3 New Artists You Should Hear

We’re back again. The last instalment of this user-devoted series occurred in May, shame on us all (or mostly me). We’re reviving our efforts to introduce relatively or entirely unknown faces to HNHH, and so you should hear more from us — we will put out a call to action on twitter and Instagram when we are on the hunt. We reviewed all the submissions we receive on Soundcloud (or as many as humanly possible) and I plucked out a top four for our staff meeting. Each staff member also brought a personally-picked submission to yesterday’s meeting. After a big listening session, here’s our staff-voted top three favorites.

We’ve always made a conscious effort to mine for, and introduce, new and undiscovered talent to the site. Without getting into the specifics (*eye roll emoji*), as a user, you’ll likely know of a particular artist that you first encountered here on the HNHH pages. With that being said, we’re continuing that effort with what should be a weekly feature (assuming we don’t fall off again, because, life) that spotlights our favourite staff and user-submitted tracks, following our team’s music meeting. 

Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works.

  • Every week, each of our staff members submits a song from an artist we’ve never yet (or else, ~barely ever~) posted on HNHH (so get your song into the hands of a staff member, and wow them with your musical prowess, hint hint) 
  • The song does not need to be new, in fact, most of the time, it’s an older record
  • This can include music videos
  • We listen to all the submissions as a team (weekly) 
  • Each staff member votes on their top three favorite submissions out of that week’s batch of submissions 
  • We cull the votes, and feature the top 3 (or 4) on the website, in a handy article like this
  • In an effort to include direct user/fan-submitted music as well, we’ll be going through our Soundcloud messages and picking out the best submissions we find there, to include in our meeting each week (please send us your most fire submissions, it can be your song or someone else’s). You can expect to see a tweet from our twitter, like this one here, whenever we’re going through submissions. 

Now that you have the breakdown, take a look at this week’s three new artist discoveries– we’ve included some basic info on each as well. We had a very strong batch of Soundcloud submissions this time around, and so two out of the three artists here were taken directly from our DMs.

Vote on your favorite out of the top three picks below, we want to know what you think!!

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Artist: Mvte *Soundcloud Submission*

Song: “Panic”

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Sounds: Stuttering production and unrelenting bars, fierce af

Discover more music: Mvte’s Soundcloud

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Artist: Billyracxx *Soundcloud Submission*

Song: “Radiowaves”

Location: Houston, Texas

Sounds: A versatile alien

Discover more music: Billy’s Soundcloud

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Artist: SoloSam *Staff Submission*

Song: “Breezin & Coolin”

Location: Chicago 

Sounds: Classic and chill

Discover more music: SoloSam’s Soundcloud

Posted before: No