We’ve already given you pump-up song recommendations, but maybe you’re feeling the need to keep your playlist fresh with new artists. Rather than just hitting random on Spotify or your old playlists, why not dive deep into SoundCloud – a veritable musical playground of new music just waiting to be discovered.
If you’re not a regular SoundCloud listener, you’ll be in for a treat with our latest list of recommendations. To give you an idea what to expect, Japanese electronic musicianUjico made his first big splash on SoundCloud and continues to grow his fan base on the platform. SoundCloud is just full of DIY musicians and producers.
To get you started, we’ve selected six different artists with fewer than 10,000 followers and who may just become your playlist favorites. This recommendation list isn’t about the number of listens, or if an artist’s tracks have made it to the top 50 most played songs on SoundCloud. This is about some pretty creative musical talents that need to get a bit more exposure and an audience that deserves good music.
Skeler. may not have known he was creating Wave music when he first started out, but the Perth-based musician is definitely owning his growing influence in the genre. Skeler.’s dubstep beats and trap influences just know when to drop and his tracks are a definite pleasure to listen to.
Alt-folk artist Riley Pearce may have thousands of listens on his latest tracks and is selling out shows in Sydney right now but he’s more of a rising star who needs a bit more exposure outside of Australia- and London-based audience. His SoundCloud includes one of his oldest tracks, “We Are Fools,” which you won’t find on his Spotify page.
Audio Mime’s tracks are a mix of different influences and genres putting some much-needed variety on your playlists. You’ll find tracks from reggae, funk, and electronica in this artist’s small but passionate repertoire of songs. Audio Mime’s tracks are filled with catchy hooks, a healthy respect for a song’s beat that sticks to your brain, and experimentation with composition. Definitely tracks that will stand out if you include them in your current playlists.
Dave Hodge and Leah Siegel are the Canadian duo behind Leisure Cruise – an electropop ensemble that the creates music that – as the musicians themselves describe – sounds like the future as imagined by the past. Leisure Cruise’s music includes danceable beats to relaxing ambient pieces that would be great for anyone looking to add easy listening tunes to their playlist.
Starcadian claims that he makes ear movies and you’d probably agree after listening to his tracks. The variety of sounds that Starcadian puts in his tracks can help you paint an imaginary picture without thinking too hard about it.
Cinnamon Chasers’ house and electronica tracks are a treat to the ears for anyone looking to nod along to a great tune. Behind Cinnamon Chasers’ addicting beats is British musician and film producer Russ Davies, which makes the electronica project one of the more high-profile recommendations on this list.