects, the Canadian artist has been developing music since at least the early 2000s. Most notably known for being in the industrial noise duo Black Dresses with Ada Rook, the 31-year-old tends to write about reflecting back on the resentment and pain they’ve experienced. Despite the several hardships plagued onto Devi, they manage to extend their talents further outwards by developing tracks that contextualize what it means to develop as a person. I’m extremely fond of their ambitiousness and would suggest anyone give them a listen.
The collaboration of both WifiGawd and Rahiem Supreme supplies the needed hype and funk to the set by merging their interpretations of old school and new school rap together. The two Washington, D.C.-raised artists have been known to solely work with their evocative lyricism and new talents. If anyone were to look beyond their tracks, it’s abundantly clear how their artistry has seeped into every endeavor they’re a part of. Both artists can stand on their own merits, but I feel that they invoke the best of each other’s talents. Everyone should keep an eye on these two, especially with their upcoming collaborative album, YUNG SAKS 5th, dropping on October 14th!
Since this playlist is for the month of September, I will update accordingly if more music is released by the time I submit this article. I hope anyone who listens to this playlist learns about a new artist or simply enjoys the music supplied by all of these talented creatives.
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