looking at: THE REWIND.

looking at: THE REWIND.

I think a good rule of thumb for indie musicians--and creatives who are working to build a following--is not to take yourself more seriously than your work. That is, whatever product you put out is the priority, but as the creator or brand, your authenticity and essence is what solidifies the connections between you/your music [...]

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looking at: YALMAR.

looking at: YALMAR.

Yalmar is the musical lovechild of David Andersson and Emanuel Lundgren, both from Stockholm. Their first single, "DYWS" was released this past July, and already this indie-electronic duo has almost 1,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.   https://open.spotify.com/track/3k68HT8sIIlAUlkPHbi2LX?si=rg-7VEOTQvugp39WnWHLJw       Bringing together their musical knowledge of bass guitar, trombone, singing, and music production, Andersson and [...]

looking at: SUSPENSE.

looking at: SUSPENSE.

Suspense wants it all. This indie rapper knows the game and not only does he want to make a career for himself, but he wants to start his own label from scratch and ultimately build a platform for artists to have legitimate opportunities for growth. And I have to say, this songwriter/rapper/entrepreneur is killing it. [...]

looking at: JI_CUE_SMOOV3

looking at: JI_CUE_SMOOV3

I'm seriously getting chills from Brooklyn-based rapper Ji_Cue_Smoov3. He's relatively new to the scene, having only dropped music earlier this year, but Smoov3 is already gaining a fast following on Spotify with a handful of entrancing singles.   https://open.spotify.com/track/1kzYR6RsbRl5nyzFq4XaTj?si=F3dtAGnbT9qYebjWXqMC0A   You can catch glimpses of his Trinidadian roots in some of his tracks, and it [...]

looking at: ORKA ODYSSEY.

looking at: ORKA ODYSSEY.

If I could make a musical mood board with the title "Sci-Fi and Synth," Orka Odyssey would be at the very center. The Denver-based group is a progressive synth-pop band (and if you don't know about progressive (prog) rock, I suggest you dive in immediately) that wants to take you an an immersive musical experience. [...]

looking at: ROHAN GOYAL.

looking at: ROHAN GOYAL.

I'm going to risk sounding so out-of-touch but honestly, why is it now called EDM and not dubstep? I had a really big Skrillex phase when I was coming off of my first big punk-to-metal wave, but I still favor the concert scene to the club scene and its music. Still, I'm always intrigued by [...]